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St. Louis University to test sofosbuvir/ribavirin in pediatric HCV cases

September 23, 2014

Researchers at Saint Louis University will begin study enrollment to test the safety and efficacy of sofosbuvir with ribavirin to treat hepatitis C virus infection in children, according to a news release.

In a multicenter clinical study, researcher Jeffrey Teckman, MD, professor of pediatrics at SLU, will analyze the combination of sofosbuvir (Sovaldi, Gilead Sciences) and ribavirin among children aged 3 to 17 years in an effort to cure the infection while limiting side effects.

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Partnership aims to benefit school-located vaccination programs

September 23, 2014
School-located vaccination programs, despite their benefits, struggle to remain financially sustainable, according to study data published in Pediatrics.Heather M
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Fetal risks similar for LABA/ICS vs. ICS in pregnant women with asthma

September 23, 2014
The risk for major malformations was similar for pregnant women with asthma treated with long-acting beta2-agonist plus inhaled corticosteroids and those treated with…

HHS grants aim to improve mental health services among youth

September 22, 2014
The US Department of Health and Human Services today announces $99 million in new grants to help improve mental health services for young people, according to a…
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Review of antiviral agents for treatment of pediatric HSV infection

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2014
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Several pharmacotherapeutic agents are commercially available in the United States for the treatment of infection…
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Potential novel biomarker identified for bacterial pneumonia

June 4, 2014
In the June 15th 2014 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Huang and colleagues identified and validated a novel…
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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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