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Most Popular Pediatrics Articles of 2021

December 6, 2021

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From antibiotic prescribing to bronchiolitis, our editors have selected the most popular Pediatrics articles that had an important impact on our readers in 2021, including 5 COVID-19 articles. Happy reading and don't forget to share these important studies with your cohorts.

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Most Popular Articles of 2021

Sexual Minority Status and Age of Onset of Adolescent Suicide Ideation and Behavior
Jeremy W. Luk, PhD; Risë B. Goldstein, PhD, MPH; Jing Yu, PhD; Denise L. Haynie, PhD, MPH; Stephen E. Gilman, ScD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-034900 | October 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2021-051831

A Combined Reach Out and Read and Imagination Library Program on Kindergarten Readiness
Gregory A. Szumlas, MD, Peter Petronio, MS, Monica J. Mitchell, PhD, Alisha J. Johnson, MPA, Tiana R. Henry, MEd, Thomas G. DeWitt, MD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-027581 | June 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2021-049938

Delayed Antibiotic Prescription for Children With Respiratory Infections: A Randomized Trial
Gemma Mas-Dalmau, MD, Carmen Villanueva López, PhD, Pedro Gorrotxategi Gorrotxategi, PhD, Emma Argüelles Prendes, MD, Oscar Espinazo Ramos, MD, Teresa Valls Duran, MD, María Encarnación Gonzalo Alonso, MD, María Pilar Cortés Viana, PhD, Tatiana Menéndez Bada, MD, Marta Esther Vázquez Fernández, PhD, Ana Isabel Pérez Hernández, MD, Laura Muñoz Ortiz, MD, Paul Little, PhD, Mariam de la Poza Abad, PhD, Pablo Alonso-Coello, PhD, ON BEHALF OF THE DAP PEDIATRICS GROUP*
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-1323 | March 2021

Use of E-cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products and Progression to Daily Cigarette Smoking
John P. Pierce, PhD, Ruifeng Chen, MS, Eric C. Leas, PhD, Martha M. White, MS, Sheila Kealey, MPH, Matthew D. Stone, MS, Tarik Benmarhnia, PhD, Dennis R. Trinidad, PhD, David R. Strong, PhD, Karen Messer, PhD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-025122 | February 2021

Pyuria and Urine Concentration for Identifying Urinary Tract Infection in Young Children
Shahid Nadeem, MD, Mohamed Badawy, MD, Oluwaseun K. Oke, MBBS, MPH, Laura M. Filkins, PhD, Jason Y. Park, MD, PhD, Halim M. Hennes, MD, MS
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-014068 | February 2021

Longitudinal Associations Between Screen Use and Reading in Preschool-Aged Children
Brae Anne McArthur, PhD, Dillon Browne, PhD, Sheila McDonald, PhD, Suzanne Tough, PhD, Sheri Madigan, PhD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-011429 | June 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2020-047472

Predicting the Need for Phototherapy After Discharge
Michael W. Kuzniewicz, MD, MPH, Jina Park, MD, Hamid Niki, MS, Eileen M. Walsh, RN, MPH, Charles E. McCulloch, PhD, Thomas B. Newman, MD, MPH
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-019778 | May 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2020-046284

Pediatric Fatalities Associated With Over-the-Counter Cough and Cold Medications
Laurie Seidel Halmo, MD, George Sam Wang, MD, Kate M. Reynolds, MPH, Heather Delva-Clark, MA, Malin Rapp-Olsson, MS, William Banner, MD, PhD, G. Randall Bond, MD, Ralph E. Kauffman, MD, Robert B. Palmer, PhD, Ian M. Paul, Jody L. Green, PhD, Richard C. Dart, MD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-049536 | November 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2021-052189

Explanatory Diagnoses Following Hospitalization for a Brief Resolved Unexplained Event
Risa Bochner, MD, Joel S. Tieder, MD, MPH, Erin Sullivan, MPH, Matt Hall, PhD, Allayne Stephans, MD, Manoj K Mittal, MD, Nidhi Singh, MD, Atima Delaney, MD, Beth Harper, MD, Nirav Shastri, MD, Daniela Hochreiter, MD, Mark I. Neuman, MD, MPH, BRIEF RESOLVED UNEXPLAINED EVENT RESEARCH AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT NETWORK
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-052673 | November 2021

