Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Emergency Departments more likely to transfer injured children on Medicaid

1. Emergency departments (EDs) that treated higher percentages of patients on Medicaid were more likely to transfer patients, rather than to admit them. 2. Younger...

Fewer off-road vehicle injuries with age-restricting legislation

1. Emergency department visits related to off-road vehicle (ORV) accidents significantly decreased in children ages 17 and younger after the passage of stricter legislation...

Synthetic cannabinoid users more likely to use other illegal drugs

1. Among a representative sample of U.S. high school students, those who used synthetic cannabinoids (SC) were more likely to report more recent and...

Postpartum depression screening at well-child checks improves maternal mental health

1. Mothers who received postpartum depression screenings and treatment referrals as necessary at well-child checks at 1, 3, and 6 months were significantly less...

Rapid tests linked to quicker and more accurate results for influenza diagnosis than traditional...

1. Compared to traditional rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs), digital immunoassays (DIAs), and rapid nucleic acid amplification tests (NAATs) had significantly higher sensitivities for...

Antibiotic prescribing rates in pediatric emergency departments vary by race and ethnicity

1. Non-Hispanic (NH) white children were more likely to be prescribed antibiotics for viral acute respiratory tract illnesses (ARTIs) in pediatric emergency departments (PEDs)...

Reductions in U.S. foreign aid for HIV programs may result in small cost savings...

1. Reducing U.S. foreign aid could produce severe negative clinical and epidemiological effects while saving only $900 or $600 to $900 per year of...

Extremely premature children demonstrate stable executive function throughout childhood

1. Executive function (EF) performance remained stable from 8 to 18 years old among the majority of children born extremely premature (EP) or with...

Racial and ethnic differences in NICU care delivery

1. Differences in scores for quality of care in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) were most pronounced when stratifying for race and/or ethnicity, as...

Less than half of mothers place sleeping infants supine

1. Fewer than 50% of mothers surveyed both intended to and actually did exclusively choose the supine position for their sleeping infants. 2. Only slightly...
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