Archive for the ‘Paediatrics’ Category

Although current clinical guidelines call for daily low-dose inhaled corticosteroid treatment for preschoolers who have recurrent wheezing and are at risk for developing asthma, that may not be the best course of action. -Team@CMHF

Child Paracetamol Dosages Updated

Posted by: admin on: January 3, 2012

The UK’s drug regulator has issued new dosage guidelines for children’s liquid medicines such as Calpol and Disprol. The new, age-specific guidance stipulates exact doses of liquid paracetamol medicines that should be given to children, doing away with the ranged doses currently in use. The guidelines also introduce seven narrower age bands covering children from […]

Failure to Thrive or Dietary (calorie) Deficit

Posted by: admin on: December 28, 2011

We don’t see as much Failure to Thrive nowadays as a decade earlier. The ones that present as underweight are put through a battery of tests before labeling them as ?calorie deficit. Not many of us take detailed dietary history to adjudge caloric intake. We should think simple things first before subjecting patients to battery […]

Adolescents need to be guided to adult health care

Posted by: admin on: December 26, 2011

All transitions are difficult. Adolescence is considered to be a tough period. So is the transition from adolescent healthcare to adult healthcare. Lot of care and guidance are required during that period, more so if they are suffering from any chronic condition. It becomes a challenge for the family physician /treating doctor. Team@CMHF

Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy May Protect Newborns

Posted by: admin on: December 22, 2011

Maximum hospital admission of infants<6 months is due to influenza. According to the results of a population-based surveillance study Influenza vaccination during pregnancy not only protects the mother, but also protects the baby in the early months of life. Team@CMHF


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