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Prophylactic levosimendan for the prevention of low cardiac output syndrome and mortality in paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: March, 2017

Publication type: Systematic Review

In a nutshell: This paper reviews the efficacy and safety of the postoperative prophylactic use of levosimendan for the prevention of low cardiac output syndrome and mortality in paediatric patients undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this review,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

Severe sialorrhoea (drooling) in children and young people with chronic neurological disorders: oral glycopyrronium bromide

Source: NICE

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Date of publication: February, 2017

Publication type:  Evidence summary

In a nutshell:  This evidence summary discusses 2 small randomised controlled trials (RCTs) that compared glycopyrronium bromide with placebo for the treatment of severe sialorrhoea in children and young people with chronic neurological conditions. The majority of participants had cerebral palsy.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this evidence summary,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

Urate oxidase for the prevention and treatment of tumour lysis syndrome in children with cancer.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: March, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This review evaluates the effects and safety of urate oxidase for the prevention and treatment of TLS in children with malignancies.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this review,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

Vitamin A supplementation for preventing morbidity and mortality in children from six months to five years of age.

Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

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Date of publication: March, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of vitamin A supplementation (VAS) for preventing morbidity and mortality in children aged six months to five years.

Some important notes: In case you experience difficulty obtaining this review,  please ask your local health librarian to locate this for you.

Infant pacifiers for reduction in risk of sudden infant death syndrome

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: April, 2017

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This paper aims to determine whether the use of pacifiers during sleep versus no pacifier during sleep reduces the risk of SIDS.

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Child Health Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 1