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Patients prefer epinephrine nasal spray over auto-injector

November 5, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Results of surveys collected from patients with severe allergies suggested they significantly preferred an epinephrine nasal…
In the Journals

Autism associated with excessive weight gain among children

November 5, 2019
Children with autism spectrum disorder are 41% more likely to develop obesity than typically developing children living in the same geographical…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Bariatric surgery safe for pediatric patients with obesity

November 4, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Pediatric patients with severe obesity who underwent bariatric surgery between 2015 and 2017 had low rates of readmission…
In the Journals

Tweets can serve as window into Twitter users' mental health

November 4, 2019
Tweets may help reveal Twitter users’ levels of loneliness and could thus be used to help target interventions that alleviate morbidities in…
Feature

Measles causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving patients vulnerable to repeat infections

November 4, 2019
Two studies investigating the immune systems of unvaccinated children in the Netherlands demonstrated that measles virus can give patients…
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Measles causes ‘immune amnesia,’ leaving patients vulnerable to repeat infections

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
Two studies investigating the immune systems of unvaccinated children in the Netherlands demonstrated that measles virus can give patients…
In the Journals

Majority of counties in the US have no child psychiatrists

November 4, 2019
Although the number of child psychiatrists in the United States increased 21.3% from 2007 to 2016, 70% of U.S. counties had no child psychiatrists…
In the Journals

Low weight at birth associated with eGFR decline; CKD screening should begin at age 9

November 1, 2019
Study participants born with low birth weight had lower eGFR when compared with infants of normal birth weight — a finding that remained…
In the Journals

Racial, ethnic disparities persist in ADHD diagnosis

November 1, 2019
Racial and ethnic inequalities in rates of ADHD diagnosis remain despite overall increasing prevalence and incidence of adults diagnosed, according…
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VIDEO: How students can promote HPV vaccination to their peers

November 1, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — At the AAP National Conference & Exhibition, researchers reported on the steps and struggles associated with running a…
Meeting NewsPerspective

85% hepatitis B vaccine coverage for infants: ‘It takes a lot to get there’

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Quality improvement projects focused on education and multidisciplinary cooperation have been successful at improving hepatitis B…
In the Journals

Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase child's risk for ADHD, autism

October 31, 2019
Fetal acetaminophen exposure may increase a child’s risk for ADHD and autism spectrum disorder, according to results of a prospective cohort…
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VIDEO: Bariatric surgery can address severe obesity epidemic

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The AAP issued a policy statement and technical report aimed at improving access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for young…

Parents of children with autism may benefit from diet interventions

October 30, 2019
Research presented at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo highlighted a need for future studies of the impact of autism spectrum disorder…
In the Journals

Enteral tube feeding improves growth in children with CKD even after 2 years of age

October 30, 2019
A published study found starting enteral tube feeding after 2 years of age improved height and weight standard deviation score in pre-pubertal…
Meeting News

Autism MEAL Plan offers multidisciplinary approach to address food selectivity

October 30, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Presenters at the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo showcased a parent-mediated, group-based intervention called the…
Meeting News

Inconsistent, inaccurate information hinders medical cannabis’ potential to ‘revolutionize’ health, wellness

October 30, 2019
NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — The full impact of legalizing medicinal cannabis in some parts of the U.S. is hindered by inaccurate, inconsistent…
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Reflective tape and shoes that fit: Pediatricians offer Halloween safety tips

October 30, 2019
The AAP offered tips on how to keep children safe this Halloween, recommending, among other things, that kids wear reflective tape on their costumes…
In the Journals

Xpert Ultra assay identifies pediatric TB with high sensitivity

October 30, 2019
An updated version of the Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin assay, known as Ultra, demonstrated high sensitivity in diagnosing pulmonary…

Court case highlights misconceptions surrounding pediatric transgender care

October 29, 2019
A Texas court case involving a custody dispute over a young child who may identify as transgender has ignited a national debate about the appropriate…