Pediatrics News

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years
Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
2003 to 2017 Saw Drop in Infant Mortality Due to Birth Defects
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies
Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week
CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID'd in Colorado Hospital
Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD
Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning
N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
2001 to 2016 Saw Drop, Stall in IQ Losses From Chemicals
Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
One in Four Children With Autism Not Formally Diagnosed
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
15-Year-Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Neural Tube Defect Prevalence 7.0 Per 10,000 in HIV-Exposed
Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Cooking Programs May Influence Children's Food Selection
Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics
Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds
Rate of Electronic Scooter Injuries Increased From 2014 to 2018
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver
Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve HIV Remission in Infants
Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates
Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire
CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise
Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children
Low-Value Health Care Services for Children Not Uncommon
Early Treatment Tied to Faster Concussion Recovery
Few Youths Receive Addiction Treatment After Opioid Overdose
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Teens Who Misuse Opioids Likely to Engage in Other Risky Behaviors
Twelfth-Grade Binge Drinking Linked to Risky Driving Practices
Many Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Unnecessary in Teens and Young Adults
Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU
Public Policy Recs Updated for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Lower Odds of Child Obesity
Survivors of Childhood Cancers at Risk for Shortened Life Span
Guidance Developed for Providing Quality STD Care
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
Trump Administration to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes
Antiepileptic Drug Exposure Low in Breastfeeding Infants
Severity of Autism Symptoms May Vary in Monozygotic Twins
Maternal Exposure to Organic Pollutants May Cut Fetal Growth
fMRI Measures May Predict Psychiatric Symptoms in Children
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Samoa Ends State of Emergency Over Measles
CDC: Cases of Flu Continue to Mount Across America
China Convicts Scientists Claiming First Genetically Edited Babies
Number of Children With Opioid Poisonings Increasing
Many With Peanut Allergies Unnecessarily Avoid Tree Nuts
Intervention Cuts Preoperative Anxiety in Young Children
Public Insurance Tied to Lower Cancer Survival in Young Patients
Prescribing Practices Can Mitigate Opioid Overdose Risk for Teens
U.S. Teens Initiating E-Cigarette Use at Younger Ages
Bariatric Surgery in Teens May Cut Diabetic Kidney Disease Risk
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
News of Vaping-Related Injury Getting Vapers' Attention
Most Children Do Not Have Positive Results to Antibiotic Challenge
Mortality Due to Fire, Heat, Hot Substances Declined Globally
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
12 Million U.S. Residents Drove Under Influence of Marijuana in 2018
Vaccination Rates Improved With Removal of Nonmedical Exemptions
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Infertility Risk Increased for Men Born Small for Gestational Age
Number of Teens Vaping Marijuana on the Rise
Standardized Screening for ASD Recommended at 18, 24 Months
Congress Approves Raising Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Concussions More Common Among College Students Than Thought
E-Cigarette Influencers to Be Banned From Instagram, Facebook
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Most Students Who Use E-Cigs Vape Nicotine and Marijuana
Fenfluramine Reduces Convulsive Seizures in Dravet Syndrome
USPSTF Recommends Behavioral Counseling for STI Prevention
Possible Measles Exposures Occurred at LA International Airport
Congress Could Raise Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Remain High in U.S.
