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.
Meeting News

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’…
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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…
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Maternal diabetes predicts future cardiometabolic markers in offspring

May 9, 2018
Children of mothers with gestational diabetes had cardiometabolic markers 20 years later that their peers did not, according to a study presented at…
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Few adolescents with PID screened for HIV, syphilis

May 9, 2018
Less than a third of adolescent girls diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease in the ED were also screened for syphilis and HIV, according to a…
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Provider knowledge of transgender care limited despite increasing prevalence

May 9, 2018
Most pediatric health care providers supported further training on caring for children and teenagers who identify as transgender, as more than half…