In the Journals

This feature offers timely executive summaries of the most relevant journals in pediatrics Through peer “Perspectives,” full bibliographical information and links to the original journal abstract, In the Journals are a step wider and deeper than journal reviews health care professionals may be accustomed.

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AAP: Pediatricians should prescribe physical activity for patients

February 25, 2020
The AAP encouraged pediatricians to begin prescribing exercise for children, including recommending that they write a “prescription for…
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ADHD medication prescribed at higher rates to children from poor areas

February 25, 2020
Children with ADHD who live in poor areas may be significantly more likely to receive medication for their disorder than children with ADHD who live…
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Few adolescents with HIV achieve viral suppression within 5 months

February 24, 2020
Just 12% of adolescents with HIV aged between 12 and 24 years achieved viral suppression within 5 months after initiating ART, making them far less…
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Rituximab shows promise in refractory lupus erythematosus panniculitis in children

February 24, 2020
Rituximab may be a promising option for treatment-refractory childhood-onset lupus erythematosus panniculitis, according to a retrospective…
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Despite introduction of PCVs, meningitis rates remain steady

February 22, 2020
Although pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, or PCVs, have reduced infections caused by Streptococcus pneumonia, rates of meningitis have remained…
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Disaster-related PTSD may persist for decades, but psychotherapy soon after helps

February 21, 2020
PTSD and depressive symptoms may persist for decades among adolescent survivors of a natural disaster, according to study findings published in…
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Less than a quarter of adolescent MSM have ever been tested for HIV

February 21, 2020
Less than a quarter of adolescent men who have sex with men, or AMSM, have ever been tested for HIV despite being at higher risk for infection, study…
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Flu vaccine 45% effective in US, 55% effective in children, early estimates show

February 20, 2020
The 2019-2020 influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall in the United States this season and 55% effective in children, according to…
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Life-course-persistent antisocial behavior associated with differences in brain structure

February 20, 2020
Individuals who exhibit life-course-persistent antisocial behavior have characteristic differences in brain structure, according to results of a…
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Birth defects linked to macrolide use during pregnancy

February 19, 2020
The use of macrolide antibiotics during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk for major malformations — particularly cardiovascular…