Friday, 12 October 2018

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Management of childhood arthritis

World Arthritis Day: 12 October

Arthritis can also affect children. A child complaining of occasional achy joints was dismissed as having “growing pains.” Now symptoms of joint pain, swelling, stiffness, illness may be early signals of a serious, inflammatory rheumatic disease.

Several rheumatic diseases affect children, who are too young to speak about what’s bothering them. It’s important to assume these symptoms are not temporary. Get a proper diagnosis from your pediatrician.

Common Signs of JA

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is the most common type of juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis is a disease in which there is swelling of the tissue that lines the inside of joints.
Children as young as two may be affected. In these diseases, a child’s immune system attacking her/his body instead, especially her joints.

Here are the common symptoms
Weight loss
Eye problems

There are five types of juvenile arthritis:
Systemic arthritis
Psoriatic arthritis
Enthesitis-related arthritis

Diagnosis can determine the cause of the symptoms and suggest treatments.

Although the exact cause is unknown of JIA it improves as a child gets older, meaning they can lead a normal life.

Throughout the world millions of people are affected by arthritis, their lives being changed by the sometimes-constant pain of inflamed joints

Join us for World Arthritis Day on October 12th to raise awareness about arthritis. Together, on World Arthritis Day, we can make a difference!

This year's theme for World Arthritis Day is 'It's in your hands, take action'.

November 12-13, 2018 | Dubai, UAE

Friday, 5 October 2018

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Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a life-threatening genetic disease. A child with CF has a faulty gene which affects the movement of sodium chloride in and out of certain cells.

The result is
·         Respiratory symptoms
·         Meconium ileus
·         Failure to thrive
·         Salty tasting skin
·         Lung infections
·         Constipation
·         Greasy and bulky stools
Caucasians have the highest inherited risk for Cystic fibrosis and Asian, Americans have the lowest. Recent high-tech medical advances in drug therapy and genetics are helping children born with CF lead more comfortable lives.
Sweat tests are generally performed in a lab. A child must have a sodium chloride result of greater than 60 on two separate sweat tests to make the diagnosis of CF.
Several other tests of the routine care used to monitor a child's CF:
  • Chest X-rays
  • Blood tests to evaluate nutritional status
  • Bacterial studies
  • Pulmonary function tests (PFTs)
Kids with CF can take oral doses of pancreatic enzymes. They may occasionally need oral or inhaled antibiotics to treat lung infections and mucolytic medication to keep mucus fluid and flowing.
Now get insights into some of the recent advances in diagnosing and managing Cystic fibrosis presented by our humble and fabulous speaker🗣️  Dr. Abeer Mohi El-Din Saleh , Pediatric consultant 👩⚕️ from Egypt
Session timings:
Day 1 November 12, 2018
November 12-13, 2018 | Dubai, UAE

Friday, 28 September 2018

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Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes. It's widespread in many parts of the world
These mosquitoes bite most often early in the morning or in the early evening. You can get it again if you've had it before, as you'll only be immune to one variant of the virus.
Infected mainly through a bite from Aedes aegypti mosquito
This mosquito feeds and breeds in small man-made articles that contain water, rests inside buildings. 

Dengue is caused by any one of four types of dengue viruses. When a mosquito bites a person infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito bites another person, the virus now enters healthy person's bloodstream

A common symptom in more severe cases is loss of platelets. In most people the infection is mild without causing any lasting problems. But in rare cases it can be potentially life threatening.

The virus infects cells of the human immune system, leading to symptoms that include liver damage and loss of white blood cells.
This is because of the following:
Dengue suppresses bone marrow which is the platelet-producing area, leading to decreased platelet count. Blood cells affected by dengue virus damage platelets, leading to their drastic fall in numbers. Antibodies produced in dengue also lead to massive destruction of platelets.

There's no specific treatment or widely available vaccine for dengue. Treatment is rest, plenty of fluids and paracetamol for pain. Dengue usually resolves in one to two weeks. Especially in babies and young children, dengue may progress to dengue haemorrhagic fever.

Papaya- Papaya leaves are the best option to go for
Broccoli -Excellent source of Vitamin K which helps to regenerate blood platelets.
Pomegranate- rich in essential nutrients and minerals that provides the body with required energy.

Many health experts suggest papaya leaf juice as an effective remedy to treat dengue fever. The leaf extract increases platelet counts in the patients suffering from dengue.

Acetogenin is a compound found in Papaya leaves have strong anti-malarial properties, making them best to cure dengue fever and malaria and Dengue
Dengue, Zika, and Chikungunya are all carried by the pesky Aedes aegypti mosquito.
In 2016 a partially effective vaccine for dengue fever (Dengvaxia) became commercially available in 11 countries: Mexico, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Guatemala, Peru, Thailand, and Singapore.
Sanofi's vaccine designed to coax the body's immune system into making antibodies against all the four forms of dengue.
§  Personal protection and the environmental management of mosquitoes
§  Apply mosquito repellent, ideally one containing DEET
§  Cover your arms and legs by wearing long-sleeves and long pants
§  Use mosquito nets while sleeping

Over and over, nature shows that it's a tough adversary. That's why it's important that we invest in laboratories, disease detectives, research, mosquito control, the public health system around the world to find, stop, track, prevent health threats.

