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Congenital CMV common cause of hearing loss in childhood

October 30, 2014

Congenital cytomegalovirus infection is the most common cause of nonhereditary sensorineural hearing loss during childhood, according to researchers from Belgium.

Julie Goderis, MD, of University Hospital Ghent in Belgium, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of relevant articles on congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) and hearing published within the last 50 years. Thirty-seven studies were included in the analysis.

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FDA approves first Neisseria meningitidis vaccine

October 29, 2014
The FDA announced accelerated approval of Trumenba, a vaccine manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B among…
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Placebo, agave nectar improved acute cough outcomes among children

October 29, 2014
Recent data show children with acute nocturnal cough benefited more when prescribed agave nectar or placebo vs. no treatment at all, though a placebo effect was…
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AAP updates guidelines for diagnosis, management of bronchiolitis

October 29, 2014
The AAP recently revised the clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis among children aged younger than 2 years, last updated in…
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Teenage boy with suspected streptococcal pharyngitis, pneumonia and conjunctivitis

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2014
James H. Brien, DO
A 13-year-old male was admitted to the hospital with right middle lobe pneumonia, fever, respiratory distress and sore…
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Origins of the symbol of medicine

July 8, 2014
In my April, What’s Your Diagnosis? column, I introduced some of you to the great Persian physician, Rhazes…
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Marshall discusses the safety, efficacy of a potential combination vaccine for infants

October 28, 2014
PHILADELPHIA — At IDWeek 2014, Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of…
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