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

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…
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Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…
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Performance of visceral leishmaniasis tests vary widely

July 18, 2019
Research published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggested that commercially available serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil…
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Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…
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Inherited genetic factors explain most of the variation in ASD occurrence

July 17, 2019
Using population data from five countries, researchers estimated that the heritability of autism spectrum disorder was about 80%, indicating that…
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One-third of children exposed to Zika in utero show neurological problems

July 17, 2019
Almost a third of children aged 3 years and younger who were exposed to Zika virus during their mother’s pregnancy had below-average…
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States with stricter gun laws have fewer pediatric firearm-related deaths

July 16, 2019
A 5-year analysis in the United States revealed that states with stricter gun laws, including those that require universal background checks for gun…
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Prepregnancy surgery significantly increases risk for neonatal withdrawal

July 16, 2019
Prepregnancy surgery is associated with an increased risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome in later pregnancies, according to study results published…
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Oral antibiotics do not interfere with rotavirus vaccine immunogenicity

July 12, 2019
Oral antibiotics did not affect the immunogenicity of the rotavirus vaccine in infants, according to findings published in the Journal of the
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Adults born preterm less likely to have sexual partnerships

July 12, 2019
Adults who were born preterm or with low birth weight are less likely to have sexual intercourse, romantic partnerships or to become parents than…