Halfon and Kuo review the history and rationale for the proposed changes for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition, and consider how the proposed changes are likely to create new challenges for parents attempting to organize their children’s care and for pediatricians providing that care and assisting with care coordination.
Finkelhor et al provide updated estimates of and trends for childhood exposure to a broad range of violence, crime, and abuse victimizations. Using a national telephone survey, the experiences of 4503 children and youth aged 1 month to 17 years were assessed by interviews with caregivers and with youth in the case of those aged 10 to 17 years.
Flaherty and colleagues conducted a prospective analysis of the Longitudinal Studies of Child Abuse and Neglect data to examine the relationship between previous adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and somatic concerns and health problems in early adolescence, as well as the role of the timing of adverse exposures.
Wang et al compared the proportion of marijuana ingestions by young children who sought care at a children’s hospital in Colorado before and after modification of drug enforcement laws in October 2009 regarding medical marijuana possession. See the editorials by Levy and Hurley and Mazar.
Bergamini et al examined recent trends for tobacco and alcohol use in the top 100 box-office hits released in the United States from 1996 through 2009.
Tait et al examine the effect of different communication strategies on parental understanding of research information. See related editorial by Article .
Martiniuk and colleagues assessed the association between hours of sleep and the risk for motor vehicle crash, including the time of day of crash and types of crash (single, multiple vehicle, run off road, and intersection), among young drivers. Beth E. Ebel, MD, MSc, MPH, provides a related editorial.
Cummings uses hypothetical data for drivers in 2000 consecutive motor vehicle crashes to illustrate problems with missing data and the role of multiple imputation.
van Vliet et al summarize studies evaluating the effect of perinatal infections on neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm birth and very low-birth-weight infants.