In the Journals

Rate of bloodstream infections among US kids stabilizes

December 13, 2018
Bloodstream infection rates have remained relatively consistent in the United States over the past decade, with most acquired in the community…
In the Journals

Later start times give teens more sleep, better school performance

December 12, 2018
A recent study in Seattle found that later start times in high schools resulted in increased sleep duration and better performance in students…
In the JournalsPerspective

Few evidence-based tonsillectomies performed in UK

December 12, 2018
Few children in the U.K. underwent evidence-based tonsillectomy and most likely did not benefit from the procedure, according to findings recently…

2 Red Book changes physicians should know

December 11, 2018
NEW YORK — Numerous changes have been made to the AAP’s 2018 Red Book, but two specific sections have significant implications for…
Feature

How US-Canada-Mexico trade deal could impact drug prices, research

December 11, 2018
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement keeps drug prices high but could potentially spur new research opportunities, a pharmaceutical expert told…
In the Journals

More restrictive AFM diagnostic criteria may better identify cases

December 11, 2018
The CDC case definition of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, may be too broad and include children who have alternative diagnoses, according to…
In the Journals

In-office video intervention improves HPV vaccine uptake

December 10, 2018
Showing an informational video on a digital tablet to parents of teenagers who were unvaccinated against HPV resulted in a threefold increase in…
Meeting News

Fasenra reduces rescue medication use in asthma

December 6, 2018
Fasenra reduced daily rescue medication use by day 3 in patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma with eosinophilic inflammation, according to…
In the Journals

53% of state immunization bills propose to increase access to exemptions

December 6, 2018
More than half of bills proposed by state legislators concerning immunization would expand people’s access to vaccine exemptions, according to…

Few PCPs ‘proficient’ in early peanut introduction

December 4, 2018
Only 12% of primary care physicians surveyed correctly answered all the questions regarding early peanut introduction, according to findings…
Meeting News

Pertussis vaccination, although effective, requires new strategies

December 4, 2018
NEW YORK — The best method to prevent infection with Bordetella pertussis is vaccination, but more information is needed about people’s…
In the JournalsPerspective

AMA: Only 15% of physicians practice telemedicine

December 4, 2018
Only 15.4% of physicians worked in practices that utilized telemedicine for patient interactions, such as diagnosing or treating patients, managing…

MSF says pharmaceutical companies ‘failing children with HIV’

November 30, 2018
Médecins Sans Frontières announced that developing countries are having a difficult time providing HIV-positive children with WHO-recommended…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Emphasizing, reassessing epinephrine use improves outcomes

November 30, 2018
A clinical pathway that emphasized early epinephrine use and reassessed its use before IV placement improved outcomes in pediatric patients with…
Meeting News

AAP’s changes to TB recommendations important for pediatricians to know

November 29, 2018
NEW YORK — The AAP’s tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment guidelines in the 2018 Red Book have been updated to reflect recent…
Meeting News

Animal exposure history key to preventing infection

November 28, 2018
NEW YORK — Asking pediatric patients about animal exposures both in and outside of the home can be an important part of ensuring the prevention…

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic children for abuse, neglect

November 27, 2018
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the evidence was insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of primary…
In the Journals

ACP issues guidance for physician-patient partnership in health care

November 27, 2018
Actively partnering with patients and families in care improves health outcomes, but may be challenging to implement; therefore, ACP offered four…
In the JournalsPerspective

PCP-transgender patient relationships need improvement

November 27, 2018
Although most primary care physicians surveyed said they were willing to provide routine care to transgender patients, the results still concerned…
Feature

Trump’s latest drug pricing plan may offer benefits to patients, but faces obstacles

November 26, 2018
The Trump administration’s latest effort to reduce drug prices met with generally positive reviews from policy analysts, who also noted the…