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Executive Function Improved With Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs

Executive Function Improved With Prenatal Exposure to SSRIs

Children with prenatal exposure to serotonin reuptake inhibitors have better executive function at age 12 years.

Maternal, Child Sugar Intake Could Impact Child Cognition

Maternal, Child Sugar Intake Could Impact Child Cognition

Greater sugar consumption during pregnancy and early childhood may adversely impact child cognition.

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Safe Over Long Term

Caffeine Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity Safe Over Long Term

Neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity has no detrimental long-term effects and even improves some neurologic measures.

Psychosis Could Be a Potential Side Effect of Steroid Treatment in Kids

Psychosis Could Be a Potential Side Effect of Steroid Treatment in Kids

Iatrogenic steroid-induced psychosis is a rare side effect of glucocorticoid therapy which is mostly seen in adults, although it has been reported in children and adolescents.

Prenatal Exposure to SSRI Tied to Fetal Brain Development

Prenatal Exposure to SSRI Tied to Fetal Brain Development

Prenatal exposure to a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor is associated with fetal brain development.

White Matter Tracts Differ for Infants With Fragile X Syndrome

White Matter Tracts Differ for Infants With Fragile X Syndrome

There are significant differences in the development of 12 fiber tracts between infants with fragile X syndrome and controls.

Improving Cognitive Outcomes in Preemies an Uphill Battle

Improving Cognitive Outcomes in Preemies an Uphill Battle

Preventive strategies for reducing the high incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia may be key to the improvement of long-term outcomes in EP/VP children.

Newborns With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome May Benefit From Rooming-In vs NICU Care

Newborns With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome May Benefit From Rooming-In vs NICU Care

Rooming-in with the mother or family members may help reduce pharmacotherapy and increase breastfeeding in newborns with NAS.

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the US

Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the US

Fetal alcohol syndrome prevalence ranges from 1.1% to 5.0% among first graders in 4 US communities.

Ketamine, Propofol Help Reduce Recovery Time in Children Undergoing Sedated MRI

Ketamine, Propofol Help Reduce Recovery Time in Children Undergoing Sedated MRI

For children undergoing MRI with deep sedation, a shorter recovery time is associated with use of ketamine at induction followed by propofol infusion.

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