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Questionnaire accurately measured QOL among pediatric liver transplant recipients

August 22, 2014

A novel Pediatric Liver Transplantation Quality of Life questionnaire was valid and accurate in measuring quality of life among adolescent liver transplant recipients, according to new study data.

Researchers developed the Pediatric Liver Transplantation Quality of Life (PeLTQL) questionnaire based on feedback from child and parent interviews, literature reviews and three focus groups in Canada and the United Kingdom.

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Pertussis vaccination rates unchanged after epidemic

August 22, 2014
Recent data show no increase in pertussis vaccination rates occurred following the 2011-2012 pertussis outbreak in Washington State.Elizabeth R. Wolf, MD, MPH, of…

The top ten items to read regarding pediatric and adolescent sports medicine

August 21, 2014
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding sports medicine issues in younger patients. 
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Changing focus of HPV vaccine discussion could increase immunization rates

August 21, 2014
Missed opportunities for HPV vaccination are related to parents’ and physicians’ assumptions about the timing of vaccination relative to onset of sexual…
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A Survey of Children’s Reported Experience in Outpatient Pediatric Ophthalmology Clinics

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, August 4, 2014
Patient-reported experience measures influence contemporary health care. To monitor the experience of children in…
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Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Functional gastrointestinal disorders in children have been well-recognized for some time, since pioneering work by…
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Labels not always accurate for alternative supplements

November 19, 2013
NEW YORK — Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of…
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