What body mass index can mean for cardiometabolic risk

July 08, 2020

Overweight and obesity issues have been suspected of increasing cardiometabolic risk in children. A new study investigates.

Using an improvement program to improve Chlamydia trachomatis testing

July 08, 2020

Clinicians may still use urine nucleic-acid amplification tests, despite the recommendation to use a more sensitive vaginal swab to test for Chlamydia trachomatis. A report looks at whether a quality improvement program could change that.

Ultrasound accurately diagnoses midgut volvulus

July 08, 2020

A retrospective study examines whether limited abdominal ultrasound is a safe and e­ffective way to assess for intestinal malrotation with or without midgut volvulus.

How location of care impacts prescriptions for pneumonia and sinusitis

July 07, 2020

The location where care is received can impact how medication is prescribed. A report examines how location impacts care for pneumonia and sinusitis.

Impact of weight in outcomes for critically ill kids

July 07, 2020

It’s been hypothesized that obesity can lead to worse outcomes in critical illness and an investigation provides some answers.

Appendectomy successfully averted in child considered at high surgical risk

July 07, 2020

A case report examines whether a high-risk child with appendicitis will need surgery.

Quality improvement program tries to reduce vancomycin use

July 06, 2020

Reducing antibiotic resistance has been a high priority for quality improvement programs. How well did one program do in reducing vancomycin use?

Impact of insurance status on hospital readmission

July 06, 2020

The risk of hospital readmission has been linked to insurance status in previous research. A new investigation examines if the disparity still exists.

Levonorgestrel IUDs are safe and effective in adolescents

July 06, 2020

A study finds that the levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD) is successful in controlling abnormal uterine bleeding and in suppressing menses in teenagers.