In a 6-year (2006-2012) prospective cohort study, Cristofori and coauthors assess the prevalence of celiac disease among children with abdominal pain–related functional gastrointestinal disorders classified according to the Rome criteria. See editorial by Squires et al.
This review examines the pathogenesis, epidemiologic features, diagnosis, and management of inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents.
Guandalini and Assiri review how celiac disease is triggered by the ingestion of gluten in genetically predisposed individuals. Diagnosis requires an intestinal biopsy, and a strict gluten-free diet must be followed.
This observational study finds that the higher odds of ICU mortality in Latino children disappeared after culturally and linguistically sensitive interventions at multiple levels.
This review examines the increasing incidence, evaluation, and management of pediatric nephrolithiasis.
Inge and colleagues conducted a prospective, multisite observational study to assess the preoperative clinical characteristics and perioperative safety outcomes of severely obese adolescents undergoing weight-loss surgery. Michael G. Sarr, MD, provided a related editorial.