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

Trauma-focused CBT lessens post-traumatic stress, grief in orphaned children

January 22, 2020
Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, or TF-CBT, more effectively reduced post-traumatic stress than usual care among children who experienced…
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In Tennessee, 2% of providers write 25% of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions

January 22, 2020
Less than 2% of health care providers account for 25% of all pediatric antibiotic prescriptions in Tennessee, according to a study published in…
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25% of young children with autism are undiagnosed

January 21, 2020
One-fourth of children aged 8 years or younger with documented signs and symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, are not diagnosed, according…
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Rate of infant deaths attributed to birth defects declines by 10% in US

January 20, 2020
The birth defect-related infant mortality rate in the United States declined by 10% from 2003 to 2017, according to data published in MMWR
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Maternal stress over CHD linked to impaired fetal brain development

January 17, 2020
Psychological distress in women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease, or CHD, is associated with impaired cerebellar and hippocampal…
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Family-focused therapy reduces mood episodes in youths at risk for bipolar disorder

January 16, 2020
Children and adolescents who are at high risk for bipolar disorder achieved longer times between mood episodes after receiving family-focused…
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EPO not neuroprotective in extremely preterm infants

January 15, 2020
Treatment with high-dose erythropoietin, or EPO, is not associated with a lower risk for death or severe neurodevelopmental impairment at 2 years of…
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Adolescent-specific thyroid reference ranges may avoid misdiagnosis

January 15, 2020
Reference ranges for thyroid function among adolescents differ substantially from those for adults, according to findings from a longitudinal…
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Study offers insights into trajectory of psychotic experiences from childhood to adulthood

January 15, 2020
An unmet need exists for care among young people with psychotic disorders, according to results of a population-based cohort study published in…
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Decolonization reduces parent-to-child S. aureus transmission in NICU

January 15, 2020
Parental application of nasal antibiotic ointment and use of antiseptic wipes may significantly reduce parent-to-infant transmission of…