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  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 9, 2018

    MULTIPLE SCREENING TESTS ARE REQUIRED TO IDENTIFY HYPOTHYROIDISM IN PREEMIES

    Continue weekly heel stick TSH screening in premature infants until 37 weeks' corrected gestational age.

  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 8, 2018

    CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP SUPPORTED BETWEEN CHILDHOOD OBESITY AND SLIPPED CAPITAL FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS

    Population-based data from Scotland show a strong, dose-response association.

    Obesity
  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 8, 2018

    CAN DOCOSAHEXAENOIC ACID SUPPLEMENTATION HELP TODDLERS BORN PRETERM?

    DHA did not improve development in toddlers born at less than 35 weeks' gestation.

  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 7, 2018

    HOW TO ENSURE YOU HAVE WHAT YOU NEED WHEN A SICK CHILD COMES TO YOUR ED

    Start by identifying nurse and physician champions.

    Child
  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 5, 2018

    MYO-INOSITOL INEFFECTIVE FOR PREVENTING RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY

    In a randomized placebo-controlled trial, myo-inositol given every 12 hours for up to 10 weeks did not reduce ROP or mortality in extremely...

  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 5, 2018

    CONNECTING ADOLESCENTS IN PRIMARY CARE TO MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS

    In a QI intervention, assessing patients' readiness for treatment led to increased mental health appointment show rates.

    Adolescence
  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 2, 2018

    CAN A POSTNATAL HOSPITAL-BASED PROGRAM IMPROVE PAIN MITIGATION AT VACCINATION?

    Providing a pain pamphlet, with or without an accompanying video, increased parental use of pain mitigation techniques at 2-, 4-, and...

    Vaccination, Hospital
  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 1, 2018

    SMALL INCREASE IN BODY-MASS INDEX LINKED TO EARLY ANTIBIOTIC EXPOSURE

    Any exposure to antibiotics before 2 years of age was associated with a slightly increased risk for overweight or obesity by age 5.

    Overweight, Obesity
  • By Journal Watch   -   Nov 1, 2018

    TODDLER LANGUAGE DELAYS AND DIFFICULT BEHAVIOR GO HAND IN HAND

    An observed inverse relationship between language development and disruptive behavior is particularly strong in low-income children.

    Hands
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 30, 2018

    NARROWING DOWN THE BEST TDAP WINDOW DURING PREGNANCY

    Cord blood levels of pertussis toxin antibody were highest when mothers received Tdap vaccine during gestational weeks 27 through 30.

    Vaccination, Pregnancy
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 29, 2018

    CT USE IN CHILDREN HAS NOT DECREASED SINCE PUBLICATION OF THE PECARN RULE

    If even this extremely well-validated rule doesn't change practice, we're sunk.

  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 29, 2018

    WHAT FACTORS MIGHT CAUSE DELAY IN PROVIDING ANTIBIOTICS TO CHILDREN WITH UTI?

    Children aged ≥12 months received antibiotics one day later on average compared with younger children.

  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 24, 2018

    FIRST LICENSING OF THERAPY FOR PEDIATRIC MS

    Fingolimod was superior to interferon beta-1a in children and adolescents with multiple sclerosis in a randomized, controlled trial.

    Adolescence
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 24, 2018

    DOES PHYSICIAN OWNERSHIP OF AMBULATORY SURGICAL CENTERS INFLUENCE USE OF TYMPANOSTOMY TUBES?

    Physician-owned surgical centers performed more tympanostomy tube placement surgeries in children living in higher socioeconomic zip...

    Hospital
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 18, 2018

    A HAND HYGIENE INTERVENTION IN DAY-CARE CENTERS REDUCES RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS

    Antibiotics prescriptions in children were also reduced in an 8-month educational intervention for staff and families.

    Hands
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 18, 2018

    ACUTE FLACCID MYELITIS CONFIRMED IN 22 STATES

    A total of 62 cases have now been reported to CDC.

  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 18, 2018

    OVERUSE OF CHEST X-RAYS IN CHILDREN WITH BRONCHIOLITIS

    Among children with a diagnosis of bronchiolitis, chest x-rays were obtained half as often in pediatric hospitals compared with general...

    Hospital
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 17, 2018

    ACETAMINOPHEN MAY REDUCE FEBRILE SEIZURE RECURRENCE

    In a randomized controlled trial, seizure recurrence during the same fever episode was significantly reduced with the use of acetaminophen...

  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 13, 2018

    RISK FOR INITIATION OF CIGARETTE SMOKING IN TEENS

    A practical 12-item tool predicts cigarette smoking initiation within the next year in adolescents.

    Adolescence
  • By Journal Watch   -   Oct 12, 2018

    PERTUSSIS ON THE RISE IN THE U.S

    The reasons for an increase in pertussis cases starting in 2000 are multifactorial but certainly include waning immunity from the acellular...

    Vaccination