Find more research advances in the diseases of children in our Pediatrics Diseases Session
On November 12-13 by our Honourable guests at Radisson Blu, Dubai Deira Creek
Explore Advancements in Pediatrics, Neonatal and Child Care at

Friday, 14 September 2018

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The 22nd World Congress on Pediatrics, Neonatology & Primary Care Conference will be held November 12-13, 2018 at Radisson Blu Dubai Diera Creek, UAE.
We have a fantastic line-up of speakers, workshops, and sessions that you can enjoy at our beautiful venue.
Register for the Pediatrics Neonatal Care 2018 Conference!
You will network with the industry's brightest minds, absorb mastermind-level content on stage, and be exposed to an exhibition floor overflowing with opportunities to push your career forward.

Share the knowledge!

Learn from the brilliant minds. Check out these high-Value sessions

Keynote Forum on Day 1

Stephanie Wellington, Nurturing MD's, USA

This talk takes a journey through human vulnerability which is often overlooked in the quest for the latest in research and technology to support these tiny patients. 

Special Session on Day 1

Simone Battibugli, The Children’s Medical Centre, UAE

Diagnostic assessment of Cerebral Palsy and other neurodevelopmental disorders after NICU; Do not wait-and-see!

Workshop session on Day 1

Kanav Anand, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, India
Peritoneal Dialysis

Workshop session on Day 1

Sydney Engelberg, USA
Raising Resilient Children

Workshop session on Day 2

5 Steps to Keep Burnout at Bay and Restore Energy to Live and Lead for Today’s Physicians
Stephanie Wellington, Nurturing MD’s, USA

Workshop session on Day 2

Nicholas Orland, Managing Director of Autism Rocks, Dubai

The purpose of this workshop is to break down what ABA is, dispel potential myths of ABA, and explore how it is utilized with children on the autism spectrum. 

Mark your calendar, join us and stay tuned for more details about the 2018 event

Conference Name: 22nd World Congress on Pediatrics, Neonatology & Primary Care
Date: November 12-13, 2018
Venue: Radisson Blu Dubai Diera Creek
Dubai, UAE

Note: Special sponsorship for UAE residents

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Back pain or discomfort? Is back pain common during pregnancy?

Most pregnant women experience back pain, usually starting in the second half of pregnancy. You are not alone if you experience back pain during your pregnancy.  The prevalence varies with reports showing between 50 to 70 % of pregnant women experiencing back pain.
Pregnancy back pain happens where the pelvis meets your spine (sacroiliac joint). Women who had back pain prior to pregnancy or overweight are at risk for back pain
§  Increase of hormones
§  Center of gravity
§  Additional weight
§  Posture or position
§  Stress
Here are ways you can try
1. Prenatal Yoga
2. Acupuncture
3. Prenatal Massage
4. Chiropractic Care
5. Physical Therapy
6. Meditation
7. Swimming
8. Sleep Support
9. Wear a Maternity Belt
10. Wear the Proper Shoes
        Things you can do to treat back pain during pregnancy.
·        Ice or heat
·        Braces or support devices
·        Medications used to treat inflammation
·        Sleep on your left side
·        Use a support pillow under your knees.

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Friday, 31 August 2018

Solar urticaria in infancy : Affects 2% of children who are exposed to the sun

Solar urticaria is triggered by sun exposure resulting on exposed skin. Most cases are reported in the adult population. However, cases do occur in children. Solar urticaria in infancy has been rarely reported. 

Solar urticaria is a rare allergy that occurs around the world. It can affect you at any age. It can even affect infants.
Solar urticaria is a rare photodermatosis characterized by pruritus, stinging, erythema, and wheal formation after a brief period of exposure to natural sunlight or an artificial light source emitting the appropriate wavelength. Photosensitivity disorders in children include a wide array of conditions, many of which are unique to this age group. A dermatologist's consultation is essential in such cases for specific instructions and counseling of parents regarding photoprotection in these children. This intervention may improve the quality of life by reducing the morbidity and chances of early mortality. 

Treatment of solar Urticaria

·        Use of antihistamines and sun protection with appropriate clothing and sunscreen. A minority of patients would not respond to these measures.

·        Solar urticaria may present at the first year of life. Accurate diagnosis is crucial to avoid unnecessary testing and to manage patients appropriately. If diagnosed properly such patients can be adequately treated and continue to enjoy activities outside. Sometimes it will disappear on its own.

There are some things you can do to prevent or reduce the risk for solar urticaria:
Limit sun exposure
Consider phasing in during the outdoor time
Wearing closely woven clothes with maximum coverage
Wearing clothing with UPF protection factor greater than 40