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94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment

94% of surveyed elite US universities require vaccines for enrollment
May 5, 2016

BALTIMORE — Data presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting indicated that 94% of 129 surveyed top-ranked universities in the United States have pre-matriculation vaccination requirements and that 46% of these universities disallowed philosophical exemptions.

“We were interested in how nonvaccination in early childhood could affect the adolescent population,” Ada Fenick, MD, associate professor in the department of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Jurisdictional requirements (states and the District of Columbia) vary for preschool, school-aged, and college attendees, but parents of small children rarely consider the effect of their actions on their child when college-bound.”

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May 5, 2016
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Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016
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Relapse, readmission similar for asthmatic children treated with dexamethasone vs. prednisone

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Children treated exclusively with dexamethasone or prednisone had similar relapse and readmission rates for asthma, according to findings presented at…
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Induction of Posterior Vitreous Detachment in Pediatric Vitrectomy by Preoperative Intravitreal Injection of Tissue Plasminogen Activator

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
To report the efficacy of intravitreal injection of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) with or without autoserum in…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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