Pediatric Annals (Pediatr Ann)

Publisher: Slack

Journal description

Pediatric Annals is America's most widely read journal for continuing education in the field of pediatrics. Each monthly issue provides a thorough, practical review of a single topic in pediatrics, carefully chosen by an editorial board composed of the leading pediatricians in the United States. Three credit hours in Category 1 for the Physician's Recognition Award of the AMA are offered for the successful completion of a CME quiz.

Current impact factor: 0.29

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.288
2012 Impact Factor 0.303
2011 Impact Factor 0.484
2010 Impact Factor 0.503
2009 Impact Factor 0.369
2008 Impact Factor 0.541
2007 Impact Factor 0.724
2006 Impact Factor 0.741
2005 Impact Factor 0.383
2004 Impact Factor 0.374
2003 Impact Factor 0.318
2002 Impact Factor 0.223
2001 Impact Factor 0.383
2000 Impact Factor 0.739
1999 Impact Factor 0.459
1998 Impact Factor 0.355
1997 Impact Factor 0.31

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 0.40
Cited half-life 8.40
Immediacy index 0.06
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.13
Website Pediatric Annals website
Other titles Pediatric annals
ISSN 0090-4481
OCLC 1772141
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details


  • Pre-print
    • Author cannot archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author cannot archive a post-print version
  • Restrictions
    • 12 months embargo
  • Conditions
    • On Institutional Repositories
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • NIH authors may deposit in PubMed Central after 12 months
    • Must link to publisher version
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Congenital syphilis (CS) is a disease that continues to persist in the United States despite its preventable nature. Mother-to-child transmission of CS can be avoided with appropriate maternal diagnosis and treatment during the pregnancy. Diagnosing CS and determining the therapeutic course can be challenging. This review covers the recent guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of CS and the various factors that affect management decisions. These factors include the mother's antenatal management, the infant's clinical presentation and results, laboratory and serologic testing, and more. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(5):e108-e114.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):e108-14. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-10
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    ABSTRACT: Tuberculosis remains a prevalent disease worldwide, with approximately 9 million cases diagnosed annually. The emergence of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis has proven to be a challenging international public health issue. In the United States, however, the incidence of tuberculosis has been decreasing since 1992. There were just over 9,500 reported cases in 2013, and almost 500 of those were in children younger than age 15 years. Foreign-born persons are a high-risk group and account for 65% of new cases annually. Other high-risk groups include ethnic minorities, HIV-infected patients, and people living in low-socioeconomic urban areas. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(5):e126-e130.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):e126-30. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-12
  • Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):198-9. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-07
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    ABSTRACT: There are currently 12 species and over 100 serotypes that have been identified in the enterovirus genus, including the coxsackieviruses, echoviruses, and polioviruses. Since their discovery 65 years ago, much has been discovered and continues to be researched regarding the pathogenicity and scope of disease of nonpolio enteroviruses. Like many infections, enteroviruses have been found to affect neonates much differently, and often more severely, than older children and adults. Neonatal infections often cause mild illnesses with nonspecific symptoms, but they may also have severe presentations involving the cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, hematologic, or central nervous systems. This article provides an overview of what is known about nonpolio enteroviruses in neonates including epidemiology, transmission, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(5):e103-e107.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):e103-7. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-09
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    ABSTRACT: With the current prevalence of celiac disease, it is important to know the common signs and symptoms of this disease process and to also be aware of atypical presentations. This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia. His initial examination included screening for celiac disease, but the serology was negative. After persistent and worsening symptoms, further tests were pursued and a diagnosis of celiac disease was confirmed based on an upper endoscopy and histology. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(5):210-212.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):210-2. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-13
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    ABSTRACT: Congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection has been called "the elephant in our living room" because it is a major public health problem that for decades has been unrecognized and unaddressed. Congenital CMV infection is a common cause of sensorineural hearing loss, vision loss, neurodevelopment disabilities, liver disease, and growth failure. Diagnostic tests are now widely available to identify newborns with congenital CMV infection, congenitally infected newborns now can be easily assessed for evidence of organ involvement, and there are now antiviral treatments and other interventions available to improve the outcome in children with congenital CMV disease. A licensed vaccine to prevent CMV infection is not yet available; however, a "CMV knowledge vaccine," composed of "an ounce of CMV awareness and three simple precautions" and that is endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available for pregnant women who wish to reduce their contact with potentially CMV-infected secretions and therefore reduce their risk of acquiring CMV during pregnancy. Medical experts in the field of congenital CMV have been called upon for a consensus statement for diagnosis and treatment, and nonprofit organizations of families affected by congenital CMV from around the world have formed a collaborative coalition to facilitate the spread of CMV knowledge and awareness. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(5):e115-e125.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):e115-25. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-11
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    ABSTRACT: Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in the newborn carries a high mortality rate and can result in lifelong neurologic impairment. The severity of HSV infection in the newborn has always dictated conservative management when prodromal symptoms or active genital lesions (or those suggestive of genital herpes) are present during labor and delivery. The risk of intrapartum infection, however, is related to the presence or absence of maternal immunity (neutralizing antibody) to HSV. The most significant risk of transmission is in first-episode primary infections with active lesions at delivery. Recent recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics Committees on Infectious Diseases and the Fetus and Newborn use rapid serologic and virologic screening in the management of asymptomatic infants born to mothers with active genital herpes. The revised guidelines highlight infants at greatest risk for HSV disease but do not apply to asymptomatic infants born to mothers with a history of HSV but no genital lesions at delivery. The current guidelines also stipulate that maternal serologic screening and molecular assays for HSV in newborn blood and cerebrospinal fluid must be available and reported in a timely fashion. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(5):e97-e102.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 05/2015; 44(5):e97-e102. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150512-08
