Joshi et al review treatment approaches for children with antiseizure medication– resistant epilepsy.
Powell and Nguyen evaluated the effect of fast-food and full-service restaurant consumption on energy intake and diet quality in children and adolescents using nationally representative data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Goldschmidt and coworkers examined weight-for-height changes needed to normalize weight status in youth who are growing. They used linear mixed modeling of longitudinal growth patterns with CDC weight thresholds corresponding to the age- and sex-adjusted BMI below the 85th percentile.
Duberg et al investigate whether dance intervention influenced self-rated health for adolescent girls with internalizing problems.
Wu and coauthors conducted a cost-effectiveness analysis of screening strategies for identifying children with diabetes mellitus and dysglycemia.
Rautava et al sought to determine whether birth and care in level III hospitals compared with lower-level hospitals are associated with 5-year morbidity in very preterm children.
To examine whether high performance on one measure of quality is associated with high performance on others, Profit and colleagues analyzed data for 5445 very low-birth-weight infants cared for between 2004 and 2007 at 2 regional NICUs in California. Risk-adjusted NICU ranks were computed for 8 measures of quality selected based on expert input.
Williams and coworkers used the 3 waves (1997, 2002, and 2007) of the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a nationally representative survey, to develop national sleep norms conditional on age and to examine stratification by sex, race/ethnicity, and changes over time. See the editorial by Jenni.
In a study in Nord-Trøndelag County, Norway, Hoftun and colleagues examine a possible association of parental chronic pain with chronic pain in the adolescent and young adult and explore whether a relationship could be explained by socioeconomic and psychosocial factors or may be affected by differences in family structure. See the editorial by .
Finkelhor et al evaluated measures to include in the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study scale, as well as those to exclude that no longer are relevant, to improve the scale’s predictive ability of long-term health outcomes. See also the editorial by Palusci.