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Younger children have highest mortality rate for Ebola

March 27, 2015

Children aged younger than 5 years are more likely to die from Ebola and experience faster progressing illness vs. adults, according to study findings discussed in a letter to the editor published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

“The epidemic of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in West Africa has caused clinical illness and death among persons with reported ages ranging from less than 1 year to more than 100 years,” researchers from the WHO Ebola Response Team wrote. “Most published estimates of key epidemiologic parameters have been based on patients of all ages, and have thus been dominated by cases in which patients are 16 years of age or older, and as of Jan. 5, 2015, these cases accounted for 79% of the confirmed and probable cases for which age has been reported.”

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Paternal, maternal depression may influence toddler anxiety, behavior

March 27, 2015
Data suggest both maternal and paternal depression plays a role in a child’s behavior, according to research published in Couple and Family Psychology: Research
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Use of minimally invasive markers for airway eosinophilia in asthma detection ineffective

March 27, 2015
The use of fractional exhaled nitric oxide, blood eosinophils and immunoglobulin E as a single surrogate marker for airway eosinophilia in patients with asthma may lead…
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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015
The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if…
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CD4 cell counts rebound among most children treated for HIV

March 27, 2015
Data from an NIH-funded study in AIDS suggest the majority of children with HIV eventually recover their CD4 cell levels after undergoing virologic…
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A 15-Year-Old Girl with Fever and Abdominal Pain

Pediatric Annals, March 2015, Volume 44 Issue 3
We present a case of a previously healthy 15-year-old girl with fever, right lower quadrant pain, and hip pain. Her…
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Pediatric Metabolic Liver Disorders: Diagnostic Challenges via Case Choice

Pediatric Metabolic Liver Disorders: Diagnostic Challenges via Case Choice

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Synageva Biopharma.

Genetic abnormalities affecting the synthesis or catabolism of metabolic enzymes can lead to the development of serious…
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VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

March 10, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Mark A. Sperling, MD, emeritus profess of pediatrics and endocrinology and…
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