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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 cancer patients, according to data presented at the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference.

While MDR bacteremia represents a possible emerging threat to pediatric cancer patients, there is little evidence available depicting the burden of this disease, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Marily Tavenner

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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Early treatment of infantile atopic dermatitis reduces food allergy incidence

February 26, 2015
HOUSTON — Early, aggressive treatment of patients with infantile atopic dermatitis significantly reduced food allergy incidence by 18 months of age, according to…
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Common Pediatric Epilepsy Syndromes

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
Benign rolandic epilepsy (BRE), childhood idiopathic occipital epilepsy (CIOE), childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), and…
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Adolescent Substance Abuse: October 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Adolescence has always been a time of challenge for parents and pediatricians. Recent neuroscience literature confirms…
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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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