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Certain background infections may play etiologic role in CAP

August 1, 2015

Although the full clinical significance of a detected virus in a patient with community-acquired pneumonia remains unclear, recent findings suggest it likely plays a role in symptomatic illness.

Researchers, including Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, the Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, conducted a prospective study in Nashville, Tennessee, and Salt Lake City, Utah, that was nested in the CDC’s Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) study. They sought to identify the prevalence of 13 viruses in the upper respiratory tracts of patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and asymptomatic controls using real-time reverse-transcriptase PCR.

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New mothers receive inadequate physician advice on infant care

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Safe sleep behaviors for infants may vary by mother’s race, care setting

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NIH supports multi-year, multi-site research project on autism biomarkers

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Diagnostic Criteria and Evaluation of Severe Combined Immunodeficiency in the Neonate

Pediatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 44 Issue 7
Severe combined immunodeficiency disorders (SCID) are a group of primary immunodeficiencies resulting from any one of a…
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Management of Pediatric Conjunctivitis and Otitis/Conjunctivitis Syndrome

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Research, LTD.

Acute bacterial conjunctivitis affects approximately 1 of every 8 children each year, and 5 million cases occur in the…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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