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Sep, 2017
Article
Authors:

Wood SM, Lowenthal E, Lee S, Ratcliffe SJ, Dowshen N

Youth living with HIV (YLWH) are less likely than older adults to achieve and sustain viral suppression. While treatment guidelines recommend decreased viral load (VL) monitoring in individuals with well-controlled HIV, the appropriateness of this strategy for adolescents is unknown. We ...

Aug, 2017
Article
Authors:

Fiks AG, Mayne SL, Michel JJ, Miller J, Abraham M, Suh A, Jawad AF, Guevara JP, Grundmeier RW, Blum NJ, Power TJ

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a distance-learning, quality improvement intervention to improve pediatric primary care provider use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) rating scales. METHODS: Primary care practices were cluster randomized to a 3-part distance-learning, quality im...

Aug, 2017
Article
Authors:

Handy LK, Maroudi S, Powell M, Nfila B, Moser C, Japa I, Monyatsi N, Tzortzi E, Kouzeli I, Luberti A, Theodoridou M, Offit P, Steenhoff A, Shea JA, Feemster KA

INTRODUCTION: Vaccine acceptance is a critical component of sustainable immunization programs, yet rates of vaccine hesitancy are rising. Increased access to misinformation through media and anti-vaccine advocacy is an important contributor to hesitancy in the United States and other hig...

May, 2017
Article
Authors:

Adams SA, Leach MC, Feudtner C, Miller VA, Kenyon CC

BACKGROUND: The use of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) medications has been shown to improve asthma control and reduce asthma-related morbidity and mortality. Two recent randomized trials demonstrated dramatic improvements in ICS adherence by monitoring adherence with electronic sensors and...

May, 2017
Authors:

Steinway C, Gable J, Jan S

The transition from pediatric to adult health care systems can be daunting for anyone, but is especially challenging for young people with intellectual disabilities or other special health care needs. These youth and young adults face numerous challenges while navigating the transition p...

Apr, 2017
Article
Authors:

Czaja AS, Fiks AG, Wasserman RC, Valuck RJ, Comparative Effectiveness Research Through Collaborative Electronic Reporting (CER 2 ) Consortium

 

Each year, hundreds of millions of prescription medications are dispensed to pediatric patients. A significant proportion of prescriptions are used in an off-label manner, outside the specifications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), rendering off-label prescribing a ...

Mar, 2017
Authors:

Feemster KA, Offit PA

This webinar summarizes research findings around the causes and effects of vaccine hesitancy, and proposes policy changes that could lead to increased vaccination rates and greater protection for the health of our children. Joining the PolicyLab Webinar Series is Dr. Kristen Feemster and...

Mar, 2017
Authors:

Nabet B, Gable J, Eder J, Feemster K

Despite availability and routine recommendation of these vaccines, approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States still die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. While ongoing vaccination programs help to keep these diseases at bay, some vaccine-preventable dise...

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
Authors:

Nabet B, Gable J, Eder J, Feemster K

Despite availability and routine recommendation of these vaccines, approximately 42,000 adults and 300 children in the United States still die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases. While ongoing vaccination programs help to keep these diseases at bay, some vaccine-preventable dise...

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