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Topic: Paediatrics

March 13, 2018
In year one of the partnership there will 40 students overall (split over two eight week placement blocks), this will increase to 60 in year two and three (split over three placement blocks.)

Students at the University of Surrey in the UK are being given the chance to work at one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals as a result of a new partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

November 13, 2015
Patient Status Engine and Lifetouch™ "smart bandage" technology now being used as part of a ground-breaking project which aims to transform the way young patients are cared for

A ground-breaking project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is using wireless technology developed by Isansys Lifecare to predict deterioration in seriously ill children and potentially save thousands of young lives.

November 13, 2015
Patient Status Engine and Lifetouch™ "smart bandage" technology now being used as part of a ground-breaking project which aims to transform the way young patients are cared for

A ground-breaking project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is using wireless technology developed by Isansys Lifecare to predict deterioration in seriously ill children and potentially save thousands of young lives.

October 16, 2015
Bedwetting is a common medical condition that can and should be treated (1)
September 17, 2015
Clinicians at Glasgow’s Royal Hospital for Sick Children are now able to scan patients’ hearts in just one heart beat
June 26, 2015
Novo Nordisk announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for the expanded use of Levemir® (insulin detemir) in children with diabetes as young as one year old

There are an estimated 497,100 children living with type I diabetes globally and incidence is increasing in many countries. (1) Young children with type I diabetes can be difficult to treat as their needs are in constant flux during growth and development, (2) with children aged six and under at greatest risk of severe hypoglycaemia and acute diabetes complications. (3)

June 26, 2015
Novo Nordisk announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has issued a positive opinion for the expanded use of Levemir® (insulin detemir) in children with diabetes as young as one year old

There are an estimated 497,100 children living with type I diabetes globally and incidence is increasing in many countries. (1) Young children with type I diabetes can be difficult to treat as their needs are in constant flux during growth and development, (2) with children aged six and under at greatest risk of severe hypoglycaemia and acute diabetes complications. (3)

June 18, 2015
Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) and collaboration partner Biogen will present 23 company-sponsored platform and poster presentations at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2015 congress taking place in Toronto, Canada, 20–25 June 2015. The data presented underscore the companies' ongoing commitment to haemophilia through continued research within the joint development programmes in haemophilia.

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) (Sobi) and collaboration partner Biogen will present 23 company-sponsored platform and poster presentations at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) 2015 congress taking place in Toronto, Canada, 20–25 June 2015. The data presented underscore the companies' ongoing commitment to haemophilia through continued research within the joint development programmes in haemophilia.

September 19, 2013
There's still time to register for the world's largest paediatric oncology meeting
There's still time to register for the world's largest paediatric oncology meeting, now offering participants the chance to earn up to 21 CME credits. 
February 18, 2013
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has announced the first long-term, patient-reported health outcomes data from analyses of the Phase 3 IMAgINE-1 trial.
AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV) has announced the first long-term, patient-reported health outcomes data from analyses of the Phase 3 IMAgINE-1 trial. 
December 3, 2012
Stakeholders ranging from industry to clinicians have had an opportunity to voice their opinions on the Paediatric Regulation in the European Commission’s public consultation that ended on 28 November.
Stakeholders ranging from industry to clinicians have had an opportunity to voice their opinions on the Paediatric Regulation in the European Commission’s public consultation that ended on 28 November. It was therefore timely that the next day, the ‘Annual European Medicines Agency Review of the Year and Outlook for 2013’, a meeting organised with TOPRA, included an update on this very subject. 
July 21, 2010
A paediatric respiratory specialist reviews the research to demonstrate that screening babies for cystic is cost-effective in certain populations, if systems are put in place for processing positive results and dealing with families sensitively

A paediatric respiratory specialist reviews the research to demonstrate that screening babies for cystic is cost-effective in certain populations, if systems are put in place for processing positive results and dealing with families sensitively

Kevin W Southern
Reader and honorary consultant in paediatric respiratory medicine
Institute of Child Health
Alder Hey Children's Hospital
Liverpool
UK

May 7, 2009
New guidance has been published by the BMA to help doctors dealing with suspected cases of abuse or neglect

New guidance on child protection has been published by the BMA to help doctors dealing with suspected cases of abuse or neglect.

Child protection issues are very complex and the BMA's tool kit gives doctors and their teams extra support to assist them when faced with these difficult and demanding circumstances.

GPs are often the first professionals to come into contact with children at risk and they, together with all members of the local primary health care team, should be fully aware of how to act in child protection matters, says the guidance.

December 23, 2008
Largest-ever national audit finds intensive care admissions are almost twice as likely among children from deprived backgrounds

Intensive care admissions are almost twice as likely among children from deprived backgrounds than among those from more affluent homes, according to new research.

