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Abbreviated ART noninferior to continuous ART in children with HIV

February 27, 2015

SEATTLE —Sustiva-based, first-line ART with “weekend breaks” was noninferior to continuous therapy in HIV-1 infected adolescents, demonstrating similar suppression, resistance and safety, according to data presented at CROI 2015.

“The rationale behind this study was to try to normalize the life experience for young people who have problems with facing lifelong therapy, particularly with adherence into adolescence because of the secrecy and burden that often surrounds antiretroviral treatment,” researcher Karina M. Butler, MD, from Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in Dublin, said during a press conference.

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Gram-negative infections exhibited higher multidrug resistance among pediatric cancer patients

February 26, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Gram-negative bacteremia had a higher proportion and prevalence of multidrug-resistance compared with gram-positive bacteremia among pediatric…
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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…

Fewer families report trouble paying medical bills

February 26, 2015
The percentage of families with members aged 65 years and under who had trouble paying medical bills has decreased between 2011 and 2014, according to preliminary…
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Sensitivity to mice allergens predicts rhinitis in inner-city children

February 26, 2015
HOUSTON — Sensitivity to mouse allergen was an independent predictor of rhinitis in a predominantly black and urban pediatric cohort, according to data presented…
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Options for Pharmacoresistant Epilepsy in Children: When Medications Don’t Work

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Medications are often first-line treatment for epilepsy in children. A detailed review of antiepileptic drugs and their…
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Pediatric Annals January 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 1: January 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Index of suspicion—a term used daily by clinicians in general practice who must, in a sea of “normal”…
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St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

February 23, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elaine I. Tuomanen, MD, director of the Children’s Infection Defense Center at St. Jude…
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