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Population susceptibility to rotavirus has shifted following vaccine introduction

April 25, 2015

SAN DIEGO — Results from a population-based study presented here suggest that population susceptibility to rotavirus may have shifted following the introduction of rotavirus vaccine.

Natasha Halasa, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University, and colleagues assessed population-based surveillance data for children aged 14 days to 18 years who presented with acute gastroenteritis to EDs and outpatient clinics in Davidson County between December 2012 and September 2014. The study cohort included 2,221 patients who presented with acute gastroenteritis and 1,094 healthy controls. Researchers assessed stool specimens to determine the proportion of acute gastroenteritis visits due to rotavirus, norovirus, sapovirus and astrovirus during the study period.

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Use of PCR among children with acute respiratory infections may reduce resource utilization

April 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO —Among children hospitalized for acute respiratory infections, using real-time PCR testing increased the number of isolation days but reduced antibiotic…
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Nearly one-third of U.S. teenage drivers report texting while driving

April 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO —Although texting while driving has decreased since state laws have banned it, approximately one-third of teenage drivers report texting while driving…

PAS 2015 to highlight groundbreaking scientific research, clinical science forums

April 25, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Infectious Diseases in Children and will offer live coverage from the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, held…
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Hyperpigmented, reticulated rash in a 15-year-old female

Infectious Diseases in Children, April 2015
Carrie C. Coughlin, MD; Marissa J. Perman, MD
A 15-year-old female presents to your office with rash. She is afebrile and feels well. The patient reported that she noticed the rash 2 weeks before her appointment…
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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 March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

VIDEO: New data on vaccines and vaccination at ACVR 2015

April 20, 2015
BETHESDA, Md. — Bruce G. Gellin, MD, MPH, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health and director of the…
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