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    ABSTRACT: In the 20th century, the introduction of multiple vaccines significantly reduced childhood morbidity, mortality, and disease outbreaks. Despite, and perhaps because of, their public health impact, an increasing number of parents and patients are choosing to delay or refuse vaccines. These individuals are described as "vaccine hesitant." This phenomenon has developed due to the confluence of multiple social, cultural, political, and personal factors. As immunization programs continue to expand, understanding and addressing vaccine hesitancy will be crucial to their successful implementation. This review explores the history of vaccine hesitancy, its causes, and suggested approaches for reducing hesitancy and strengthening vaccine acceptance. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(4):e71-e75.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):e71-5. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-07
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    ABSTRACT: Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood. In part 1 of this article, information regarding primary care assessment of ADHD was presented. Part 2 focuses on best practice guidelines for treatment once the diagnosis has been established. For most children, successful treatment of ADHD requires a multicomponent approach comprised of patient and family psychoeducation, use of medications approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (eg, stimulants) and/or behavioral interventions, and management of any psychiatric comorbid conditions. Furthermore, as ADHD is a chronic illness, primary care physicians will need to frequently reassess their patients and make treatment adjustments as needed. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(4):160-168.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):160-8. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-11
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    ABSTRACT: Increasing numbers of children are traveling to developing countries where they are often at a higher risk than adults of acquiring vaccine-preventable diseases. Yet, they are less likely to receive pretravel medical advice and preventive care. This article reviews the current recommendations for pediatric travel immunizations, including specific travel vaccines such as typhoid, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis virus, and rabies as well as prospective vaccines for significant global diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and Ebola. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(4):e89-e96.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):e89-96. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-10
  • Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):139-41. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-04
  • Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):146-8. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-05
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    ABSTRACT: Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at increasing rates over the past decade. Factors contributing to these outbreaks include importation from abroad, under-vaccination of segments of the population, and incomplete protection or waning immunity with certain vaccines. This article reviews recent outbreaks of measles, mumps, and pertussis in the United States to highlight the extent to which outbreaks of these vaccine-preventable diseases are still occurring and even increasing. Appreciating the magnitude of these illnesses may help the physician in educating families who are hesitant about vaccines. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(4):e76-e81.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):e76-81. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-08
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    ABSTRACT: Enuresis is a common pediatric problem that creates a lot of stress for both the child and his/her family. Unfortunately, many of these patients do not seek medical attention for evaluation and treatment. It is important in the care of the child with enuresis to understand the definitions of the disorder, routinely ask about bowel and bladder habits, clarify the nature of the wetting (daytime, nighttime, or both) in the child, and perform a thorough history and physical examination. Laboratory studies are often minimal. Treatment (behavioral or medicinal) is dependent on the type of enuresis present, and patient compliance. Successful management of enuresis has benefits to both the child and family. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(4):133-137.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):133-7. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-03
  • Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):123-5. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-01
  • Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):126-9. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-02
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    ABSTRACT: In the last decade, the approach to adolescent immunizations has changed substantially. At ages 11 or 12 years, routine administration of four vaccines-a tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) booster, the first of two doses of quadrivalent conjugate meningococcal vaccine (MCV4), a three-dose series of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and an annual influenza vaccine-are now recommended. Vaccine uptake is easily tracked in the office setting using electronic medical records, whereas national data for teens have been tracked through the National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-teen) since 2005. In 2013, NIS-teen demonstrated that Tdap and MCV4 uptake are robust, whereas HPV vaccine coverage lags behind substantially. Efforts to improve immunization coverage rates among adolescents should continue, especially as new vaccines are becoming available for use in this age group. Several changes in the current approach to teen vaccination are expected to emerge in 2015. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(4):e82-e88.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 04/2015; 44(4):e82-8. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150410-09
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    ABSTRACT: A 15-year-old boy with abdominal pain, growth retardation, and symptomatic anemia requiring blood transfusion was seen by a gastroenterologist and found to have a large ulcerated, fungating, and actively bleeding mass in his stomach. Initially, the patient was screened for Helicobacter pylori and found to be negative, so there was concern for malignancy after multiple endoscopic procedures. The patient did not respond to initial ulcer treatment and immediately prior to scheduled partial gastrectomy, additional tissue sections from the initial biopsy were stained for H. pylori and rare positive staining organisms were found. The test was positive, and the patient was started empirically on treatment to which he responded and ultimately recovered fully. Gastrectomy was not performed, and following treatment, the ulcer, anemia, and poor growth resolved. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(3):e67-e70.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 03/2015; 44(3):e67-70. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150313-12
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    ABSTRACT: We present a case of a previously healthy 15-year-old girl with fever, right lower quadrant pain, and hip pain. Her history was notable for a recent laparoscopic appendectomy that was complicated by the development of intraabdominal abscesses. She reported normal bowel movements and good appetite on a regular diet, although she did endorse a recent 5-kg weight loss. Further investigation and examination revealed a diagnosis of Crohn's disease with recurrent psoas muscle abscess as the etiology of her pain and fevers. Psoas abscess is a rare complication of Crohn's disease, and vague presenting symptoms may complicate its diagnosis. This case demonstrates the importance of maintaining a broad differential diagnosis when treating a child presenting with abdominal pain and fever. [Pediatr Ann. 2015;44(3):e49-e52.]. Copyright 2015, SLACK Incorporated.
    Pediatric Annals 03/2015; 44(3):e49-52. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150313-08
  • Pediatric Annals 03/2015; 44(3):84-5. DOI:10.3928/00904481-20150313-01