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1 Efficacy and tolerability of a high loading dose (25,000 IU weekly) vitamin D3 supplementation in obese children with vitamin D insufficiency/deficiency Hormone Research in Paediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

2 Skin carotenoids: A biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake in children Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Identification of a novel nonsense mutation in the ligand-binding domain of the vitamin D receptor gene and clinical description of two Greek patients with hereditary vitamin D-resistant rickets and alopecia Hormone Research in Paediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Utility of adjunctive macrolide therapy in treatment of children with asthma: A systematic review and meta-analysis Full Text Journal of Asthma and Allergy, July 29, 2014    Evidence Based Medicine    Review Article

5 Glucose, insulin, and insulin resistance in normal-weight, overweight and obese children with obstructive sleep apnea Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, July 29, 2014    Clinical Guideline    Clinical Article

6 Intravenous sildenafil i.v. as rescue treatment for refractory pulmonary hypertension in extremely preterm infants Klinische P├Ądiatrie, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Sleep duration and obesity among adolescents transitioning to adulthood: do results differ by sex? The Journal of Pediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Antiobesity drugs in early pregnancy and congenital malformations in the offspring Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Vitamin D status in Irish children and adolescents: Value of fortification and supplementation Clinical Pediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

10 Prevalence of a history of overweight and obesity in adolescents with restrictive eating disorders Journal of Adolescent Health, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

11 Development and assessment of molecular diagnostic tests for 15 enteropathogens causing childhood diarrhoea: A multicentre study The Lancet Infectious Diseases, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

12 The conundrum of primary snoring in children: What are we missing in regards to cognitive and behavioural morbidity? Sleep Medicine Reviews , July 29, 2014    Review Article

13 Safety and retention rate of rufinamide in 300 patients: A single pediatric epilepsy center experience Epilepsia, July 29, 2014    Review Article

14 Association between altered placental human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) production and the occurrence of cryptorchidism: a retrospective study Full Text BMC Pediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

15 Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: development of consensus referral criteria for specialist diagnostic assessment in Australia Full Text BMC Pediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Gallstones in pediatric hematopoietic cell transplant survivors with up to 40 years of follow-up Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Review of electroconvulsive therapy practice from a tertiary Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Centre Asian Journal of Psychiatry, July 29, 2014    Review Article

18 Surgical outcome of bronchiectasis in children: Long term results of 60 cases Klinische P├Ądiatrie, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Obesity during childhood and adolescence increases susceptibility to multiple sclerosis after accounting for established genetic and environmental risk factors Obesity Research & Clinical Practice, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Bowel preparations for colonoscopy: An RCT Pediatrics, July 29, 2014    Clinical Article

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Highlights in Pediatrics

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).

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.

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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