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Ten percent of pregnant women received flu vaccine from 2005-2014

May 23, 2016

Findings published in Pediatrics showed that only 10% of pregnant women surveyed over 9 years had received the influenza vaccine. In addition, newborns were found to have a reduced risk for influenza when their mothers were vaccinated.

“Only 10% of women in this cohort spanning 9 influenza seasons reported influenza immunization,” Julia H. Shakib, DO, MPH, in the department of pediatrics at the University of Utah, and colleagues wrote. “But the proportion of pregnant women reporting influenza immunization increased significantly after the H1N1 pandemic, with a more pronounced recent increase, reaching a high of 52% in the 2013 to 2014 influenza season.

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Media reports of NICU outbreaks linked to increased antibiotic use

May 23, 2016
Extensive media coverage of nosocomial infection outbreaks at three neonatal ICUs in Germany may have prompted overuse of third-line antibiotics, according to recent…
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Health care transition readiness lags in pediatric EoE, EGE

May 22, 2016
SAN DIEGO — More than 75% of pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis and eosinophilic gastroenteritis, along with their parents, reported no knowledge of…
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CDC: Safety, health violations lead to thousands of public pool closures

May 20, 2016
A recent report in MMWR found that the vast majority of routine public pool inspections identified at least one violation, while one in eight inspections resulted in…

WHO confirms outbreak Zika virus strain imported to Africa

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Infant Formulas for Food Allergy Treatment and Prevention

Pediatric Annals, April 2016, Volume 45 Issue 4
The number of infant formulas intended for food allergy treatment or prevention has been increasing. Some products…
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Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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