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Obama unveils strategy to combat antibiotic resistance

September 18, 2014

President Barack Obama has signed an executive order directing key federal departments and agencies to take action against the rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and his administration also has released a national strategy to combat the threat.

In addition, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report, requested by the president last year, outlining steps that the federal government can take to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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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…
In the Journals

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…
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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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