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Mothers with probable, confirmed Ebola should not breast-feed

December 22, 2014

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses recently published recommendations for the management of pregnant women with Ebola.

Patients with Ebola may present with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle pain, weakness, abdominal pain with vomiting and diarrhea, and unexplained bleeding or bruising, according to a practice brief from the association, published in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing.

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Global life expectancy increasing; HCV-related liver cancer deaths up 125%

December 17, 2014
Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 suggest that global life expectancy has increased by 5.8 years among men and 6.6 years among women from 1990 to…
Carrie Byington

RSV-associated mortality uncommon from 2000 to 2011

December 17, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, RSV-associated deaths were uncommon among children aged younger than 2 years, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Carrie L. Byington, MD
Sylvia Burwell FDA News

FDA allows marketing of neonatal SCID screening test

December 16, 2014
The FDA announced it has allowed marketing of the EnLite Neonatal TREC Kit, a screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency in neonates.The screening test…
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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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Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

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…
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J148 - Pediatric Conjunctivitis

In the Pink! A Closer Look at Pediatric Conjunctivitis

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Bacterial conjunctivitis is the most common conjunctivitis in infants and preschool-aged children. Pediatricians must…
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Respiratory viral panel did not affect antibiotic duration, length of hospital stay

September 10, 2014
Respiratory viral panel performed within 24 hours of admission did not affect antibiotic duration or length of stay among hospitalized pediatric…
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Coinfection less likely among children with pneumonia serotypes

September 8, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Among children with community-acquired alveolar pneumonia, those with pneumonia serotypes had lower blood sodium and…
Anne Schuchat In the JournalsPerspective

Enterovirus D68 identified in Midwest respiratory illness outbreak

September 8, 2014
Clusters of severe respiratory illness that developed among children in Kansas City, Mo., and Chicago are associated with enterovirus D68, according…
In the Journals

CDC publishes ACIP recommendations for 2014-2015 seasonal influenza vaccines

September 4, 2014
Updates to the 2013 recommendations from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices regarding seasonal influenza vaccines were…
In the Journals

National HPV vaccination shows promise in Australia

September 2, 2014
Among young people in Australia, a significant decline has been reported in hospital admissions related to a diagnosis of genital warts since the…
Anne Schuchat In the Journals

Routine vaccination rates increased, remained stable in 2013

August 29, 2014
Vaccination coverage for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines increased or remained stable in 2013, according to study findings in…
Elizabeth R. Wolf, MD, MPH In the Journals

Pertussis vaccination rates unchanged after epidemic

August 22, 2014
Recent data show no increase in pertussis vaccination rates occurred following the 2011-2012 pertussis outbreak in Washington State.Elizabeth R
Rebecca B. Perkins, MD, MSc In the JournalsPerspective

Changing focus of HPV vaccine discussion could increase immunization rates

August 21, 2014
Missed opportunities for HPV vaccination are related to parents’ and physicians’ assumptions about the timing of vaccination relative to…
Kristin Hendrix In the Journals

Emphasis on child’s direct benefit increased parents’ intent to vaccinate with MMR

August 18, 2014
Parents’ intentions to vaccinate their infants with the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine increased if their physician emphasized benefits directly…
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RSV diagnosis via PCR did not match ICD-9 diagnosis codes

August 15, 2014
Recent data show respiratory syncytial virus diagnosis by ICD-9 codes did not correlate with diagnosis by PCR testing, which could skew assessments…
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