If you are looking for the latest news and updates in pediatric medicine, you will want to take a look at Pediatric News. The latest information on a wide variety of subjects including autism, asthma, and reproductive endocrinology are just some of the topics you will find in this informative and educational newsletter.
Autism & Asthma
Autism and asthma are often seen together in pediatric patients. Both conditions involve altered immune regulation, which may contribute to the onset or persistence of the disease.
There have been a few studies that attempted to measure the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors. Although these studies had some successes, they also showed limitations. In addition to being limited in size, they were not able to measure the magnitude of the association between the two conditions. This led to some unsatisfactory results.
Gene therapy for pediatrics is an exciting new area of research and treatment. These therapies offer hope to patients with many types of inherited diseases. However, there are still some risks and concerns.
One of the most common forms of gene therapy involves introducing a healthy copy of a faulty gene. This is done by carrying the genetic material into the body in a genetically-engineered vector. Typically, this vector is introduced into the organ or tissue that is relevant to the disease being treated.
Cryopreservation of prepubertal boys’ testicular tissue and girls’ ovarian tissue
The most common type of cancer in prepubertal boys is lymphomas. However, there are a large number of other types of cancer that occur in prepubertal boys. These include tumors of the brain and testicular germ cells. Moreover, exposure to chemotherapy can lead to a reduction in reproductive ability.
The incidence of cancer in children and adolescents has increased dramatically over the past decade. In addition, advances in cancer therapy have led to a growing population of survivors. Nevertheless, fertility impairment is a major issue for these patients.
Disparities in the pediatric age group and in the pregnant women group
The American Heart Association has a bold promise in its recent $20 million initiative to help drive health equity across the country. This includes a network of special projects and a commitment to tackling the social determinants of health. For the first time ever, the heart association is using its money to fund community-engaged research aimed at making pregnancy health a top priority for all. Those who want to know more about the initiative can visit the website for more details.
Bed shortages due to pandemic
Hospitals are struggling to handle the growing number of children suffering from respiratory illnesses. The influx of non-emergency visits, a staffing shortage, and the lack of available beds have exacerbated the situation.
A pediatric bed shortage has been reported in several major cities. Doctors say that children are being sent to out-of-state hospitals for care, and that the medical infrastructure will not be able to keep up with the increasing demand.
There is also a concern that the flu season could cause more kids to become ill. Respiratory viruses are known to hit the youngest children, and a shortage of hospital beds can make them susceptible to serious illness.
Rare pediatric diseases special report
The Rare Pediatric Diseases Special Report is a supplement to Pediatric News. It discusses advancements in treatment of rare pediatric neuromuscular disorders.
In the United States, 30 million people are affected by rare diseases. Although many rare diseases are incurable, there are some treatments that have been shown to be effective.
Several studies have found that these diseases have a cost burden. These costs include direct and indirect medical costs, and can include loss of income. Some studies suggest that these costs may be substantial.
Recent advances in reproductive endocrinology
Recent advances in reproductive endocrinology in pediatrics have made it possible for parents to improve their chances of conceiving. For instance, scientists have been able to freeze testicular tissue and sperm cells, which can be thawed and implanted back into the testes when it’s time to conceive. Moreover, it’s become possible to identify genetic disorders that may be transmissible to offspring.
The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Michigan Health System is a center for cutting-edge research and education. It also boasts a distinguished fellowship program. Each year, two fellows are approved to participate in the program. During their training, they are fully integrated into the division’s clinical and research activities. They are given financial support to present their findings at local and national meetings.
Synergy Grants program
The Synergy Grants program for pediatrics supports the development of research collaborations that benefit from a multidisciplinary approach. This initiative is funded by the NHMRC and aims to bring together experts in science, medicine and health from different domains.
Synergy refers to the innovative combination of two or more disciplines to solve a complex problem. It can be achieved through cross-fertilization of scientific fields, or by leveraging unconventional approaches.
The most important factor to remember when applying for a Synergy Award is that this scheme is not intended to provide salary support for CIs. Rather, it is designed to promote research collaborations and enable substantial advances in the frontiers of knowledge.