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August 2013, Vol 167, No. 8, Pages 685-784

In This Issue of JAMA Pediatrics


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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):685. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2155

Knowledge Is Power: A Case for Wider Herpes Simplex Virus Serologic Testing

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):689-690. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.459

Asymptomatic Sexually Active Adolescents and Young Adults Should Not Be Screened for Herpes Simplex Virus

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):691-692. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.462

The Harm in Looking

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):693-695. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.356

Pediatric Stroke, Health Disparities, and Biological Differences in Disease Pathophysiology

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):695-697. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.362

Childhood Obesity: Is There Effective Treatment?

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):697-699. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.102
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The Use of Computed Tomography in Pediatrics and the Associated Radiation Exposure and Estimated Cancer Risk

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):700-707. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.311

In a retrospective observational study, Miglioretti and coauthors quantify trends in the use of computed tomography in pediatrics and the associated radiation exposure and cancer risk. See the Editorial by Schroeder and Redberg.

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Flaxseed in Pediatric Hyperlipidemia: A Placebo-Controlled, Blinded, Randomized Clinical Trial of Dietary Flaxseed Supplementation for Children and Adolescents With Hypercholesterolemia

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):708-713. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1442

Wong et al determine the safety and efficacy of dietary flaxseed supplementation in the management of hypercholesterolemia in children.

Association Between District and State Policies and US Public Elementary School Competitive Food and Beverage Environments

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):714-722. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.32

Chriqui and coauthors examine the association between district and state policy and/or law requirements regarding competitive food and beverages and public elementary school availability of foods and beverages high in fats, sugars, and/or sodium.

Amount of Hispanic Youth Exposure to Food and Beverage Advertising on Spanish- and English-Language Television

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):723-730. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.137

Fleming-Milici and coauthors quantify the amount of food and beverage advertising viewed by Hispanic youth on Spanish- and English-language television and compare it with the amount of food and beverage advertising viewed by non-Hispanic youth.

Reducing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Childhood Obesity: The Role of Early Life Risk Factors

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):731-738. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.85

Taveras et al examined the extent to which racial/ethnic disparities in adiposity and overweight are explained by differences in risk factors during pregnancy, infancy, and early childhood.

Parental Cultural Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Young Children and Television

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):739-745. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.75

Njoroge and colleagues examined the associations among child race/ethnicity, parental beliefs/attitudes about television and child development, and television viewing habits of young children. They also assessed the reasons for existing racial/ethnic disparities in children’s media use.

Parent Conversations About Healthful Eating and Weight: Associations With Adolescent Disordered Eating Behaviors

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):746-753. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.78

Berge et al examine the associations between parent conversations about healthful eating and weight and adolescent disordered eating behaviors.

Changing Ethnic Disparity in Ischemic Stroke Mortality in US Children After the STOP Trial

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):754-758. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.89

Lehman and Fullerton evaluate the demographics and secular trends in mortality from ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in US children (<20 years) and determine if there has been a decrease in the disparity between white and black children since the publication of the Stroke Prevention Trial in Sickle Cell Anemia in 1998. See related editorial by Jordan and DeBaun.


Impact of Dietary and Exercise Interventions on Weight Change and Metabolic Outcomes in Obese Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):759-768. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.1453

Ho et al compare the effects of diet-only intervention with those of diet plus exercise or exercise only on weight loss and metabolic risk reduction in overweight children. In a related editorial, Crume and Harrod provide commentary.

Emotional, Behavioral, and Developmental Features Indicative of Neglect or Emotional Abuse in Preschool Children: A Systematic Review

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):769-775. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.192

Naughton and coauthors define the emotional, behavioral, and developmental features of neglect or emotional abuse in preschoolers.

JAMA Pediatrics Clinical Challenge

Fever and Rash in a 7-Month-Old Infant

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):777-778. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2235
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School Readiness

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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):784. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2959
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JAMA Pediatr. 2013;167(8):687. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.2153