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Top 10 studies you can't miss


Dr. Michael Burke has selected 10 articles published during the last 12 months in Contemporary Pediatrics that he says are worth a second look.

Dr. Michael Burke has selected 10 articles published during the last 12 months in Contemporary Pediatrics that he says are worth a second look. Each is a well-done study that might change your practice and improve the care you provide to your patients.






1. Two–step egg introduction helps prevent egg allergy.

Natsume O, et al. Lancet. 2017;389[10066]:276-286.

(March 2017)



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2. Mealtime TV use during infancy is likely to persist.

Thimmig LM, et al. Clin Pediatr. 2017;56[7]:659-666.

(July 2017)








3. Novel approach to neonatal abstinence syndrome shortens hospital stay.

Grossman MR, et al. Pediatrics. 2017;139[6]:e20163360.

(August 2017)



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4. Antibiotics improve outcomes in small skin abscesses.

Daum RS, et al. N Engl J Med. 2017;376[26]:2545-2555.

(September 2017)



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5. Half of reported penicillin allergy symptoms are not true allergy.

Vyles D, et al. Pediatrics. 2017;140[2]:e20170471.

(October 2017)



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6. Study validates new test for bacterial vs viral infections.

Srugo I, et al. Pediatrics. 2017;140[4]:e20163453.

(December 2017)








7. Seeing movies with guns piques kids’ interest in using them.

Dillon KP, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171[11]:1057-1062.

(January 2018)








8. Ideal pain relief for musculoskeletal injury remains elusive.

Le May S, et al. Pediatrics. 2017;140[5]:e20170186.

(January 2018)








9. Breastfeeding for at least 2 months provides SIDS protection.

Thompson JMD, et al. Pediatrics. 2017;140[5]:e20171324.

(January 2018)



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10. High-nicotine e-cigarettes lead to more smoking and vaping.

Goldenson NI, et al. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171[12]:1192-1199.

(February 2018)

For more Journal Club article summaries and commentaries by Dr. Burke, go to ContemporaryPediatrics.com/journal-club

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