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FDA expands indication of Teflaro for pediatric patients with CABP, ABSSSIs

May 31, 2016

The FDA has expanded the indication for Teflaro, an injectable antibiotic in the cephalosporin class, to treat pediatric patients aged 2 months to 18 years with community-acquired bacterial pneumonia and acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections, including MRSA.

Known to be common causes of health care visits and hospitalizations among children, acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) and community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) have shown increasing prevalence. Recent studies have determined that 70,000 hospitalizations for ABSSSIs occur among children each year, with a twofold increase in incision and drainage procedures over a 13-year period.

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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016
Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians were more likely to…

AAFP, ACP, ACOG, AAP, CDC director call on Congress to approve Zika funding

May 26, 2016
Joining a growing call from medical organizations for Congress to quickly approve emergency funding for prevention and treatment of the Zika virus, CDC Director Tom
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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to results published in…
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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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Recommendation challenges persist for HPV, influenza, meningoccocal vaccines

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The Patient with an Upper Respiratory Infection

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is one of the most common infectious diseases of childhood, as it is estimated that…
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HIV exposure causes 50% of infant deaths at 24 months in Botswana

February 26, 2016
BOSTON — HIV exposure and infection accounted for more than half of the deaths among children aged 24 months in Botswana, a country with…

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ACIP: Flu vaccine 59% effective to date

February 25, 2016
The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices continued to recommend that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated annually…

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Co-trimoxazole fails to reduce mortality among HIV-exposed uninfected infants

February 24, 2016
BOSTON — Co-trimoxazole, used to reduce mortality in HIV-infected infants, did not improve survival rates for infants exposed to HIV in utero…

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Maternal use of Viread comparable to zidovudine regarding infant BMC

February 23, 2016
BOSTON — Viread used by women during pregnancy did not negatively affect bone mineral content in their infants when compared with the use of…

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Timely DTaP vaccination could reduce infant pertussis, hospitalizations

February 22, 2016
Timely DTaP vaccination among newborn infants could reduce cases of pertussis-related hospitalization and death, according to recent research in the…

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Fine-tuning vs. destroying guidelines

Infectious Disease News, February 2016
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In the specialty of infectious diseases, we frequently fine-tune guidelines or recommendations. For example, there are changes in immunization…

Pet infects teenager with rare rat-bite fever

Infectious Disease News, February 2016
An adolescent girl was diagnosed with rat-bite fever, a serious but treatable infection, caused by Streptobacillus moniliformis bacteria transmitted…

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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 common and serious…

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Emerging evidence strengthens association between Zika, microcephaly

February 15, 2016
According to multiple, independently published case reports, the presence of Zika virus in fetal tissue indicated a strong association between Zika…

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Mixed RotaTeq, Rotarix vaccine schedules safe, effective in children

February 15, 2016
Vaccine schedules for infants who used two different rotavirus vaccines were safe and produced immune responses comparable to single-vaccine…

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