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Education is key to help protect patients from animal bites

November 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Educating patients on animal interaction and pet selection is one way physicians can contribute to the prevention of animal bites, according to a presenter at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

Animal bites account for 1% of ED visits and often come from household pets, according to Margaret C. Fisher, MD, medical director of the Pediatric Subspecialty Center at Monmouth Medical Center. Approximately 90% of animal bites are from dogs, and 3% to 15% are from cats.

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Small percentage of MSM with gonorrhea had persistent disease DNA after therapy

November 24, 2014
At 14 days after treatment for pharyngeal and rectal gonorrhea, DNA of the disease was detected in 8% of men who have sex with men, according to researchers from…
HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants In the Journals

HBV/HCV in mothers led to increased risk for neurological outcomes in infants

November 24, 2014
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C virus infections in mothers were associated with an increased risk for neonatal neurological outcomes in infants, according to study data. …
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Twitter data reduced influenza forecasting error

November 24, 2014
An influenza forecasting model that includes Twitter data could reduce errors in models that rely solely on historical records, according to recent data. Researchers…
Walter Orenstein Meeting News Coverage

Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant progress in global…
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Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children - Monograph

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

An estimated 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis occur in the United States…
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Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's…
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CME CNE CPE Video
Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

Advances in Pharmacokinetic Enhancers in HIV Treatment: What You Need to Know to Optimize Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Protease inhibitors (PIs) have played an instrumental role in decreasing mortality andmorbidity among HIV-infected…
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