Pediatrics

Pediatrics is an official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In the inaugural January 1948 issue, the journal s first editor, Hugh McCulloch, articulated the journal s vision: "The content of the journal is... intended to encompass the needs of the whole child in his physiologic, mental, emotional, and social structure. The single word, Pediatrics, has been chosen to indicate this catholic intent." Pediatrics has been continuously published by the American Academy of Pediatrics since January 1948. Pediatrics has the second highest impact factor (4.473, 2007 Thompson Journal Citation Reports) among all journals in the field of pediatrics. It is among the top 2% most-cited scientific and medical journals (38,973 total citations in 2007) and is the most-cited journal in the field of pediatrics.

Publisher
American Academy of Pediatrics
Country
United States
History
1948–present
Impact factor
4.789 (2008)

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Pediatrics

Recommendations issued for pediatric abuse-related head trauma

(HealthDay)—In an American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement, published online March 23 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for pediatricians to manage abusive head trauma (AHT) in infants and children.

Pediatrics

Antibiotics may not help children with suspected pneumonia

(HealthDay)—For children with suspected community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) who are discharged from the emergency department, outcomes do not differ between those who do and those who do not receive antibiotic prescriptions, ...

Pediatrics

Pediatrician use of developmental screening tools increasing

(HealthDay)—From 2002 to 2016, there was an increase in pediatricians' reported use of developmental screening tools and in referral of at-risk patients for early intervention (EI), according to a study published online ...

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