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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Video game enhances sensory, motor stimuli in children with ASD

January 21, 2019
Kids with autism spectrum disorder and co-occurring ADHD had “high engagement” with a video-game based tool that delivered sensory and…
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PPI use increases hospitalization risk in children with problems initiating swallowing

January 21, 2019
Children with oropharyngeal dysphagia who used PPIs to alleviate aspiration were at increased risk for hospitalization, according to findings…
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Flavored tobacco use among US youth rebounds after brief dip

January 18, 2019
There was a significant decrease in flavored tobacco product use among U.S. youth in middle and high school between 2014 and 2016, but the trend…
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Malaria vaccine candidate PAMVAC passes test in humans

January 18, 2019
A recent phase 1 clinical trial of the malaria vaccine candidate PAMVAC, designed to protect against pregnancy-associated malaria, or PAM, found that…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Calcinosis linked to greater disease severity, duration in juvenile dermatomyositis

January 17, 2019
Among patients with juvenile dermatomyositis, calcinosis was associated with longer active disease duration, disease severity and clinical features…
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Rate of late-onset GBS in infants surpasses early-onset cases

January 17, 2019
The rate of early-onset disease caused by group B Streptococcus, or GBS, has decreased among infants in the United States between 2006 and 2015…
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1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

January 16, 2019
Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The
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Almost 16% of pediatric transplant recipients hospitalized with vaccine-preventable diseases

January 15, 2019
Children receiving solid organ transplants — especially lung, heart, intestine and multivisceral transplants — are hospitalized with…
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Teens who self-harm more likely to commit violent crime

January 14, 2019
Adolescents who self-harmed were three times more likely to commit violent crime than those who did not, according to study findings. Identifying…