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1 The associations between yogurt consumption, diet quality, and metabolic profiles in children in the USA European Journal of Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

2 β-cell function, incretin effect, and incretin hormones in obese youth along the span of glucose tolerance from normal to prediabetes to type 2 diabetes Diabetes, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

3 Early infant feeding and risk of developing islet autoimmunity and type 1 diabetes Acta Diabetologica, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

4 Adaptive regulation of amino acid metabolism on early parenteral lipid and high-dose amino acid administration in VLBW infants – A randomized, controlled trial Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

5 Two different doses of supplemental vitamin a did not affect mortality of normal-birth-weight neonates in guinea-bissau in a randomized controlled trial The Journal of Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

6 Convulsive status epilepticus and health-related quality of life in children with epilepsy Neurology®, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

7 Achieving energy goals at day 4 after admission in critically ill children; predictive for outcome? Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

8 Parenteral nutrition admixtures for pediatric patients compounded with highly refined fish oil-based emulsion: Assessment of physicochemical stability Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

9 Upper airway surgery of obstructive sleep apnea in pycnodysostosis: Case report and literature review American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A, July 22, 2014    Review Article

10 Comparison of the impairment of family quality of life assessed by disease-specific and dermatology-specific instruments in children with atopic dermatitis Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

11 The impact of Clostridium difficile on pediatric surgical practice: A systematic review Pediatric Surgery International, July 22, 2014    Review Article

12 Factors associated with humoral immune response to pandemic A/H1N1(v) 2009 influenza vaccine in cystic fibrosis Vaccine , July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

13 Three-year follow-up of 3-year-old to 5-year-old children after participation in a multidisciplinary or a usual-care obesity treatment program Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

14 Glutamine depletion and heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) in children with meningococcal disease Clinical Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

15 An update on diaper dermatitis Clinics in Dermatology, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

16 Inadequacy of vitamins and minerals among high-school pupils in Ouarzazate, Morocco Public Health Nutrition, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

17 Three novel Igf1r mutations in microcephalic patients with prenatal and postnatal growth impairment Clinical Endocrinology, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

18 Determinants of Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (BCG) vaccination among Québec children Preventive Medicine, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

19 Meatal stenosis in boys following circumcision for Lichen Sclerosus et Atrophicus (Balanitis Xerotica Obliterans) The Journal of Urology, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

20 Evaluation and medical management of kidney stones in children The Journal of Urology, July 22, 2014    Clinical Article

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Elevated BMI associated with lower extremity fractures in children

As published in Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, elevated BMI is associated with fractures of the foot, ankle, knee, and leg (but not femur or hip) in children. In overweight, moderately obese, and extremely obese children, the ORs for fractures of the foot were 1.14, 1.23, and 1.42, respectively; fractures of the ankle, knee, and leg were 1.27, 1.28, and 1.51, respectively. Children 6-11 years of age were at highest risk.

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Children with ?-thalassemia major at risk for premature atherosclerosis

As published in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, children with ?-thalassemia major (n=31; age range, 4-16 y) exhibit laboratory and ultrasound evidence of premature atherosclerosis. Specifically, total cholesterol, LDL-C, HDL-C, and nitrate/nitrite levels were decreased, and VLDL-C levels, chitotroisidase activity, and carotid IMT were increased in affected children.

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HPV vaccination is not associated with increased sexual activity in adolescents

As published in Pediatrics, adolescent girls (11-12 years of age) vaccinated with HPV were not shown to have increased sexual activity over 3 years of follow-up compared to non-vaccinated girls (adjusted incidence rate ratio = 1.29). Sexual activity was assessed based on pregnancy, STD testing or diagnosis, and contraceptive counseling.

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