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P. aeruginosa survives in sinks 10 years after hospital outbreak

July 29, 2015

Ten years after an outbreak was resolved in a pediatric university hospital, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was still detected on various sink components by quantitative PCR, leaving the potential for the bacterium to recover its culturability under favorable conditions, according to Canadian researchers.

“In a hospital environment, this finding suggests that failure to maintain good practices, or presence of disrupting events such as renovation, may act as promoting factors leading to increased concentrations and risk of patient exposure,” Emilie Bédard, PhD, of the department of civil engineering at Polytechnique Montréal, and colleagues wrote in their study.

Infection prevention methods in US vary after cesarean delivery In the Journals

Infection prevention methods in US vary after cesarean delivery

July 29, 2015
A survey of U.S. academic centers revealed marked variability in the practices used to prevent infections after cesarean delivery.“Additional clinical trials and…

University of Southampton receives funding for ID research investment analysis

July 26, 2015
Researchers from the University of Southampton will investigate the impact of grants and research investments on the global burden of several infectious diseases…
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Perinatally infected HIV patient maintains remission 11 years after therapy

July 21, 2015
Long-term remission appears to be achievable for children born with HIV-1 and treated at an early age, according to data presented at the International AIDS Society…
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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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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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Pejman Rohani In the Journals

Efficacy of pertussis booster vaccination varied by resurgence method

January 20, 2015
Efficacy of booster vaccination schedules for pertussis was contingent on how the disease resurged, according to new study findings.“Despite…
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Disparities in notifiable diseases found for American Indians, Alaska Natives

January 16, 2015
The incidence of 14 notifiable infectious diseases was higher among American Indian and Alaska Native populations compared with the white…
Todd Karsies In the Journals

Intervention increased appropriate antibiotic use in pediatric ICU

January 15, 2015
An antibiotic protocol that determined antibiotic use based on risk for healthcare-associated infections increased appropriate prescription of…
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A. vaginae, G. vaginalis linked to preterm birth, miscarriage

January 15, 2015
In high-risk pregnancies, high vaginal loads of Atopobium vaginae and Gardnerella vaginalis have been linked to late miscarriage and preterm birth…
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Combination TB therapy showed comparable efficacy, superior completion rate vs. single therapy

January 14, 2015
Rifapentine and isoniazid in combination had comparable efficacy to isoniazid alone and had a higher treatment completion rate for preventing…

CDC: Haiti makes substantial progress since 2010 earthquake

January 14, 2015
Haiti has made significant progress in rebuilding the national public health system, 5 years after the 2010 earthquake that left millions of…
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Low rotavirus vaccine coverage linked to greater rates of rotavirus

January 13, 2015
Locations with the lowest rotavirus vaccine coverage had the highest detected rates of rotavirus, according to study findings in…
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Tetravalent dengue vaccine safe, effective in Latin American children

January 13, 2015
A tetravalent dengue vaccine was effective against severe virologically confirmed dengue and significantly reduced the risk for hospitalization from…
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US incidence of meningococcal disease highest among infants

January 12, 2015
Incidence of meningococcal disease was at historic lows in the United States from 2006 through 2012 yet it remained greatest among infants aged…
Family members likely sources of RSV in infants In the Journals

Family members likely sources of RSV in infants

January 12, 2015
Older siblings or parents appear to be the likely source of respiratory syncytial virus infections in infants, according to data published in Open…
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