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Journal Club: The tip-top 10 of 2004

Here you go: Section Editor Dr. Michael G. Burke's personal selection of last year's 10 best articles reviewed in Journal Club. The selections are worth a second look, Dr. Burke urges-and certainly a first look if you've fallen that far behind on your reading! They offer advice on managing your patients or provide a glimpse of where the specialty is headed. The list is in chronological order, by issue of Contemporary Pediatrics. Visit the 2004 Journal Club archives at http://www.contemporarypediatrics.com/ for the summary of each top-10 article (and all other article summaries for the year) and Dr. Burke's commentary.

Too little sleep and teenage angst: A connection?
Fredriksen K et al: Child Dev 2004;75:84 (April)

Should pediatricians screen mothers for depressive symptoms?
Chaudron LH et al: Pediatrics 2004;113:551 (May)

Pneumonia in hospitalized children: A snapshot of cause and morbidity
Michelow IC et al: Pediatrics 2004;113:701 (June)

Pediatricians excel at detecting serious bacterial illness
Pantell RH et al: JAMA 2004;291:1203 (July)

Do your peers use body mass index or height-weight charts?
Perrin EM et al: J Pediatr 2004;144:455 (July)

PCV7 has dropped the incidence of occult bacteremia
Stoll ML et al: Arch Ped Adolesc Med 2004;158:671 (September)

Metabolic syndrome and obesity increase in tandem
Weiss R et al: N Engl J Med 2004;350:2362 (September)

Can the family meal enhance adolescents' well being?
Eisenberg ME et al: Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004;158:792 (October)

Short or tall-does it mean problems with peers?
Sandberg DE et al: Pediatrics 2004;114:744 (December)