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Effect of the Opioid Epidemic on Pediatric Critical Care

Children's admission to a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) for opioid overdoses nearly doubled between 2004 and 2015, highlighting the broad-ranging impact of the current opioid crisis in the United States, a new study shows. The study, published online in Pediatrics, is the first to evaluate the effect of the opioid epidemic on pediatric critical care.

Influenza, Tdap Vaccination in Pregnancy: Benefits to Infants

Maternal influenza and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccinations during pregnancy do not increase the risk for hospitalization or death among infants from birth to 6 months, a new study showed. The data add to a growing body of evidence on the safety of vaccination during pregnancy. The study findings are published in the journal Pediatrics.

Anesthesia Affected Neurodevelopment in Pediatrics, Researchers Suggest

The new research was carried out at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and College of Physicians and Surgeons. They reported that pediatric patients (age <5) who underwent minor surgery requiring anesthesia had a 26% risk of developing mental disorders at the later stage. Based on these outcomes, the potential neurodevelopmental risks of anesthesia in children reduced with the delay in the minor procedure, findings published in the journal  Anesthesia & Analgesia .