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CHMP recommends extension of Nplate indication to children for thrombocytopenic purpura. -Amgen.

Amgen announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted...

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3rd International Paediatric Medical Congress starts tomorrow

From the 9th to the 11th November, Dubai (UAE) will be the home of the 3rd International Paediatric Medical Congress.

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FDA approves extension for Vimpat for partial-onset seizures in pediatric patients.- UCB.

The FDA has approved a label extension for the company's anti-epileptic drug (AED) Vimpat (lacosamide), from UCB, as an oral...

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Guidelines

British Association for Psychopharmacology consensus guidance on the use of psychotropic medication preconception, in pregnancy and postpartum 2017

Decisions about the use of psychotropic medication in pregnancy are an ongoing challenge for clinicians and women with mental health problems, owing to the uncertainties around risks of the illness itself to mother and fetus/infant...

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Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders

The guideline provides recommendations for best practice in the screening, surveillance, diagnosis, assessment and clinical interventions for children and young people with ASD.

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BAP Position Statement: Off-label prescribing of psychotropic medication to children and adolescents

The off-label use of medicines for children and adolescents remains a common and important issue for prescribing practice across child and adolescent psychiatry, paediatrics and primary care.

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Journal articles

A Double-Blind and Placebo-Controlled Trial of Aripiprazole in Symptomatic Youths at Genetic High Risk for Bipolar Disorder.

Objective: To determine if acute treatment with aripiprazole (APZ) would be superior to treatment with placebo in reducing dysfunctional symptoms of elevated mood and/or irritability in symptomatic children and adolescents...

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High intelligence and the risk of ADHD and other psychopathology.

Background: High intelligence may be associated with positive (adaptive, desired) outcomes, but may also come with disadvantages.

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Lithium Use in Pregnancy and the Risk of Cardiac Malformations.

Background: There has been concern that exposure to lithium early in pregnancy may be associated with a marked increase in the risk of Ebstein's anomaly (a right ventricular outflow tract obstruction defect) in infants...

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Clinical trials

Bioavailability and Pharmacokinetics of Intranasal Dexmedetomidine in Children

We aim to characterize the bioavailability and pharmacokinetics of dexmedetomidine after intranasal dosing employing pharmacometric methods in otherwise healthy 1 month to 11 years of age children scheduled...

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Setmelanotide for the treatment of early-onset POMC deficiency obesity

The purpose of the study is to determine the effect of setmelanotide (RM-493) on weight and other factors in patients with pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC) deficiency obesity due to rare bi-allelic loss-of function POMC or PCSK1 genetic mutations.

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Zika Virus: old lessons from a newly emerging pathogen

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Virologist-turned-Science Writer, Dr. Heather Lander, discusses the emergence of Zika virus and what we know so far.

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Autism: Challenges and Obstacles!

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Retired child psychiatrist Am Ang Zhang discusses his experiences of working with the families of autistic children.

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Autism: Frances Tustin and Entrenchment!

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Am Ang Zhang discusses his work with pioneering child psychotherapist Frances Tustin, and his observations of entrenchment in autistic children.

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The diagnostic value of hyperammonemia induced by the non-ischemic forearm exercise test

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Management of nocturnal enuresis

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Idiopathic constipation and nocturnal enuresis in childhood: a guide to management: putting NICE guidelines into practice

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