Patricia Thompson

Bio

Specialties:

  • pediatric nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A child receives the wrong medication or the wrong dosage every eight minutes in the United States, according to a recent study.

    Nearly 700,000 children under 6 years old experienced an out-of-hospital medication error between 2002 and 2012. Out o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Family rejection could be potentially deadly for teens already at risk for suicide, a new study has found.

    When teens were followed six months after discharge from a psychiatric unit for attempting suicide, the majority of boys and girls reported ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Otolaryngology:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Black and Hispanic children, and those from poor families, are at increased risk for complications after tonsil removal surgery, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data from nearly 80,000 children who underwent tons...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you think teenagers always pay a penalty in performance when they juggle multiple media devices, think again.

    A new study conducted by high school students finds that some youngsters do equally well on tasks when moving between their laptops, s...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obese young people may already be showing the warning signs of heart disease, German researchers report.

    The scientists found negative changes in the shape and function of the hearts of these children, compared to their normal-weight peers. It's...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When given to pregnant women, a common treatment for ulcerative colitis may inadvertently lower their baby's ability to fight off infections at birth, new French research suggests.

    The treatment, called anti-TNF therapy, is an injected, artificial ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, Oct. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 2 million children younger than 5 died worldwide in 2013 of complications from premature birth and pneumonia, a new study shows.

    In all, 6.3 million children under 5 died in 2013, said researchers who examined t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to diverse communities may boost infants' social learning, according to a new study.

    Hearing different languages in the park or supermarket could help children be open-minded and willing to learn from people who are different from the...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, Sept. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Pediatricians prescribe antibiotics about twice as often as they're actually needed for children with ear and throat infections, a new study indicates.

    More than 11 million antibiotic prescriptions written each year for children and teens may be ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs seem to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in children who have a genetic cholesterol disorder, according to a long-term European study.

    Researchers looked at 194 children and teens in the Netherlands...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Pulmonology:

    MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 10 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.

    About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respiratory illness in Missouri ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    SUNDAY, Sept. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Infants who sleep on animal fur may be less likely to develop asthma later in childhood, new research suggests.

    The study included more than 2,400 healthy city-dwelling newborns in Germany who were followed until age 10. Of those children, 55 per...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Adult survivors of childhood burns are at increased risk for depression and suicidal thoughts, a new Australian study finds.

    "This research demonstrates that being hospitalized for a burn during childhood places that child in an increased risk g...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Sept. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stimulant medications -- such as Adderall, Ritalin and Concerta -- used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, won't stunt their growth, a new study suggests.

    "Stimulant medication did not affect children's final he...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

    "We are finally making major progress in being able to treat human RSV infections -- the world's secon...Full Article