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Rapid PCR superior in detecting influenza among children in ED

July 6, 2015

Rapid multiplex PCR was the most costly, yet effective strategy for detecting influenza among a cohort of children aged 3 months to 18 years presenting to an ED with influenza-like illness, according to results of a decision analytic model.

“Rapid multiplex PCR testing is associated with significant cost but one that is within the threshold for adopting new cost-effective technologies,” Richard E. Nelson, PhD, of Salt Lake City Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and colleagues wrote. “If the costs of rapid multiplex PCR are lowered and the benefits of detecting other respiratory pathogens can be confirmed, the cost-effectiveness would become even more favorable.”

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Arthroscopic reshaping for symptomatic discoid lateral meniscus had satisfactory clinical outcomes

July 5, 2015
Pediatric patients who underwent arthroscopic reshaping for symptomatic discoid lateral meniscus experienced satisfactory clinical outcomes after a mean of 10.1 years…
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Intervention improves immunization, preventive care among low-income families

July 3, 2015
The Developmental Understanding and Legal Collaboration for Everyone intervention was associated with accelerated access to concrete supports, improved rates for on-time…
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Trauma-focused CBT effective among orphans, vulnerable children in low-, middle-income countries

July 3, 2015
Cognitive behavioral therapy that focused on trauma and stress-related symptoms was effective among orphans and vulnerable children in Lusaka, Zambia, according to a…
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Physician urges FDA not to lift restrictions on drug makers’ claims about their products

July 3, 2015
Drug regulations and a governing body to mandate them is a necessity for patients’ safety and health care providers’ peace-of-mind, according to a recently…
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Great Vessels of Children: Takayasu’s Arteritis

Pediatric Annals, June 2015, Volume 44 Issue 6
Takayasu’s arteritis (TA) is a granulomatous, large vessel vasculitis affecting primarily the aorta and its main…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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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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