Children's health

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Effects of a Videotape to Increase Use of Poison Control Centers by Low-Income and Spanish-Speaking Families: A Randomized, Controlled Trial

December 2003

Background: Poison control centers (PCCs) reduce health care costs for childhood poisonings by providing telephone advice for home management of most cases.

Agreement Among Measures of Asthma Status: A Prospective Study of Low-Income Children with Moderate to Severe Asthma

December 2002

Background: Because no validated "gold standard" for measuring asthma outcomes exists, asthma interventions are often evaluated using a large number of disease status measures.

Validity of Children's Food Portion Estimates: A Comparison of 2 Measurement Aids

December 2002

Background: Policy and clinical decisions regarding children's nutrition are often based on dietary intake estimates from self-reports.

Effects of Reducing Television Viewing on Children's Requests for Toys: A Randomized Controlled Trial

December 2001

Previous attempts to reduce the effects of television advertising on children's purchase requests have had little success.

Overweight Concerns and Body Dissatisfaction Among Third-Grade Children: The Impacts of Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status

December 2001

Objective: To examine the prevalence of overweight concerns and body dissatisfaction among third-grade girls and boys and the influences of ethnicity and socioeconomic status (SES).

Newborn Risk Factors and the Costs of Neonatal Intensive Care

December 1981

To understand the sources of the high costs of neonatal intensive care, financial and medical information on 1,185 admissions to an intensive care nursery was gathered.

An Alternative to Diagnostic-Related Groups for Newborn Intensive Care

December 1986

Clinical and billing data were collected on all admissions to six California newborn intensive care units during a 6-month period.

Initial Clinical Trial of Exosurf, A Protein Free Synthetic Surfactant for the Prevention and Early Treatment of Hyaline Membrane Disease

December 1991

EXOSURF is a protein-free surfactant composed of 85% dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine, 9% hexadecanol, and 6% tyloxapol by weight.

Back Transporting Infants From Neonatal Intensive Care Units to Community Hospitals for Recovery Care: Effect on Total Hospital Charges

December 1992

Many neonates are referred to neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for specialized care far from their parents' residence.

The Cost-Effects of Synthetic Surfactant Therapy for Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome

December 1993

Objective: To examine the cost effects of a single dose (5 ml/kg) of a protein-free synthetic surfactant (Exosurf) as therapy for neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, for both rescue and...

Birth Weight and Illness Severity: Independent Predictors of Neonatal Mortality

May 1993

Background: Low birth weight is a major determinant of neonatal mortality.

The Neonatal Cost of Congenital Syphilis

May 1997

Objective: To determine the hospital cost of caring for newborn infants with congenital syphilis.

Gender Differences in Physician-Patient Communication: Evidence From Pediatric Visits

December 1997

Objective: To determine whether physician gender and patient gender influence the process of communication and parent and child satisfaction during pediatric office visits.

Short Term Health and Economic Benefits Smoking Cessation: Low Birth Weight

December 1999

Objective: To estimate excess direct medical costs of low birth weight from maternal smoking and short-term cost savings from smoking cessation programs before or during the first trimester of...

The Effect of Opening Mid-Level NICUS on the Location of Low-Birthweight Births in California

December 2006

Objective: Despite evidence and recommendations encouraging the delivery of high-risk newborns in hospitals with subspecialty or high-level NICUs, increasing numbers are being delivered in other...

The Costs of Newborn Care in California: A Population-Based Study

January 2006

Objective: We sought to describe the current costs of newborn care by using population-based data, which includes linked vital statistics and hospital records for both mothers and infants.

Differences in Neonatal Mortality Among Whites and Asian American Subgroups: Evidence From California

January 2007

Objective: To obtain information about health outcomes in neonates in 9 subgroups of the Asian population in the United States.

Chronic Illness

December 2007

Acute Helicobacter pylori Infection is Followed by an Increase in Diarrheal Diseases Among Peruvian Children

December 2001

Background: Cohort and case-crossover studies were conducted to evaluate whether new Helicobacter pylori infections are followed by increased diarrhea.

Factors Associated with Identification and Management of Maternal Depression by Pediatricians

March 2007

Objective: We sought to identify characteristics of pediatricians that were associated with identification or management (referral and/or treatment) of mothers with depression.

Barriers to the Identification and Management of Psychosocial Issues in Children and Maternal Depression

January 2007

Context: Child psychosocial issues and maternal depression are underidentified and undertreated, but we know surprisingly little about the barriers to identification and treatment of these problems...

Families' Health-Related Social Problems and Missed Referral Opportunities

June 2007

Objective: The objectives of this study were to characterize (1) families' cumulative burden of health-related social problems regarding access to health care, housing, food security, income...

An Intervention to Decrease Narcotic Related Adverse Drug Events in Children's Hospitals

December 2008

OBJECTIVES: Narcotic-related adverse drug events are the most common adverse drug events in hospitalized children.

Development, Testing, and Findings of a Pediatric- Focused Trigger Tool to Identify Medication Related Harm in US Children's Hospitals

December 2008

OBJECTIVES: The purposes of this study were to develop a pediatric-focused tool for adverse drug event detection and describe the incidence and characteristics of adverse drug events in children's...