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.
Indrio et al investigate whether oral supplementation with Lactobacillus reuteri DSM 17938 during the first 3 months of life can reduce the onset of colic, gastroesophageal reflux, and constipation in term newborns and thereby reduce the socioeconomic impact of these conditions.
This review provides a practical review of the presentation, evaluation, and treatment of thyroid disorders commonly encountered in a primary care practice.
This review examines the pathogenesis, epidemiologic features, diagnosis, and management of inflammatory bowel disease in children and adolescents.
King and coauthors identify possible nonspecific, baseline predictors of response to intervention in a large randomized clinical trial of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. See also the editorial by Arnold.
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 literature review provides an update on the current knowledge about Kawasaki disease as well as recent advances in its diagnosis and treatment.
This multicenter cohort study assesses platelet perfusion practices and the risk for intraventricular hemorrhage in a population of very-low-birth-weight infants in 6 neonatal intensive care units.