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P1 type 1 genotype, MLVA type 4/5/7/2 predominate CAP cases

August 3, 2015

Among patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, the P1 type 1 genotype and MLVA type 4/5/7/2 were the most prevalent, but the proportion of these types varied between pediatric and adult patients, according to recent data from the Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community, or EPIC, study.

In addition, the variation in strain types did not appear to impact clinical outcomes among patients, researchers said, and macrolide resistance was rare.


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Ophthalmological Findings of Turkish Children With Muscular Dystrophies

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, July 16, 2015
To present the results of ophthalmological examinations in children with muscular dystrophies and highlight the…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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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

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SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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