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Child Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 3

Exercise interventions for cerebral palsy.

Source: Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: June, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review assesses the effects of exercise interventions in people with CP, primarily in terms of activity, participation and quality of life.

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Management for intussusception in children.

Source: Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: June, 2017

Publication type: Intervention review

In a nutshell: This review assesses the safety and effectiveness of non-surgical and surgical approaches in the management of intussusception in children.

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Head injury: assessment and early management

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: June, 2017

Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: This guideline covers the assessment and early management of head injury in children, young people and adults. It promotes effective clinical assessment so that people receive the right care for the severity of their head injury, including referral directly to specialist care if needed.

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Videolaryngoscopy versus direct laryngoscopy for tracheal intubation in children (excluding neonates).

Source: Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: May, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review assesses the efficacy of indirect laryngoscopy, or videolaryngoscopy, versus direct laryngoscopy for intubation of children with regards to intubation time, number of attempts at intubation, and adverse haemodynamic responses to endotracheal intubation.

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Antiepileptic drugs for the treatment of infants with severe myoclonic epilepsy.

Source: Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: May, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review evaluates the efficacy and tolerability of STP and other antiepileptic drug treatments (including ketogenic diet) for patients with SMEI.

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Effect of Low-Dose Ferrous Sulfate vs Iron Polysaccharide Complex on Hemoglobin Concentration in Young Children With Nutritional Iron-Deficiency Anemia A Randomized Clinical Trial

SourceJAMA. 2017 Jun 13;317(22):2297-2304.

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Date of publication: June, 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This clinical trial compares new and traditional treatments for iron-deficiency anemia and determines that the traditional treatment, ferrous sulfate, can more effectively treat the anemia in young children.

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