(From the July 2015 Issue of MedStat)
Suicide is a leading cause of death among children younger than 12 years, and although rates in this age group have remained steady overall for the past 20 years, a national study published last month in JAMA Pediatrics is the first to observe higher suicide rates among black children compared to white children. Jeff Bridge, PhD, principal investigator for the Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice in The Research Institute, is lead author of this paper.
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Adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer in the 15- to 39-year-old age range have unique needs that may explain their plateau in survival rates, despite improved survival rates in other age groups. A new review published in the Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology examines how changes in AYA oncology care are affecting these concerns and what changes are still needed. Nicholas Yeager, MD, director of the Adolescent and Young Adult Program in the Section of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant, is an author on the study.
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In one of three recent studies – each using different sources – researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found significant increases in pediatric urolithiasis, or the formation of kidney stones, in a review of national hospital data. In addition to increasing numbers of children suffering from stones, costs have also been climbing despite a shift toward outpatient treatment. Kirsten Kusumi, MD, a fellow in the Section of Nephrology, is lead author of this study, which was published in May in the journal Pediatric Nephrology.
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