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In the JournalsPerspective

AHA: Obesity increases risk for premature heart disease in children

February 25, 2019
Children and teenagers with obesity and severe obesity, in addition to other conditions, have an increased risk for premature heart disease…
In the Journals

PPI use increases hospitalization risk in children with problems initiating swallowing

January 21, 2019
Children with oropharyngeal dysphagia who used PPIs to alleviate aspiration were at increased risk for hospitalization, according to findings…
In the Journals Plus

Treatment de-intensification fails to reduce toxicity, maintain efficacy in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer

January 17, 2019
Patients with advanced, HPV-positive
In the Journals Plus

Higher platelet transfusion threshold increased risk for death among neonates with severe thrombocytopenia

January 16, 2019
Higher platelet transfusion threshold appeared to increase risk for death and major bleeding among preterm infants with severe thrombocytopenia…
In the Journals Plus

Suicide risk significantly higher within 1 year of cancer diagnosis

January 7, 2019
The risk for suicide among patients with cancer rises significantly in the first year after diagnosis compared with the general population, according…

Boston Children’s Hospital receives grant for sickle cell disease research

December 30, 2018
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded a $1.5 million grant to Boston Children’s Hospital to research and develop gene therapy treatment…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Autologous gene therapy shows promise for sickle cell disease

December 2, 2018
SAN DIEGO — An adult with sickle cell disease responded positively to autologous gene therapy, providing the first proof that this approach…

Eight researchers receive ASH bridge grants

October 27, 2018
ASH awarded $150,000 each to eight investigators through the society’s bridge grant program, designed to sustain promising hematologic research…

Pediatricians explore ways to use virtual reality in practice

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2018
Researchers and pediatric specialists are working to find new, innovative ways to use virtual reality to improve patient care. Kate Donovan

Early school start times have detrimental effects on US teens’ health

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2018
Nearly half of American teenagers report sleep difficulties that affect their daily functioning, according to findings published in the Journal of
In the Journals

Adverse events with moxifloxacin rarely result in treatment discontinuations in children

July 12, 2018
The use of moxifloxacin — a fluoroquinolone not currently approved by the FDA for use in children — is commonly associated with adverse…

Boston Children's Hospital ranked No. 1 by U.S News & World Report

June 26, 2018
Boston Children’s Hospital has been named the nation’s top pediatric hospital for the fifth consecutive year, according to U.S. News

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center named nation’s best for pediatric cancer

June 26, 2018
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has been named the best hospital in the nation for children with cancer. The institution tops…
Cover Story

Youth sport superspecialization: A path to injuries, burnout

Orthopedics Today, June 2018
When it comes to youth sports, often it is all about “keeping up with the Joneses.” Young athletes are specializing in a single sport at…

At-home gluten test to be evaluated in clinical studies

April 27, 2018
Two hospitals with ties to the Harvard Medical School Celiac Research Program will investigate an at-home test called Gluten Detective designed to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Very young children at increased risk for post-tonsillectomy complications

April 12, 2018
Healthy children aged younger than 3 years were at increased risk for post-tonsillectomy complications vs. children aged 3 to 6 years, according to…
FDA News

FDA proposes recommendations for labeling gluten in medications

December 15, 2017
The FDA has issued a draft guidance with recommendations on the labeling of oral drug products regarding their gluten content. The agency said it has…

ASH presents Scholar Awards

December 4, 2017
ASH announced the recipients of the society’s 2018 Scholar Awards. The awards — presented to hematologists in the United States and…
Round Tables

Surgical hip dislocation in children is safe for muscles, preserves blood supply

Orthopedics Today, September 2017
This Orthopedics Today Round Table features surgical hip dislocation in children, a procedure described by Reinhold Ganz, MD, about 17 years ago…
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Routine shoulder ultrasound seen as appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy

July 20, 2017
Recently published results showed ultrasound screening is appropriate for infants with brachial plexus birth palsy with a passive external rotation…