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B.cepacia outbreak yields pointers for multi-institutional response

February 21, 2017

A 2016 outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia has left clinicians with lessons on an effective response, including sharing information among facilities and the value of a national laboratory identifying species, researchers reported.

The study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reviewed steps taken when patients at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston were among at least 60 nationwide to contract B. cepacia. The investigation by hospital officials and others identified a brand of liquid docusate, a stool softener, as the disease source.

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Achieving Trump’s health care promises would likely require single payer reform

February 20, 2017
President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care law that achieves more coverage, better benefits and lower costs could…
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Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

February 20, 2017
SEATTLE — Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation…

AMA, ACP, other health associations laud court decision that allows physicians to discuss gun safety with patients

February 20, 2017
Multiple medical groups are commending a recent federal appeals court ruling that overturned a Florida state law that prohibited doctors from talking to their patients…
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Adolescent suicide attempts decrease after passage of same-sex marriage laws

February 20, 2017
Recent findings suggest that implementation of same-sex marriage policies reduced suicide attempts among adolescent sexual minorities. “Prior research suggests an…
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Morphological Evaluation of Meibomian Glands in Children and Adolescents Using Noncontact Infrared Meibography

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, January 17, 2017
To compare, in vivo, differences in meibomian gland morphology between children and adolescents. Sixty-nine patients…
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Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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Additional countermeasures needed in the face of Zika virus spread

November 21, 2016
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