Pediatric Research

Pediatric Research is a monthly peer-reviewed medical journal in the field of pediatrics and the official publication of the American Pediatric Society, the European Society for Paediatric Research, and the Society for Pediatric Research. It is published for the International Pediatric Research Foundation by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The editor-in-chief is Olaf Dammann.

Publisher
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
History
1967-present
Impact factor
2.604 (2010)

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Health

The importance of long chain fatty acids in early life

Fats are essential constituents of breast milk. They supply the infant with energy, and are also essential for growth and development. Some fatty acids, key components of dietary fats, play an important role in a child's ...

Pediatrics

Sticking to sports can help kids adjust

Thinking of getting your child to take up a sport that involves a coach or instructor? Good news: a new study finds that children who engage in organized physical activity at a young age are less likely to have emotional ...

Pediatrics

Fish-rich diets may boost babies' brain development

Women could enhance the development of their unborn child's eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study led by Kirsi Laitinen of the University ...

Pediatrics

A television in the bedroom?

Too much time in front of the bedroom TV deprives the child of more enriching developmental activities and may explain, in part, less optimal body mass, poor eating habits and socio-emotional difficulties as a teenager, says ...

Pediatrics

Premature infants may get metabolic boost from mom's breast milk

The breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development, according to researchers.

Pediatrics

Finding the root cause of bronchiolitis symptoms

Every winter, doctors' offices and hospital emergency rooms fill with children who have bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the small airways in the lung. It's responsible for about 130,000 admissions each year. Sometimes these ...

Immunology

Polluted city neighborhoods are bad news for asthmatic children

Children with asthma who grow up in a New York City neighborhood where air pollution is prevalent need emergency medical treatment more often than asthmatics in less polluted areas. This is according to researchers from Columbia ...

Pediatrics

Toward a better definition for acute kidney injury in newborns

Each year, thousands of infants in the United States end up in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) with acute kidney injury (AKI), a condition in which the kidneys falter in performing the critical role of filtering waste ...

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