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Journal Club

Pediatricians rarely discuss umbilical cord blood banking with parentsOnly 22% of pediatricians speak to prospective parents about umbilical cord blood banking (UCBB), according to a survey of 473 general and subspecialty pediatric providers.
Can salivary microRNA levels identify risk for prolonged concussion symptoms?A study in children with mild traumatic brain injury found that concentrations of 5 salivary microRNAs (miRNAs) identified prolonged concussion symptoms with 85% accuracy, suggesting that the answer to this question is “yes.”
Rhinovirus and osteoarticular infections due to K kingae have the same seasonalityHuman rhinovirus (HRV) and Kingella kingae osteoarticular infections are highly active at the same time of year—the fall—a study in Paris found.
Top 10 studies you can't missDr. Michael Burke has selected 10 articles published during the last 12 months in Contemporary Pediatrics that he says are worth a second look.
New hemophilia B gene therapy appears effectiveA recent trial showed that a single intravenous infusion of a vector expressing a high specific-activity factor IX gene safely produces a sustained, effective level of factor IX coagulant activity in patients with hemophilia B.
Novel biomarker accurately identifies infants with UTIsUrinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is highly sensitive and specific for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study in febrile children aged up to 24 months.
High-nicotine e-cigarettes lead to more smoking and vapingCompared with adolescents who use e-cigarettes with relatively low or no nicotine concentrations, those who use e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations are more likely to progress to more frequent and intense combustible cigarette smoking and vaping.
Seeing movies with guns piques kids’ interest in using themChildren who view movies with gun violence are more interested in guns and violence than their peers who do not have this exposure, a recent experiment showed.
Breastfeeding for at least 2 months provides SIDS protectionBreastfeeding for a minimum of 2 months has a significant protective effect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), almost halving the risk of its occurrence.
Ideal pain relief for musculoskeletal injury remains elusiveA comparison of a combination of oral morphine and oral ibuprofen with each of these drugs alone found that none of these options provided optimal analgesia for the pain of a musculoskeletal injury (MSK-I).