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Grading quality of evidence and strength of recommendations
A system for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations that can be applied across a wide range of interventions and contexts is developed, and a summary of the approach from the perspective of a guideline user is presented. Expand
Elevated blood lead in young children due to lead-contaminated drinking water: Washington, DC, 2001-2004.
The incidence of EBL for children aged < or =30 months in Washington, DC deviated from national trends in a manner that was highly correlated with 90th percentile lead in water levels from 2000 to 2007, consistent with predictions based on biokinetic models and prior research. Expand
Lead Exposure in Children: Prevention, Detection, and Management
There is now evidence-based guidance available for managing children with increased lead exposure and the focus in childhood lead-poisoning policy should shift from case identification and management to primary prevention, with a goal of safe housing for all children. Expand
Micronutrient levels in children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke.
Children exposed to SHS have lower levels of antioxidants controlling for dietary and supplement intake, and this antioxidant depletion may increase systemic inflammation and sensitivity to other oxidant stresses. Expand
Secondhand and Prenatal Tobacco Smoke Exposure
  • D. Best
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • 19 October 2009
The harms of SHS Exposure are discussed, effective ways to eliminate or reduce SHS exposure are presented, and policies that support a smoke-free environment are outlined. Expand
The pediatric forum: confidentiality and adolescents' willingness to consent to sexually transmitted disease testing.
The need of changing the way the systems of providing confidential testing are organized for adolescent willingness to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) under varying confidentiality conditions is indicated. Expand
Health literacy and medication adherence in adolescents.
Almost one-quarter of adolescents reported having a learning disability and had worse medication adherence independent of health literacy levels, which suggests other cognitive factors, beyond reading, may play a role in medication adherence. Expand
Letters, numbers, symbols and words: how to communicate grades of evidence and recommendations.
The advantages and disadvantages of using letters, numbers, symbols or words to represent grades of evidence and recommendations are discussed. Expand
Tobacco Use: A Pediatric Disease
Pediatricians are advised not to smoke or use tobacco; to make their homes, cars, and workplaces tobacco free; to support and advocate for comprehensive tobacco control; and to advise parents and patients not to start using tobacco or to quit if they are already using tobacco. Expand
Youth targeting by tobacco manufacturers since the Master Settlement Agreement.
Banning all magazine advertising of cigarettes may be necessary to eliminate youth targeting in magazines after all three major manufacturers failed to comply with the MSA's youth-targeting ban in 2000. Expand