In case you missed it: October 12 to October 16

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

This week’s top articles included:

Early GI upset can be a red flag for later food allergies

Immunoglobulin E–mediated food allergies are on the rise across the United States, and can be fatal for some children. A recent report examines how early gastrointestinal (GI) reactions can raise red flags for future allergy development.

Examining efficacy of flu shot in preventing severe flu

The influenza vaccine has been recommended as a key way to reduce severe influenza in children. An investigation examines how effective the 2018-2019 vaccine was in preventing hospitalization and emergency department visits.

Improving asthma outcomes with a multipronged approach

Minority children often have worse asthma outcomes than their white peers and many of them attend Head Start preschool programs. An investigation examines whether an intervention including both school and home components improves asthma outcomes.

Trends in catheter-related infections in critically ill kids

Quality improvement initiatives frequently tackled catheter-related infections. A report examines the trends over the past several years on these infections in critically ill children.

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