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Osteochondritis dissecans prevalent among adolescent baseball players with certain risk factors

September 2, 2014

Osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral capitellum occurred among adolescent baseball players who began playing at earlier ages, had played for longer periods and experienced more elbow pain, according to study results.

Researchers enrolled 2,433 junior high and high school baseball players in a cross-sectional, case control study, during which players completed a questionnaire and the researchers assessed the elbow of each player’s throwing arm by ultrasonography.

In the Journals

Sleep position may influence preterm infants’ risk for SIDS

September 1, 2014
Cerebral oxygenation among preterm infants is reduced in the prone position and is lower compared with age-matched term infants, according to study findings in…
In the Journals

Cleft palate did not raise ventilation tube insertion complication rate

August 29, 2014
Recent data show complication rates for ventilation tube insertion did not differ among children with or without cleft lip or palate, indicating treatment guidelines…

Survey shows doctors predominantly lead ACOs

August 29, 2014
Accountable Care Organizations are largely led by physicians or physician and hospital partnerships, according to data published in Health Affairs. “The broad…
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Spot the Rash

8-year-old girl with annular, pink plaques on the feet

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2014
Carrie C. Coughlin, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
An 8-year-old girl presents to your office with a rash unresponsive to therapy. She first noticed pink papules…
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Moving parents toward vaccine acceptance

April 28, 2014
There are different types of parents who refuse vaccines.  There are those who adamantly refuse all vaccines and…
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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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