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Trumenba found safe, effective when administered with Menactra, Adacel

October 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Trumenba met all noninferiority immunogenicity criteria when concomitantly administered with Menactra and Adacel vaccines, according to data presented at IDWeek 2015.

“These phase 2 data, which are part of a substantial global clinical development program for Trumenba, demonstrated that two important routine adolescent vaccines can be coadministrated with Trumenba,” Kathrin U. Jansen, PhD, senior vice president of vaccine research and development at Pfizer, said in a news release. “In particular, the convenience associated with coadministration of these recommended vaccines — including allowing for vaccination against five of the most common meningococcal serogroups — is an important factor in helping to protect as many adolescents and young adults as possible from vaccine-preventable diseases.”

Antimicrobial stewardship reduces pediatric C. difficile infections, costs In the Journals

Antimicrobial stewardship reduces pediatric C. difficile infections, costs

October 9, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Rates for Clostridium difficile infections declined significantly among hospitalized pediatric patients after implementation of an antimicrobial…

New wound closure technique may decrease infection after scoliosis surgery

October 9, 2015
Surgeons at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed a new wound closure technique following scoliosis surgery to reduce infections, according to a study recently…

CMS, ONC issue new rules to make EHR better accessed, more useful

October 9, 2015
HHS has issued new rules to the Electronic Heath Record Incentive Program and the Health IT Certification Program that will make EHR information more available to…
FDA News

Cerebrospinal fluid test for detecting multiple pathogens gains FDA allowance

October 9, 2015
The FDA recently allowed marketing of the first cerebrospinal fluid nucleic acid-based panel for concurrent detection of multiple pathogens responsible for central…
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Morphology-Based Diagnosis of Acneiform Eruptions

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
Acne is the most common skin disease. Distinguishing between true acne vulgaris and the various acneiform eruptions is…
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Pediatric Fatty Liver

Case Challenges in Pediatric Fatty Liver: What to Look For and When to Refer

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva BioPharma Corp.

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is characterized by excess fat deposition in the liver due to causes other…
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VIDEO: Presenters discuss prosthetic management for children with fibular, tibial hemimelia

VIDEO: Presenters discuss prosthetic management for children with fibular, tibial hemimelia

May 15, 2015
CLEARWATER, FLA. — Amanda Brown, CPO, LPO, orthotist/prosthetist at Texas Rite Scottish Hospital for Children in…
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