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FDA approves Xtoro for acute otitis externa

December 17, 2014

The FDA today announced the approval of Xtoro eardrops for the treatment of acute otitis externa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.

Xtoro (Alcon Laboratories) is the newest drug within the fluoroquinolone antimicrobial drug class approved by the FDA, according to a press release.

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Injury common among young female soccer players in Denmark

December 17, 2014
Recently published data showed a high incidence of injury in female adolescent soccer players in Denmark.Researchers studied 424 injuries in 498 female soccer players…
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FDA approves plasma pathogen reduction system

December 17, 2014
The FDA has approved the first pathogen reduction system for use in plasma preparation, according to a press release. The Intercept Blood System (Cerus Corp.) for…
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RSV-associated mortality uncommon from 2000 to 2011

December 17, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, RSV-associated deaths were uncommon among children aged younger than 2 years, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Carrie L. Byington, MD
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Cryptococcal meningitis incidence high among US individuals with AIDS

December 16, 2014
New data suggest that the prevalence of cryptococcal meningitis among individuals with AIDS in the United States is high and routine screening for cryptococcal antigen…
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Eyelid Basal Cell Carcinoma in a Healthy Child

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Basal cell carcinoma is rare in children and usually is associated with genetic or immune predisposing factors. A…
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Management of diarrhea in infants and children

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

It is estimated that there are 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis in the United…
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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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