Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from PAS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.
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Secondhand smoke exposure increases children’s BP

May 2, 2019
Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting has linked exposure to secondhand smoke to increases in diastolic and systolic blood…
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Infants born through cesarean section more likely to be hospitalized with bronchiolitis

April 30, 2019
Infants born through cesarean section are more likely to require hospitalization for bronchiolitis compared with infants born through spontaneous…
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Hospitalized kids with asthma do not benefit from azithromycin

April 29, 2019
Children who were hospitalized for asthma exacerbations and were prescribed azithromycin did not have shorter lengths of stay or a decreased risk for…
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Screening, referral at well-child visits improve family access to necessities

May 16, 2018
Implementing a screening and referral process for families attending well-child care visits increased pediatrician knowledge of their patients’…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Physiological immaturity plays primary role in late preterm infant morbidities

May 11, 2018
Younger gestational age in late preterm infants was more likely to contribute to morbidities resulting in hospital stay compared with causes of…

Asthma attacks more frequent in younger children during spring, fall

May 10, 2018
Children aged 0 to 4 years are at an increased risk of asthma exacerbations than other children, with an additional increased risk for exacerbations…
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Maternal diabetes does not increase offspring’s risk for death

May 10, 2018
Children born very preterm and had very low birth weights to mothers with diabetes were not at increased risk for death compared with those born to…
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Few transgender teens opt to delay HT to preserve fertility

May 10, 2018
Most transgender and gender-nonconforming adolescents do not consider fertility preservation an important reason to delay the start of hormone…
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ACA improved access to pediatricians for Medicaid-insured children

May 10, 2018
Pediatric patients insured through Medicaid were more likely to be seen by pediatricians after the Affordable Care Act was enacted, especially in…
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Eye tracking measures receptive language in young and at-risk children

May 9, 2018
Eye tracking was found to be a feasible tool for measuring word comprehension in young typically developing children and those with profound…