However, once these children were receiving treatment in hospital, they were just as likely to survive as richer patients, the research by experts at the universities of Leeds and Leicester, UK, found.

November 13, 2008
Death of baby who was incorrectly diagnosed by registrar leaves safety procedures under question

A hospital's safety procedures have been brought into question in the case of a nine-month-old baby who died of blood poisoning the day after being incorrectly diagnosed with a viral infection.

Aleesha Evans would have survived had she not been sent home from the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales, an inquest into her death from meningococcal septicaemia heard.

Aleesha's parents had taken her to the hospital on August 9, 2006, suffering from fever, vomiting and a rash.

November 11, 2008
UK children's hospital compared to unfavourably to Third World standards

Claims that standards in a children's hospital were worse than in the developing world have prompted an examination of services by the Healthcare Commission.

The probe follows a report published in the Observer newspaper suggesting that doctors at Birmingham Children's Hospital (BCH) felt they received better theatre support when performing kidney transplants during a charity visit to Lagos, Nigeria, than at the Midlands hospital.

October 22, 2008
Horrifying figures show high numbers of children being hospitalised due to drug poisoning

The number of children aged 18 and under who have been hospitalised due to drug poisoning has been described as "horrifying", by the Liberal Democrats.

In the past six years in England 100,000 children aged 18 and under have been hospitalised, 20,000 of which were aged 10 or younger. The drugs involved ranged from illicit narcotics and hallucinogens to legal antibiotics.

The statistics gathered from every NHS hospital in England were released by the Department of Health in response to parliamentary questions from the Liberal Democrats.

September 11, 2008
More effective training for doctors who deal with critically ill babies

Junior paediatric doctors are being given more effective training in how to deal with the first hours of critical care for sick babies, thanks to an advanced infant simulator developed at St Mary's Hospital in London.

St Mary's, part of the Imperial College NHS Trust, is using the system on hospital wards to replicate actual conditions and problems faced by paediatric teams by training them in their own environment.

June 9, 2008
A two-year-old was sent home from hospital without being treated for his broken foot

A two-year-old was sent home from hospital with a prescription for nappy rash cream after he broke his foot, his family said.

Ty Brown was taken by his mother to the UK's South Tyneside General Hospital for treatment after he fell from a friend's trampoline.

But doctors were unable to diagnose any fracture, and were more concerned about a small rash around his bottom than his painful foot, his family said.

May 16, 2008
A five-year-old boy died of chickenpox just a fortnight after doctors sent him home

A five-year-old British boy died of chickenpox just a fortnight after doctors sent him home from hospital, telling his parents to give him Calpol, the Daily Telegraph reports.

Fabio Nunes fell ill in early February. By February 14 he was too weak to move, and his mother took him to East Surrey Hospital. His mother, Anna, said that he was barely conscious but doctors prescribed him antibiotics and told Fabio's parents to give him the paracetamol containing syrup Calpol.

April 24, 2008
UK girl awarded £2.4m for mismanagement of ventilator in the days after her birth

A girl is to receive a multi-million damages award following a hospital blunder which led to her suffering brain damage.

Olivia Bull, now six, has cerebral palsy which was caused by mismanagement of her ventilator  in the days after her birth at Watford General Hospital, in March 2002.

Mr Justice Henriques approved the settlement of her claim against West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which admitted liability at London's High Court.

April 23, 2008
Controversial consultant David Southall has won his legal battle to overturn his suspension

Controversial British consultant David Southall, who was struck off the medical register, has won his legal battle to overturn his immediate suspension from working as a doctor.

Mr Justice Stadlen has ordered that General Medical Council's suspection, put in place by the Fitness to Practise Panel last December, "be set aside".

It was imposed pending the outcome of an appeal against his striking off later this year.

There are still conditions in place that prevent the child specialist from undertaking child protection work.

March 31, 2008
Singer Charlotte Church has spoken of her new life as a mother as she launched a fundraising appeal for a children's hospital in Cardiff

Welsh singer Charlotte Church has spoken of her new life as a mother as she launched a fundraising appeal for a children's hospital in Cardiff, Wales, UK.

The television presenter spoke at the Children's Hospital for Wales, saying that the birth of her daughter Ruby Megan had made it "a hundred times" more important for her to help children.

The star is patron of the Noah's Ark Appeal, which is working to provide £4 million to complete Wales' first dedicated children's hospital and supply it with specialist equipment in phase two of it's appeal.

March 27, 2008
A vigorous campaign sees a UK hospital saved from closure

Campaigners are celebrating after helping to secure the future of a district hospital in North Oxfordshire after the Health Secretary rejected plans to move vital services.

The Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust planned to transfer maternity and children's services from Horton General Hospital in Banbury to Oxford.

But the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP), which advises the Government on controversial NHS changes, said it did not believe the plans would "provide an accessible or improved service to the people of North Oxfordshire or surrounding areas".