Must-read news from the week of December 19 to 23, 2022


A look at what the Contemporary Pediatrics® team covered this week.

Diagnostic observation schedule not necessary for autism diagnosis in children

When comparing the rate of diagnoses for autism spectrum disorder given clinically to those given through the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), consistency between the 2 methods was found.

Arcutis submits roflumilast cream for treating plaque psoriasis in patients aged 2 to 11 years

Arcutis Biotherapeutics submitted a supplemental New Drug Application for roflumilast cream (ZORYVE) to the US Food and Drug Administration for treatment of plaque psoriasis in children aged 2 to 11 years.

It is time to re-establish practice goals

Establish new practice goals, timelines for evaluating the progress on meeting the goals, and use continuous quality improvement measures to meet the established goals.

AAP: How to improve child’s oral health

In a recent report, the American Academy of Pediatrics outlined steps parents and pediatricians can take to prevent tooth decay in pediatric patients.

National hospital poll surveys parents’ beliefs on religious participation from teenagers

In a recent Mott Poll, parents discussed their beliefs on how children aged 13 to 18 years benefit from religious services, how often these children should participate, and the level of freedom they would give their children to choose whether to participate.

Increase in adolescent drug overdose deaths

The CDC has reported an increase in drug overdose deaths from 2019 to 2022 in adolescents aged 10 to 19 years.

Prevalence of obesity in pediatric type 2 diabetes

In a recent study, it was found that obesity is not present in all cases of type 2 diabetes in pediatric patients.

AAP: Tips for keeping children warm and safe this winter

The American Academy of Pediatrics has provided 10 tips parents and guardians can utilize to keep their children warm and safe outdoors this winter.

AAP: How physicians can recognize and support victims of child exploitation

The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their report, “Exploitation, Labor and Sex Trafficking of Children and Adolescents: Health Care Needs of Patients,” to provide updated guidance on how physicians can recognize and help children and adolescents subjected to trafficking or exploitation.

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