In case you missed it: December 13 to 17

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

This week’s top articles included:

Annular scars with hyperpigmentation

An 18-month-old girl presents with ringed scars with hyperpigmentation on the right side of her buttocks and back. What's the diagnosis?

Examining the efficacy of dupilumab for uncontrolled asthma in kids 6-11

Used to treat asthma in adolescents and adults, a clinical trial examines whether it would be effective in treating uncontrolled asthma in younger children.

Comparing LABA plus inhaled corticosteroids to inhaled corticosteroids only for treating prematurity-associated lung disease

Decreased lung function may be a result of a preterm delivery. Does treatment with long-acting β2 agonists (LABA) plus inhaled corticosteroids perform better than just inhaled corticosteroids to improve lung function in affected children?

Does maternal history of cervical cancer/biopsy impact HPV vaccine rate in kids?

For mothers who have an experience with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine preventable outcomes such as a cervical biopsy or cancer, would this history make them more likely to have their child receive this vaccine? It may seem likely, but a new study raises questions about this belief.