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Medication errors in children significantly increased over 10 years

October 23, 2014

From 2002 to 2012, there was a significant increase in non-cough and cold medication errors among children aged younger than 6 years, according to study findings published in Pediatrics.

Maxwell D. Smith, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues analyzed data from the National Poison Data System to determine out-of-hospital unintentional therapeutic pharmaceutical errors among US children aged younger than 6 years from 2002 through 2012.

Plagues throughout history and the doctors who treated them: Part 1

October 22, 2014
With the Ebola crisis in full swing (again), it seems like a good time to review the history of the physician’s responses to various “plagues”…

CDC: Travelers from West Africa to undergo 21-day monitoring for Ebola

October 22, 2014
The CDC is implementing active monitoring of all travelers returning to the United States from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to quickly identify people with fever or…
In the Journals

Without screening, three people with Ebola could exit West Africa monthly

October 22, 2014
Without any exit or entry screening, an average of 2.8 people with Ebola are estimated to depart from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone per month, according to a recent…
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Screening for Hormonal, Monogenic, and Syndromic Disorders in Obese Infants and Children

Pediatric Annals, September 2014, Volume 43 Issue 9
The prevalence of pediatric obesity in the United States is nearly 17%. Most cases are “exogenous”…
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Allergy and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

When is a cough more than just a cough? This is the challenge that faces every pediatric provider when confronted with…
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Significant hospitalization variations found for bronchiolitis, pneumonia across one county

October 13, 2014
SAN DIEGO — Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE, of the department of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital…
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