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

Physician burnout rate increases, broad-based approaches alleviate causes

March 15, 2019
The rate of physician burnout increased 5% during a 3-year period, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network Open. Researchers also…
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IV acetaminophen use raises costs in pediatric hospitals

March 15, 2019
The costs for total acetaminophen use in hospitalized children rose significantly since the introduction of IV acetaminophen, according to study…
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Severity of Zika outbreak explains microcephaly rate in Northeast Brazil

March 14, 2019
In 2015, Northeast Brazil experienced a disproportionately higher rate of microcephaly than anywhere else in the country. Researchers explained that…
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More teens, young adults report mental health issues vs. 10 years ago

March 14, 2019
Rates of serious psychological distress, major depression, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicide and completed suicide have increased between 2005 and…
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Portal hypertension predicts liver transplantation later in biliary atresia course

March 13, 2019
Recent study results showed that cholangitis episodes and the presence of portal hypertension or gastroesophageal varices in adolescence may predict…
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High doses of prenatal vitamin D not associated with children’s asthma risk

March 13, 2019
Women who took high doses of vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy did not impact their child’s risk for asthma by the age of 6 years…
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Antibiotics, PPIs increase risk for CDI in hospitalized children

March 13, 2019
Prior antibiotic exposure and protein pump inhibitor use were both risk factors for the development of Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI…
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Cannabis appears safe, effective in young patients with autism

March 13, 2019
Cannabis seemed safe, effective and well-tolerated in treating young patients with autism, according to findings recently published in Scientific
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Children as young as 10 years may be at risk for suicide

March 12, 2019
In a sample of 79 children aged 10 to 12 years presenting to the ED, nearly one-third screened positive for suicide risk, according to a NIH study.
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myDEx online tool improves HIV prevention

March 12, 2019
Young gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, or YGBMSM, who used an online, interactive educational intervention were more likely to use…