Editor's Audio Summary by Jody W. Zylke, MD, Deputy Editor, the Journal of the American Medical Association, for the May 07, 2014 issue
Benjamin and colleagues evaluate the safety and effect of fluconazole prophylaxis in reducing candidiasis and mortality in a randomized blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 361 premature US infants.
Bezerra and coauthors report on the effect of high-dose corticosteroids following hepatoportoenterostomy on bile drainage in infants with biliary atresia.
Sandin and coauthors provide estimates of familial aggregation and heritability of autism spectrum disorders among 2 049 899 Swedish children born 1982 to 2006.
To determine whether the prevalence of diabetes has increased between 2001 and 2009, Dabelea and coauthors compared the number of diagnoses among youth living in 4 geographical areas and 1 managed health care plan, representing more than 3 million youth from birth to 19 years, and found that the prevalence of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes had increased.
Using the case of Miss W, a 9-year-old girl, Cohen reviews the management of children with idiopathic short stature, including diagnostic evaluation and therapeutic options.