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Antibiotics overprescribed, improperly selected to treat pediatric pharyngitis

October 2, 2014

Recent data show that antibiotics were significantly overprescribed and incorrectly selected to treat pharyngitis in children from 1997 to 2010.

Kathleen L. Dooling, MD, MPH, of the CDC, and colleagues used data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to assess antibiotic prescribing trends among pediatrics ambulatory care visits for pharyngitis between 1907 and 2010. Children were aged 3 to 17 years.

In the Journals

Tdap vaccination rate low among pregnant women on Medicaid

October 2, 2014
Only 14.3% of women on Medicaid in Michigan received the Tdap vaccine during their pregnancies from November 2011 to February 2013, according to investigators with the…

CDC: EV-D68 detected in four deaths

October 1, 2014
The CDC reported today that enterovirus D68 has been detected in specimens from four patients who have died and had samples submitted for testing, according to its…

Removing barriers to contraceptive access reduced teen pregnancy, abortion rates

October 1, 2014
Teenagers who were given free access to a variety of birth control methods, along with counseling about the risks and benefits of each, were significantly less likely to…
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Bariatric Surgery in Obese Adolescents: Opportunities and Challenges

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
Extreme obesity is defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a body mass index (BMI) higher than…
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Gender Nonconforming Youth

Pediatric Annals June 2014

Gender identity and pubertal transition to adult gender roles present a complex interplay of genetic, hormonal, and…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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