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Cleft palate did not raise ventilation tube insertion complication rate

August 29, 2014

Recent data show complication rates for ventilation tube insertion did not differ among children with or without cleft lip or palate, indicating treatment guidelines should not differ.

Ian Smillie, MRCS Ed, of the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Glasgow, Scotland, and colleagues compared 60 patients with cleft lip or palate (CLP) who underwent ventilation tube insertion with patients who underwent the same procedure but did not have CLP. Median age at time of surgery was 3.5 years. Surgeries occurred between May 2002 and October 2012.

Survey shows doctors predominantly lead ACOs

August 29, 2014
Accountable Care Organizations are largely led by physicians or physician and hospital partnerships, according to data published in Health Affairs. “The broad…
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Texas Children's Hospital begins peanut immunotherapy study

August 29, 2014
Researchers at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine have begun a peanut immunotherapy trial to investigate the ability of peanut allergic…
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Routine vaccination rates increased, remained stable in 2013

August 29, 2014
Vaccination coverage for all routinely recommended childhood vaccines increased or remained stable in 2013, according to study findings in MMWR.Laurie D. Elam-Evans
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8-year-old girl with annular, pink plaques on the feet

Infectious Diseases in Children, August 2014
Carrie C. Coughlin, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
An 8-year-old girl presents to your office with a rash unresponsive to therapy. She first noticed pink papules…
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Moving parents toward vaccine acceptance

April 28, 2014
There are different types of parents who refuse vaccines.  There are those who adamantly refuse all vaccines and…
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Labels not always accurate for alternative supplements

November 19, 2013
NEW YORK — Paul A. Offit, MD, chief of the division of infectious diseases at The Children’s Hospital of…
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