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Residence predicts pediatric hospitalizations for bronchiolitis, pneumonia

August 4, 2015

A child’s home address in a low socioeconomic status area was predictive of future bronchiolitis or pneumonia hospitalization, according to recent study data.

“Hospitalization rates for bronchiolitis and pneumonia showed substantial variation across census tracts within a single U.S. county,” Samir S. Shah, MD, MSCE, of the department of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, and colleagues wrote. “This variability was significantly associated with underlying differences in census tract–level socioeconomic status.”

NIH grant supports repurposing of pain drug for Chagas’ disease

August 4, 2015
The NIH has awarded a grant to University of California, San Diego researchers to explore whether SAR114137, a chronic pain medication, could be repurposed for the…
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Two-dose chickenpox vaccination program reduces US outbreaks by 78%

August 3, 2015
A routine two-dose varicella vaccination program launched in 2007 has drastically reduced the number of chickenpox outbreaks in the United States, a recent study…
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TDF therapy in pregnancy reduces HBV DNA, risk of vertical transmission

August 3, 2015
Viremic mothers treated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate during pregnancy had decreased hepatitis B virus infection DNA levels in their blood, which reduced the…
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Chronic HCV influences subclinical CVD

August 3, 2015
A link between chronic hepatitis C virus infection and subclinical cardiovascular disease indicated a need for thorough and ongoing cardiovascular risk assessments among…
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Infectious Disease Case Consults

The Patient with Protozoan Illness

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This CME activity will focus on the diagnosis and management of patients with protozoan illness.
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VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

VIDEO: Cure is ‘next frontier’ of HIV

July 1, 2015
Timothy Brown – the Berlin patient – has led researchers to the next frontier of HIV research, according to…
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Conjuctivitis

Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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