This study examines the long-term functional outcomes of early childhood traumatic brain injury relative to early childhood orthopedic injury as well as the moderating role of the social environment as defined by parent report and observational measures of family functioning, parenting practices, and home environment.
Fritz and coauthors conclude that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains concordant with infecting and colonizing strains are present on commonly handled household surfaces, a factor that likely perpetuates MRSA transmission and recurrent disease. See editorial by Milstone.
Ferguson and colleagues’ nested case-control study aimed to assess the relationship between phthalate exposure during pregnancy and preterm birth. Shanna H. Swan, PhD, provided a related editorial.
This special communication reports on the recommendations developed by a group of extramural investigators convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for the direction(s) for future research in prenatal and perinatal determinants of lung health and disease in early life and identifies opportunities for scientific advancement.