In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in adolescent medicine. 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

Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

September 15, 2017
Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having
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How to rebuild mental health after Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017
Two authors of a recent viewpoint published in JAMA explored how mental health consequences of Hurricane Harvey can be mitigated. During Hurricane…
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Parental insomnia symptoms influence children’s sleep habits

September 13, 2017
Recent findings indicated associations between parental insomnia symptoms, particularly maternal insomnia symptoms, and children’s sleeping…
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PrEP safe, effective for teens at risk for HIV, yet adherence remains low

September 13, 2017
Although preexposure prophylaxis was found to be safe and well tolerated among adolescent men who have sex with men at increased risk of HIV, rates
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Vaccination efforts estimated to prevent 20 million deaths by 2020

September 12, 2017
Vaccination efforts supported by Gavi, a global Vaccine Alliance, in 73 low- and middle-income countries is expected to avert more than 20 million
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Transgender youth nearly twice as likely to report suicidal thoughts

September 12, 2017
More than a third of transgender high school students in California reported having suicidal thoughts in the past year, almost twice that of their…
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No benefit to intracranial pressure monitoring in children with TBI

September 12, 2017
The use of intracranial pressure monitoring to improve functional survival outcomes in children with severe traumatic brain injury does not increase
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Exclusion in school may lead to poorer mental health in children

September 11, 2017
Exclusion in school, which was more common in boys, secondary school students and socioeconomically disadvantaged children, was associated with…
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Adverse events extremely rare after reimmunization in children

September 11, 2017
Among children who experienced adverse events following vaccination, the risk of recurrence of serious adverse events — including anaphylaxis
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AAP updates pediatric hypertension guidelines to address rising prevalence

September 8, 2017
The AAP recently issued revised clinical practice guidelines — including new normative blood pressure tables, updated screening protocols for
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