Best Ten List for the Year – 2015

Every year there are some really good pediatric articles.  A 10 best list often comes out in our journals.   This is Dr. Michael Burke’s list (nationally prominent pediatrician).  Some of these are definitely directed at pediatricians, but I thought our parents and patients would be interested in some of them.  Take a look (hope the links work in this format…if not, just cut and paste)

-Contributed by Dr. Phil Dawson, West End Pediatrics

 

Here’s Dr. Michael Burke’s list of what he considers the 10 most important articles from Journal Club for the past 12 months:

  1. Short-course treatment for outpatient pneumonia—how long should it be?
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/content/tags/antibiotics/short-course-treatment-outpatient-pneumonia-how-lon)
  1. Tobacco smoke exposure tied to readmission in asthmatics
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/content/tags/asthma/tobacco-smoke-exposure-tied-readmission-asthmatics)
  1. Iron supplementation is effective treatment for restless leg syndrome
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/content/tags/contemporary-pediatrics-journal-club/iron-supplementation-effec)
  1. Having a TV in the bedroom leads to excess weight gain
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/content/tags/access-television/having-tv-bedroom-leads-excess-weight-gain)
  1. Are teen users of e-cigarettes at increased risk for substance use?
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/are-teen-users-electronic-cigarette-increased-risk-substance-use)
  1. Parental supervision enhances adolescents’ prelicense driving skills
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/parental-supervision-enhances-adolescents-prelicense-driving-skills)
  1. Antiviral compound shows promise as therapy for RSV
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/antiviral-compound-shows-promise-therapy-rsv)
  1. Acid suppression therapy leads to gastric bacterial overgrowth
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/acid-suppression-therapy-leads-gastric-bacterial-overgrowth)
  1. Use of some antibiotics in infancy associated with early childhood obesity
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/use-some-antibiotics-infancy-associated-early-childhood-obesity)
  1. Placebo seems to ease nighttime coughing in children
    (http://contemporarypediatrics.modernmedicine.com/contemporary-pediatrics/news/placebo-seems-ease-nighttime-coughing-children)