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.

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Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have…
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Depression in fathers linked to teen depression

November 16, 2017
Greater depressive symptoms among fathers were associated with greater depressive symptoms among their adolescent children, according to study…
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Despite black-box warning, codeine use after tonsillectomy persists

November 16, 2017
The FDA placement of a black-box warning on the use of codeine in children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy was able to decrease the amount…
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OCD may hinder performance, success in school

November 15, 2017
Individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder performed poorer in school and were less likely to finish upper secondary education, start or finish a…
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Influenza vaccination in pediatric EDs cost-effective

November 15, 2017
Administering immunization against influenza in pediatric ED settings to all eligible patients demonstrates cost-efficacy and can reduce the number…
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Social media use does not harm mental health

November 14, 2017
Time spent on social media was not associated with negative mental health outcomes among young adults; however, posting vague yet alarming…
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High dose peanut patch shows promise for peanut sensitivity

November 14, 2017
Patients with peanut sensitivity who wore a 250-µg epicutaneous immunotherapy-based peanut patch had a significant treatment response compared…
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Long-term acetaminophen use during pregnancy linked to ADHD in children

November 14, 2017
Although short-term use of acetaminophen for pregnant women was not associated with a future ADHD diagnosis in their offspring, long-term maternal
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Text messages increase flu shot rates

November 13, 2017
Text messages were a low-cost and modestly effective way of increasing seasonal influenza vaccine rates, according to findings recently published in…
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Children of Medicaid-enrolled parents 29% more likely to receive recommended care

November 13, 2017
Parental enrollment in Medicaid was associated with an increased likelihood that children from low-income families would receive recommended