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USPSTF: Insufficient evidence for celiac disease screening

March 28, 2017

There is a lack of current evidence to determine the balance of benefits and harms of screening for celiac disease in all asymptomatic adults, adolescents and children, according to a report issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

“Although some evidence was found regarding diagnostic accuracy of tests for celiac disease, little or no evidence was identified to inform most of the key questions related to benefits and harms of screening for celiac disease in asymptomatic individuals,” Roger Chou, MD, The Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center, Oregon Health & Science University, and colleagues wrote. “More research is needed to understand the effectiveness of screening and

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Opioid prevention efforts among youth need improvement

March 28, 2017
Teenagers have a high probability of health care facility admission and serious medical outcomes relating to prescription opioids, with frequent exposure to the opioid…
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Bystander intervention program reduced sexual violence among high-school students

March 28, 2017
Sexual violence and other forms of interpersonal violence perpetration were drastically reduced among Kentucky high schools following the implementation of a modified

European Commission approves adalimumab biosimilar for treatment of RA, PsA, AS, JIA

March 27, 2017
The European Commission has approved Amgevita, a biosimilar to adalimumab, for the treatment of moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, severe…
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AAP offers strategies to address needs of children in kinship families

March 27, 2017
The AAP recently issued a policy statement offering guidelines and strategies for pediatricians to address the unique needs of children living with nonparental family
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Cyproheptadine: A Potentially Effective Treatment for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children

Pediatric Annals, March 2017, Volume 46 Issue 3
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) negatively affect children's quality of life and health care costs. It…
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Common Symptoms, but Rare Diagnoses in Neonatology: October 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The old adage “When you hear hoof beats, think horses” is often used in medical education. Yet, there are…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Practitioners should define 3 values patients recognize about the practice

March 1, 2017
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