The Latest Journal Articles in Pediatrics

1Effects of breast-feeding duration, bottle-feeding duration and non-nutritive sucking habits on the occlusal characteristics of primary dentitionBMC Pediatrics, May 04, 2015  Full Text  Clinical Article
2Effect of preterm birth on postnatal apolipoprotein and adipocytokine profilesNeonatology, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
3Dietary nucleotide and nucleoside exposure in infancy and atopic dermatitis, recurrent wheeze, and allergic sensitizationJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
4Monotherapy with infliximab versus combination therapy in the maintenance of clinical remission in children with moderate to severe Crohn's diseaseJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
5Cow’s milk contamination of human milk purchased via the internetPediatrics, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
6Cost-effectiveness of treatment of acute otorrhea in children with tympanostomy tubesPediatrics, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
7Childhood interstitial lung disease: A systematic reviewPediatric Pulmonology, May 04, 2015  Review Article
8Antibiotic treatment of diarrhoea is associated with decreased time to the next diarrhoea episode among young children in Vellore, IndiaInternational Journal of Epidemiology, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
9Childhood vaccination coverage rates among military dependents in the United StatesPediatrics, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
10Enjoyment of tactile play is associated with lower food neophobia in preschool childrenJournal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, May 04, 2015  Clinical Article
1Research unlocks critical early nutrient supply for embryosThe University of Manchester News, May 04, 2015
2Study: Improper use of sitting, carrying devices can lead to infant deathPennsylvania State University Health and Medicine News, May 04, 2015
3Mixing energy drinks, alcohol tied to abusive drinking in teensNorris Cotton Cancer Center News, May 04, 2015
4Oxygen exposure and cardiopulmonary developmentAmerican Thoracic Society News, May 04, 2015
5Bottleneck analysis can improve care for mothers and newborns in poor settingsKarolinska Institutet, May 04, 2015
6Babies born with drug withdrawal symptoms on riseVanderbilt University Medical Center Research News, May 04, 2015
7New pilot project in Ottawa offers mobile solution for immunization reportingOttawa Hospital Research Institute News, May 04, 2015
8Fresh whole blood reduces possible complications in pediatric heart surgery patientsThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons News, May 04, 2015
9Age at autism diagnosis differs between boys, girlsAmerican Academy of Pediatrics News, May 04, 2015
10Victims of bullying fare worse in the long run than maltreated childrenAmerican Academy of Pediatrics News, May 04, 2015

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Procalcitonin predicts serious bacterial infections in children

As reported in Academic Emergency Medicine, elevated procalcitonin levels predicted serious bacterial infections in febrile children ≤ 36 months of age better than elevated white blood cell counts, elevated neutrophil counts, and elevated absolute band count.

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.

Cortisol as a biomarker of obstructive sleep apnea

As reported in Pediatric Pulmonology, salivary cortisol has an increased diurnal variation in children with mild or moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea, while no changes in α-amylase were detected.

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