AAP Pediatric Collections (2018th Ed. LoE)

AAP Pediatric Collections (2018th Ed. LoE)
2018th Ed.
2018 © American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
Pediatrics, Allied Health, Family Practice, Nutrition & Dietetics, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Public Health


Pediatric Collections is a series of selected pediatric articles that highlight different facets of information across various AAP publications, including AAP Journals, AAP News, Blog Articles, and eBooks. Each series of collections focuses on specific topics in the field of pediatrics so that you can keep up with best practices, and make an informed response to public health matters, trending news, and current events. Each collection includes previously published content focusing on specific topics and articles selected by AAP editors.

Curated, In-depth, Topical, Evidence-based

Collections address important issues in pediatric medicine, child health, public health, trending news/events, and the latest best practices in pediatric medicine. Key policy statements and research are complemented with news articles and blog posts to concisely explain the key findings and recommendations for improvement in practice, policy, and education.

Suggested Uses for Collections by Role/Setting

Build your clinical reference library with articles tailored to your interests and specific practice and community needs.

Augment your training activity course packs with curated collections that provide a comprehensive view of AAP research and analysis of a topic.

Researchers/Principal Investigators
Kickstart your pediatrics study initiatives and research endeavors with focused collections.

Public Health Professionals
Easily reference the most topical research for use formulating public health policies, monitoring health trends, and implementing prevention strategies.

Current Collection Topics:

Obesity: Stigma, Trends, and Interventions · May 2018

CDC reports that Child Obesity affects 1 in 5 school age children

Pediatric Collections offers what you need to know - original, focused research in a snapshot approach.
Obesity is one of the defining health challenges of our generation. Studies project that, if current trends continue, more than 50% of the US population will have obesity within the next 20 years

Alarmingly, severe obesity appears to be increasing in prevalence faster than overweight or “routine” obesity. Illness associated with obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, steatohepatitis, and sleep apnea, is experiencing a commensurate increase in prevalence and severity.

The obesity health crisis threatens to overwhelm our health care system, shorten life expectancy for the first time in recorded history, and reduce quality of life for millions. The most successful and cost-effective approaches to this epidemic involve the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. Additionally, obesity is affected by a myriad of factors, including individual genetics, personal behaviors, family habits, school and community programs, state and federal policy, and environmental factors.

No single solution will end the Child Obesity epidemic. Time for a new approach. This collection of timely full text AAP articles exploring the risks and interventions.

Opioid Addiction · March 2018

One conversation on opioid safety could save a life
The opioid crisis has become far more serious than some of the other epidemics the country has faced. Patients are being prescribed opioids for pain too often and for too long, with insufficient oversight in terms of administering the drug, which can lead to abuse. In addition, if an adult is prescribed 30 days of opioids but uses the medication for only two days, the rest of it may sit in a medicine cabinet. If a teen has access to the leftovers, there is potential for abuse. So, what alternatives to opioids are available to pediatricians caring for patients in pain?

This collection of timely AAP journal articles, blog posts, and policy explores the risks and possible solutions.

Immunization Strategies and Practices · February 2018

Immunizations are a cornerstone of pediatric healthcare
Pediatric Collections offers what you need to know - original, focused research in a snapshot approach.

Vaccine delivery is a substantive portion of pediatric practice and addressing vaccine hesitancy is time-consuming. This collection of articles will assist providers by providing vaccine information and policy statements in a single, easily accessible platform. Our work as healthcare providers involves weighing the risks and benefits of vaccines and ensuring that the best data are communicated to providers, parents, and others who care for children. Transparency, especially in the age of social media is vital to increasing confidence in vaccines.

eCigarettes · August 2017

More data continues to emerge on teen use of eCigarettes that leads to smoking
Renowned AAP journal editors have created this new, first-in-series, Pediatric Collection with high-impact articles that address the public health trend among adolescents and young adults, and the unintended nicotine poisonings among younger children.

Firearm-Related Injuries/Preventions · August 2017

Almost 3/4 of children in households with guns know where they're stored
The number of children and adolescents affected by firearm violence are staggering.
Gunfire kills or injures more than 7,000 children per year. About 19 U.S. children per day are killed by or receive emergency treatment for gunshot wounds. Among the 1,300 children who die each year from firearm-related injuries, 53% are homicides, 38% are suicides and 6% are unintentional. Children who are in their teens, male or black are most likely to be victims.*
*Jenco, Melissa. “Study: Gunfire Kills or Injures More than 7,000 Children per Year.” AAP News, American Academy of Pediatrics, 7 Sept. 2017

High-impact collection topics include:

  • • Preventing Gun Injuries in Children
  • • Firearm-Related Injuries in the Pediatric Population
  • • Firearms Prevention and Safety Counseling
  • • Pragmatic Firearm Advocacy for Pediatricians
  • • Hospitalizations Due to Firearm Injuries
  • • Characteristics of Youth Seeking Emergency Care for Assault Injuries
  • • Weapon Involvement in the Victimization of Children
  • • Firearm Violence & Possession Among High-Risk Emergency Department Youth
  • • Children and Gun Storage
  • • Gun Control Views
  • • Firearm Injuries and Mental Illness
  • • Gun Violence Trends in Movies

Medical Risks of Marijuana · October 2017

Despite growing legality, marijuana is not safe for teens
In recent years, exposure to marijuana and other cannabinoids has become an increasing challenge. Legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use has already happened in some states, and more states are considering this. What is the risk of use or secondary exposure, including accidental ingestion, to marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids? What factors are associated with use or secondary exposure? What are the implications for children and teens who use marijuana or synthetic cannabinoids?

High-impact collection topics include:

  • • Health risk behaviors with synthetic cannabinoids Versus Marijuana
  • • Risky behaviors associated with synthetic cannabinoid use
  • • Longitudinal predictors of adolescent synthetic cannabinoid use
  • • AAP policy opposing marijuana use and clinical, research and legal updates to impact of marijuana policies on youth
  • • Counseling parents and teens about marijuana use
  • • Strategies for reducing youth recreational marijuana use
  • • Alcohol and marijuana use among medically vulnerable youth
  • • Neurologic effects on newborn exposed to marijuana in pregnancy
  • • Clinical presentation of synthetic cannabinoids intoxication
  • • Prolonged atrial fibrillation precipitated by new-onset seizures after marijuana abuse

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