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Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015

Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so, according to study findings in Pediatrics.

These results indicate a need for evidence-based interventions to increase timely immunization.

Jennifer Dotson, MD In the Journals

Racial disparities exist among children with Crohn's disease

March 2, 2015
Disparities in hospital readmissions, complications and procedures in pediatric Crohn’s disease patients are related to race, according to data from a recent…
Marc P. Michalsky In the Journals

CVD risk factors common in adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery

March 2, 2015
Adolescents undergoing weight-loss surgery often have several apparent cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to recent study findings published in JAMA
Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time In the Journals

Antipsychotic prescriptions for children follow best practice guidelines 50% of the time

March 2, 2015
Clinicians who prescribe antipsychotic medications to Vermont Medicaid-insured children only follow best practice guidelines approximately 50% of the time, according to…
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Aerospan improved pediatric asthma outcomes, regardless of prior therapy

March 2, 2015
HOUSTON — Data presented here indicate Aerospan significantly improved asthma outcomes among children aged 4 to 11 years, regardless of previous asthma treatment…
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Seizure Patterns in Childhood

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Seizures are alarming and can be life-threatening. It is essential that pediatric providers be able to identify those…
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Pediatric Annals November 2014

Child Neglect: November 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Neglect, to paraphrase, is in the eyes of the beholder. While a special needs child may not receive optimal care at…
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St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

February 23, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elaine I. Tuomanen, MD, director of the Children’s Infection Defense Center at St. Jude…
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