Cesarean Section Not Linked to Obesity in Offspring
Burnout Rates Exceed 50 Percent for Pediatric Residents
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
U.S. Will Have Three-Digit Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline
Prenatal, Early-Life Air Pollutant Exposure Tied to Later Allergies
Potentially Nephrotoxic Meds Prescribed to Children With CKD
One in Three Parents Report Skipping Doctor, Dentist Appointment
Survival Worse for Nonwhite Children With Hodgkin Lymphoma
Few Child Care Centers Report Flu Vaccine Requirements
Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication
Shortage of Applied Behavior Analysts Found for Children With Autism
State Legislators React to Preventable Disease Outbreaks
Trampoline-Related Pediatric Fractures Increased 2008 Through 2017
Household Cleaning Product-Linked Ocular Exposure Declining
Current Tobacco Use Prevalent in Middle, High School Students
Fresh Red Blood Cell Transfusion No Better in Critically Ill Children
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
Purified CBD May Help Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Few MMR-Vaccine Eligible Children Receive Vaccine Before Travel
Breastfeeding May Protect Against Postpartum Relapses in MS
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
Rural Children Experiencing Higher Mortality Rates
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Effects of Omega-3 Fish Oil Mixed for ADHD Symptoms in Youth
Distinct Populations of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death ID'd
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Cellphone-Related Injuries to Head, Neck on the Rise
CDC: All 50 States Now Reporting Cases of Severe Vaping-Linked Lung Injury
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
FDA Testing Levels of Carcinogen in Diabetes Drug Metformin
Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains
Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens
Introducing Foods Early May Cut Development of Food Allergies
Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood
More Girls Admitted With Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018
More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
RSNA: Brain Changes Observed on MRI in Obese Teens
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Infancy Nurse Visit Program May Reduce Public Benefit Costs
eBay Bans Infant Inclined Sleepers, Other Companies Urged to Do Same
Concussion May Up Risk for Suicide in High School Students
Prediabetes Prevalent in U.S. Adolescents, Young Adults
Overall, 8.5 Percent of Suicide Acts in U.S. Are Fatal
Government Shut Down as Samoa Battles Measles Outbreak
Childhood Adversity Linked to Borderline Personality Disorder
Child Consumption of Sugary Drinks Down From 2003 to 2014
Holding Intubated Infants in ICU Found to Be Safe, Beneficial
Federal, State Background Check Laws Together Cut Teen Gun Carrying
Three Meds Equal as Second-Line Therapy for Status Epilepticus
Diet Pill, Laxative Use in Women Tied to Later Eating Disorder Dx
Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition
Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs
Object-Related Aspiration Deaths Decreased Among Children
Exposure to Psychoactive Substances Up From 2000 to 2017
Asthma Exacerbations May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Death Toll in Samoa Measles Epidemic Reaches 25
Potentially Tainted Marijuana Sold in Colorado
FDA Approves Oxbryta for Treatment of Sickle Cell Disease
FDA Approves First System to Insert Ear Tubes Under Local Anesthesia
New Screening Criteria Help Better ID Retinopathy of Prematurity
Peds Cardiac Surgical Outcomes Improved in Consortium
Nutritional Deficiencies ID'd in Teens After Bariatric Surgery
Most Toddlers Exceed Screen Time Guidelines
Polio Vaccines Causing Polio Cases
Maternal Efavirenz May Up Risk for Microcephaly Among Offspring
Overall Rate of Pediatric Nonpowder Firearm Injuries Down
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Most Teens Worldwide Are Not Exercising Enough
Parental Marijuana Use Ups Risk for Substance Use in Offspring
Obesity Prevalence Decreased Modestly for Children in WIC
Massachusetts Passes Bill to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products
Most Infants Susceptible to Measles by 3 Months of Age
Few Anorexia Nervosa Patients Make Complete Recovery
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
Inducing Labor at 41 Weeks May Cut Stillbirth Rates
CDC Updates Interim Guidance on Vaping-Linked Lung Illness
Prenatal Antidepressant Use May Up Risk for Gestational Diabetes
~25 Percent of Adolescents, Young Adults Use Rx Opioids
Most Infants, Toddlers Consuming Added Sugars
Poll: Parents Cite Barriers to Recognizing Depression in Adolescents
CDC: 63.5 Percent of 3- to 5-Year-Olds Have Had Vision Tested
Umbilical Cord Milking May Harm Extremely Preterm Infants
Optic Nerve Ultrasound May ID Increased Intracranial Pressure
AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens
AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Common TB Vaccine Associated With Lower Lung Cancer Rates
Cannabis Use Disorder Has Declined Among Teens, Young Adults
Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination
FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172
Childhood Episode of Pancreatitis May Up Risk for Diabetes Later
About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Raised in NY State
Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease Tied to Kidney Disease
Cannabis Use Disorder Up With Recreational Pot Legalization
Invasive Melanoma Incidence Decreasing in Teens, Young Adults
Health Groups Urge President to Ban All Flavored E-Cigarettes
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib
Early Childhood High BMI Tied to Maternal Prepregnancy Factors
Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients Often Undervaccinated
EPA Proposal Would Limit Use of Science in Public Health Rules
Double Lung Transplant Performed for Vaping-Related Illness
ACAAI: Family History of Cancer Risk Factor for Childhood Asthma
Sesame-Specific IgE Levels May Help Diagnose Allergies
Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes
CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Tops 2,000
Tx Choice for T2DM in Obese Teens Tied to Later Kidney Disease Risk
San Francisco Vaping Ban Upheld by Voters
Serious Eating Disorder Possible Even at Normal Body Weight
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
2010 to 2016 Saw Increase in Teens Admitted to ED for Abuse
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use High Among U.S. Preteens, Teens
Effect of Legislation on School Vaccination Rates May Be Limited
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Religious Exemption Rate for Vaccination Up in 2017 to 2018
2007 to 2016 Saw Increase in Child Psychiatrists in U.S.
