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Hospitalizations longer, costlier for children with aspiration pneumonia

Hospitalizations longer, costlier for children with aspiration pneumonia
May 3, 2016

BALTIMORE — Children diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia had longer and costlier hospitalizations than those with community-acquired pneumonia, according to recent study data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

“Our study is the first to describe the clinical and hospital characteristics of a broad cohort of children hospitalized with aspiration pneumonia,” Alexander Hirsch, MD, chief resident at Boston Children’s Hospital, told Infectious Diseases in Children.

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Gaps in Medicaid coverage negatively affect pediatric mental health care

May 3, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who experienced gaps in Medicaid coverage were less likely to be prescribed psychotropic or antipsychotic treatment or receive psychosocial…
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Children diagnosed with ASD at younger age after AAP universal screening recommendation

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children born before the AAP recommendation for universal infant autism spectrum disorder screening, at 18 and 24 months, were diagnosed significantly…
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Living with an incarcerated parent may increase risk for bullying

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children who lived with incarcerated parents were more likely to be bullies, according to data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies…
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Paralytic medications, worsening renal function increase risk for ventilator-associated conditions

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE — Use of paralytic medications and worsening renal functioning, especially with acute kidney injuries, increased the risk for ventilator-associated…
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Comparison of Transcorneal and Pars Plana Routes in Pediatric Cataract Surgery in Infants Using a 25-Gauge Vitrectomy System

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
To demonstrate and compare the performance of the 25-gauge transconjunctival sutureless vitrectomy system via anterior…
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Common Symptoms, but Rare Diagnoses in Neonatology: October 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The old adage “When you hear hoof beats, think horses” is often used in medical education. Yet, there are…
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VIDEO: New approaches needed to address vaccine resistance

April 19, 2016
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