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Higher risk of complications for children with MRSA despite lower mortality rate

May 26, 2017

Although mortality rates were lower for children with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus compared with adults, children experienced more frequent treatment failure and complications, with the chances of bacteremia-related complications increasing 50% for every additional day of infection, according to a study published in Pediatrics.

“Knowing that the risk of complications increases with every additional day the bacteria are detected in the bloodstream highlights the importance of early and aggressive therapy for these infections,” Rana F. Hamdy, MD, MPH, MSCE, attending physician in the Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Children’s National Health System, said in a press release.

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WHO reports first three Zika virus cases in India

May 26, 2017
Officials have confirmed the first three cases of Zika virus to surface in India, according to WHO. India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) recently…

Recent developments in allergy, asthma care during the height of the season

May 26, 2017
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America designates May as National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month each year to raise awareness for these common diseases, as it…
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Psychological factors impact pediatric Crohn's symptoms, disability

May 26, 2017
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease in children are driven by disease severity and psychological factors, suggesting that physicians should consider incorporating…
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Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

May 26, 2017
Viral acute respiratory infections within an infant’s first year of life may leave them susceptible to developing recurrent wheeze due to their potential to form
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Anatomical Characterization of the Nasolacrimal Canal Based on Computed Tomography in Children With Complex Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
To characterize anatomical variations of the nasolacrimal canal in patients with complex congenital nasolacrimal duct…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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