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Aerial vector control spraying linked to increased risk for ASD in children

April 30, 2016

BALTIMORE — Aerial dispersal of pesticides intended to combat mosquitoes increased the risk for autism spectrum disorder and developmental delays by 25% among children living in those areas, according to recent research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Other studies have already shown that pesticide exposure might increase a child’s risk for autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay,” Steven D. Hicks, MD, PhD, of the department of pediatrics at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, said in a press release. “Our findings show that the way pesticides are distributed may change that risk.”

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that…

Harvard mumps outbreak reaches 41 confirmed cases

April 27, 2016
The current outbreak of mumps among Harvard University students, faculty and staff continues to grow, with 41 confirmed cases, according to Harvard University Health…
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Human metapneunmovirus shows distinct seasonality vs. RSV, flu

April 26, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics showed that human metapneumovirus, compared with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus, demonstrated distinct seasonality by…

The Patient with Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media (AOM), a common disease of childhood, is diagnosed by careful otoscopy with an understanding of…
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Marshall discusses the safety, efficacy of a potential combination vaccine for infants

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The Patient with Diarrhea

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Intestinal infections with Clostridium difficile, a spore-forming gram-positive anaerobic bacillus, are among the most…
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Quality improvements shorten antibiotic therapy duration for uSSTIs

January 27, 2016
Researchers at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center implemented four quality improvement methods that shortened the duration of…
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CDC issues guidelines for infants with possible congenital Zika virus

January 26, 2016
Due to the potential for serious birth defects, such as microcephaly, caused by Zika virus, the CDC has released interim guidelines for physicians…
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Judicious C. difficile sampling reduces cost burden of overtesting

January 26, 2016
Automatic rejection of nondiarrheal samples submitted for Clostridium difficile infection testing significantly reduced patient and hospital costs…

What is Zika fever?

January 25, 2016
Zika fever, or Zika virus disease, is spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms of the disease are fever…
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CDC releases Zika virus guidelines for treating pregnant women

January 22, 2016
In the wake of the recent advisories warning pregnant women to avoid travel to Zika-endemic regions, the CDC has released interim guidelines for…
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LAIV inferior to inactivated vaccine for influenza AH1N1 in children

January 21, 2016
Live-attenuated influenza vaccine was not as effective as inactivated vaccine at protecting children and adolescents against the influenza…
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Antiviral therapy improves HBV DNA suppression in children

January 20, 2016
In a systematic review, researchers found that antiviral therapy for the treatment of hepatitis B virus infection among children improved HBV DNA…

Early administration of antibiotics prevents severe lower respiratory infection in children

Infectious Disease News, January 2016
Azithromycin administered at the first sign of a cold in children with a history of respiratory tract illnesses reduced the likelihood of developing…

The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

January 15, 2016 Expires: 1/15/2017
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that almost all children will…
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Pediatric vaccines substantially reduce bacterial meningitis in adults

January 14, 2016
The incidence of adult bacterial meningitis has decreased substantially in the Netherlands, partly due to herd protection offered by pediatric…
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