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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015

Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during the first 2 years of age, according to study results.

“This reduction may mean not only additional prevention of rotavirus disease burden, but further cost saving and avoidance of infant and family suffering,” Jacobo Pardo-Seco, of Translational Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Section in the pediatric department of the Hospital Clinico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and colleagues wrote.

FDA approvals

FDA approves pediatric dosage of Treximet for acute migraine

May 21, 2015
The FDA recently approved Treximet for use in patients aged 12 years and older for the acute treatment of migraine with or without aura, according to the drug’s…
Strong 'one-health' connection exists between humans, livestock In the Journals

Strong 'one-health' connection exists between humans, livestock

May 21, 2015
For every 10 cases of animal sickness or death, the incidence of human disease increased by 31% in the same household, according to a recent epidemiological…
In the Journals

Public health approach needed to curb incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome in US

May 21, 2015
The incidence for the postnatal opioid withdrawal syndrome — known as neonatal abstinence syndrome — increased almost five-fold in the U.S. between 2000 and…
In the Journals

Swine exposure at agricultural fair source of H3N2 outbreak

May 20, 2015
Several cases among a multistate outbreak of variant influenza A(H3N2) may have resulted from swine exposure during an agricultural fair, according to recently…
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Adverse Childhood Experiences: What Can We Do?

Pediatric Annals, May 2015, Volume 44 Issue 5
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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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