Clinical utility of rapid whole genome sequencing in neonates with seizures

BALTIMORE — A new study aims to determine the underlying etiology of seizures and help to target therapy, improve control of seizures, and potentially reduce morbidities in children. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «As a…

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Impact of prescription drug monitoring programs on pediatric opioid exposures

BALTIMORE — A new study measures the impact state-run, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), pain clinic legislation and opioid prescribing guidelines have on opioid exposures among children. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «The U.S. remains…

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The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years

New analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within fifty years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future. The analysis predicts that, based on 2018 user levels, at…

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New research examines the evolution of the firearm epidemic in the US

BALTIMORE — High rates of firearm fatalities in the U.S. are principally due to elevated rates of homicide among black, non-Hispanic and Hispanic males age 20-40 years and suicide among white, non-Hispanic males age 70-85+, according to a new study. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting,…

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New study examines geographic differences in fatal pediatric opioid poisonings

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. view more  BALTIMORE — A new study shines light on pediatric opioid deaths by U.S. region, the first time a study of this nature has been conducted. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019…

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New research examines association between gun access and adolescent health

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. view more  BALTIMORE — A new study found that personal gun access was associated with depression, suicidal ideation and perceiving school as unsafe, while attending a school where gun access was common was associated with lower odds of perceiving school as…

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Pediatricians and nurse practitioners report using strategies to improve HPV vaccination

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. For more information, please visit www.pas-meeting.org…. view more  BALTIMORE — Pediatricians and nurse practitioners report using several strategies to improve human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, yet also perceive barriers, according to a national American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Pediatric Research in Office…

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