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4CMenB Vaccination Effective Against Invasive Meningococcal Disease in Children Under 5

Vaccine effectiveness with at least one dose was 64 percent against serogroup B, 82 percent against non-serogroup B disease

Success of Enuresis Alarm Can Be ID’d After Two Weeks of Therapy

Significant reduction seen in frequency of enuresis from week 2 onward for responders versus nonresponders

GERD in Children Linked to Anemia, Iron Deficiency

Moderate but significant correlation seen for gastroesophageal reflux disease with anemia, iron deficiency

Odds of Severe COVID-19 Disease Lower for Children During Omicron Predominance

Omicron cases had the highest hospital admission frequency; however, odds of severe illness lower than with delta and alpha variants

Only 10 Percent of U.S. Counties Have a Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Disparities seen in geographic distribution tied to socioeconomic status

Pediatric SARS-CoV-2, MIS-C Differed in Delta, Omicron Waves

Clinical severity was lower during omicron wave, and rate of incidental diagnoses was higher than during delta

Parents Do Not Always Prepare for Well-Child Visits

Only one in four parents prepare questions in advance for their provider

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Lipid Disorder Screening in Children

Current evidence is inadequate for assessing the balance of benefits and harms of screening in a pediatric population

Most U.S. Children Have Adequate Geographic Access to Cancer Care

Some disparities exist by racial and ethnic groups, rural residents, and areas with high deprivation levels

Longer School Absence After Concussion May Increase Symptom Burden

Authors say early return to school (in less than three days) may ultimately speed recovery