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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2003;157(10):950. doi:10.1001/archpedi.157.10.1040-a.
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The Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal for physicians and other health care professionals who contribute to the health of children and adolescents. The Archives provides an open forum for dialogue on a full range of clinical, scientific, advocacy, and humanistic issues relevant to the care of pediatric patients from infancy through young adulthood. The Archives is a vehicle for increased attention to adolescent health, the education of pediatric health care professionals, and disease prevention and health promotion. The Archives publishes original studies, editorials, reviews by experts, practice commentaries, case quizzes, and updates on clinical science and practice management. The Pediatric Forum provides our readers with opportunities to express their views. Archives incorporates AJDC, the oldest journal in US pediatric literature, which originated in 1911.



Frederick P. Rivara, MD, MPH

Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Child Health Institute

University of Washington

Box 354920

6200 NE 74th St, Suite 210

Seattle, WA 98115-8160

Phone: (206) 685-3573 Fax: (206) 685-3572

e-mail: archpediatrics@jama-archives.org

Associate Editors:

Abraham Bergman, MD, Seattle, Wash

Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, Seattle, Wash

Alain Joffe, MD, MPH, Baltimore, Md

Editorial Manager:

Suzanne Shuey, Seattle, Wash

Statistical Consultant:

Peter Cummings, MD, MPH, Bishop, Calif


David A. Brent, MD , Pittsburgh, Pa

Jeffrey P. Brosco, MD, PhD, Miami, Fla

Leona Cuttler, MD, Cleveland, Ohio

Phyllis Armelle Dennery, MD, Philadelphia,Pa

Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, Denver, Colo

M. Denise Dowd, MD, MPH, Kansas City, Mo

Gary L.Freed, MD, MPH, Ann Arbor, Mich

Frances P. Glascoe, EdS, PhD, Nashville, Tenn

Jorge E. Gómez, MD, San Antonio, Tex

Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD, Baltimore, Md

Susan G. Millstein, MS, PhD, San Francisco, Calif

David Schonfeld, MD, New Haven, Conn

Donald F. Schwarz, MD, MPH, MBA, Philadelphia, Pa

Phillip M. Sherman, MD, FRCPC, Toronto, Ontario

Tina Q. Tan, MD, Chicago, Ill

Robert C. Whitaker, MD, MPH, Princeton, NJ

Section Editors

Book Reviews and Other Media: Abraham Bergman, MD, Seattle, Wash

Clinical Problem Solving: Abraham Bergman, MD, Seattle, Wash

Evidence-Based Journal Club: Dimitri A. Christakis, MD, MPH, Seattle, Wash

Harold P. Lehmann, MD, PhD, Baltimore, Md


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Catherine D. DeAngelis, MD, MPH, Editor in Chief, Scientific Publications & Multimedia Applications

Cheryl Iverson, Managing Editor

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Freelance Manuscript Editing Manager: Diane L. Cannon

Freelance Manuscript Editing Coordinators: Lauren B. Fischer, Connie Manno

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Senior Manuscript Editor: Vickey Golden

Manuscript Editors: Paula Bargiel, Tracy Frey, Rachel Novickas, Cheryl L. Tobey

Editorial Assistant: Wanda Hill

Scientific Publications & Multimedia Applications

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Scientific Online Resources

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Electronic Media Department Director: Michelle Kurzynski

Associate Web Editors: Katherine Behar, Erin M. Giannini

Web Office Manager: Nadine Siewnarine


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VP Office Staff: James Clinton, Christine Hearne

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Manager: Thalia Moss

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Directors: Karen Adams-Taylor, Paul Gasiecki, Sue Sherrill

Managers: David Antos, Karen Branham, Suzanne J. Bukovsky, Debbie Camp, Diane Darnell, Karl Elvin, Betty Frigerio, Linda Gardner, Mary Ellen Johnston, Mark Matura, Michael McGraw, Phil O'Leary, Susan Price, Charl Richey, Alfred Tomaselli, Carmela Ware

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All articles published, including editorials, letters, and book reviews, represent the opinions of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the American Medical Association, the Editorial Board, or the institution with which the author is affiliated, unless this is clearly specified.

Copyright 2003 by the American Medical Association. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited.





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