In the first part you will find the selection of the best articles from 2017 according to the NEJM Pediatric Journal Watch.
But many of you will have read these based as regular readers of this monthly list .
In the part with the review articles you will find interesting contribution on refugee children, cot death and the measurement of GFR.
In the part with the clinical studies you may find the answer to these questions:
• Can ultrasound help us to decide on surgery for NEC?
• Does preterm birth cause ADHD, decrease cognitive development or alter behavioral development?
• Does umbilical cord milking change neurodevelopmental outcome in preterms?
• Are high glucose levels during pregnancy associated with congenital heart disease?
• Do couples with a preterm singleton child have fewer subsequent children?
• What is the utility of the ‘early-onset sepsis risk calculator’ for neonates?
• Can CRP predict serious infection in acutely ill children?
• Can adenoviral infection increase procalcitonin?
• Can GER cause apnea in infants?
• Does fine particle pollution cause asthma?
• Does the ‘bell alarm’ help in children with enuresis and are girls more sensitive to desmopressin therapy?
• Do financial incentives lead to better breastfeeding rates?
• Is aspirin necessary in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease?
• Is a lower birth pH predictive of early death or cerebral palsy?
• Can hydrolyzed formula with reduced protein content support adequate growth?
• How do parents of children with cancer learn about their child’s prognosis?
• Are parental conflicts associated with preadolescent mental health problems?
The ‘NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine’ Top Stories of 2017 are:
REVIEWS AND OPINION ARTICLES
What This Computer Needs Is a Physician: Humanism and Artificial Intelligence.
Verghese A, et al. JAMA. 2017 Dec 20. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.19198
Helping refugee children thrive: what we know and where to next.
Zwi K, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Dec 23.
Cot Death: History of an Iatrogenic Disaster.
Obladen M. Neonatology. 2017 Dec 15;113(2):162-169.
Educational review: measurement of GFR in special populations.
Filler G, et al. Pediatr Nephrol. 2017 Dec 7
ORIGINAL CLINICAL STUDIES
Bowel ultrasound for predicting surgical management of necrotizing enterocolitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Cuna AC, et al. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Dec 19.
ADHD and Early Experience: Revisiting the Case of Low Birth Weight.
Nigg JT, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 18.
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Very Preterm/Very Low Birth Weight: A Meta-analysis.
Franz AP, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 18.
Differentiating the Preterm Phenotype: Distinct Profiles of Cognitive and Behavioral Development Following Late and Moderately Preterm Birth.
Johnson S, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 15.
First Trimester Plasma Glucose Values in Women without Diabetes are Associated with Risk for Congenital Heart Disease in Offspring.
Helle EIT, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 13.
Preterm Birth and Future Childbearing: More Questions Than Answers.
Premkumar A, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 15.
The Missing Siblings of Infants Born Preterm.
Alenius S, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 15.
A Randomized Clinical Trial of Umbilical Cord Milking vs Delayed Cord Clamping in Preterm Infants: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 22-26 Months of Corrected Age.
Katheria A, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 7.
Antenatal Consultations at Extreme Prematurity: A Systematic Review of Parent Communication Needs.
Kharrat A, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 6.
Proinflammatory Diets during Pregnancy and Neonatal Adiposity in the Healthy Start Study.
Moore BF, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 5.
Utility of Early-Onset Sepsis Risk Calculator for Neonates Born to Mothers with Chorioamnionitis.
Carola D, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 22.
Point-of-care C reactive protein to identify serious infection in acutely ill children presenting to hospital: prospective cohort study.
Verbakel JY, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Dec 21.
Adenovirus infection: beware of plasma procalcitonin levels in children.
Laveglia V, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Dec 5.
Faltering growth in the critically ill child: prevalence, risk factors, and impaired outcome.
Valla FV, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 14.
Improving Time to Antibiotic Administration for Bone Marrow Transplant Patients With First Fever.
Daniels P, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 20.
Perioperative experiences of anesthesia reported by children and parents.
Perrott C, et al. Paediatr Anaesth. 2017 Dec 21
The Contemporary Bacteriologic Epidemiology of Osteoarticular Infections in Children in Switzerland.
Juchler C, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 18
Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux and Apnoea: Is There a Temporal Relationship?
Rossor T, et al. Neonatology. 2017 Dec 21;113(3):206-211.
Clinical Presentation and Outcomes of Diagnostic Endoscopy in Newly Presenting Children with Gastrointestinal Symptoms.
Wang S, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Dec 19.
Astrovirus Infection and Diarrhea in 8 Countries.
Olortegui MP, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 19.
Fine particulate pollution and asthma exacerbations.
Bouazza N, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Dec 19.
Periconception Exposure to Air Pollution and Risk of Congenital Malformations.
Ren S, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 8.
