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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Young MSM may not completely recover from PrEP-related bone density loss

June 14, 2019
Adolescents who take pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention may experience a loss of bone mineral density during treatment. Most…
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Experts suggest areas of focus for future gun violence research

June 13, 2019
A team of researchers known as the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens, or FACTS, Consortium have identified specific areas in which urgent…
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USPSTF: PrEP should be offered to patients at high risk for HIV

June 11, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that patients at high risk for HIV be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, with…
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Vaccine attitudes improve by connecting with people who have suffered from diseases

June 7, 2019
Vaccine-hesitant college students who spoke with family or community members who experienced a vaccine-preventable disease, or VPD, softened their…
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Bullied students more likely to use analgesics

June 6, 2019
Students who were bullied used analgesics more than their non-bullied peers, according to findings from an Icelandic cohort that were recently…
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Lack of sleep increases teens’ likelihood of engaging in risky sexual behaviors

June 5, 2019
Adolescents who get less than 8 to 10 hours of sleep a night may be at increased risk for risky sexual behaviors, including engaging in sex without a…
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US EDs use low-value imaging more often than Canadian EDs

June 4, 2019
Recent findings demonstrated that pediatric EDs in the United States use more imaging for conditions that do not routinely require them for…
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Young kids’ exposure to laundry detergent packets decreases

June 4, 2019
The number, rate and severity of liquid laundry detergent packet exposures among children aged younger than 6 years decreased modestly between 2015…
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Research supports bariatric surgery for teens with extreme obesity

June 3, 2019
Bariatric surgical procedures are an underused, viable and cost-effective intervention for teenagers with persistent extreme obesity, according to a…
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Playing violent video games linked to dangerous gun-related behavior in kids

May 31, 2019
Children who played a video game that featured violence with swords or guns were more likely to engage in risky gun-related activities than children…