Type 1 diabetes misdiagnosed in one-fourth of children, adults

(HealthDay)—Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes. Cynthia Munoz, Ph.D., from the University Continue Reading

Children with type 1 diabetes have poorer educational outcomes

(HealthDay)—Children with type 1 diabetes have worse education and health outcomes than their peers, according to a study published online July 15 in Diabetes Care. Michael Fleming, from University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, and colleagues linked nine Scotland-wide databases (diabetes register, dispensed prescriptions, maternity records, hospital admissions, death Continue Reading

Children with ADHD have differences in part of brain controlling movement

(HealthDay)—Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have differences in the brain that limit appropriate responses to “stop cues,” according to a study published online July 17 in Neurology. Donald L. Gilbert, M.D., from the University of Cincinnati, and colleagues evaluated resting motor cortex (M1) physiology during a cognitive control task Continue Reading

Pregnancy problems may lead to later cardiac trouble in adult children

A new study in Cardiovascular Research finds that female offspring of females with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk for developing cardiac dysfunction. Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common reproductive disorder, affecting one in 10 women of childbearing age. Women with disorder may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual Continue Reading

Families of children with rare diseases open to advanced care plans with caregiver support

A novel palliative care intervention developed at Children’s National Health System for caregivers of children and adolescents with rare diseases has shown preliminary success at helping families talk about potentially challenging medical decisions before a crisis occurs. “Our goal was to find out if it the tools we’ve developed are Continue Reading