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Nasopharyngeal bacteria, respiratory viruses linked to acute respiratory infection symptoms

July 29, 2015

Previously unexplained acute symptoms of respiratory tract infection in pediatric outpatients may be associated with respiratory viruses and nasopharyngeal bacteria, specifically Moraxella catarrhalis, according to a recent study.

“Symptoms of respiratory tract infection, namely rhinitis, nasal congestion and cough, which are generally considered to be primarily caused by respiratory viruses, were significantly associated with M. catarrhalis bacterium,” Johanna M. Uitti, MD, of Turku University Hospital, Finland, and colleagues wrote. “Fever was associated with several respiratory viruses, instead of nasopharyngeal bacteria.”

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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…
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Evaluation of child-abuse victims for fractures varies across hospitals

July 28, 2015
The evaluation practices for occult fractures in pediatric patients diagnosed with abuse varies significantly across U.S. hospitals, revealing an area for improvement in…
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Oncologists criticize high drug costs, propose cost-cutting measures

July 28, 2015
Over 100 U.S. oncologists have issued a statement deriding the high cost of cancer drugs and calling for new regulations to mitigate expenses.Authors of the statement…
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Premature infants more likely to be socially withdrawn as adults

July 28, 2015
Infants in Germany who are born at very low birth weights or are very premature are more likely to be socially withdrawn, neurotic and exhibit signs of autism later in…
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Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: From Diagnosis to Prognosis

Pediatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 44 Issue 7
Pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia is the most common childhood cancer. Although the appearance of the disease is…
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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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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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