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Thanks to Our 2017 Reviewers

The Journal of Adolescent Health takes this opportunity each year to thank our tireless peer reviewers, to whom we are wholly indebted. Each of the following individuals has generously donated their time and expertise in support of the Journal's missi ...

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In Etter DJ et al., Suicide Screening in Primary Care: Use of an Electronic Screener to Assess Suicidality and Improve Provider Follow-Up for Adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health 2018;62:191–197, doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.08.026, disclosure of a ...

Technology-Based Interventions to Reduce Sexually Transmitted Infections and Unintended Pregnancy Among Youth

Technology-based interventions to promote sexual health have proliferated in recent years, yet their efficacy among youth has not been meta-analyzed. This study synthesizes the literature on technology-based sexual health interventions among youth. ...

Estimated Prevalence of Psychiatric Comorbidities in U.S. Adolescents With Depression by Race/Ethnicity, 2011–2012

Comorbid psychiatric conditions in adolescents with depression are a public health concern. However, little is known about the prevalence of comorbidities in separate racial/ethnic groups. This study estimated the national prevalence of comorbidities for b ...

Gendered Mechanisms Underlie the Relation Between Pubertal Timing and Adult Depressive Symptoms

Sex differences in depression emerge in adolescence, in concert with puberty. Off-time maturers, especially early-maturing girls, report more depressive symptoms than their same-sex peers. Recent evidence shows that these pubertal timing effects persist in ...

Identifying Barriers to Access and Utilization of Preventive Health-Care Services by Young Adults in Vermont

The objective of this study was to examine barriers to accessing and utilizing routine preventive health-care checkups for Vermont young adults. ...

Hookup App Use, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Health Among Adolescent Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States

Geosocial networking applications (e.g., “hookup apps”) are widely used among adult men who have sex with men (MSM). Little is known about adolescent MSM's (AMSM) use of these apps. Exploratory research is needed as AMSM's app use poses various e ...

Addressing Research Gaps in Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents' Substance Use and Misuse

Sexual and gender minority (SGM) adolescents report higher rates of substance use and misuse compared with their heterosexual and cisgender peers [1,2]. These disparities span across several substances, including alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and prescripti ...

Using the Social-Ecological Model to Improve Access to Care for Adolescents and Young Adults

Spencer et al.'s analysis of National Health Interview Survey data between 2010 and 2016 highlights promising reductions in the number of uninsured adolescents and young adults, with pronounced declines in coverage over the course of adolescent develo ...

Community-Based Eating Disorder Research in Males: A Call to Action

Eating disorders (EDs) are among the most pernicious of psychiatric disorders and typically develop in adolescence. In fact, EDs rank among the leading causes of chronic illness in adolescence [1] and may render an array of multisystemic organ damage that ...

Making Connections Between Parenting Practices and Adolescent Substance Use

What can parents do to delay, reduce, or entirely prevent their children's smoking, drinking, and drug use behaviors? This is the basic question underlying much of the research investigating the connections between parental characteristics, actions, a ...

Translating Research to Practice for Sexual Minority Youth Affected by Intimate Partner Violence

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem for sexual minority youth (SMY) populations. IPV in adolescents impacts health and increases the risk for unsafe sex practices [1,2] and these effects may be exacerbated in SMY [3]. Est ...

Is Tdap the Best Prevention We Have Against Pertussis Disease?

Over the past two to three decades, many countries throughout the world have noted increases in the incidence of pertussis disease [1]. In areas with high vaccine coverage, there has been a shift in the demographics of pertussis epidemiology with increasin ...

Prevalence of tobacco use and perceptions of student health professionals about cessation training: results from Global Health Professions Students Survey

Introduction Health professionals play an important role in providing advice to their patients about tobacco prevention and cessation. Health professionals who use tobacco may be deterred from providing cessation advice and counselling to their patients. W ...

Evaluation of person-level heterogeneity of treatment effects in published multiperson N-of-1 studies: systematic review and reanalysis

Objective Individual patients with the same condition may respond differently to similar treatments. Our aim is to summarise the reporting of person-level heterogeneity of treatment effects (HTE) in multiperson N-of-1 studies and to examine the evidence fo ...

Equity and intrapartum care by skilled birth attendant globally: protocol for a systematic review

Introduction Equity is a cross-cutting theme within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and central to the effort to improve maternal and child health globally. One key strategy to prevent maternal death set out in SDG 3 is assistance by a skilled bir ...

Assessing whether early attention of very preterm infants can be improved by an omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid intervention: a follow-up of a randomised controlled trial

Introduction Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) accumulates in the frontal lobes (responsible for higher-order cognitive skills) of the fetal brain during the last trimester of pregnancy. Infants born preterm miss some of this in utero provision of DHA, and have a ...

Danish method study on cervical screening in women offered HPV vaccination as girls (Trial23): a study protocol

Introduction The first birth cohorts of women offered human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination as girls are now entering cervical screening. However, there is no international consensus on how to screen HPV vaccinated women. These women are better protected ...

Antiplatelet therapy in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: protocol of a randomised controlled proof-of-concept trial (APPLE COPD-ICON 2)

Introduction The antiplatelet therapy in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (APPLE COPD-ICON2) trial is a prospective 2x2 factorial, double-blinded proof-of-concept randomised controlled ...

Relevance of MTHFR polymorphisms with response to fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy in oesophagogastric cancer: a meta-analysis

Objective To evaluate the association between methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphisms and the response to fluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy in oesophagogastric cancer. Design Meta-analysis. ...

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