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.