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In This Issue of JAMA Pediatrics
January 2020


JAMA Pediatr. 2020;174(1):1. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.3596


Yasenov and colleagues conducted a difference-in-differences analysis to examine whether expanding public health insurance in some states to non–US-born children and pregnant women who are lawful permanent residents during their first 5 years of residency in the United States is associated with increased interstate migration among these groups. Their findings suggest that states expanding health care benefits for immigrant children and pregnant women may be unlikely to experience changes in in-migration among eligible non–US-born adults from other states.


Chan and colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial of 62 children with severe atopic dermatitis. They found treatment led to a significant reduction in eczema severity that was observed in the omalizumab group compared with placebo after adjustment for the baseline objectives of Scoring Atopic Dermatitis index, age, and IgE level. This improvement occurred in the context of markedly potent topical corticosteroid sparing in the omalizumab group.



Kirsch and colleagues conducted a cohort study to examine whether individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at greater risk for comorbid diagnoses of depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. They found that individuals with ASD may be more likely to receive diagnoses of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety than those without an ASD diagnosis.

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Trinh and colleagues conducted a cohort study of 3895 children aged 1 to 3 years with screen media time classified into trajectories of low and increasing use. They found higher parental educational levels and female sex were associated with a lower risk of increasing trajectory, whereas maternal nulliparity was associated with a higher risk. Increasing trajectory status was associated with greater screen time at age 8 years compared with the low trajectory.