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Closed-Loop System Improves Glycemic Control in Young Children With T1DM

Percentage of time with glucose level in target range higher during closed-loop period versus sensor-augmented pump therapy period

Myopia Progressed Faster in Children Under COVID-19 Lockdowns

Exploratory analysis shows link between optical defocus treatment and slower progression of myopia in school-aged children

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy at Younger Age Ups Desensitization in Children

More children who received immunotherapy met the primary outcome of desensitization and remission criteria

Long-Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL

Life challenges more negatively impacted in younger, female, relapsed patients; socializing more positively impacted in older patients

Significant Health Benefits Seen With Meeting ATS Air Quality Standard

Compared with meeting EPA standards alone, this would prevent 11,850 more deaths, 25,400 more morbidities

Cardiac Outcomes Good for Children With COVID-19-Related MIS-C

All deformation parameters on echocardiogram recovered within first week, including LV global longitudinal strain, peak left atrial strain

Ethnic Disparities Seen in Enrollment for a Clinical Trial​

29 percent of patients deemed appropriate for intervention were Hispanic compared with 52 percent of those deemed not appropriate

BNT162b2 Vaccine Effective Against Severe COVID-19 in Adolescents

Two doses highly effective against COVID-19-related hospitalization and critical illness for those aged 12 to 18 years

AAN Position Statement Addresses Consent Issues in Acute Stroke

Inability to fulfill elements of decisional capacity coupled with need for rapid treatment decisions complicates consent

COVAX Program Has Now Sent 1 Billion Vaccines to Poorer Nations

Thirty-six of the organization's 194 member countries have still only vaccinated 10 percent of their populations