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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Electronic monitoring, texting effective in school-based weight interventions

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — The combined use of text messages and activity monitoring devices, such as a Fitbit, were effective in keeping at-risk teens…
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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental…
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Pertussis incidence significantly declines in New York after legislation

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting showed that pertussis incidence decreased by more than 50% after the…
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ED intervention reduces pediatric anaphylaxis-related admissions

April 30, 2016
BALTIMORE — An ED quality improvement intervention, which included implementation of evidence-based guidelines, helped to reduce…
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Tobacco smoke exposure in home increases risk of youth illness

April 30, 2016
Tobacco smoke exposure is a risk factor for increased demand for pediatric medical care, and health professionals should target messages regarding…
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PAS to highlight groundbreaking research, controversial child health forums

April 29, 2016
BALTIMORE — Infectious Diseases in Children and Healio.com/Pediatrics will offer live coverage from the annual meeting of the Pediatric…
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Ibuprofen, acetaminophen selection do not impact hospital stay among children with asthma

May 13, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The choice of ibuprofen or acetaminophen did not affect length of stay in children hospitalized with asthma, according to data…
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Alcohol, marijuana use prevalent among children with chronic medical conditions

May 11, 2015
SAN DIEGO — More than one-third of teenagers with chronic medical conditions reported alcohol use while one-fifth of these teenagers reported…
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Children with ASD more frequently prescribed psychotropic medications

May 7, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Children with autism spectrum disorder were prescribed stimulants, atypical antipsychotics, and selective serotonin reuptake…
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Combination asthma criteria identifies patients at risk for herpes zoster

May 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A combination of the two known asthma criteria, the Asthma Predictive Index and the Predetermined Asthma Criteria, identified a…