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Infant mortality, morbidity similar for ampicillin-susceptible, ampicillin-resistant E. coli

July 2, 2015

Data from a recent study showed there were no clinically relevant differences in mortality and morbidity among infant patients diagnosed with blood stream infections caused by either ampicillin-susceptible or ampicillin-resistant Escherichia coli.

Researcher Stephen P. Bergin, MD, of Duke University School of Medicine, and colleagues compiled a cohort of 258 infant patients discharged from one of 77 U.S. neonatal ICUs. Ampicillin resistance was identified in 48% of the infants with E. coli bloodstream infections; the remainder were infected with ampicillin-susceptible E. coli.

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Children’s waist circumference, BMI linked to secondhand smoke exposure

July 1, 2015
Long-term exposure to secondhand smoke in early childhood was associated with an increase in waist circumference and BMI by age 10, according to recent findings. Linda
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Obese teens found less likely to use oral contraceptives

July 1, 2015
Contraception, especially oral contraception, is significantly less likely to be used by obese adolescents, compared with adolescents of normal weight, according to…
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Omega-3 fatty acids improve AST, GGTP in children with NAFLD

July 1, 2015
Obese children with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease treated with omega-3 fatty acids, docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid, had reduced aspartate…
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FDA targets manufacturers of unapproved prescription ear drops

July 1, 2015
The FDA has issued a federal register notice targeting manufacturers and distributors of unapproved prescription otic drug products, which are frequently given to…
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Three and Four Horizontal Muscle Surgery for Large Angle Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, June 15, 2015
Surgery on two horizontal recti typically is most effective for angles less than 40 prism diopters (PD). The authors…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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