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Neglect linked to changes in neurocognitive, behavioral functioning

January 27, 2015

Severe neglect in infancy may be associated with changes to brain development and associated behavioral functioning, especially among children institutionalized or placed in foster care, according to data published in JAMA Pediatrics.

Specifically, data indicated that white matter microstructure involving the body of the corpus callosum, cingulum, fornix, anterior and superior corona radiata, external capsule, retrolenticular internal capsule, and medial lemniscus were impacted by neglect. However, except for the corpus callosum and superior corona radiata, children in foster care did not demonstrate significantly different changes to these areas of the brain compared to non-institutionalized children.

CHOP investigating safety of PEG 3350 for constipation in children

January 27, 2015
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is investigating the safety of polyethylene glycol 3550 for treatment of constipation in the pediatric population…

Clusters of underimmunized, vaccine-refusal communities identified in California

January 27, 2015
Underimmunized communities and families that refuse vaccines were found to cluster geographically, which could significantly increase the risk for an outbreak and create…
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Altered gait, biomechanics seen in patients with juvenile fibromyalgia

January 27, 2015
Patients with juvenile fibromyalgia showed alterations in walking patterns, greater knee weakness, lower bilateral hip abduction strength, reduced ankle dorsiflexion and…
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Most pro-marijuana tweets involved those aged younger than 25 years

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Study findings published in the Journal of Adolescent Health indicate the majority of tweets about marijuana were sent and received by Twitter users aged younger than…
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A 2-Year-Old Male with Persistent Fever and Pneumonia

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Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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Lessons every clinician should know about lymphadenopathy and lymphadenitis

December 5, 2014
NEW YORK — Mary Anne Jackson, MD, chief of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases section at Children’s Mercy…
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