This Viewpoint discusses why the National Children’s Study was discontinued and whether a scaled-down version of the original study would be as effective.
This Viewpoint discusses the need for longitudinal study of early exposures on child and family development and future health and well-being.
This Viewpoint discusses the importance of effective patient-physician communication when addressing high-stakes medical decisions.
This national assessment of emergency departments (EDs) for pediatric readiness finds that the presence of a pediatric emergency care coordinator improves readiness and compliance with guidelines.
This cluster-randomized clinical trial finds improved body mass index in groups of children whose physicians receive computerized clinical decision support and whose families receive coaching for behavior change.
This longitudinal follow-up study of the Healthy Beginnings Trial assesses the sustainability of effects of a home-based early intervention on children’s BMI and BMI z score at 3 years after intervention in socially and economically disadvantaged areas of Sydney, Australia.
This prospective, observational study describes musculoskeletal pain, self-reported physical function, and quality of life in adolescents with severe obesity.
This prospective cohort study reports that consumption of 3500 mg/d of sodium or more had no adverse effect on blood pressure in adolescent girls. The beneficial effects of dietary potassium on both systolic and diastolic blood pressures suggest that consuming more potassium-rich foods during childhood may help suppress the adolescent increase in blood pressure.
This cross-sectional study reports that application of pediatric guidelines for statin therapy in adolescents and young adults will increase the proportion of those eligible for treatment of elevated lipid levels.
This population-based study reports an association between sleep problems in toddlers and later development of emotional and behavioral problems.
This prospective cohort study of ICUs determines if defining clinical acute kidney injury (AKI) by cystatin C vs serum creatinine increases altered associations with biomarkers and outcomes in 287 patients without preoperative AKI or ESRD undergoing cardiac surgery.
This cohort study examines the timing of transfer from pediatric- to adult-focused primary care of adolescents and the factors that influence it.
This meta-analysis of articles researching the association between breastfeeding and childhood leukemia reports that breastfeeding for 6 months or more may help lower childhood leukemia incidence.
This review illustrates the potential for useful application of pediatric point-of-care ultrasound in many clinical and educational settings.