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

Interruptions in Medicaid coverage harm children’s access to health care

May 10, 2017
Children are likely to go without needed health care or to receive care in resource-intensive settings like EDs during short-term loss of Medicaid…
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Alternate treatment model for NAS offers comparable safety, less morphine use

May 9, 2017
An alternative treatment protocol focusing on evaluation of the infant’s eating and sleeping habits, as well as their ability to be consoled
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Teen ED visits related to marijuana use skyrocket after legalization in Colorado

May 9, 2017
ED and urgent care center visits at a Colorado hospital increased rapidly among adolescents after the legalization of marijuana for commercialized…
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Saliva biomarkers may help predict concussion symptom duration in children

May 9, 2017
Analyzing saliva for changes in the micro-ribonucleic acid levels served as a prognostic indicator of symptom duration among children following a
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Tracking devices reduce wandering frequency, risk among children with autism

May 8, 2017
Tracking devices using radio, Bluetooth or GPS technology significantly reduce the frequency and associated risks
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Gun access higher among youth with violent, mental health history

May 8, 2017
Youth who screened positive for ADHD, conduct problems, violence and aggression were more likely to report increased access to firearms, according to…
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Online health information undermines parental trust in physician diagnosis

May 8, 2017
Parents were more likely to trust their child’s physician when the physician’s diagnosis corresponded with information the parent
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Teen angst may indicate depression risk to PCPs

May 5, 2017
Common expressions of teen angst may indicate the need for further evaluation for depression among adolescents, according to findings presented at…
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Salt consumption linked to changes in teens’ blood vessels

May 5, 2017
Adolescents who consumed too much salt had changes in their blood vessels comparable to early signs of CVD in adults, putting them at increased risk…
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Exposure to racism linked to higher rates of depression, ADHD in children

May 5, 2017
Children who experienced racial discrimination were more likely to exhibit anxiety and depression, as well as an increased risk for attention