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Mar, 2017
Article
Authors:

Handy LK, Bryan M, Gerber J, Zaoutis T, Feemster KA

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Published guidelines recommend amoxicillin for most children with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), yet macrolides and broad-spectrum antibiotics are more commonly prescribed. We aimed to determine the patient and clinician characteristics associated with the...

Mar, 2017
Article
Authors:

Jenssen BP, Wilson KM

ABSTRACT: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and exposure to tobacco smoke harms children from conception forward. There is no safe level of tobacco exposure. While overall smoking rates have declined, the advent of new products, such as electroni...

Oct, 2016
Article
Authors:

Shah S, Yun K

Over the last decade, approximately 200,000 refugee children have resettled across the United States. This population is dispersed, resulting in limited data. Collaborative research networks, where clinicians across distinct practice sites work together to answer research questions, can ...

Aug, 2016
Article
Authors:

Palakshappa D, Khan S, Feudtner C, Fiks A

ABSTRACT: Building on prior research, this study tested two theories: (1) differences in child health care utilization can predict household food insecurity (FI), and (2) FI is associated with subsequent increased acute health care use. We conducted a prospective cohort study of 3,335 ch...

Jul, 2016
Article
Authors:

Palakshappa D, Fiks AG, Faerber JA, Feudtner C

ABSTRACT: Many states have enacted laws to improve school nutrition. We tested whether stronger state nutrition laws are associated with subsequently decreased obesity. We conducted a retrospective national multi-year panel data study (analyzed 2014–2016 at the Children's Hospital of Phi...

Apr, 2016
Authors:

Gable J, Eder J, Noonan K, Feemster K

PolicyLab sought to understand the low uptake of HPV vaccines and conducted multiple studies to evaluate parents’ decision-making, barriers to access, and both health care provider and health care system influences on vaccine delivery. In this Evidence to Action brief, we discuss the im...

Mar, 2016
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Authors:

Virudachalam S, Gruver RS, Gerdes M, Power TJ, Magge SN, Shults J, Faerber JA, Kalra GK, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Suh AW, Berkowitz RI, Fiks AG

INTRODUCTION: Despite many recommended strategies for obesity prevention during infancy, effectively delivering recommendations to parents in clinical settings is challenging, especially among high-risk populations. This study describes and compares mothers’ and clinicians’ priorities fo...

Mar, 2016
Article
Authors:

Kyando KA, Tsay JJ, Yun K, Parent B

INTRODUCTION: Consider a hypothetical scenario: Rosa, a 35-year-old healthy woman, visits a primary care physician at a community clinic for a routine checkup. She immigrated to the United States one year ago from Mexico, a country with a higher prevalence of tuberculosis (27 cases per 1...

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