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Studies on mass deworming efforts for children in developing countries prove unreliable

February 21, 2017

New research reports flaws in the methods and analysis of three studies widely cited for their findings on the long-term effectiveness of mass deworming programs in developing countries, according to a study published in International Journal of Epidemiology.

“When we apply international standards for epidemiological methodological rigor in these studies, unfortunately they don’t pass muster,” Paul Garner, MD, FFPHM, from the center for evidence synthesis in global health at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, said in the press release. “Multiple significance testing and then selection of supportive results seem to be potential problems.”

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B. cepacia outbreak yields pointers for multi-institutional response

February 21, 2017
A 2016 outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia has left clinicians with lessons on an effective response, including sharing information among facilities and the value of a…
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Achieving Trump’s health care promises would likely require single payer reform

February 20, 2017
President Donald J. Trump’s proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act with a health care law that achieves more coverage, better benefits and lower costs could…
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Integrating ART postnatally improves outcomes for mothers, children

February 20, 2017
SEATTLE — Integration of ART into maternal and child health services during the postnatal period leads to significant improvements in women’s participation…

AMA, ACP, other health associations laud court decision that allows physicians to discuss gun safety with patients

February 20, 2017
Multiple medical groups are commending a recent federal appeals court ruling that overturned a Florida state law that prohibited doctors from talking to their patients…
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Outcomes of Two Surgical Techniques Using Silicone Rod for Frontalis Sling Suspension to Treat Severe Ptosis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2017, Volume 54 Issue 1
To compare outcomes of two techniques of frontalis silicone sling surgery. This retrospective, nonrandomized chart…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In any busy primary care pediatric practice issues such as chest pain, syncope, palpitations, and arrhythmias…
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