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.

In the Journals

Childhood asthma tied to increased LV mass index in adulthood

July 21, 2017
Adults with a history of childhood asthma had an elevated left ventricular mass index, especially in those with prehypertension or hypertension…
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Maternal vitamin D level linked to adverse events in childhood development

July 20, 2017
Children born to mothers with inadequate vitamin D-serum 25(OH)D levels were more likely to have suboptimal gross-motor skills when compared with…
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HBV while pregnant increases risk for HBV vaccination failure in newborns

July 20, 2017
Researchers observed a significant association between the presence of higher hepatitis B DNA at 28 to 30 weeks of gestation in pregnant women and…
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Study suggests link between antidepressant exposure, autism

July 20, 2017
Autism was more common in children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy, compared with children not exposed to antidepressants whose mothers…
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Researchers identify gaps in care in patients with autism

July 20, 2017
Although significant strides have been made in helping youths with autism transition to adulthood, there are still areas where research can help…
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Sand flies, wild mammals likely to transmit visceral leishmaniasis to dogs in protected areas

July 20, 2017
Sand flies and wild animals sustain a natural infection from visceral leishmaniasis, making household pet exposure near forested and protected areas…
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'1-3-6' guidelines improve vocabulary outcomes in children with hearing loss

July 18, 2017
Children with hearing loss that meet all three Early Hearing Detection and Intervention guidelines — hearing screening by 1 month, diagnosis of…
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Linear skin lesions prevalent in children with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome

July 18, 2017
More than a quarter of pediatric patients with Henoch-Schönlein syndrome experienced linear skin lesions, according to recently published study…
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More vitamin D may not equal fewer winter respiratory infections

July 18, 2017
Among healthy children aged 1 to 5 years, 2,000 IU of vitamin D supplementation per day compared with 400 IU supplementation did not reduce the…
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Baby-led weaning results in less food fussiness with no difference in BMI

July 18, 2017
Although baby-led approaches to complementary feeding did not significantly affect whether an infant had an appropriate body mass index when compared…
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