Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med )

Publisher: American Medical Association, American Medical Association


The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal for physicians and other professionals who contribute to the health of children and adolescents. The Archives provides an open forum for dialogue on a full range of clinical, scientific, advocacy, and humanistic issues relevant to the care of pediatric patients from infancy through young adulthood. The Archives is a vehicle for increased attention to adolescent health, the education of pediatric health care professionals, and disease prevention and health promotion. The Archives publishes original studies, editorials, reviews by experts, practice commentaries, case quizzes, and updates on clinical science and practice management. The "Pediatric Forum" provides our readers with opportunities to express their views. Archives incorporates AJDC, the oldest journal in US pediatric literature, which originated in 1911.

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    Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine, Archives of pediatrics and adolescent medicine, Pediatrics & adolescent medicine, Pediatrics and adolescent medicine
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Publications in this journal

  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 02/2013; 167(2):194-5.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 07/2010; 164(7):679-681.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 07/2009; 12(1):97-98.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 10/2008; 162(10):911-911.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 07/2008; 162(7):697-698.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 12/2007; 161(12):1122-1122.
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    ABSTRACT: To systematically review the effectiveness, as determined by survival without moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disability in infancy and childhood, and the safety of hypothermia vs normothermia in neonates with postintrapartum hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and to perform subgroup analyses based on severity of encephalopathy (moderate or severe), type of hypothermia (systemic or selective head cooling), and degree of hypothermia (moderate [<or=32.0-33.5 degrees C] or mild [>or=33.6 degrees C]). MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL (Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature), the Cochrane Library, abstracts of annual meetings of the Pediatric Academic Societies, and bibliographies of identified articles. Randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials without language restriction were assessed by 2 reviewers independently and discrepancies were resolved by involving a third reviewer. Quality of the trials was assessed on the basis of concealment of allocation, method of randomization, masking of outcome assessment, and completeness of follow-up. Systemic or selective head hypothermia compared with normothermia. Death or moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disability. Eight studies of acceptable quality were included. The combined outcome of death or neurodevelopmental disability in childhood was reduced in infants receiving hypothermia compared with control infants (4 studies including 497 infants; relative risk, 0.76, 95% confidence interval, 0.65-0.88; number needed to treat, 6; 95% confidence interval, 4-14), as were death and moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disability when analyzed separately. Cardiac arrhythmias and thrombocytopenia were more common with hypothermia; however, they were clinically benign. In neonates with postintrapartum asphyxial hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, hypothermia is effective in reducing death and moderate to severe neurodevelopmental disability either in combination or separately and is a safe intervention.
    Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):951-8.
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    ABSTRACT: To evaluate the impact of a tertiary care center special needs program that partners with families and primary care physicians to ensure seamless inpatient and outpatient care and assist in providing medical homes. Up to 3 years of preenrollment and postenrollment data were compared for patients in the special needs program from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2005. A tertiary care center pediatric hospital and medical school serving urban and rural patients. A total of 227 of 230 medically complex and fragile children and youth with special needs who had a wide range of chronic disorders and were enrolled in the special needs program. Care coordination provided by a special needs program pediatric nurse case manager with or without a special needs program physician. Preenrollment and postenrollment tertiary care center resource utilization, charges, and payments. A statistically significant decrease was found in the number of hospitalizations, number of hospital days, and tertiary care center charges and payments, and an increase was found in the use of outpatient services. Aggregate data revealed a decrease in hospital days from 7926 to 3831, an increase in clinic visits from 3150 to 5420, and a decrease in tertiary care center payments of $10.7 million. The special needs program budget for fiscal year 2005 had a deficit of $400,000. This tertiary care-primary care partnership model improved health care and reduced costs with relatively modest institutional support.
    Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):937-44.
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    ABSTRACT: To estimate the association between housing status and health care access and outcomes among young adults aging out of the child welfare system. Prospective cohort study Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Baseline interviews were conducted between May 2002 and March 2003 and follow-up interviews, between March and December 2004. Participants were foster youth aged 17 or 18 years in Illinois, Wisconsin, or Iowa. We invited a random sample of 67% of eligible Illinois youth and all eligible youth from Wisconsin and Iowa to participate. Researchers interviewed 749 at baseline (94.7% response) and 643 at follow-up (85.8%); we excluded 8 participants without housing data (n=635). We included only the 345 emancipated participants in analyses of health care access. MAIN EXPOSURE Housing status after emancipation: stable housing; unstable housing; or homeless. Multivariate adjusted odds ratio (AOR) of association between main exposure variables with 3 measures of access to care and 2 health outcomes. Among the 345 emancipated participants, 14.2% experienced homelessness and 39.4% were unstably housed. In multivariate analysis of emancipated participants, homelessness was associated with being uninsured (AOR, 3.41; 95% confidence interval, 1.52-7.63) and having unmet need for health care (AOR, 3.26; 95% confidence interval, 1.40-7.56); it was not associated with not having had ambulatory care. In multivariate analysis of all participants, housing status was not associated with reporting fair or poor health at follow-up or, among women, with having had a pregnancy. Having had an episode of homelessness after emancipation is associated with worse health access, but not worse outcomes, among youth emancipated from foster care.
    Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):986-93.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):1010.
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    ABSTRACT: To identify precursors of adolescent alcohol initiation and binge drinking. Prospective cohort study. Self-report questionnaires. A total of 5511 Growing Up Today Study participants aged 11 to 18 years in 1998. Main Exposures Individual, family, and social factors. First whole drink of alcohol and binge drinking. Between 1998 and 1999, 611 girls (19%) and 384 boys (17%) initiated alcohol use. Older age, later maturational stage, smoking, adults drinking in the home, underage sibling drinking, peer drinking, possession of or willingness to use alcohol promotional items, and positive attitudes toward alcohol were associated with an increased likelihood of alcohol initiation. Girls who ate family dinner at home every day were less likely to initiate alcohol use than girls who ate family dinner only on some days or never (odds ratio, 0.66; 95% confidence interval, 0.50-0.87). Girls with higher social self-esteem and boys with higher athletic self-esteem were more likely to initiate alcohol use than those with lower self-esteem. Among teens who initiated alcohol use, 149 girls (24%) and 112 boys (29%) further engaged in binge drinking. Among girls, positive attitudes toward alcohol, underage sibling drinking, and possession of or willingness to use alcohol promotional items were associated with binge drinking; among boys, positive attitudes toward alcohol and older age were associated with binge drinking. Eating family dinner at home every day may delay alcohol uptake among some adolescents. Alcohol promotional items appear to encourage underage alcohol initiation and binge drinking; this may warrant marketing restrictions on the alcohol industry.
    Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):959-66.
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    ABSTRACT: To test the hypotheses that block play improves language acquisition and attention. Randomized controlled trial. Pediatric clinic. Children aged 1(1/2) to 2(1/2) years. Distribution of 2 sets of building blocks. Scores on the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories, television viewing based on diary data, and the hyperactivity domain of the Child Behavior Checklist. Of 220 families approached in the clinic waiting room, 175 (80%) agreed to participate in the study. At least 1 diary was returned from 92 of the 175 families (53%). A total of 140 families (80%) completed exit interviews. Of the children in the intervention group, 52 (59%) had block play reported in their diaries compared with 11 (13%) in the control group (P<.01). The linear regression results for language acquisition were as follows: entire sample--raw score, 7.52 (P=.07); percentile, 8.4 (P=.15); low-income sample--raw score, 12.40 (P=.01); percentile, 14.94 (P=.03). For attention the results were as follows: entire sample--odds ratio, 0.49 (P=.29); low-income sample--odds ratio, 0.48 (P=.26) There were no statistically significant differences with respect to hyperactivity scores. Distribution of blocks can lead to improved language development in middle- and low-income children. Further research is warranted.
    Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):967-71.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):1001; discussion 1002.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):930-2.
  • Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 11/2007; 161(10):1003-5.