Best Articles of 2017



Introduction from Editor-in-Chief Lewis First, MD, MS, FAAP













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Childhood Firearm Injuries in the United States
Katherine A. Fowler, Linda L. Dahlberg, Tadesse Haileyesus, Carmen Gutierrez, Sarah Bacon
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-3486

Fruit Juice and Change in BMI: A Meta-analysis
Brandon J. Auerbach, Fred M. Wolf, Abigail Hikida, Petra Vallila-Buchman, Alyson Littman, Douglas Thompson, Diana Louden, Daniel R. Taber, James Krieger
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-2454
Fruit Juice in Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Current Recommendations (Policy Statement)
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-0967

Mother-Infant Room-Sharing and Sleep Outcomes in the INSIGHT Study
Ian M. Paul, Emily E. Hohman, Eric Loken, Jennifer S. Savage, Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, Patricia Carper, Michele E. Marini, Leann L. Birch
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-0122

Breastfeeding, Cognitive and Noncognitive Development in Early Childhood: A Population Study
Lisa-Christine Girard, Orla Doyle, Richard E. Tremblay
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-1848

 Efficacy and Safety of Nonoperative Treatment for Acute Appendicitis: A Meta-analysis
Roxani Georgiou, Simon Eaton, Michael P. Stanton, Agostino Pierro, Nigel J. Hall
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-3003

 Effectiveness of Vaccination During Pregnancy to Prevent Infant Pertussis
Roger Baxter, Joan Bartlett, Bruce Fireman, Edwin Lewis, Nicola P. Klein
DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-4091

  Allergy Testing in Children With Low-Risk Penicillin Allergy Symptoms
 David Vyles, Juan Adams, Asriani Chiu, Pippa Simpson, Mark Nimmer, David C. Brousseau
 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-0471

  Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Pediatric Deaths: 2010–2014
 Brendan Flannery, Sue B. Reynolds, Lenee Blanton, Tammy A. Santibanez, Alissa O’Halloran, Peng-Jun Lu, Jufu Chen, Ivo M. Foppa, Paul Gargiullo, Joseph Bresee, James A. Singleton, Alicia M. Fry
 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-4244 

  The Mediterranean Diet and ADHD in Children and Adolescents
 Alejandra Ríos-Hernández, José A. Alda, Andreu Farran-Codina, Estrella Ferreira-García, Maria Izquierdo-Pulido
 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-2027 

  Predicting Risk of Serious Bacterial Infections in Febrile Children in the Emergency Department
 Adam D. Irwin, Alison Grant, Rhian Williams, Ruwanthi Kolamunnage-Dona, Richard J. Drew, Stephane Paulus, Graham Jeffers, Kim Williams, Rachel Breen, Jennifer Preston, Duncan Appelbe, Christine Chesters, Paul Newland, Omnia Marzouk, Paul S. McNamara, Peter J. Diggle, Enitan D. Carrol
 DOI: 10.1542/peds.2016-2853