Risk for Death, Suicide Up in Teens Who Visit ED for Self-Harm
CDC: 1 Dead, 8 Hospitalized in Salmonella Outbreak Tied to Ground Beef
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
2007 to 2016 Saw Rise in ADHD Prevalence in Adults, Children
Risk for Birth Defects Not Increased With Adalimumab
Elexacaftor-Tezacaftor-Ivacaftor Efficacious for Cystic Fibrosis
Juul Shipped Tainted Products, Lawsuit Alleges
Close to 1,900 Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported, CDC Says
Quarter of Fetal Abnormalities ID'd in Late Third-Trimester US
Fetal Exposure to Acetaminophen May Increase Risk for ADHD, ASD
Groups Urge Ban of Mint, Menthol E-Cigarette Flavors
White House Launches Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse
Maltreatment in Childhood Ups Risk for Physical Pain in Young Women
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
CDC: Most Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injury Report THC Use
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Childhood Cancer Treatment Increases Risk for Breast Cancer Later
Prevalence of Pain Higher in Children With Autism
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Spironolactone Noninferior in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
AAP: Info Sparse for Nonnutritive Sweetener Use in Children
AAP: Greater Access to Bariatric, Metabolic Surgery Urged for Youth
Electronic Device Use Tied to Sugar, Caffeine Intake in Teens
Doctors Mostly Dissatisfied With Electronic Health Record Systems
HPV DNA Identified in Oral Cavity of 6.2 Percent of Teen Girls
AAP: Antihistamine Use for Anaphylaxis May Delay Care Seeking
AAP: Most Moms Unconcerned With Informal Milk Sharing
Bans on Flavored Products Can Cut Any Tobacco Use in Teens
No Link Found Between Teen Contact Sports, Later Mental Health Issues
AAP: Less Than Half of U.S. Children Get Sufficient Sleep
FDA: N.J. Company Must Stop Selling Unapproved Flavored Vaping Products
Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles
CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Now Top 1,600
Vergence/Accommodative Tx Improves Visual Function
Patients With Diabetes Still Require More Hospitalizations for Infections
Effect of Fluoxetine on Repetitive Behaviors in ASD Youth Unclear
First Use of Flavored Tobacco Linked to Subsequent Use
Most Preemies Survive Into Adulthood Without Major Comorbidities
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
Antiviral Antibodies ID'd in CSF of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Cases
Safe Infant Sleep Practices Suboptimal Across the U.S.
Lower Birth Weight May Protect Against Allergies
Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors
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Pediatrics Conference Highlights

December 1 2019 - December 6 2019Radiological Society of North America, Dec. 1-6
November 16 2019 - November 18 2019American Heart Association, Nov. 16-18
November 8 2019 - November 13 2019American College of Rheumatology, Nov. 8-13
November 7 2019 - November 11 2019American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Nov. 7-11
October 25 2019 - October 29 2019American Academy of Pediatrics, Oct. 25-29
October 25 2019 - October 30 2019American College of Gastroenterology, Oct. 25-30
October 19 2019 - October 23 2019American College of Chest Physicians, Oct. 19-23
October 2 2019 - October 6 2019Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 2-6
September 15 2019 - September 18 2019American Society for Radiation Oncology, Sept. 15-18
September 15 2019 - September 18 2019American Academy of Otolaryngology, Sept. 15-18
June 7 2019 - June 11 2019American Diabetes Association, June 7-11
May 18 2019 - May 22 2019American Psychiatric Association, May 18-22
April 11 2019 - April 13 2019American College of Physicians, April 11-13
March 12 2019 - March 16 2019American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 12-16
March 1 2019 - March 5 2019American Academy of Dermatology, March 1-5
February 22 2019 - February 25 2019American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, Feb. 22-25

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