In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in pediatrics Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

In the Journals

Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of…
In the Journals

High-risk pools may raise health care costs for all Americans

May 24, 2017
Reinstituting high-risk pools as a state option as part of the American Health Care Act that was recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives…
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AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017
Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the…
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Amphotericin B safe, effective for pediatric treatment of visceral leishmaniasis

May 23, 2017
The use of short-course liposomal amphotericin B for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis obtained in the Mediterranean demonstrated safety and…
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Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

May 22, 2017
Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided…
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AAP: Fruit juice should not be given to children younger than 1 year

May 22, 2017
Due to its high sugar and calorie content, in addition to its lack of protein and fiber, fruit juice should not be given to infants younger than 1
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Parents uncertain of dosage, labeling in OTC allergy medication for children

May 19, 2017
While more than half of parents reported they administered over-the-counter allergy medicine to their child, 15% of parents gave their child…
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‘Handshake stewardship’ reduced hospital antimicrobial use by almost 11%

May 19, 2017
Rather than preauthorizing antibiotics or imposing restriction policies, an antibiotic stewardship program in which a team of pharmacists and…
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AAP: Support breastfeeding as 'public health imperative,' not lifestyle choice

May 18, 2017
To avoid creating barriers for breastfeeding mothers and families or overly promoting infant formula, the AAP’s Section on Breastfeeding has…
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One-third of teens with autism acquire driver's license, closely following eligibility

May 17, 2017
Although only one-third of teenagers with autism spectrum disorder acquire an intermediate driver’s license, 90% of those who did acquired…
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