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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global polio eradication: countries in which poliomyelitis is considered to be ‘endemic’ and have never terminated indigenous transmission.

While polio case numbers have decreased by more than 99% since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, Orenstein notes that polio can be imported from ‘endemic’ countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria— to infect children in other countries if adequate vaccination is not maintained.

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Intermittent montelukast for children with wheeze produced no clear benefit

November 25, 2014
Intermittent montelukast in young children with wheeze showed no significant benefit when compared with placebo, according to study results.Researchers conducted a…
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Inadequate contact lens hygiene increased risk for acute conjunctivitis

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Failure to properly clean and store contact lenses significantly increased risk for acute conjunctivitis, according to a presenter at the 2014…
New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV Meeting News CoverageVideo

New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — H. Cody Meissner, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses the AAP’s Red Book Committee updated guidance for use…
NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children In the Journals

NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children

November 24, 2014
Pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were more likely to have high blood pressure and persistent high blood pressure compared with children without…
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Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction: Common Management Policies Among Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, November 4, 2014
To study common management policies of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNDLO) among pediatric…
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Updates in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: What New Guidelines Mean to Your Practice

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

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) accounts for 5% to 15% of patients diagnosed with JIA and is the most…
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Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, discusses…
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