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Novel genetic test predicts severity of IBD in children

May 16, 2017

A genetic test developed to characterize intestinal microbiota may help to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease and predict the severity of the disease in children, enabling them to receive early, aggressive intervention when necessary, according to data presented at The European Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition annual meeting.

“IBD is often far more aggressive in children than it is in adults, but it is very difficult to predict the individual disease course,” Christine Olbjørn, MD, from the department of pediatric and adolescent medicine at Akershus University Hospital in Oslo, Norway, said in a press release. “We and other researchers are interested in the potential of fecal microbiota profiling to help us diagnose and manage these children and we have been helped by the availability of new genetic tests that can quantify different bacterial species in the gut.”

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Resurgence of cholera linked to iced tea, unboiled water consumption

May 12, 2017
The chances of infection from cholera were heightened for people in Ben Tre, southern Vietnam, when they drank iced tea or did not always boil their drinking water…
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Infant antacid use linked to increased fracture risk in childhood

May 11, 2017
Infants prescribed antacid medications, such as histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors, to manage gastroesophageal reflux exhibited increased…
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Norovirus outbreak reported in three Sacramento County schools

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Officials from the Elverta Joint Elementary School District in Sacramento County, California have closed three schools this week due to 38 cases of norovirus among…
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Pediatric IBS: An Overview on Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Pediatric Annals, April 2014, Volume 43 Issue 4
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder in children and adults. The pathogenesis and pathophysiology of IBS…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In any busy primary care pediatric practice issues such as chest pain, syncope, palpitations, and arrhythmias…
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Novel genetic test predicts severity of IBD in children

May 16, 2017
A genetic test developed to characterize intestinal microbiota may help to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease and predict the severity of the…

In the Journals

Resurgence of cholera linked to iced tea, unboiled water consumption

May 12, 2017
The chances of infection from cholera were heightened for people in Ben Tre, southern Vietnam, when they drank iced tea or did not always boil their…

Meeting News

Infant antacid use linked to increased fracture risk in childhood

May 11, 2017
Infants prescribed antacid medications, such as histamine H2-receptor antagonists and proton pump inhibitors, to manage gastroesophageal reflux

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An Update on Pediatric Pancreatitis

Pediatric Annals, May 2017, Volume 46 Issue 5
There has been a rise in the incidence and number of admissions of children with pancreatitis over the past 20 years. Current management practices…

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Norovirus outbreak reported in three Sacramento County schools

May 5, 2017
Officials from the Elverta Joint Elementary School District in Sacramento County, California have closed three schools this week due to 38 cases of…

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Haiti still prone to cholera despite increased access to improved water sources

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — More than 7 years after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake set the stage for a cholera outbreak in Haiti, people in the resource-poor West…

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Ileal bile acid transporter inhibition promising for cholestatic liver disease

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AMSTERDAM — A novel approach for cholestatic pruritus, ileal bile acid transporter inhibition, was associated with improvement in pruritus in…

FDA approves biosimilar for infliximab

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Inclusion of rapid test results leaves gaps in CDC foodborne illness data

April 20, 2017
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FDA Approves DAAs for Pediatric Patients with HCV

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