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Bhutani VK, Johnson L, Sivieri EM. Predictive ability of a predischarge hour-specific serum bilirubin for subsequent significant hyperbilirubinemia in healthy term and near-erm newborns. Pediatrics. 1999;103(1):6-14.

Bjornson et al. A randomized trial of a single dose of oral dexamethasone for mild croup. NEJM. 2004;351(13):1306-1313.

Conner EM, et al. (pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group Protocol 076 Study Group) Reduction of maternal –infant transmission of human immunodeficiency virus by zidovudine. NEJM. 1994;331(18):1173-1180.

Farrell PM, Kosorok MR, Rock MJ. Early diagnosis of cystic fibrosis through neonatal screening prevents severe malnutrition and improves long-term growth. Pediatrics. 2001;107(1):1-13.

Fleming PJ, Gilbert R, Azaz Y, et al. Interaction between bedding and sleeping position in the sudden infant death syndrome: a population based case-control study. BMJ. 1990;301:85

Freedman DS, Dietz WH. The relation of overweight to cardiovascular risk factors among children and adolescents: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Pediatrics. 1999;103(6): 1175-1182.

Gaston et al. Prophylaxis with oral penicillin in children with sickle cell anemia. NEJM. 1986;314:1593-1599.

Glaser et al. Risk factors for cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. NEJM. 2001;344(4):264-269.

Grant EK, Gray MP, Morrison AK, et al. Dexamethasone for acute asthma exacerbations in children: a meta- analysis. Pediatrics. 2014;133(3):493-499.

Han YY, Carcillo JA, Dragotta MA, et al. Early reversal of pediatric-neonatal septic shock by community physicians is associated with improved outcome. Pediatrics. 2003;112(4):793-799.

Hoberman A et al. Treatment of acute otitis media in children under 2 years of age. NEJM.2011;364(2):105-115.

Hoberman A, Wald ER, Hickey RW, et al. Oral versus initial intravenous therapy for urinary tract infections in young febrile children. Pediatrics.1999;104(1 pt 1):79-86.

Kimberlin DW, Lin CY, Sanchez PJ et al. Effect of ganciclovir therapy on hearing in symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease involving the central nervous system: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Pediatrics.. 2003;143(1):16-25.

Kobayashi T, Saji T, Otani T, et al. Efficacay of immunoglobulin plus prednisolone for prevention of coronary artery abnormalities in severe Kawasaki disease (RAISE study): a randomized, open-label, blinded-enpoints trial. Lancet. 2012;379(9826):1613-1620.

Kocher MS, Mandiga R, Zurakowski D, et al. Validation of a clinical prediction rule for the differentiation between septic arthritis and transient synovitis of the hip in children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2004;86-A(8):1629-1635.

Kupperman et al. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374:1160-1170.

Levine DA, Platt SL, Dayan PS, et al. Risk of serious bacterial infection in young febrile infants with Respiratory Syncytial Virus infections. Pediatrics. 2004;113(6):1728-1734.

Madsen et al. A population-based study of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism. NEJM. 2002;347(19):1477-1482.

Maisels MJ, Kring E. Transcutaneous bilirubinometry decreases the need for serum bilirubin measurements and saves money. Pediatrics. 1997;99(4):599-600.

Maitland K, Kiguli S, Opoka R, et al. FEAST trial group: mortality after fluid bolus in African children with shock. NEJM. 2011;364:2483-2495.

Needleman et al. The long-term effects of exposure to low doses of lead in childhood. NEJM. 1990;322:83-88.

Nelson KB, Ellenberg JH. Predictors of epilepsy in children who have experienced febrile seizures. NEJM. 1976;295:1029-1033.

Nigrovic LE, Kupperman N. Clinical prediction rule for identifying children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis at very low risk of bacterial meningitis. JAMA. 2007;297(1):52-60.

Pearce MS, Salotti JA, Little MP, et al. Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood and subsequent risk of leukaemia and brain tumours: a retrospective cohort study. The Lancet. 2012;380(9840):499-505.

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RSV positivity associated with reduced serious bacterial infection. Pediatrics. 2004.

Schrag SJ, Zywicki S, Farley MM, et al. Group B streptococcal disease in the era of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis. NEJM.2000;342(1):15-20.

Strengell T, Uhari M, Tarkka R, et al. Antipyretic agents for preventing recurrences of febrile seizures: a randomized controlled trial. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2009;163(9):799-804.

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