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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 trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, according to data presented at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

To address how purulent skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) should be managed and treated, C. Buddy Creech, MD, MPH, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, reviewed data from several recently published studies.

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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 of case studies…
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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 disadvantages of the…
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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 range of lesser-known…
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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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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
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J148 - Pediatric Conjunctivitis

In the Pink! A Closer Look at Pediatric Conjunctivitis

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon.

Bacterial conjunctivitis is the most common conjunctivitis in infants and preschool-aged children. Pediatricians must…
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WHO delivers emergency medical supplies to Syria

July 31, 2014
Following a cease fire between the Syrian government and opposition forces, WHO and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent recently delivered up to 15 metric…
In the Journals

Liposomal amphotericin B reduces duration of L. tropica in children

July 30, 2014
Systemic therapy with liposomal amphotericin B resulted in a considerably shorter duration of Leishmania tropica in children than treatment with…
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WHO: Rotavirus surveillance network requires additional resources

July 30, 2014
Nearly half of WHO’s Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network sites met 2008 criteria for documenting disease presence and describing disease…
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Web-based decision aid for parents improved MMR vaccine uptake

July 30, 2014
A website offering information to parents about the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was the most cost-effective means of increasing vaccine…
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Malaria vaccine provided protection 18 months after vaccination

July 29, 2014
The malaria vaccine RTS,S/AS01 was more effective among children than infants, but it had modest levels of efficacy overall and prevented a…

Blog: Protect your patients traveling to polio-infected countries

July 29, 2014
In his blog, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, professor and associate director of the Emory Vaccine Center at Emory University School of Medicine, reviews…
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AAP updates guidance on palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

July 28, 2014
The AAP’s Red Book Committee updated guidance for use of palivizumab prophylaxis among infants and young children with increased risk for…
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AAP updates recommendations on meningococcal vaccines

July 28, 2014
The AAP’s Red Book Committee updated recommendations on the use of meningococcal vaccines and addressed immunization of younger children at…

World Hepatitis Day: What you need to know

July 28, 2014
July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. This year’s theme is entitled “Think again” — reminding health care professionals…
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ViiV offers additional funds to pediatric HIV program

July 25, 2014
ViiV Healthcare is providing more than $2.5 million in additional funds for the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research…
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