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

Dogs improve speech therapy results in children

September 20, 2018
Speech therapy is a traditionally recommended approach to improving communication skills in children with developmental dysphasia. However, findings…
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Refugee children in Germany at risk for invasive pneumococcal disease

September 19, 2018
Refugee children residing in Germany are significantly more likely to develop invasive pneumococcal disease than German-born children, according to…
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Sexual minority youth at increased risk for polysubstance abuse

September 19, 2018
Young people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual were more likely to use more than one substance — such as alcohol, marijuana and…
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Home repairs reduce lead exposure among pregnant women

September 19, 2018
A randomized clinical trial showed that changes to living spaces, including fixing and repainting walls that were covered in lead paint, as well as…
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Almost one-tenth of US students use cannabis in e-cigarettes

September 18, 2018
Approximately 9% of U.S. middle and high school students reported using cannabis in e-cigarettes in 2016, according to research published in JAMA
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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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Household cleaning products might contribute to childhood overweight

September 18, 2018
Regular use of household cleaning products might contribute to risk for overweight in childhood by altering children’s gut microbiota…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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PELD score insufficient for allocation of livers compared with MELD score

September 18, 2018
The PELD score did not accurately predict 90-day pretransplant mortality in children who were listed for liver transplantation compared with adults…
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Antibiotic combos using four to five drugs effective against E. coli

September 18, 2018
Despite the consensus that using more than two antibiotics to treat bacterial infections may produce more harm than benefit, research published in…