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Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine Study Highlights
- Inpatient bariatric procedures among adolescents appear to have plateaued since 2003 to about 1,000 procedures annually, and the preferred type of operation has changed to minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures from open procedures (Online First, see news release below).
- Adolescents who have a headache and require hospitalization when they present to the emergency department after mild traumatic brain injury due to head trauma appear to be at an increased risk for postconcussion syndrome, according to an analysis of a study that included 406 children and adolescents (ages 5 to 18 years) (Online First).
(Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. Published online December 17, 2012. doi:10.1001/2013/jamapediatrics.286; doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.434. Available pre-embargo to the media at http://media.jamanetwork.com.)
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