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IL-9 differentiated peanut allergy, peanut sensitivity in children

September 18, 2014

Interleukin-9 best differentiated children with peanut allergy from those with peanut sensitivity and atopic children without peanut allergy, according to recent study results.

Researchers in the United Kingdom identified potential peanut allergy (PA) biomarkers by conducting a preliminary exploratory microarray investigation of gene expression in peanut-activated memory Th subsets from three children with PA and three atopic children without PA. Real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction in 30 children (12 with PA, 12 with peanut sensitivity and six without PA) were used to confirm findings at a gene level. Th subsets were identified by flow cytometry.

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Health care-associated infections decreased in pediatric, neonatal ICUs

September 18, 2014
From 2007 to 2012, the number of health care-associated infections significantly decreased among children in pediatric and neonatal ICUs, according to study findings in…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of pediatrics, University of Cincinnati, provides an overview…

Update: CDC confirms enterovirus D68 cases in 16 states

September 17, 2014
The CDC has updated the number of confirmed enterovirus D68 cases to include 140 people in 16 states.Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas…
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New Developments in the Treatment of Pediatric Allergic Rhinitis and Conjunctivitis

Pediatric Annals, August 2014, Volume 43 Issue 8
The primary care physician is the first line of treatment for allergic rhinitis, which affects approximately one-fourth…
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Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Functional gastrointestinal disorders in children have been well-recognized for some time, since pioneering work by…
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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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