Pediatric Academic Societies

Improve discharge safety with a checklist

May 04, 2021

At the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Niloufar Paydar-Darian, MD, attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital, presented the results of a quality improvement program with the aim of eliminating serious preventable adverse events linked to discharge.

Examining factors in teen pregnancies that lead to poorer infant outcomes

May 04, 2021

Pregnancy in adolescence can lead to poorer outcomes in both mother and child. An investigation presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting looks at how educational attainment could impact the outcomes.

A study of pediatrician's adverse childhood experiences screening workflows

May 03, 2021

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) are associated with poor health outcomes over the course of a life, but there is still little information on clinical workflows to guide these implementation practices. At the virtual 2021 virtual Pediatric Academic Societies meeting, Julia I. Reading discussed models and variations in ACE screening workflows.

Using ED visits to provide counsel on contraceptives

May 03, 2021

Not every adolescent female patient has a doctor to turn to for contraceptive counseling. An investigation reported at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting offered insight into whether addressing the concern at emergency department (ED) visits could work.

Pediatric admissions of substance abuse, suicide, and psychosis in a New York City hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 03, 2021

The Bronx experienced 1 of the highest mortality rates of COVID-19 during the beginning of the pandemic. Some early research suggests that quarantine and school closures had a major psychosocial impact on children during this time. A study presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting looks at how children and teenagers living in low socioeconomic settings were affected by the pandemic.

Non-adherence to treatment is multifactorial

May 02, 2021

The non-adherence to a treatment plan isn’t the result of one factor, but many. A presentation at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting examines how several factors impact chronic kidney disease and organ transplantation in children.

Impact of the pandemic on kids with autism is significant

May 02, 2021

The pandemic has drastically changed the lives of children, but children with autism spectrum disorder in particular lost the routines that made life easier to handle. A study presented at the virtual 2021 Pediatric Academic Societies meeting offers insight.