These are the main recommendations contained in a Consensus Document drawn up by SIP, on the proposal of its Technical Committee for Infectious Diseases and Vaccinations and of the Italian Society of Infant Respiratory Diseases (SIMRI), in collaboration with the Italian Society of Pediatric Infectious Diseases (SITIP) , the Italian Society of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology (SIAIP), the Italian Society of Pediatric Emergency and Urgency (SIMEUP) and the Italian Society of Preventive and Social Pediatrics (SIPPS).
The impact of the pandemic on the behavior of children and adolescents: an international
February 4, 2022. Ital J Pediatr. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on lifestyle behaviors in children and adolescents: an international overviewThe adverse effects of SARS-CoV-2 are not limited to related infectious disease. In children and adolescents, the serious risks due to the 2019 coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) are also linked to its indirect effects.
These include an unbalanced diet with an increased risk of excess weight or nutritional deficiencies, increased sedentary lifestyle, lack of schooling, social isolation, and compromised mental health.
- Recourse to post Covid health services for 700 thousand Norwegian children and young people January 17, 2022. BMJ. Healthcare use in 700,000 children and adolescents for six months after covid-19: b
- efore and after register based cohort study The aim of the study was to explore whether and for how long the use of health services has increased among children and adolescents after Covid-19.
Covid-19 in children and adolescents has been found to have a limited impact on health services in Norway.
Preschoolers may take longer to recover (3-6 months) than primary or secondary school students (1-3 months), usually due to breathing problems.An increase in primary care use was observed for participants during the first month after a positive SARS-CoV-2 test result compared to negative peers (ages 1-5 years: 339%, 95% confidence interval 308% 369%; 6-15 years: 471%, 450% to 491%; 16-19 years: 401%, 380% to 422%).
Access to primary care for younger children is also more frequent at two months (1-5 years: 22%, 4% to 40%; 6-15 years: 14%, 2% to 26%) and three months (1- 5 years: 26%, 7% to 46%, 6-15 years: 15%, 3% to 28%), but not in the older group (16-19 years: 11%, -2% to 24% and 6%, from -7% to 19%, respectively).
- Positive children aged 1 to 5 years showed a smaller increase in long-term primary care use (≤6 months) (13%, -0% to 26%), which was not seen in older boys. large compared to negative peers.
- The results were similar, but the age differences were less pronounced than in untested controls. For all age groups, the increase in visits was due to respiratory and general or unspecified conditions. There was no increase in the use of specialist care.