What to expect in the July issue of Contemporary Pediatrics

Contemporary PEDS JournalJuly 2024
Volume 40
Issue 06

Editor-in-chief Tina Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, highlights the July 2024 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics.

The July 2024 issue of Contemporary Pediatrics is now available in digital form! Below, find a message from our Editor in Chief Tina Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, who highlights articles featured in this month's issue.

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Happy summer!

The first article is a comprehensive review of drowning prevention guidance and recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and CDC. Drowning is the leading cause of death among children aged 1 to 4 years in the United States, accounting for 25% of all drowning deaths. Because of the tragic frequency, there is a major focus on prevention incentives and strategies.

The second article, which you’ll find in the Infectious Diseases section, is a practical review of waterborne illnesses. These illnesses peak during the summer season as water recreation heats up. This article provides useful tips and pearls to share with parents and caregivers to help keep your patients safe. There is also a tear-out page summarizing water safety guidance that you can utilize in your clinical settings as a handy reference.

The Pharmacology section article reviews recently published data on glucagon-like peptide-1 agonists (GLP-1), which are a class of medication used to lower blood sugar levels in individuals with type 2 diabetes and to promote weight loss. The data showed that prescriptions of GLP-1 in adolescents increased 6-fold from 2020 to 2023. The medication is primarily used to promote weight loss in adolescents.

The Nutrition section article focuses on results from a study on the early introduction of peanuts into a child’s diet to help prevent future allergic reactions. Peanut allergy in pediatric patients is something that is on the increase and is an issue that all of us frequently deal with.

The Dermatology section article has an interesting case study of an 8-month-old girl with red, painful cheeks. Put on your thinking caps!

The Respiratory Disorders section article provides a quick recap of a study that looked at the effect antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins may have on childhood asthma.

As always, thank you for providing outstanding care to your patients. As Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys noted, “Summer means happy times and good sunshine....” Please make time to take care of yourselves and enjoy the season, stay safe and well. As always, I welcome your suggestions, comments, and questions.

With warm regards,


Editor in Chief

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