Paediatrics & Neonatology



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Is there an association between paediatric age and the household transmission of SARS COV-2 Infection?


August 21| Investigative Study Summary

The rise in cases of COVID-19 infections in paediatric patients across the globe has taken many by surprise. Consequently little by way of research has been done into the disease in this population group.  In a newly released investigation report published in Jama Pediatrics, researchers have taken a closer look at whether there is a correlation between the age of paediatric patients and the subsequent transmission of the infection within their households. 


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What the World Looks Like In Numbers
Which countries have mandatory childhood vaccination policies? The answer may surprise you. 

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National Department of Health Approved Guidelines: COVID-19 Maternal & newborn care guidelines V21

26 August 21| Guideline Download

Access the most recent guidelines, updated 8 July 2021. As the COVID-19 situation is evolving constantly these guidelines will be updated from time to time and practitioners are urged to take note.  
Source: South African Medical Research Council

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Pertussis on the rise: misunderstood, misdiagnosed and lethal


28 August 2021 | Original Article

Pertussis is a vaccine-preventable condition. Despite being part of many governmental Immunisation programmes, globally its occurrence is on the rise. Often misdiagnosed, frequently missed, this preventable condition can be fatal in infants and children.



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Vitamin D deficiency in critically ill children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

28 August 2021 | Clinical Study Summary

 A quick view of the results of a clinical study published in Critical care, regarding the impact of VDD on severity of illness and outcomes in paediatric patients.




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