Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Nonmedical expenses of pediatric hospitalizations have disproportionate effects

1. Caregivers of hospitalized children had median nonmedical expenses and lost wages totaling $51.4 per day of hospitalization. 2. Cost burden as a proportion of...

Risk of autism in offspring linked to maternal pregestational diabetes and severe obesity

1. Maternal prepregnancy obesity without pregestational diabetes mellitus (PGDM) or gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) was associated with a slightly increased risk of having a...

Viral vector based gene therapies show promise for treating focal epilepsy [PreClinical]

1. Seizures are often associated with accumulation of extracellular glutamate due to the synchronous discharges of excitatory neurons. 2. Treatment of rats with a lentiviral...

Extreme preterm birth linked to hypertension at school age

1. Within a cohort of infants born extremely preterm (EPT), there were elevated rates of high systolic blood pressure (SBP≥90%ile) and hypertension (SBP≥95%ile) when...

Lowering public insurance income limits shifts costs to families and hospitals

1. Simulations that lowered the public insurance eligibility to 300%, 200% and 100% of the federal poverty line (FPL) resulted in a sizeable and...

Mental health parity law associated with financial protection for children

1. The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) was associated with lower average out-of-pocket (OOP) spending on mental health for children in...

ADHD modestly associated with higher frequency of digital media use among teens

1. In this prospective cohort trial, teens with significant ADHD symptoms were slightly more likely to be associated with a higher frequency of digital...

Abstinence from substance use among adolescents is increasing

1. In a nationally representative survey of American adolescents, there was a fivefold increase in prevalence of lifetime abstinence from substance use among high...

Opioid prescriptions for children with minor ailments linked to adverse events

1. Even among healthy children using standard dosing, outpatient opioid prescriptions were associated with adverse events. 2. Older children were more likely to be prescribed...

Primary HPV testing may detect cervical neoplasms earlier and more accurately than cytology

1. In this Canadian, randomized controlled trial, the use of primary HPV testing compared with cytology resulted in a significantly lower likelihood of CIN3+...
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