Paediatrics & Neonatology


Association of COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy With Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Infants

10 June 2022 | Clinical Trial Summary

In 2021, research conducted by Cui et al., indicated that the risk of critical illness resulting from COVID infection in infants younger than one year was significantly higher than in older children who contracted the disease.

In this recent paper Carlsen et al., set out to determine the association between  maternal antibody transfer from mothers who had been vaccinated in their second or third transfer and the reduced incidence of SARS COV-2 infection during the first four months of their infant's life


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News, Reviews & Clinical Research Summaries

Shorter treatments for nonsevere tuberculosis in African and Indian children (NEJM)

10 March 2022 | Clinical Trial Summary

Turkova et al., in this recent paper published in NEJM, set out to investigate whether, in children with nonsevere, smear-negative, drug-susceptible tuberculosis, it was possible to reduce the length of treatment using the fixed-dose combination antituberculosis treatment formulae.

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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

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

26 August 21| Guideline Download
Checked for updates 10 June 2022

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

10 March 2022 | Clinical Trial Summary

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 the severity of illness and outcomes in paediatric patients.

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