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Acetaminophen well-tolerated in children with mild persistent asthma

August 29, 2016

As-needed use of acetaminophen was well-tolerated and did not increase asthma exacerbations or worsen asthma control in young children with mild persistent asthma compared to use of ibuprofen, according to recent research.

“Studies have suggested an association between frequent acetaminophen use and asthma-related complications among children, leading some physicians to recommend that acetaminophen be avoided in children with asthma; however, appropriately designed trials evaluating this association in children are lacking,” William J. Sheehan, MD, assistant of medicine and instructor in the division of allergy and immunology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and colleagues wrote. 

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AAP recommends elimination of nonmedical immunization exemptions for school, day care

August 29, 2016
The AAP’s committees on practice and ambulatory medicine, infectious diseases and state government affairs recently released a policy statement that supported…
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Majority of clinicians overestimate harms, benefits of treatment

August 29, 2016
Most resident and attending internal medicine physicians overestimated both the benefits and harms of common medical tests and treatments, according to findings…
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AAP releases guidance on sports specialization, training in young athletes

August 29, 2016
Pediatricians should advise patients interested in athletics to participate in multiple sports, at least until puberty, as it can decrease the chances of injuries…
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ADHD medication lowers teens' risk for STDs, substance abuse, injuries

August 29, 2016
Pharmacological treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder significantly reduced the probability of adolescents contracting STDs, abusing drugs and alcohol…
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Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Zone II Retinopathy of Prematurity

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, August 18, 2016
To evaluate the treatment outcomes of intravitreal bevacizumab injections as monotherapy in type 1 retinopathy of…
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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Every physician who cares for children has always worried about the effects interventions or exposures might have on…
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