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

Maternal use of epilepsy drug may decrease school performance in offspring

February 19, 2018
Pregnant women who used valproate had children with significantly lower school performance vs. children who were exposed to lamotrigine or not…
In the Journals

Two-minute questionnaire helps detect autism in toddlers

February 19, 2018
The use of a 2-minute parental survey that includes questions regarding their child’s ability to respond to their name, gestures they use to…
In the Journals

Childhood infection linked to lower IQ, higher risk for psychosis in Swedish men

February 16, 2018
Research published in JAMA Psychiatry demonstrated that exposure to infections during the first year of life was associated with lower IQ and higher…
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Sibling bullying increases risk for psychotic disorders threefold

February 16, 2018
Longitudinal study findings indicated that individuals involved in sibling bullying during childhood were up to three times more likely to develop…
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Regular visits to PCP may reduce risk for acute appendicitis

February 16, 2018
Children and adolescents with health insurance who regularly saw their primary care physician were less likely to have a ruptured appendix, according…
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Shorter childhood height increases risk for future stroke

February 15, 2018
Patients who were short at age 7 to 13 years have an increased risk for ischemic stroke, according to a study published in Stroke. The risk for…
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Vaccine programs may benefit poorest in developing nations most

February 15, 2018
Vaccines could possibly prevent up to 36 million deaths between 2016 and 2030 in 41 low- and middle-income countries, with the poorest populations…
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Preschool intervention improves educational achievement by midlife

February 14, 2018
The use of an educational intervention that offers school-based enrichment and services for the family between preschool and third grade can promote
In the Journals

Follow-up visits after bronchiolitis provide reassurance for families

February 14, 2018
Follow-up visits scheduled for younger children who had been hospitalized for bronchiolitis offered reassurance for families, according to recently…
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Early nutritional intake related to brain growth in preterm neonates

February 13, 2018
Preterm neonates who received higher nutritional intake and enteral feeding primarily with breast milk during the first 2 weeks of life were more…
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