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Oral, IV antibiotics comparable for acute osteomyelitis in children

December 22, 2014

Oral antibiotics were just as effective as IV antibiotics via a peripherally inserted central catheter for treatment of acute osteomyelitis among children, according to study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics.

“The route of administration chosen for outpatient antibiotic therapy has obvious implications for the overall experience of the child and his or her caregivers,” Ron Keren, MD, MPH, of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues wrote. “The peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are effective for delivering high concentrations of antibiotic but are fraught with infectious, thrombotic, and mechanical complications.”

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Oral budesonide suspension safely, effectively treated children with EoE

December 22, 2014
A new formulation of oral budesonide suspension was safe and effective for treatment of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis, according to new research data. Oral…
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Infant attachment, early behavioral inhibition may predict adolescent social anxiety

December 22, 2014
Researchers found an association between consistently high behavioral inhibition in childhood and adolescent anxiety symptoms mainly among adolescent men who had…

Mothers with probable, confirmed Ebola should not breast-feed

December 22, 2014
The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses recently published recommendations for the management of pregnant women with Ebola.Patients with…
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Influenza activity low but rising nationwide

December 22, 2014
From Sept. 28 to Dec. 6, almost 125,000 respiratory specimens in the United States were tested for influenza and 10.9% were positive, according to a CDC report…
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A 13-Month-Old Male with Possible Seizures

Pediatric Annals, December 2014, Volume 43 Issue 12
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Pediatric Annals November 2014

Child Neglect: November 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Neglect, to paraphrase, is in the eyes of the beholder. While a special needs child may not receive optimal care at…
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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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