Measured parental height in Turner syndrome-a valuable but underused diagnostic tool.
Ouarezki Y, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 18.
Melatonin as an alternative sedation method during magnetic resonance imaging in preschool children with musculoskeletal problems.
Pasini AM, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 16.
Healthcare Utilization Characteristics for Intranasal Midazolam Versus Rectal Diazepam.
Nunley S, et al. J Child Neurol. 2017 Jan 1:883073817744696.
Long-term efficacy of a tongue tie service in improving breast feeding rates: A prospective study.
Billington J, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov 13.
Enuresis Management in Children: Retrospective Clinical Audit of 2861 Cases Treated with Practitioner-Assisted Bell-and-Pad Alarm.
Apos E, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 12.
Desmopressin use in pediatric nocturnal enuresis patients: is there a sex difference in prescription patterns?
Schroeder MK, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 19.
Origins and Predictors of Friendships in 6- to 8-Year-Old Children Born at Neonatal Risk.
Heuser KM, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 11.
The position of the anal dimple in newborns and infants with anorectal malformations and its correlation with the normal anal position.
Patel JN, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov 16.
Gastric Emptying Time, Esophageal pH-Impedance Parameters, Quality of Life, and Gastrointestinal Comorbidity in Obese Children and Adolescents.
Quitadamo P, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 8.
Effect of Financial Incentives on Breastfeeding: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial.
Relton C, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Dec 11:e174523.
Antibiotic Resistance of Potential Otopathogens Isolated from Nasopharyngeal Flora of Children with Acute Otitis Media Before, During and After Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines Implementation.
Rybak A, et al. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2017 Dec 8.
Infliximab for the Treatment of Refractory Kawasaki Disease: A Nationwide Survey in Japan.
Masuda H, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 7.
Is aspirin necessary in the acute phase of Kawasaki disease?
Huang X, et al. J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Dec 22.
Gut Transit in Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Is Not Impaired: A Study Utilizing Wireless Motility Capsules.
Kraus D, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 7
Dose-dependent relationship between acidosis at birth and likelihood of death or cerebral palsy.
Kelly R, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Dec 8.
Positive Change in Feedback Perceptions and Behavior: A 10-Year Follow-up Study.
Balmer DF, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 7
Hydrolyzed Formula With Reduced Protein Content Supports Adequate Growth: A Randomized Controlled Non-Inferiority Trial.
Ahrens B, et al. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Dec 5.
Standardizing the Evaluation of Nonaccidental Trauma in a Large Pediatric Emergency Department.
Riney LC, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 6.
Clinical Indices Can Standardize and Monitor Pediatric Care: A Novel Mechanism to Improve Quality and Safety.
Crandall W, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 4
How Parents of Children With Cancer Learn About Their Children’s Prognosis.
Sisk BA, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec 5.
Influence of blood pressure level and age on within-visit blood pressure variability in children and adolescents.
Veloudi P, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 4.
Urinary Tract Infection Antibiotic Trial Study Design: A Systematic Review.
Basmaci R, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec;140(6).
Computer-Aided Recognition of Facial Attributes for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Valentine M, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec;140(6).
Practice Variation in Acute Bronchiolitis: A Pediatric Emergency Research Networks Study.
Schuh S, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec;140(6
Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion of Lyme Disease in the Emergency Department.
Nigrovic LE, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec;140(6).
Academic Achievement and Physical Activity: A Meta-analysis.
Álvarez-Bueno C, et al. Pediatrics. 2017 Dec;140(6).
A Bivalent Meningococcal B Vaccine in Adolescents and Young Adults.
Ostergaard L, et al. N Engl J Med. 2017 Dec 14;377(24):2349-2362.
Repeated early-life exposure to inter-parental conflict increases risk of preadolescent mental health problems.
Westrupp EM, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 22.
HPV vaccination rate in French adolescent girls: an example of vaccine distrust.
Lefèvre H, et al. Arch Dis Child. 2017 Dec 8
Development of Late Circadian Preference: Sleep Timing From Childhood to Late Adolescence.
Kuula L, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 6
GUIDELINES AND BEST EVIDENCE
Paediatric departments need to improve residents’ training in adolescent medicine and health: a position paper of the European Academy of Paediatrics.
Michaud PA, et al. Eur J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 21.
A critical review of recent clinical practice guidelines on management of cryptorchidism.
Kim JK, et al. J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Nov 24.
Papular Purpuric Gloves and Socks Syndrome because of a Mycoplasma Infection.
Kappers W, et al. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec 4.
Intractable Right-Sided Abdominal Pain in a Female, Adolescent Softball Player.
Verma BA, Nassef C.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Oct 1:9922817737086.
Skin rash in a preterm infant: when to treat?
Kewley KA, et al. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Dec 7.