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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Missed opportunities found in adolescent gonorrhea, chlamydia testing in primary care

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Primary care physicians are missing opportunities to test for gonorrhea and chlamydia in adolescents who do not present frequently…
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Hospitalizations longer, costlier for children with aspiration pneumonia

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia had longer and costlier hospitalizations than those with community-acquired pneumonia…
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Gaps in Medicaid coverage negatively affect pediatric mental health care

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who experienced gaps in Medicaid coverage were less likely to be prescribed psychotropic or antipsychotic treatment or…
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Children diagnosed with ASD at younger age after AAP universal screening recommendation

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children born before the AAP recommendation for universal infant autism spectrum disorder screening, at 18 and 24 months, were…
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Living with an incarcerated parent may increase risk for bullying

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who lived with incarcerated parents were more likely to be bullies, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic…
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Paralytic medications, worsening renal function increase risk for ventilator-associated conditions

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Use of paralytic medications and worsening renal functioning, especially with acute kidney injuries, increased the risk for…
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Asthma, ADHD significantly increased among impoverished children

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children living in poverty experienced significantly higher rates of asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder compared…
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PCPs should screen, intervene with young smokers regardless of smoking intensity

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Clinicians and primary care physicians should screen and work with young smokers regardless of how often and how much they smoke…
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Auditory hypersensitivity issues raise safety concern for children with ASD

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Auditory hypersensitivity issues in children with autism spectrum disorder can often lead to unsafe situations, resulting in…
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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall…