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

Flame-retardant chemical exposure reduced with frequent hand-washing, house cleaning

July 17, 2018
Exposure to organophosphate and alternative brominated flame retardants is common in American households through stuffed furniture like sofas and…
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More research needed on relationship between digital media use, ADHD in teens

July 17, 2018
Data published in JAMA revealed that more frequent use of digital media was linked to increased odds of ADHD symptom occurrence over a 2-year period…
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Medicaid, CHIP enrollment higher with streamlined marketplace

July 17, 2018
Larger increases in public coverage through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, occurred between 2013 and 2015, when…
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Zika still a risk for female travelers

July 16, 2018
Although the prevalence of Zika has declined, it remains an important concern for women of reproductive age; thus, physicians should discuss…
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Adding azithromycin to ivermectin does not improve impetigo, scabies treatment

July 16, 2018
The addition of azithromycin to an ivermectin mass drug administration, or MDA, had a similar effect as ivermectin alone for treating scabies and…
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Children on Medicaid frequently prescribed opioids for self-limited conditions

July 16, 2018
Fifteen percent of Medicaid-insured children in Tennessee received outpatient prescriptions for opioids related to predominately acute, self-limited…
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Under new AAP guideline, more US youths classified as having hypertension

July 13, 2018
Although the prevalence of hypertension among U.S. youths aged 12 to 19 years decreased between 2001 and 2016, there was an increase in the number of…
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Teens’ days’ supply of prescription opioids often exceeds 3 days

July 13, 2018
Researchers found that the days’ supply of opioid medications prescribed for teenagers was usually higher than the 3 days recommended in the…
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Adverse events with moxifloxacin rarely result in treatment discontinuations in children

July 12, 2018
The use of moxifloxacin — a fluoroquinolone not currently approved by the FDA for use in children — is commonly associated with adverse…
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More than a third of youth with PTSD did not receive treatment in 2012

July 12, 2018
Of more than 7,700 youths with a new episode of PTSD in 2012, about 60% received psychotherapy, about 6% received pharmacotherapy and more than…