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THE TOP TEN PEDIATRIC STORIES OF 2007

A summary of important new guidelines, recommendations, and research for common pediatric problems

Dear readers,

This past year, Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine celebrated its 5th anniversary. We thank you for your support and guidance. As we move forward, we will continue to provide summaries of the most clinically relevant medical information to help you in your practices. As we evolve, your feedback is critical. Please visit our website (http://www.jwatch.org) to access the content of all Journal Watch titles and to give us your comments and suggestions.

In 2007, we reported on a number of important new guidelines and recommendations for common pediatric problems. Below are the 10 pediatric summaries that I believe provided new and important insights for pediatric practices. We look forward to collaborating with you in the future.

Top stories

  • New Bronchiolitis Guidelines. Guidelines from the AAP recommend against the use of routine use of chest x-rays, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, and antibiotics for bronchiolitis.

http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2007/110/3

  • New Information About the Genetic Basis for Autism. As we gain understanding of the genetic basis of autism, we hope to improve the treatment and prevention of the disorder.

http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2007/502/4

  • Does Age of Onset Predict Outcomes in Bipolar Disease? Diagnosis of bipolar disease in children often is delayed, resulting in poorer outcomes, but early recognition can lead to better therapeutic results.

http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/content/full/2007/703/1

  • A Controlled Clinical Trial …

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