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OBJECTIVE: This study estimated the prevalence of hypertension and high blood pressure among children aged 8 to 17 years in the United States per the 2017 AAP guideline and compared that with the 2004 NIH/NHLBI guideline's prevalence estimate during 2005-2008  and 2013-2016... Leer más


OBJECTIVE:  To update the evidence on interventions provided in or referable from primary care to prevent child maltreatment for the US Preventive Services Task Force.

Viswanathan M, Fraser JG, Pan H, Morgenlander M, McKeeman JL, Forman-Hoffman VL, Hart LC, Zolotor AJ... Leer más


OBJECTIVE: To update the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) 2013 recommendation on primary care interventions to prevent child maltreatment.

US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA. 2018 Nov 27;320(20):2122-2128. doi: 10.1001/jama.2018.17772.

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"This is an integrative overview of six Cochrane systematic reviews, providing an up-to-date synthesis of the evidence examining interventions for the treatment of children and adolescents with overweight or obesity."

Ells LJ, Rees K, Brown T, Mead E, Al-Khudairy L,... Leer más


OBJECTIVE:  To examine the risk of attempted suicide among sexual minority adolescents, differentiating for each sexual minority group.

Giacomo E, Krausz M, Colmegna F et al. JAMA Pediatr. Published online October 8, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.2731.

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BACKGROUND: The dynamics of body-mass index (BMI) in children from birth to adolescence are unclear, and whether susceptibility for the development of sustained obesity occurs at a specific age in children is important to determine.

Geserick M Vogel M Gausche R et. al... Leer más


"Child passenger safety has dramatically evolved over the past decade; however, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for children 4 years and older. This policy statement provides 4 evidence-based recommendations for best practices in the choice of... Leer más


OBJETIVO: Evaluar los beneficios del cribado en la detección precoz de la escoliosis idiopática del adolescente (EIA).

Orejón de Luna G, Puebla Molina SG. Evid Pediatr. 2018;14:17.

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OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the evidence for the effectiveness of EIBI in increasing functional behaviors and skills, decreasing autism severity, and improving intelligence and communication skills for young children with ASD.

Reichow B, Hume K, Barton EE, et... Leer más


OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether exercise, proposed to enhance neuroplasticity  and potentially cognitive function (CF) and academic performance (AP), may be beneficial during adolescence when important developmental changes occur.

Li JW, O'Connor H, O'Dwyer N, Orr R... Leer más