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Genomic data further indicate association between enterovirus D68, neurological illness

April 1, 2015

Extensive genomic data recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases supported the association between enterovirus D68 and acute flaccid myelitis.

“In 2014, in the US, a nationwide outbreak of enterovirus D68 occurred in association with severe respiratory illness, with more than 1,150 confirmed cases,” study researcher Alexander L. Greninger, MD, of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues wrote. “This enterovirus D68 outbreak coincided with an apparent increase in incidence of reported cases of acute flaccid paralysis, including a temporally associated cluster in Colorado.”

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More than a quarter of patients with acne reported nonadherence to treatment

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AAP opposes school-based drug testing due to lack of proven effectiveness

March 31, 2015
The AAP recently published a policy statement stating that the organization opposes widespread implementation of school-based drug testing programs due to a lack of…
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Many parents fail to recognize signs of childhood obesity

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BioMed Central retracts 43 articles that used fabricated reviewers

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Following an investigation which revealed attempts to manipulate the peer review process, medical and scientific publisher BioMed Central has retracted 43 articles that…
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A 15-Year-Old Girl with Fever and Abdominal Pain

Pediatric Annals, March 2015, Volume 44 Issue 3
We present a case of a previously healthy 15-year-old girl with fever, right lower quadrant pain, and hip pain. Her…
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Pediatric Annals January 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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3D printing has applications, challenges in a variety of medical specialties

March 20, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Scott Hollister, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Michigan, talks…
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