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Headlines in Pediatrics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes, the most common form diagnosed in children and adolescents.

Automated urinalysis and urine dipstick with pediatric-specific cutpoints perform well in diagnosing urinary tract infection in young febrile children in the emergency department.

An experimental drug shows promise in treating respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a leading cause of pneumonia in infants, researchers report.

A recent study suggests that there may be an elevated stroke risk for children during the few days after a minor infection such as a cold.

NIH-supported study suggests that early diagnosis of severe combined immunodeficiency leads to high survival rates

NIH-funded study provides hope for children with disease-related brain damage

Less than a third of teens say their doctors have spoken to them about tobacco use, according to a new study.

A simple test examining involuntary eye movements may provide an objective way to tell whether individuals have attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder (ADHD) and whether stimulant medication will be an effective treatment, new research suggests.

There is little high-quality evidence to support the efficacy and safety of histamine-2 receptor antagonists (H2RAs) for pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

Pediatric emergency department (ED) physicians may be relying too much on oxygen saturation readings from pulse oximetry devices when deciding whether infants with bronchiolitis are hospitalized.

Increased odds for asthma seen into teen years

A new survey shows that more than a year after its release, many psychiatrists have not put the DSM-5 into practice.

The risk for depression and psychotic experiences in adolescence is almost 2-fold higher in individuals with the highest vs the lowest levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in childhood, a major longitudinal study shows.

The Dyspnea Index (DI) reliably assesses quality of life in adolescents with exercise-induced paradoxical vocal fold motion (PVFM), according to a new study.

Rates of developmental and mental disabilities -- ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report.

Messages that focus on benefits to the child have the most impact, study finds.

Despite a move away from the practice in the mid-1800's, some strictly Orthodox Jews still use their mouths to suck the site of circumcision during a bris. According to a new assessment, this practice was the likely cause of infant herpes in more than two dozen reported cases.

A new long-term study shows that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine appears to protect against the sexually transmitted virus for at least eight years.

Four simple steps appear to cut catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) in children, according to a new study.

By the time preschool-age children become overweight or obese, cardiometabolic risk factors including insulin resistance and fatty liver are already present in some, new research shows.

Very high myopia is less likely when retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is treated with bevacizumab instead of conventional lasers, according to results from the BEAT-ROP study.

The RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine retains efficacy after 18 months in children and young infants, according to results from 11 sites in 7 countries across Africa.

Testing and empirical treatment for invasive herpes infection have been increasing in older and less sick children over the past decade in the US, according to research using the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database.

Significantly higher risk of hemorrhagic stroke in early adulthood seen with treatment

Laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed in children is associated with short hospital stays, few complications, and good long-term results.

Variation seen for common conditions, even when adjusting for illness severity

Plain pelvic radiography to detect fracture or dislocation among children with blunt torso trauma is only 78% sensitive.

Quality-improvement initiative reduces catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in children

Extremely premature babies are less likely to develop infections when medical staff wear gloves after washing their hands, compared with just hand washing, a new study finds.

According to a new study from the American Academy of Pediatrics, concussions arising from a blow to the top of the head are more likely to make young athletes lose consciousness.