Study ignites concern that e-cigarettes may ‘renormalize’ smoking
Key clinical point: A high percentage of youth using e-cigarettes also are using tobacco, which suggests that e-cigarettes may be “renormalizing”...
40 states ban e-cigarette sales to minors
Children with NAFLD and high blood pressure more likely to develop cardiovascular issues
Key clinical point: High blood pressure in children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease can significantly increase their chances of developing...
No difference between losartan and atenolol treatments for aortic-root dilation
Key clinical point: No significant difference in aortic-root dilation was found in children and young adults with Marfan’s syndrome treated with...
Energy drink poison control calls involved cardiac, neurologic effects
Key clinical point: Energy drink exposures commonly involve children and may lead to serious cardiac and neurologic effects in adults. Major...
Hypertension in children ups risk of cognitive dysfunction
Key clinical point: Early recognition of hypertension in children is important as it is associated with cognitive dysfunction. Major finding: For...
Adenotonsillectomy offers moderate cardiac benefits in children
Key clinical point: Adenotonsillectomy in children with obstructive sleep apnea has moderate cardiac benefit. Major finding: No statistically...
Myocardial geometry, function altered in obese children
Key clinical point: Obese children and adolescents have increased left ventricular mass, decreased LV diastolic function, and other adverse...
First appropriate use criteria for transthoracic echocardiography released for suspected pediatric heart disease
AHA/ACC: No to universal ECG screen in healthy young people
Key clinical point: Don’t use 12-lead ECG to screen healthy young people for cardiovascular abnormalities. Major finding: Insufficient information...
NHLBI expert panel issues guideline on sickle cell disease
Major finding: The two most widely available disease-modifying therapies for SCD, hydroxyurea and long-term transfusions, are underused, in large...