More than 7.5 million children worldwide die each year before they reach the age of five. Most of them come from poor communities and live in the poorest countries. These children are more likely than others to suffer from malnutrition and from infectious diseases such as neonatal sepsis, measles, diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia.
Effective strategies for the prevention and treatment of sick children are available, but do not reach them. One reason for this is that medical services are often too far away or too expensive. Medical institutions in these conditions are often insufficiently equipped and do not have well-trained medical personnel. In addition, sick children can have several diseases at the same time, and this can cause difficulties for health workers in the diagnosis and treatment. Continue reading
When children get sick, and even more so get to the hospital, worries and worries fall on their parents. And if during this period the struggle for the health of a child turns into a struggle with doctors, it takes away the forces needed for something completely different.
Most often, in a situation of sudden childhood illness, with trauma and other health troubles, parents lose confidence. Little knowledge of what to do is incomprehensible, and doctors speak exclusively in command tone.
But the law supports parents in this situation. Moms and dads (and their loved ones) have enough rights, you just need to know about them. Very often, self-righteousness can improve the psychological climate, make the parent and doctor allies and accelerate the recovery of the child.
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Today, in the practice of a pediatric ENT specialist, the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract in children remain an urgent problem. In 25-50% of children there are various inflammatory diseases of the nose, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses. According to statistics, the proportion of diseases of the paranasal sinuses is 12-14.5%, the ear – 28% and the nasopharynx – about 54%. Despite the progress of methods for the prevention and treatment of inflammatory diseases of the upper respiratory tract, an increase of 1.5–2.0% is observed annually in such patients. In this regard, the study of etiology, pathogenesis, and improvement of diagnostic and prophylactic methods does not lose its relevance. Continue reading