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Pediatric Collections: Opioid Addiction

The articles in this collection focus on the manifestations of the opioid epidemic in children and adolescents. Among the many highlights is a study by Patrick et al10 documenting an increase in the rate of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) from 6.0/1,000 births in 2009 to 10.7/1,000 births in 2011 among newborns enrolled in the Tennessee Medicaid program. In another study included in the collection, Miech et al11 found that legitimate use of prescription opioids before high school graduation was associated with a 33% increased risk of misuse subsequently. On a more positive note is a report by Veliz et al12 that suggests that daily participation in sports and exercise by adolescents may be protective against nonprescription opioid and heroin use.
Kathryn R. Segal, MD; Jaime A. Gomez, MD; Jacob F. Schulz, MD; Leila Mehraban Alvandi, PhD; Eric D. Fornari, MD
Theodora E. A. Wingert, MD; Diana Hekmat, MD; Ihab Ayad, MD
Stephanie L. Bourque, MD, MSCS; Blair W. Weikel, MPH; Sunah S. Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD
Sarah Small, MD; Rachel Pham, MD; Meghan Turbenson, PharmD; Zoe Coleman, MSN; Vinit Manuel, MD; Hemananda Muniraman, FRCPCH
Amanda L. Botticello, PhD, MPH; Yu-Lun Chen, PhD, OTR/L; Melissa G. Smith, MS, CCC-SLP, C/NDT; Alison Folliard Chung, MS, CCC-SLP; Claire M. Marchetta, MPH; Morgan McMahon, MSOT, OTR/L; Kara Van Orden, PT, DPT; Amber Sulter, PT, DPT; Lindsay Weinstein, RN, MSN, CPNP; Jodi Zalewitz, MD, FAAP; John O’Neill, PhD
Christopher E. Gaw, MD, MBE; Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH; Kevin C. Osterhoudt, MD, MSCE; Joanne N. Wood, MD, MSHP; Daniel J. Corwin, MD, MSCE
Lee A. Trope, MD, MS; Monica Stemmle, MD; Annie Chang, MD, MS; Nasrin Bashiri, MD; Alexander R. Bazazi, MD, PhD; Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD; Jayme L. Congdon, MD, MS
Deepa R. Camenga, MD, MHS; Peter Barelli, MD
Stephanie Anne Deutsch, MD, MS, FAAP; Allan R. De Jong, MD, FAAP
Melissa Smith-Parrish, MD, MS; Dianna P. Vargas Chaves, MD; Katherine Taylor, BMed, MMed, PhD, FANZCA; Barbara-Jo Achuff, MD, FAAP; Javier J. Lasa, MD, FAAP; Andrew Hopper, MD; Chandra Ramamoorthy, MBBS, FRCA
Jenna Ford, MSN, APN, PCNS-BC; Aaron Harthan, PharmD; Jeremy McGarvey, MS; Matthew Mischler, MD
Margaret Lloyd Sieger, PhD; Cynthia Nichols, LCSW; Shiyi Chen, MS; Melissa Sienna, MS, MPA; Marilyn Sanders, MD
Frances Y. Cheng, MD, PhD; Veronika Shabanova, PhD; Adam K. Berkwitt, MD; Matthew R. Grossman, MD
Deepika Kainth, MD; Preethy Kathiresan, MD; Roshan Bhad, MD; Ravindra Rao, MD; Ankit Verma, MD
Nanjiba Nawaz, BS; Michael Hester, MS; Christiana N. Oji-Mmuo, MD; Enrique Gomez, MD, MSc; Alicia M. Allen, PhD, MPH
Tierney M. Morrison, MD; Kathryn Dee L MacMillan, MD, MPH; Patrice Melvin; Rachana Singh, MD, MS; Jennifer Murzycki, MD; Marcia W Van Vleet, MD; Robert Rothstein, MD; Thomas F. O’Shea; Munish Gupta, MD, MMSc; Davida M. Schiff, MD; Elisha M. Wachman, MD
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