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Should I expose my allergic child to peanuts?

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Could my favorite cocktail give me more than alcohol poisoning?

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NPs, PAs boost productivity: survey

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CMS policy spurs outpatient knee replacement

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Physician must stop marketing 3-parent baby technique

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Adams confirmed as surgeon general

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  • Clinical Essentials from BMC Med
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Influenza: annual vaccination confers greatest protection

Meta-analysis supports current season vaccination regardless of prior season vaccination.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Exp Ther Med
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Mild intermittent asthma: Is there a role for inhaled corticosteroids?

Short-acting β2-agonists, the only currently recommended treatment, have been associated with airway inflammation.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Behav Res Ther
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Interoceptive awareness helps pain in pediatric patients

Acceptance-based therapies are becoming more popular.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Lancet
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Neurostimulation for functional abdominal pain in children

A noninvasive device appears effective and safe.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Clin Virol
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Influenza and RSV point-of-care vs lab testing

cobas Liat Influenza A/B and RSV Assay offers high sensitivity and specificity.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Ann Thorac Surg
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Pediatric cardiac surgery: IL-8, TNF-alpha predict AKI risk

Data from a TRIBE-AKI substudy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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AAP issues new guidelines for pediatric hypertension

First-line treatment remains the same: lifestyle changes.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Neurol
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Use of epilepsy surgery varies by sociodemographic factors

A large national cohort study looks at the characteristics of patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Epidemiol
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Bigger kids have higher colon cancer risk as adults

Children with above average height and BMI are at increased risk for colon cancer as adults.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol
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Zika: neurologic manifestations in adolescence remain unclear

Data are sparse on how Zika affects neurologic development in children and adolescents.

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Asthma medications: systematic review of pediatric adverse events

Asthma medications are frequently prescribed to children even without a clear-cut diagnosis.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Pediatrics
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Children who sleep less at greater risk for type 2 diabetes

Sleep duration was associated with risk factors for the disease.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Am Acad Dermatol
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Pediatric atopic dermatitis: age of onset tied to seasonal allergy risk

Timing may explain part of the variation in atopic march.

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HIV disease, not treatment, tied to congenital defects

ARV-untreated pregnant women have a higher risk for major congenital malformations.

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