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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Kemper AR, Fan T, Grossman DC
AHRQ Author: Fan T
Gaps in evidence regarding iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women and young children: summary of US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations.
The USPSTF found insufficient evidence to recommend routine iron supplementation for pregnant women or routine screening for iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women or young children. The USPSTF identified a critical evidence gap that is related to whether changing hematologic indexes in otherwise asymptomatic pregnant women or in infants within populations who are reflective of the United States leads to an improvement in maternal or child health outcomes.
Citation: Kemper AR, Fan T, Grossman DC . Gaps in evidence regarding iron deficiency anemia in pregnant women and young children: summary of US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations. Am J Clin Nutr 2017 Dec;106(Suppl 6):1555s-58s. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.155788.
Keywords: Children/Adolescents, Evidence-Based Practice, Pregnancy, U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Vitamins and Supplements
Wang JW, Hogan PG, Hunstad DA
Vitamin D sufficiency and Staphylococcus aureus infection in children.
Vitamin D sufficiency may be one of a myriad of host and environmental factors that can be directly impacted to reduce the frequency of S. aureus skin and soft tissue infection. The researchers found that children with vitamin D deficiency or insufficiency [25-hydroxyvitamin D <30 ng/mL] were more likely to present with recurrent, rather than primary, S. aureus skin or soft tissue infection.
Citation: Wang JW, Hogan PG, Hunstad DA . Vitamin D sufficiency and Staphylococcus aureus infection in children. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2015 May;34(5):544-5. doi: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000667..
Keywords: Vitamins and Supplements, Children/Adolescents
McDonagh MS, Blazina I, Dana T
Screening and routine supplementation for iron deficiency anemia: a systematic review.
The goal of this study was to review the evidence regarding the benefits and harms of screening and routine supplementation for IDA for the US Preventive Services Task Force. It found that no studies assessed the benefits or harms of screening or the association between improvement in impaired iron status and clinical outcomes.
Citation: McDonagh MS, Blazina I, Dana T . Screening and routine supplementation for iron deficiency anemia: a systematic review. Pediatrics 2015 Apr;135(4):723-33. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3979..
Keywords: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Children/Adolescents, Screening, Vitamins and Supplements