Pediatrics

Reports of high-impact pediatrics studies by medical professionals

Child maltreatment interventions not shown to prevent abuse and neglect

1. In this systemic review, interventions from primary care were not found to reduce reports to child protective services or result in a lower...

Pediatric palliative care outcome measures often miss quality of life

1. A systematic review of outcome measures found that only a minority addressed quality of life and patient (child) reported outcomes, and many did...

Quick Take: Multicenter Trial of a Combination Probiotic for Children with Gastroenteritis

The use of probiotics has been suggested as a way to improve outcomes in children with gastroenteritis. In this randomized controlled trial, investigators randomized...

Quick Take: Association of Prenatal Exposure to Air Pollution with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has a poorly understood etiology, with some evidence suggesting that environmental contaminants and air pollution may be potential risk factors....

Many new pediatric asthma cases attributable to obesity

1. One-tenth of new diagnoses of pediatric asthma could potentially be avoided with the elimination of childhood obesity.Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)Study Rundown: Despite...

Parents of children with autism report greater difficulty accessing health care

1. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) was estimated to be 2.5% in children 3-17...

Peanut allergy effectively treated with oral immunotherapy: the PALISADE trial

1. After 24 weeks of oral immunotherapy treatment, patients with peanut allergy were able to consume significantly more peanut protein without allergic symptoms compared...

Marijuana exposure common in children of tobacco smokers

1. Nearly half of hospitalized children whose parents enrolled in a tobacco smoking cessation study tested positive for 11-hydroxy-Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (COOH-THC) in their urine, and...

Policy statement outlines recommendations to improve understanding of pediatric global health issues

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement outlining recommendations to improve cultural competence and awareness of barriers to adequate health...

Rates of neurodevelopmental impairment unchanged in infants born ≤500g in Japan

The rate of neurodevelopmental impairment (NDI) in infants born ≤500g in Japan between 2003-2012 was 59%, and the prevalence of NDI did not significantly...

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