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Aug, 2015
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Knight A, Weiss P, Morales K, Gerdes M, Rearson M, Vickery M, Keren R

OBJECTIVE: To investigate differences in risk factors for depression and anxiety, such as central nervous system involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)/mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), by comparing youth with SLE/MCTD to peers with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D). STUDY...

Aug, 2015
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Lee S, Dowshen N, Matone M, Mollen C

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess provider practice of expedited partner therapy (EPT) for adolescents with chlamydial infection across varying state policy environments and compare provider practice in a parallel treatment scenario for a nonsexually transmitted disease. ...

Jul, 2015
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Wood J, French B, Fromkin J, Fakeye O, Scribano P, Letson M, Makoroff K, Feldman K, Fabio A, Berger R

OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine abusive head trauma (AHT) incidence before, during and after the recession of 2007–2009 in 3 US regions and assess the association of economic measures with AHT incidence. METHODS: Data for children <5 years old diagnosed with AHT between January 1, 200...

Jul, 2015
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Wood J, French B, Song L, Feudtner C

OBJECTIVES: To examine variation across US hospitals in evaluation for occult fractures in (1) children <2 years old diagnosed with physical abuse and (2) infants <1 year old with injuries associated with a high likelihood of abuse and to identify factors associated with such varia...

Jun, 2015
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Jonas J, Eder J, Noonan K, Rubin D, Fieldston E

This Evidence to Action brief provides an in-depth look at the relationship between socioeconomic status and the processes of care that enhance value and health outcomes for children. Investigators at PolicyLab and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) conducted a series of studies ...

Jun, 2015
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Fiks A, Grundmeier R, Steffes J, Adams W, Kaelber D, Pace W, Wasserman R, for the Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER2) Consortium

ABSTRACT: The United States lacks a system to use routinely collected electronic health record (EHR) clinical data to conduct comparative effectiveness research (CER) on pediatric drug therapeutics and other child health topics. This Special Article describes the creation and details of ...

Jun, 2015
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Matone M, Zlotnik S, Miller D, Kreider A, Rubin DM, Noonan K

At the request of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), PolicyLab analyzed trends in the use of psychotropic medications by Medicaid-enrolled children and youth in Pennsylvania, including those specifically in foster care. The analysis focused on the use of...

Jun, 2015
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Scott KC, Taylor EM, Mamo B, Herr ND, Cronkright PJ, Yun K, Altshuler M, Shetty S

Globally, more than two billion persons have been infected at some time with the hepatitis B virus (HBV) (1), and approximately 3.5 million refugees have chronic HBV infection (2). The endemicity of HBV varies by region (3). Because chronic hepatitis B is infectious and persons with chro...

May, 2015
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Feemster K

ABSTRACT: Between 2009 and 2012, 36 bills were introduced in 18 states to change vaccine exemption laws related to school-entry requirements. Of the 31 bills that sought to loosen requirements for obtaining an exemption, none passed. Fortunately, the clear evidence showing that easy exem...

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