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

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…
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Strict state background checks tied to lower firearm mortality in youth

May 8, 2018
States that required universal background checks for purchasing firearms and ammunition had reduced firearm-related pediatric mortality rates…
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Pharmacy knowledge, policy create barriers to emergency contraception for Texan teens

May 8, 2018
Although levonorgestrel emergency contraception is available in nearly three-quarters of pharmacies located in Texas, many barriers still exist for…
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Teens with depression less likely to use Facebook as outlet as they age

May 7, 2018
Teenagers diagnosed with depression were less likely to discuss their condition on Facebook as they grew older, according to findings presented at…
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Extending maternity leave leads to longer breastfeeding time

May 7, 2018
Extending maternity leave to 12 weeks resulted in a significant increase in breastfeeding duration and exclusivity through 9 months for active duty…

Shared reading in infancy significantly improved later literacy, language outcomes

May 11, 2017
Language and literacy outcomes in children are greatly impacted by the inclusion of shared reading in early infancy and toddlerhood, with effects
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Infant antacid use linked to increased fracture risk in childhood

May 11, 2017
Infants prescribed antacid medications, such as histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors, to manage gastroesophageal reflux
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Handheld screen time increased risk of expressive speech delays in infants

May 10, 2017
Infants who are exposed to handheld screen time including smartphones, tablets and electronic games may be at higher