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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Pediatric immunization records improving with varying data quality

November 22, 2017
Data on children who received at least two immunizations recorded in immunization information systems within the United States has increased from 90%…
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Infant vaccination rates remain high despite racial, insurance disparities

November 21, 2017
Although vaccination rates remain at or over 90% for many 19- to 35-month-old children, decreases in several vaccines were observed between 2015 and…
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Twitter usage may provide insight into ADHD

November 20, 2017
Recent findings showed differences in how individuals with ADHD used social media, compared with peers without ADHD. “On social media, where…
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Study links screen time to increased depression, suicide rates

November 20, 2017
Recent findings that matched national survey data by year suggested more new media screen time may be associated with increases in depression and…
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AAP: Empathetic counseling needed to address pediatric obesity stigma

November 20, 2017
A ‘patient first’ approach using positive language and actions is encouraged when treating children who have overweight or obesity to…
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Early adverse events spur depression, health concerns in teens

November 17, 2017
Children who experience an increase of zero to three adverse childhood events, including poverty or traumatic events, were 25% more likely to have…
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Group B streptococcus stillbirths, deaths remain high despite vaccine feasibility

November 16, 2017
Group B streptococcal infections are a major contributor to poor health in both mothers and children and is responsible for nearly 150,000…
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Despite black-box warning, codeine use after tonsillectomy persists

November 16, 2017
The FDA placement of a black-box warning on the use of codeine in children after tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy was able to decrease the amount…
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Influenza vaccination in pediatric EDs cost-effective

November 15, 2017
Administering immunization against influenza in pediatric ED settings to all eligible patients demonstrates cost-efficacy and can reduce the number…
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Prevalence of chronic conditions on the rise among childbearing women

November 14, 2017
The rate of chronic conditions among the childbearing population increased between 2005-2006 and 2013-2014, particularly among women from rural and…
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