In case you missed it: April 12 to April 16

April 16, 2021
Miranda Hester

Ms. Hester is Content Specialist with Contemporary OB/GYN and Contemporary Pediatrics.

It was a very busy week for the Contemporary Pediatrics team.

This week’s top articles included:

Using vitamin D to mitigate risk of childhood asthma in offspring of mothers with asthma

Maternal asthma is a major risk factor for a child also developing asthma. A report examines whether vitamin D sufficiency in pregnancy can change that risk.

HPV vaccine in pregnancy not linked to adverse birth outcomes

It’s not common, but some women may have been given the 9-valent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine either during or before pregnancy. A study examines the effect of such exposure on adverse birth outcomes.

Pandemic offers insight into potential cause of Kawasaki disease

Given the high prevalence of Kawasaki disease during the pandemic, Japanese investigators determined that droplet or contact transmission of pathogens is likely not a major route causing the development of the disease.

Analysis of COVID-19 clinical trials: A guide to reducing vaccine hesitancy

Tackling vaccine hesitancy for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is going to be an important component of achieving the herd immunity needed to end the pandemic.