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Amphotericin B safe, effective for pediatric treatment of visceral leishmaniasis

May 23, 2017

The use of short-course liposomal amphotericin B for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis obtained in the Mediterranean demonstrated safety and efficacy in children, according to a study published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

“The FDA recommends 3 mg/kg on days 1-5, 14 and 21 up to a total dose of 21 mg/kg for imported cases in the United States,” Panagiotis Krepis, MD, from P&A Kyriakou Children’s Hospital at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and colleagues wrote. “However, a diverse range of dosing schedules is used from a single injection of 10 mg/kl for L. donovani in the Indian subcontinent to a total of 20-21 mg/kg through different regimens against L. infantum in the Mediterranean basin, where a concrete dosage regimen has not been yet established.”

Cybersecurity expert: 5 things physicians should consider to help protect data

May 22, 2017
In this guest commentary, Zuly Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of Light Point Security and former cybersecurity expert at the National Security Agency, discusses what

Q&A: Why health care remains a target to cyberattacks like WannaCry

May 22, 2017
Earlier this month, hackers executed a worldwide ransomware attack that has impacted more than 100 countries and infected tens of thousands of computers. More than 30…

Symptom education crucial during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May 22, 2017
While asthma and allergies continue to be common conditions in the United States, with over 60 million people experiencing symptoms, many people are unaware or do not…
In the Journals

Two doses of HPV vaccine effectively prevent genital warts

May 22, 2017
Two doses of HPV vaccine gave girls aged 9 to 14 years as much protection as three doses against genital warts, and both regimens provided significantly more protection…
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Current Understanding of the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

Pediatric Annals, April 2017, Volume 46 Issue 4
There has been an exponential increase in the use of electronic devices over the past few decades. This has led to…
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Menstruation: September 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Menstruation is still considered a key developmental milestone, signaling not only passage into young adulthood but…
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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting

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VIDEO: Expert identifies new ways to improve profitability

March 2, 2017
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