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MRSA carriage prevalent among asymptomatic athletes

MRSA carriage prevalent among asymptomatic athletes
April 28, 2016

A recently published literature review suggests approximately 8% of athletes and 13% of collegiate athletes in the United States may be asymptomatically colonized with MRSA.

In addition, carriage was far more prevalent among collegiate wrestlers than other athletes, according to the data, and colonized athletes were more than seven times as likely than noncarriers to develop MRSA skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI).

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Pediatric LT recipients show increased odds for survival post-transplant

April 28, 2016
BARCELONA — Children who underwent liver transplantation lived for 20 years or more post-transplant, according to data presented at the International Liver…
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Alternative ASP model significantly reduces pediatric antibiotic use

April 28, 2016
Recent findings published in Pediatrics showed that an alternative antibiotic stewardship program that shares responsibilities between ID physicians and pharmacists at…

Harvard mumps outbreak reaches 41 confirmed cases

April 27, 2016
The current outbreak of mumps among Harvard University students, faculty and staff continues to grow, with 41 confirmed cases, according to Harvard University Health…
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School nurses improve facilitation of obesity interventions for students

April 27, 2016
School-based obesity interventions that included school nurses resulted in positive BMI outcomes for students, according to recent research in the Journal of School
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Comparison of Clinical Features and Long-term Surgical Outcomes in Infantile Constant and Intermittent Exotropia

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
To evaluate the long-term surgical outcomes and the clinical features between infantile-onset constant and intermittent…
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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Every physician who cares for children has always worried about the effects interventions or exposures might have on…
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Strict limits remain on oral ketoconazole for dermatophyte infections

December 7, 2015
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