In the Journals

Hospital choice could affect pediatric mortality during emergencies

August 23, 2019
Findings published in Pediatrics suggest that a child’s chance of survival in an emergency may depend on the hospital where they receive care…
In the JournalsPerspective

Same-day antibiotics prescribed for 85% of UTIs in British study

August 23, 2019
Study findings published in EClincialMedicine showed that more than 85% of patients in England who are diagnosed with a lower UTI in primary care…
In the Journals

Pharmacy’s role in antimicrobial stewardship reduces vancomycin monitoring

August 23, 2019
Incorporating a pharmacy-driven partnership into one children’s hospital’s antimicrobial stewardship plan decreased therapeutic drug…
In the JournalsPerspective

TB rates declining among US children, but disparities persist

August 22, 2019
Although the rate of new tuberculosis cases among U.S. children and adolescents has decreased by nearly half in recent years, incidence of the…
In the Journals

CDC: Vaccine could have prevented 92% of HPV cancers

August 22, 2019
CDC data showed that most of the estimated 34,800 cancers yearly attributed to HPV annually between 2012 and 2016 could have been prevented if the…
In the Journals

Teen HPV vaccine uptake increases with provider recommendation

August 22, 2019
HPV vaccine uptake increased slightly among adolescents from 2017 to 2018 in the United States, driven by an increase in uptake among boys, according…

6 treatments per year? Injectable HIV regimen effective when given every 2 months

August 22, 2019
An injectable two-drug regimen of cabotegravir and rilpivirine administered every 2 months is noninferior to the same injection received monthly…
In the Journals

Moving residences in first trimester may increase risk for adverse birth outcomes

August 22, 2019
Infants born to mothers in Washington state who moved during the first trimester were more likely to be born preterm and have low birth weight…
In the Journals

Latest evidence that celiac disease runs in families prompts Mayo Clinic doctors to call for more screening

August 22, 2019
A “high prevalence” of celiac disease was found among screened first-degree relatives of patients with the condition, according to…
In the Journals

Study shows significant downward trend in global CDI incidence

August 22, 2019
Since 2004, there has been a decreasing global trend in the incidence of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, with Europe experiencing a…
Perspective

Migrants detained at border will not be vaccinated against flu

August 21, 2019
Medical professionals caring for migrant children and their families in holding at the southern border will not vaccinate them against influenza in…
Feature

One health system’s experience relevant to looming price transparency rule

August 21, 2019
The Trump administration’s ongoing effort to lower health care costs and increase transparency resumes later this summer when HHS is expected…
Spot the Rash

Teen presents with hardened lesion on forearm

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2019
Colleen H. Cotton, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
A 15-year-old healthy male presented to the dermatology clinic for evaluation of a lesion on the right forearm. He first noticed it approximately 1…

Surge in foreign body ingestions concerning yet preventable

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2019
Children frequently ingest foreign objects — particularly during the ages of 6 months to 3 years. Although about 80% to 90% of foreign bodies…
At Issue

Should providers recommend bleach baths without conclusive evidence of their benefits?

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2019
According to research published in Trends in Microbiology, patients with atopic dermatitis, or AD, are commonly colonized with Staphylococcus aureus
Cover Story

New medications ‘revolutionary’ for kids with atopic dermatitis

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2019
Atopic dermatitis, one of the most common inflammatory skin conditions, begins in many patients by age 1 year, according to the American Academy of…
In the Journals

Private patient rooms may reduce rates of some infections

August 21, 2019
Moving patients from a hospital with mostly ward-type rooms to a new hospital with exclusively private rooms appeared to be associated with a…
In the Journals

Youth who use e-cigarettes 3.5 times more likely to use marijuana

August 20, 2019
Youth who use electronic cigarettes are 3.5 times more likely to have smoked marijuana, according to results from a systematic review and…
In the Journals

FDA’s ‘The Real Cost’ campaign successful in preventing youth smoking

August 20, 2019
From 2014 to 2016, the FDA’s “The Real Cost” media campaign aimed at children and adolescents has prevented as many as 587,000…
In the Journals

Parental, child BMI categories linked

August 20, 2019
Nearly 1 in 3 parents who were eligible for the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program also had at least one child who was overweight or…