The Latest Clinical Articles in Pediatrics and Children's Health

1Role of atopy patch test for diagnosis of food allergy-related gastrointestinal symptoms in childrenPediatric Allergy and Immunology, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
2Adiposity and early adolescent emotional/behavioral problemsThe Journal of Pediatrics, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
3Variability in eating frequency in relation to adiposity measures and blood lipid profiles in British children and adolescents: findings from the National Diet and Nutrition SurveyInternational Journal of Obesity, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
4Growth hormone treatment improves cognitive function in short children with growth hormone deficiencyHormone Research in Paediatrics, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
5Childhood energy intake, not macronutrient intake, is associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in adolescentsThe Journal of Nutrition, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
6Effect of respiration on heartbeat evoked potentials during sleep in children with sleep disordered breathingSleep Medicine, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
7Sibling exposure and risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the ChiLdhood Arthritis Risk factor Identification sTudY (CLARITY)Arthritis & Rheumatism, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
8Prothrombotic risk factors and antithrombotic therapy in children with ischemic strokeTherapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
9Associations between gut microbial colonization in early life and respiratory outcomes in cystic fibrosisThe Journal of Pediatrics, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
10Great Taste, Less Waste: A cluster-randomized trial using a communications campaign to improve the quality of foods brought from home to school by elementary school childrenPreventive Medicine, March 27, 2015  Clinical Article
1Ebola test vaccines appear safe in phase 2 Liberian clinical trialNIH News, March 27, 2015
2Peoples health at the centre of new global blueprint to reduce disaster risksWHO - World Health Organization, March 26, 2015
3WHO and World Food Programme join forces to reach zero Ebola casesWHO - World Health Organization, March 26, 2015
4FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns of serious slowing of the heart rate when antiarrhythmic drug amiodarone is used with hepatitis C treatments containing sofosbuvir (Harvoni or Sovaldi) in combination with another direct acting antiviral drugFDA What's New: Drugs, March 26, 2015
5Risk factors associated with overweight cluster already in children University of Eastern Finland News, March 26, 2015
6First Ebola vaccine to be tested in affected communities one year into outbreak: Ring vaccination starts in Coyah, GuineaWHO news, March 26, 2015
7American College of Physicians joins HHS in accelerating alternative payment methods through ‘Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network’ American College of Physicians News, March 26, 2015
8For most children with HIV and low immune cell count, cells rebound after treatmentNIH News, March 24, 2015
9Growth hormone treatment improves social impairments in patients with genetic disorder known to cause autismThe Mount Sinai Hospital, March 23, 2015
10Exciting data presented at the 4th Gut Microbiota For Health SummitAmerican Gastroenterological Association News, March 23, 2015

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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.

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.

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