Azithromycin in Early Infancy and Pyloric Stenosis

Matthew  et al, Pediatrics, February, 2015 BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Use of oral erythromycin in infants is associated with infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis (IHPS). The risk with azithromycin remains unknown. We evaluated the association between exposure to oral azithromycin and erythromycin and subsequent development of IHPS. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of children…

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Physical activity programs for promoting bone mineralization and growth in preterm infants Updated

Background:  Lack of physical stimulation may contribute to metabolic bone disease of preterm infants, resulting in poor bone mineralization and growth. Physical activity programs combined with adequate nutrition might help to promote bone mineralization and growth. Authors’ conclusions:  Some evidence suggests that physical activity programs might promote short-term weight gain…

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