The Evolution of Quality Benchmarks for Bronchiolitis
Shawn L. Ralston, MD, MS, Samantha A. House, DO, MPH, Wade Harrison, MD, MPH, Matthew Hall, PhD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-050710 | September 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2021-051697

Parents Intentions and Perceptions About COVID-19 Vaccination for Their Children: Results From a National Survey
Peter G. Szilagyi, MD, MPH, Megha D. Shah, MD, MPH, MS, Jeanne R. Delgado, MD, MPH, Kyla Thomas, PhD, Nathalie Vizueta, PhD, Yan Cui, MD, PhD, Sitaram Vangala, MS, Rashmi Shetgiri, MD, MSHS, MSCS, Arie Kapteyn, PhD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-052335 | October 2021

COVID-19 Transmission in US Child Care Programs
Walter S. Gilliam, PhD, Amyn A. Malik, MBBS, MPH, PhD, Mehr Shafiq, BS, Madeline Klotz, BA, Chin Reyes, PhD, John Eric Humphries, PhD, Thomas Murray, MD, PhD, Jad A. Elharake, BS, David Wilkinson, JD, Saad B. Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD, FIDSA
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-031971 | January 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2020-034405

Longitudinal Outcomes for Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children
Kanwal M. Farooqi, MD, Angela Chan, MD, Rachel J. Weller, MD, Junhui Mi, BS, Pengfei Jiang, MS, Elizabeth Abrahams, Anne Ferris, MBBS, Usha S. Krishnan, MD, Nikhil Pasumarti, BS, RDCS, Sanghee Suh, MD, Amee M. Shah, MD, Michael P. DiLorenzo, MD, MSCE, Philip Zachariah, MD, MSc, Joshua D. Milner, MD, Erika B. Rosenzweig, MD, Mark Gorelik, MD, Brett R. Anderson, MD, MBA, MS On behalf of the Columbia University Interdisciplinary MIS-C Follow-up Program and the CUIMC Pediatric/Adult Congenital Heart Research Collaborative
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-051155 | August 2021

Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 Infections in Breastfeeding Mothers
Noa Ofek Shlomai, MD, Yair Kasirer, MD, Tzipora Strauss, MD, Tatiana Smolkin, MD, MSc, Ronella Marom, MD, Eric S. Shinwell, MD, Arye Simmonds, MD, Agneta Golan, MD, Iris Morag, MD, Dan Waisman, MD, Clari Felszer-Fisch, MD, Dana G. Wolf, MD, Smadar Eventov-Friedman, MD, PhD
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2020-010918 | May 2021
Commentary: 10.1542/peds.2020-049772

Deaths in Children and Adolescents Associated With COVID-19 and MIS-C in the United States
David W. McCormick, MD, MPH, LaTonia Clay Richardson, PhD, MS, Paul R. Young, MD, Laura J. Viens, MD, MPH, Carolyn V. Gould, MD, MSCR, Anne Kimball, MD, MPH, Talia Pindyck, MD, MPH, Hannah G. Rosenblum, MD, David A. Siegel, MD, MPH, Quan M. Vu, MD, Ken Komatsu, MPH, Heather Venkat, DVM, MPH, John J. Openshaw, MD, Breanna Kawasaki, MPH, Alan J. Siniscalchi, MPH, MS, Megan Gumke, MPH, CPH, Andrea Leapley, MPH, Melissa Tobin-D’Angelo, MD, MPH, Judy Kauerauf, MPH, Heather Reid, BS, CHES, Kelly White, MPH, CPH, Farah S. Ahmed, PhD, MPH, Gillian Richardson, MPH, Julie Hand, MSPH, Kim Kirkey, PhD, MPH, Linnea Larson, MPH, Paul Byers, MD, Ali Garcia, MPH, Mojisola Ojo, MPH, Ariela Zamcheck, DO, Maura K. Lash, RN, MPH, Ellen H. Lee, MD, MPH, Kathleen H. Reilly, PhD, MPH, Erica Wilson, MD, MPH, Sietske de Fijter, MS, Ozair H. Naqvi, MS, Laurel Harduar-Morano, PhD, MPH, Anna-Kathryn Burch, MD, Adele Lewis, MD, Jonathan Kolsin, MPH, Stephen J. Pont, MD, MPH, Bree Barbeau, MPH, Danae Bixler, MD, MPH, Sarah Reagan-Steiner, MD, MPH, Emilia H. Koumans, MD on behalf of the Pediatric Mortality Investigation Team
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-052273 | November 2021

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