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Chest CT imaging may safely be omitted from neuroblastoma surveillance for pediatric patients

February 27, 2015

Neuroblastoma progression or recurrence in the chest is rare among children and usually can be detected with non-CT imaging modalities or through the presentation of symptoms, according to study results.

The findings suggest chest CT imaging may safely be omitted from neuroblastoma surveillance, allowing for a 35% to 42% reduction in radiation burden among these patients, results showed.

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Gram-negative infections exhibited higher multidrug resistance among pediatric cancer patients

February 26, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gram-negative bacteremia had a higher proportion and prevalence of multidrug-resistance compared with gram-positive bacteremia among pediatric…
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Model predicts bloodstream infection risk in febrile pediatric cancer patients

February 19, 2015
A diagnostic model accurately predicted the probability of bloodstream infections among clinically stable, febrile pediatric oncology patients, according to a recent…
In the Journals

Posttransplant minimal residual disease may predict relapse for childhood ALL

February 18, 2015
Minimal residual disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation may be prognostic for relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, according to study…
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Treatment Decision-Making through the Spectrum of MDS:
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Chest CT imaging may safely be omitted from neuroblastoma surveillance for pediatric patients

February 27, 2015
Neuroblastoma progression or recurrence in the chest is rare among children and usually can be detected with non-CT imaging modalities or through the…
Meeting News Coverage

Gram-negative infections exhibited higher multidrug resistance among pediatric cancer patients

February 26, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gram-negative bacteremia had a higher proportion and prevalence of multidrug-resistance compared with gram-positive bacteremia…
In the Journals

Model predicts bloodstream infection risk in febrile pediatric cancer patients

February 19, 2015
A diagnostic model accurately predicted the probability of bloodstream infections among clinically stable, febrile pediatric oncology patients…
In the Journals

Posttransplant minimal residual disease may predict relapse for childhood ALL

February 18, 2015
Minimal residual disease after allogeneic stem cell transplantation may be prognostic for relapse in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia…
Jason L. Freedman, MD, MSCE In the Journals

Multifaceted intervention improved influenza vaccination in pediatric cancer cases

February 17, 2015
The use of an intervention consisting of technology, education, and clinical process changes effectively increased influenza vaccination uptake in…
Jun J. Yang, PhD In the Journals

NUDT15 variant linked to mercaptopurine intolerance in pediatric ALL

February 6, 2015
Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia who harbored the novel NUDT15 variant received a lower average dose intensity of mercaptopurine…
Gregory Armstrong, MD In the Journals

Variation in risk for late mortality among pediatric cancer survivors can persist up to 20 years post-diagnosis

January 28, 2015
Although all survivors of pediatric cancer face increased risk for death, the risk is reduced as survivors age through childhood and young adulthood…
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FDA grants orphan drug, rare pediatric disease status to entrectinib for neuroblastoma

December 29, 2014
The FDA has granted both orphan drug designation and rare pediatric disease designation to entrectinib for the treatment of neuroblastoma, according…
David Bundy In the Journals

Quality improvement efforts reduced pediatric CLABSI rates

December 9, 2014
Implementing a collaborative quality improvement program yielded significant reductions in the rate of central line-associated bloodstream infections…
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Telephone counseling increased cardiomyopathy screenings in childhood cancer survivors

December 4, 2014
The addition of telephone counseling to a printed survivorship care plan increased the frequency with which survivors of childhood cancer at risk for…
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