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Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  
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Brain measurements at age 7 can predict future ADHD, MDD risk

December 31, 2019
Resting-state functional MRI metrics measured at age 7 years can be used to predict the developmental trajectory of ADHD and major depressive…
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Boys born small for gestational age at higher risk for infertility as adults

December 31, 2019
Boys who are born small for their gestational age, or SGA, have a higher risk for being diagnosed with infertility in adulthood, according to a…
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Children with HIV show poorer neuropsychological performance

December 30, 2019
Children who were perinatally infected with HIV showed poorer scores on tests measuring cognitive ability, attention and motor function than their…

Top psychiatry stories of 2019

December 30, 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of the top stories of the year for psychiatrists and other mental health…
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Study calls attention to cost of air pollution-related conditions in kids

December 27, 2019
A review published in Environmental Research summarized per-case cost estimates for six air pollution-related childhood health conditions —…
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Marijuana e-cigarette use significantly increases among students

December 26, 2019
Marijuana e-cigarette use increased by almost 4 percentage points among middle school and high school students from 2017 to 2018, according to study…
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Computer-automated decision support improves early screening rates for ASD

December 26, 2019
The use of computer automation in a clinical setting increased screening rates of children for autism spectrum disorder, according to findings of a…
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Apps show teaching potential for math, early academic skills

December 23, 2019
Interactive apps show potential learning benefits for early academic skills like mathematics in children aged younger than 6 years, according to…
Pharmacology Consult

Vector-borne illness of stealth: The current state of Lyme disease diagnostics, treatment and research

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
Bailey N. Kernan, PharmD; Kati Shihadeh, PharmD, BCIDP
Lyme disease was first described in the United States in 1975, after two concerned mothers in Old Lyme, Connecticut, reached out to rheumatologists…
Eye on ID

Antibiotic dogma, dictums and myths: Do we still hold these ‘truths’ to be self-evident?

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
In the current era of medicine, the creation of practice guidelines and the care we provide to our patients are based on a combination of data…

Nine stories to commemorate the 40th anniversary of smallpox eradication

December 20, 2019
WHO recently commemorated the 40th anniversary of the eradication of smallpox, which killed 300 million people in the 20th century — and many…

Researchers report association between nature-based greenness at schools and ADHD

December 20, 2019
Natural green environments surrounding schools may reduce ADHD symptoms in young children, according to study results published in JAMA Network
What's Your Diagnosis?

A 3-year-old male develops foot pain, gingival edema

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
James H. Brien, DO
A 3-year-old male living in Puerto Rico presented with progressive bilateral foot and lower extremity pain. He had been healthy until 4 months…
Spot the Rash

6-year-old girl presents with itchy rash on leg

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
Michele Khurana, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
A 6-year-old girl presents with a rash on the back of her left leg for the past month. The rash is very itchy. She has a history of mild atopic…
Get Antibiotic Smart

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

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
Asif Noor, MD, FAAP; Ulka Kothari, MD
Antibiotics treat common childhood infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis and otitis media. Additionally, antibiotics treat serious infections…
Point/Counter

Should physicians prescribe antivirals to patients at high risk for flu-related complications more than 2 days after symptom onset?

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
The release of the latest iteration of the Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines on the management of influenza are a welcome addition…
Cover Story

Bad flu seasons test US hospitals

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
Hospitals in the United States implemented new policies based on the severe 2017-2018 influenza season, but experts agree that America’s health…
Feature

Q&A: Autism guidelines include messages for clinicians about screening

December 19, 2019
The AAP published updated clinical guidelines for autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, that offer clinicians insight into new strategies for…
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Having dogs as pets may decrease schizophrenia risk

December 19, 2019
Individuals who were exposed to household pet dogs during infancy and childhood may have a decreased risk for developing schizophrenia, according to…