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Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

May 26, 2017

Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults, children experienced more frequent treatment failure and complications, with the chances of bacteremia-related complications increasing 50% for every additional day of infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

“Knowing that the risk of complications increases with every additional day the bacteria are detected in the bloodstream highlights the importance of early and aggressive therapy for these infections,” Rana F. Hamdy, MD, MPH, MSCE, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children’s National Health System, said in a press release.

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Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

May 26, 2017
Viral acute respiratory infections within an infant’s first year of life may leave them susceptible to developing recurrent wheeze due to their potential to form
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Piperacillin not associated with adverse events among neonates

May 24, 2017
No statistically significant connections between piperacillin and adverse events, such as seizures and rashes, in infants were observed in a study of drug exposure…

WHO elects Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus first African director-general

May 23, 2017
WHO has elected former Ethiopian minister of health and minister of foreign affairs Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, MSc, its…
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Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

May 26, 2017
Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults…
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Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI)

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VIDEO: CROI session focuses on HIV in women, children

February 18, 2017
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Younger age, coinfection with HIV increases mortality risk for children with TB

January 26, 2017
Children who do not receive appropriate and timely treatment for tuberculosis, especially those aged younger than 5 years, have an elevated risk for…

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Conflict in Central African Republic interrupts anti-poliovirus activities

January 23, 2017
Researchers are calling for more efforts to improve poliovirus vaccination and surveillance activities in the Central African Republic, which have…

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Preventing and responding to college campus outbreaks

Infectious Disease News, January 2017
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Life on a college campus is synonymous with crowded academic and athletic environments, social events and dormitory residences, all of which create…

In the Journals

Home visiting program reduced infant ED, PCP visits during first year

January 16, 2017
Infants of first-time parents who were assigned home visits by a nurse–parent educator team were significantly less likely to visit EDs or…

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Newborns can safely receive rabies post-exposure prophylaxis

January 13, 2017
Data recently published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology indicate that preterm infants can safely receive rabies post-exposure

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Topical lidocaine effective pain reliever during infant vaccination

January 13, 2017
Liposomal lidocaine, when used in combination with parental video instruction and orally administered sucrose, reduced acute pain during routine…

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Early lactate levels may help identify at-risk children with suspected sepsis

January 12, 2017
Initial lactate levels greater than 36 mg/dL were significantly associated with increased mortality in children treated for sepsis in the ED…

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Survey: Screening, treatment for ROP lacking in US

January 12, 2017
Only about half of neonatal intensive care unit medical directors surveyed in a recent study said they felt there were enough ophthalmologists in…

Trump’s meeting with ‘vaccine cynic’ Robert F. Kennedy Jr. raises concerns

January 11, 2017
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a proponent of scientifically disproven claims about the safety of vaccines, said he was asked by President-elect…

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Excess enterovirus infections observed in children with type 1 diabetes

January 10, 2017
Children with type 1 diabetes were found to have had three times the number of enterovirus infections as children without diabetes, study findings…

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