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HBV found to mature infant immune systems

March 31, 2015

Hepatitis B virus infection boosted immune system maturation among a cohort of infants in Singapore, according to newly published data in Nature Communications.

“Our work contributes to the understanding of how HBV exposure before birth shapes the global immune response of newborn infants and transforms the way we look at HBV,” Michelle Hong, research fellow at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore,  said in a press release. “Despite causing diseases later in life, HBV might actually be beneficial to humans early in life.”

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CD4 cell counts rebound among most children treated for HIV

March 27, 2015
Data from an NIH-funded study in AIDS suggest the majority of children with HIV eventually recover their CD4 cell levels after undergoing virologic…
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FDA approves Quadracel as DTaP, IPV vaccine

March 25, 2015
Sanofi Pasteur announced today that the FDA has approved Quadracel, a DTaP and inactivated poliovirus vaccine, for use among children aged 4 through 6 years.The approval…
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March 23, 2015
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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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Video: Paul A. Offit, MD, discusses religious exemptions from important vaccinations

February 11, 2015
Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia…
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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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Margaret Fisher Meeting News Coverage

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…
Walter A. Orenstein, MD 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…
Clarence B. Creech Meeting News Coverage

Clindamycin may be superior therapy for skin, soft tissue infections

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Clindamycin may be a more effective treatment for skin and soft tissue infections in children compared with…
Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections Meeting News CoverageVideo

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 Hospital-San Diego, outlined a series…
Cody Meissner Meeting News Coverage

Palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV requires more definitive data

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — In light of the AAP’s recent recommendations on palivizumab for treatment of respiratory syncytial virus, benefits and…
Early doxycycline treatment needed to address tick-borne rickettsial disease Meeting News CoverageVideo

Early doxycycline treatment needed to address tick-borne rickettsial disease

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Gordon E. Schutze, MD, professor of pediatrics and retrovirology at the Baylor College of Medicine, discusses treatment for the…

CDC: Respiratory illness reports rising, enterovirus D68 cases decline

November 21, 2014
While many states are experiencing reductions in the number of new enterovirus D68-associated illnesses, the CDC recently has received data…
Wouter Hollander, MD Meeting News Coverage

Associations between H. pylori, asthma, related diseases in children differed across ethnic groups

November 21, 2014
Helicobacter pylori positivity was associated with physician-diagnosed asthma in children up to age 6 years, but had an inverse association with…
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Black children more likely to receive narrow-spectrum antibiotics for otitis media

November 21, 2014
Black children diagnosed with otitis media during an ambulatory care visit were more likely to receive guideline-recommended narrow-spectrum…
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Global vaccination coverage progressing, requires further improvement

November 20, 2014
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