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Motavizumab reduces RSV hospitalizations in Native American infants

November 30, 2015

The use of motavizumab significantly reduced hospitalizations for respiratory syncytial virus in healthy Native American infants, according to recent findings.

“To our knowledge, this trial is the only study to assess the effect of [respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)] prevention on nonacute RSV-associated, long-term wheezing events occurring in otherwise healthy children, and it is the first to assess the effect of motavizumab [MedImmune] for this purpose,” Katherine L. O’Brien, MD, of the Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

Children's hospital receives grant for antibacterial strategy

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Children in UK with obesity, NAFLD lack exercise and proper diet

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Researchers find inadequate evidence of methylphenidate efficacy for ADHD

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Chêneau bracing associated with halting curve progression for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis

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Early-Life Exposure to Antibiotics, Alterations in the Intestinal Microbiome, and Risk of Metabolic Disease in Children and Adults

Pediatric Annals, November 2015, Volume 44 Issue 11
The intestinal microbiome is a complex ecosystem of microorganisms that colonize the human gastrointestinal tract. The…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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