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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LAIV ineffective for children during 2015-2016 season

September 22, 2017
Although vaccination against influenza lessened the chances of illness, the live-attenuated vaccine demonstrated inefficacy and the inactivated
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Rescinding DACA may have ‘dire’ mental health consequences

September 15, 2017
Eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program would be detrimental to the mental health of those impacted by the law, according to…
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Worldwide mortality rates on decline

September 15, 2017
Mortality rates have decreased across all age groups worldwide during the last 5 decades, and deaths in children younger than 5 years decreased to…
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Only 2% of oral food challenges result in anaphylaxis

September 15, 2017
Clinical low-risk oral food challenges present few risks in practice, with 98% performed without an anaphylactic event and 86% of challenges having
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AAP urges discussion about alternative therapies, supplement use in children

September 14, 2017
With approximately 12% of all U.S. children receiving some form of complementary therapy – including fish oil, probiotics and acupuncture
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Unavailability of LAIV may decrease pediatric vaccination rates

September 13, 2017
Vaccination rates were lower among children in the 2016 to 2017 influenza season when compared with the 2015 to 2016 season, according to recent…
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PrEP safe, effective for teens at risk for HIV, yet adherence remains low

September 13, 2017
Although preexposure prophylaxis was found to be safe and well tolerated among adolescent men who have sex with men at increased risk of HIV, rates
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Vaccination efforts estimated to prevent 20 million deaths by 2020

September 12, 2017
Vaccination efforts supported by Gavi, a global Vaccine Alliance, in 73 low- and middle-income countries is expected to avert more than 20 million
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No benefit to intracranial pressure monitoring in children with TBI

September 12, 2017
The use of intracranial pressure monitoring to improve functional survival outcomes in children with severe traumatic brain injury does not increase
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Pharmacy access varied across US counties

September 11, 2017
Although the number of pharmacies in the United States has been increasing, access to their services varies greatly by county, with a range of 0 to
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