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Maternal vitamin D status could protect against bacterial, viral infections in infants

Maternal vitamin D status could protect against bacterial, viral infections in infants
April 28, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Valencia Walker, MD, a neonatologist at Mattel Children’s Hospital at the University of California, Los Angeles, discusses the impact of vitamin D on neonatal immune function.

“I think we have known for well over 100 years that vitamin D deficiency in children is not only associated with Rickets but also with increased respiratory infections,” Walker told Infectious Diseases in Children. “We have been able to continue to do research in the immune regulation that vitamin D is involved with that goes beyond how we think about taking care of patients with Ricketts.”

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Autism diagnosis age differed by gender, symptom severity

April 28, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Girls are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder later than boys, possibly due to the fact that boys have more difficulties with social awareness and…
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Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015
Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears within reach…
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New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses potential intervention strategies to reduce parental…
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Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to data presented at…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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Pediatric Annals February 2015

Childhood Epilepsy: February 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It is rare indeed for any child with suspected seizures to present to a pediatric neurologist’s offi ce de novo…
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Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers

Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's…
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