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Functional gastrointestinal disorders and smartphone use in adolescents
Mauro Cinquetti, Marco Biasin, Marco Ventimiglia, Linda Balanzoni, Denise Signorelli, Angelo Pietrobelli
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2021;64(9):494-496.   Published online November 9, 2020
Question: Are functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) common in Italy? If so, what are the associated risk factors?
Finding: In this cross-sectional study of 1,594 adolescents, the prevalence of FGIDs was 30.9% and was mainly associated with smartphone addiction.
Meaning: Smartphone use and dietary habits should be monitored in children with FGIDs.
Evaluation of simulation-based ultrasound course for pediatricians: a starting point for future training curriculum
Chon In KUOK, Avis Siu Ha LEUNG, Jonan Chun Yin LEE, Winnie Kwai Yu CHAN
Received June 11, 2021  Accepted July 11, 2021  
Retrospective review of SARS-CoV2 infection in children withacute leukemia from a tertiary hospital in Northern India
Suhail Chhabra, Aditya Dabas, Richa Mittal, Neha Goel, Ritabrata Roy Chowdhury, Satyender Batra, Amitabh Singh, Rani Gera
Received August 9, 2021  Accepted November 5, 2021  
Question: What are the demographic features, clinical characteristics, and outcomes of children with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) undergoing chemotherapy for acute leukemia?
Finding: Mild illness with fever was predominant. Increased inflammatory markers were noted irrespective of disease severity. Severe/critical disease were infrequent. Seventeen patients recovered, while two died.
Meaning: Most children receiving chemotherapy for acute leukemia who develop SARS-CoV-2 infection have favorable outcomes.
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