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VIDEO: CROI session focuses on HIV in women, children

February 18, 2017

SEATTLE — Elaine J. Abrams, MD, professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a session at CROI 2017 that highlighted issues in maternal health, mother-to-child transmission of HIV and treatment outcomes in children. Data were presented from several studies that evaluated therapies for early signs of cervical cancer in women with HIV; treatment approaches for new mothers; birth outcomes among infants born to mothers receiving ART; and point-of-care HIV testing and early treatment in newborns.

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Study supports that HIV reservoir lies in cells infected before ART initiation

February 17, 2017
SEATTLE — Data from a study of HIV–infected infants who received early ART suggest the reservoir for HIV lies in cells that were infected before ART…
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Bloodstream infections most common type of HAI in children

February 17, 2017
A recent point-prevalence survey identified that infection control should focus on prevention of bloodstream infections, especially among neonates and infants, because

Adverse birth outcomes in pregnant women with HIV varied by ART regimen

February 16, 2017
SEATTLE — The safety of ART for HIV-infected pregnant women, and its impact on adverse birth outcomes such as stillbirth and preterm delivery, varied by individual…
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Maternal immunization confers needed infant protection against influenza, pertussis

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November 4, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Last week, more than 8,300 researchers, residents and medical students gathered in New Orleans at IDWeek 2016 to share their…

Apnea/bradycardia non-recurrent with DTwP vaccine in low-birth-weight infants

November 4, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – Immunization with diphtheria, tetanus and whole cell pertussis did not increase or cause recurrence risk for apnea/bradycardia in…

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RSV morbidity increases following AAP revised guidelines to restrict palivizumab

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – RSV morbidity among infants at 29 to 34 weeks’ gestation increased significantly when palivizumab prophylaxis use was less

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Nosocomial respiratory infections in neonates linked to increased morbidity, health care costs

November 2, 2016
Researchers observed a causal link between nosocomial viral respiratory tract infections and higher rates of respiratory morbidity and cost of care…

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Perinatally-acquired HIV infection linked to cognitive impairment in children

November 1, 2016
An evidence-based review discovered an association between cognitive impairment in the domains of working memory, executive function and processing…

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Zanamivir may be viable influenza treatment alternative in children

October 31, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – Intravenous zanamivir served as a safe and well-tolerated anti-influenza treatment for hospitalized pediatric patients at high…

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Fatal measles complication more common than previously understood

October 28, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis — a 100% fatal complication of measles — occurs much more often than previously…

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ICU admissions, ventilation occur without immunoprophylaxis for RSV

October 28, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – Premature infants born at 29 to 35 weeks’ gestational aged younger than 3 months were frequently admitted to the ICU and

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Oral antibiotics benefit infants with fast breathing

October 24, 2016
Placebo was not equivalent to oral amoxicillin for treating infants with isolated fast breathing, according to data from a randomized trial

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Pediatric vaccination updates: The latest news physicians should know

October 22, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Following a meeting last week in which the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice approved several updates to its…

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