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Residence predicts pediatric hospitalizations for bronchiolitis, pneumonia

August 4, 2015

A child’s home address in a low socioeconomic status area was predictive of future bronchiolitis or pneumonia hospitalization, according to recent study data.

“Hospitalization rates for bronchiolitis and pneumonia showed substantial variation across census tracts within a single U.S. county,” Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, of the department of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, and colleagues wrote. “This variability was significantly associated with underlying differences in census tract–level socioeconomic status.”

In the Journals

Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015
A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study…

BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…

AAFP, ACP join nearly 600 other organizations in support of clinical data transparency

July 31, 2015
The American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians has announced their support of the AllTrials campaign, joining 595 other organizations…
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Teen Tdap MenACWY HPV vaccine coverage increases nationwide

July 31, 2015
Adolescent Tdap, quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and HPV vaccination coverage increased in the United States from 2013 to 2014, although HPV vaccination coverage…
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Causes and Diagnosis of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding

Pediatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 44 Issue 7
Abnormal vaginal bleeding in a postmenarchal adolescent patient is most often related to dysfunctional uterine…
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Pediatric Annals October 2014

Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Adolescence has always been a time of challenge for parents and pediatricians. Recent neuroscience literature confirms…
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VIDEO: Pharmacologic treatment of child anxiety disorders

VIDEO: Pharmacologic treatment of child anxiety disorders

May 25, 2015
TORONTO — In this video, John T. Walkup, MD, a professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and New…
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