Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Children with mothers prescribed opioids more likely to overdose

1. Children aged ≤10 years who had overdosed on opioids were more than 2 times more likely to have a mother with opioid prescriptions than...

AAP supports public health interventions for opioid-dependent pregnant women

1. Opioid use in pregnancy has increased dramatically in the past decade, leading to increased rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). The American Academy...

Periviable infants are becoming more likely to survive without neurodevelopmental impairment

1. Periviable infants born from 2008-2011 survived to 18-22 months corrected age at a higher rate than those born from 2000-2003. 2. Rates of reaching...

AAP releases 2017 recommendations for preventive pediatric health care

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has released a policy statement for the Periodicity Schedule, a document that addresses updated preventative pediatric healthcare recommendations. Statement...

Clinical decision tool may discriminate need for ICU in children with traumatic brain injury...

1. Based on this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, certain clinical features, including lower GCS score, and head CT findings, including midline...

Computerized support tool improved screening rates for type 2 diabetes among high-risk children

1. Based on this randomized clinical trial, a computerized clinical decision support system that integrated guideline recommendations type 2 diabetes screening in high risk...

Clinical prediction score predicts risk of neonatal rebound hyperbilirubinemia

1. A clinical prediction rule was developed to estimate the probability of rebound hyperbilirubinemia in newborns undergoing first-time inpatient phototherapy. 2. The strongest predictors of...

Recommendations for Childhood and Adolescent Immunizations

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published the newest recommendations for immunization of children and adolescents. These changes include updates to the...

Laser therapy may be effective in patients with infantile hemangiomas

1. In a retrospective review of over 140 infants with infantile hemangiomas (IH), combined neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser and pulsed dye laser (Nd:YAG/PDL)...

Researchers validate scoring of postconcussive symptom measure to characterize duration 

1. After analyzing multiple approaches to the Postconcussion Symptom Inventory (PCSI), researchers found that an increase in severity on 2 or more PCSI items...
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