In the Journals

Children with CKD prescribed nephrotoxic medications at high rates in primary care practices

December 12, 2019
A recently published study found primary care physicians prescribed nephrotoxic medications to children with chronic kidney disease at a rate…
In the JournalsPerspective

People with depression twice as likely to use cannabis

December 12, 2019
Individuals with depression were more than twice as likely to use cannabis than those without depression, according to study findings published in…
In the Journals

Fresh red blood cells no better than older cells for transfusions in critically ill kids

December 12, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA showed no benefit in using fresh red blood cells — cells stored for a maximum of 7 days — over older red…
In the Journals

ADHD, autism and 6 psychiatric disorders share common genetic structure

December 12, 2019
Researchers have identified eight psychiatric disorders that share a common genetic structure, according to study results published in Cell.
In the Journals

Frozen embryo transfer slightly increases childhood cancer risk

December 12, 2019
The use of frozen embryo transfer in women was linked to a small but statistically significant increased risk for childhood cancer compared with…
Perspective

For the first time, more women than men are in medical school

December 12, 2019
Women made up the majority of enrolled medical students in the United States for the first time, according to data for the 2019-2020 academic year…
In the Journals

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe in children, adolescents

December 12, 2019
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty was found to be safe and effective in children and adolescents with obesity, according to data published in the…
Get Antibiotic Smart

Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: It’s about time to get antibiotic smart

December 11, 2019
In this new bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari, MD, share valuable insight on
In the Journals

Only 30% of youths with identified substance use tested for HCV

December 11, 2019
According to study results published in JAMA, during a nearly 6-year period, only 30% of 13- to 21-year-olds with identified opioid, cocaine or…
In the Journals

Study identifies two distinct subgroups of SUIDs that differ by age

December 10, 2019
Cases of sudden unexpected infant death, or SUID, that occur at 0 to 6 days differ significantly from cases that occur at days 7 to 364 in regard to…
Feature

‘Worthwhile to consider’: Does the world need a pentavalent flu vaccine?

December 10, 2019
Study findings showed that last season’s influenza vaccine “offered no substantial protection” against H3N2 viruses that moved…
In the Journals

News about Trump negatively impacts medical interns’ moods

December 10, 2019
Heavy workloads, medical errors and sleep deprivation are recognized factors that can affect the mental health of training physicians. Recently…
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Just 41% of eligible kids get MMR vaccine before travel outside US

December 9, 2019
Just 41% of eligible children received the MMR vaccine during pretravel consultation before traveling outside the United States during a recent…
In the Journals

DNA testing may predict ASD in siblings of individuals with the disorder

December 9, 2019
DNA testing of siblings of individuals with autism spectrum disorder may help predict a future diagnosis, according to findings published in Nature
Feature

Proposed legislation to lower drug prices: What clinicians need to know

December 9, 2019
Several bills have been introduced recently to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. “Despite partisan gridlock in Washington, both…
In the Journals

Postnatal CMV associated with failed hearing screen, lower weight in VLBW infants

December 9, 2019
In very low-birth-weight infants, postnatal cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is associated with an increased risk for a failed hearing screen…
Meeting News

Racial gaps persist in food allergy

December 6, 2019
Although there have been improvements over the years, racial, socioeconomic and ethnic disparities in food allergy are still prevalent in the United…
Meeting News

New chemical formulation fights resistance in malaria bed nets

December 6, 2019
During a trial in Uganda, long-lasting insecticidal nets, or LLINs, augmented with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide were more effective in…
Meeting News

Expert: We can delay the onset of diabetes in youths

December 6, 2019
LOS ANGELES — Liraglutide is effective in lowering HbA1c and should be considered to prevent progression to type 2 diabetes among children…
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Young children exposed to nicotine may develop hyperactivity, conduct problems

December 6, 2019
Children who are exposed to nicotine during their first four years of life exhibited symptoms of hyperactivity and conduct problems, according to a…