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Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

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 oxidative stress, according to research presented at the 2017 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

“While lower respiratory tract infection with respiratory syncytial virus in infancy has long been recognized to be associated with increased risk of recurrent wheeze and childhood asthma, our study shows that both upper and lower respiratory tract infections with RSV in the first year of life are associated with increased risk in early childhood,” Christan Rosas-Salazar, MD, MPH, from the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, told Infectious Diseases in Children.

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Inability of Open-Field Autorefraction to Eliminate Accommodation in Preschoolers

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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