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Vaccine-derived poliovirus emerges in Laos

December 1, 2015

WHO has reported three cases of vaccine-derived poliovirus circulating in the Bolikhan district of Laos, according to a press release.

“Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses are rare but well-documented strains of poliovirus mutated from strains in the oral polio vaccine,” WHO wrote in the release. “They can emerge in some populations that are inadequately immunized.”

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Satisfactory results likely after surgery for unstable supracondylar humerus fractures in children

December 1, 2015
A minimum 6-week follow-up of pediatric patients surgically treated for unstable supracondylar humerus fractures revealed satisfactory results in 92% of patients with…
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Worlds AIDS Day: More resources needed to achieve ‘AIDS-free generation’

December 1, 2015
World AIDS Day is observed each year on Dec. 1 to raise awareness about HIV and increase efforts toward the eradication of AIDS, according to a press release. This…
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Agricultural antibiotic misuse may reduce efficacy of pediatric medicine

December 1, 2015
Unnecessary overuse and misuse of antibiotics in animal feed designed to promote growth and increase feed efficiency has the potential to reduce the effectiveness of…
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Measles, other infectious diseases likely to return without vaccine adherence

November 30, 2015
NEW YORK — Without continued vaccination efforts, infectious diseases such as measles, are likely to return to the United States and become serious public health…
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Indocyanine Green-Enhanced Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Retinoblastoma: Analysis of 42 Tumors

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, November/December 2015, Volume 52 Issue 6
To evaluate the efficacy of indocyanine green-enhanced transpupillary thermotherapy (ICG-TTT) for retinoblastoma that…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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