Smallwood et al compared the energy expenditure of 2 Kinect active video games with energy expenditure at rest and in a sedentary game in 18 children.
Santaliestra-Pasías and coworkers used data from the HELENA Cross-sectional Study to examine the association between time spent on different sedentary behaviors and consumption of certain food and beverage groups among 2202 European adolescents.
Hay and colleagues conducted a cross-sectional study using data from the 2008 Healthy Hearts Prospective Cohort to determine the association between physical activity (PA) intensities and cardiometabolic risk factors in youth.
Using BMI percentile group, Turchiano and colleagues compare the point prevalences of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components among 1185 high school students in New York City using 2 definitions of MetS, one a measure of impaired fasting plasma glucose level and the other an estimate of the homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance.
Bowen and coauthors evaluate associations between handwashing promotion and child growth and development.
Goldfeld and coauthors determine the emergent literacy and language effects of the Let’s Read program provided via universal well-child services to parents during the first 4 years of their child’s life.
Available findings suggest that an early introduction to alcohol is not protective against problem drinking in adolescence. Jackson et al investigate beliefs about children sipping alcohol in a mother-child sample.
Among the subset of adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder, Sterzing et al identify the prevalence of bullying involvement, compare it with the prevalence in adolescents with other developmental disabilities, and identify the social ecological correlates of bullying involvement.
A prospective, observational study was conducted by Langhan and colleagues to describe the frequency of different physiologic monitoring modalities and combinations of modalities during pediatric procedural sedation, to describe how physiologic monitoring varies among different classes of patients, health care providers, procedures, and sedative medications employed, and to determine the proportion of sedation practices meeting published guidelines for physiologic monitoring. See editorial by Coté.
Cohen and colleagues conducted a prospective observational study at a tertiary care children’s hospital in Canada to describe the long-term outcomes of pediatric pleural empyema.