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1 Atenolol versus losartan in children and young adults with Marfan's syndrome New England Journal of Medicine, November 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Clinical Article

2 Neuronal T-cell autoreactivity is amplified in overweight children with new-onset insulin-requiring diabetes Diabetes Care, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Pediatric exposure to opioid and sedation medications during terminal hospitalizations in the United States, 2007-2011 The Journal of Pediatrics, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Serum D-dimer concentrations are increased after pediatric traumatic brain injury The Journal of Pediatrics, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Impact of early sodium supplementation on hyponatremia and growth in premature infants: a randomized controlled trial Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Characterisation of betatrophin concentrations in childhood and adolescent obesity and insulin resistance Pediatric Diabetes, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

7 A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial of the safety and efficacy of atorvastatin in children with elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) and type 1 diabetes Pediatric Diabetes, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Protective effect of a low single dose inhaled steroid against exercise induced bronchoconstriction Pediatric Pulmonology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation versus nasal continuous positive airway pressure for preterm infants with respiratory distress syndrome: A meta-analysis and up-date Pediatric Pulmonology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

10 The impact of cooking classes on food-related preferences, attitudes, and behaviors of school-aged children: a systematic review of the evidence, 2003–2014 Full Text Preventing Chronic Disease, November 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

11 Nitrous oxide procedural sedation in non-fasting pediatric patients undergoing minor surgery: a 12-year experience with 1,058 patients Pediatric Surgery International, November 24, 2014    Review Article

12 Systematic research review of observational approaches used to evaluate mother-child mealtime interactions during preschool years American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 24, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

13 Effectiveness evaluation of the food fortification program of Costa Rica: impact on anemia prevalence and hemoglobin concentrations in women and children American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

14 "Default" versus “pre-atopic” IgG responses to foodborne and airborne pathogenesis-related group 10 protein molecules in birch-sensitized and nonatopic children The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Frequent vaccination missed opportunities at primary care encounters contribute to underimmunization The Journal of Pediatrics, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Referral of very low birth weight infants to high-risk follow-up at neonatal intensive care unit discharge varies widely across California The Journal of Pediatrics, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Risk of bloodstream infection in children admitted to paediatric intensive care units in England and Wales following emergency inter-hospital transfer Intensive Care Medicine, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Health in overweight children: 2-year follow-up of Finnmark Activity School-a randomised trial Archives of Diseases in Childhood, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Childhood malnutrition and the intestinal microbiome Pediatric Research, November 24, 2014    Review Article

20 Seasonal variation of child under nutrition in Malawi: is seasonal food availability an important factor? Findings from a national level cross-sectional study Full Text BMC Public Health, November 24, 2014    Clinical Article

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Waist-to-height ratio does not predict cardiometabolic risk in children

As reported in Clinical Nutrition, the waist-to-height ratio is inferior to the waist circumference and BMI in predicting body fat percentage and cardiometabolic risk factors in children 3-17 years of age.

5-HT levels elevated in autism

As reported in European Neuropsychopharmacology, based on a meta-analysis of 22 studies, serotonin (5-HT) levels are significantly elevated in the whole blood of children with autism (OR = 4.6).

Narrow-spectrum antibiotics recommended for CAP in children

As reported in Pediatrics, narrow-spectrum antibiotics yielded similar outcomes in children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) to broad-spectrum antibiotics. The study was conducted in 4 hospital and involved 492 patients between 2 months and 18 years with a discharge diagnosis of CAP. Other than a 10-hour decrease in length of stay in the narrow-spectrum antibiotic groups, the outcomes were similar between the narrow- and broad-spectrum antibiotic groups.

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