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Maternal immunization protects infants against influenza for 8 weeks

July 25, 2016

Influenza vaccination during pregnancy protected infants against the illness for a limited duration of 8 weeks, a recent study reported.

“The incidence of influenza illness among infants is high and is associated with a substantial increase in outpatient visits and hospitalizations during the influenza season, especially among infants younger than 6 months of age,” Marta C. Nunes, PhD, of the respiratory and meningeal pathogens research unit at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “While active annual influenza vaccination is the most efficient mode for the prevention of influenza, current vaccines are poorly immunogenic and not licensed for use for infants younger than 6 months of age.”

Officials report NYC's first baby born with Zika-related microcephaly

July 25, 2016
The New York City Health Department has reported the first baby delivered in a hospital within the five boroughs with Zika-related microcephaly, according to a press…

Young adults with mental illness less likely to receive mental health care

July 25, 2016
Recent findings suggest that approximately two-thirds of young adults with any mental illness do not receive necessary mental health care. “It is essential that…
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One-third of pediatric asthma patients experience exacerbations

July 25, 2016
A more focused treatment approach for the 34.4% of children with asthma who experience recurrent exacerbations may provide more meaningful control for this population…

Survey: Half of physicians have never heard of MACRA

July 22, 2016
Despite its promise to fundamentally shift how Medicare payments are tied to the cost and quality of care, a recent survey has found that about half of the physicians…
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A Diagnostic Approach to Autoimmune Disorders: Clinical Manifestations: Part 1

Pediatric Annals, June 2016, Volume 45 Issue 6
Autoimmune disorders are not commonly encountered in a general pediatric practice, but they may mimic many other…
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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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