Top 10 list of best articles in 2010 Contemporary Pediatrics' Journal Club

March 1, 2011

Dr Michael G Burke submits his Top 10 list of favorite articles in the last 12 months.

Here it is! Dr Michael G Burke's yearly list of his choices for the 10 best articles he reviewed in Journal Club for Contemporary Pediatrics over the past 12 months. Although most of the articles chosen are of practical interest to general pediatricians, the list also contains a bit of basic science. The articles are listed chronologically by publication date. To read complete summaries and commentaries on these articles, go to

1. Does late introduction of solid foods increase risk of allergic sensitization?
Nwaru BI, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;125(1):50-59 (March 2010)

2. Oral ivermectin is effective against hard-to-treat head lice.
Chosidow O, et al. N Engl J Med. 2010;362(10):896-905 (May 2010)

4. Aerobic fitness predicts standardized test scores.
Roberts CK, et al. J Pediatr. 2010;156(5):711-718 (July 2010)

5. Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent among asthmatic African Americans.
Freishtat RJ, et al. J Pediatr. 2010;156(6):948-952 (August 2010)

6. Ban on public smoking reduces admissions for asthma.
Mackay D, et al. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(12):1139-1145 (November 2010)

7. Adenovirus 36 may be associated with obesity.
Gabbert C, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126(4):721-726 (December 2010)

8. Vapor rub really works.
Paul IM, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126(6):1092-1099 (February 2011)

9. A probiotic reduces abdominal pain in IBS.
Francavilla R, et al. Pediatrics. 2010;126(6):e1445-e1452 (February 2011)

10. New approach to cystic fibrosis appears safe, worthy of study.
Accurso FJ, et al. N Engl J Med. 2010;363(21):1991-2003 (February 2011)