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 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)

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