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FDA approves meropenem for infants with abdominal infections

May 29, 2015

The FDA today approved the antibiotic meropenem for the treatment of abdominal infections in neonates and infants aged younger than 3 months, according to a press release from the NIH.

Previously approved to treat complicated intra-abdominal infections and complicated skin infections in adults and older children, meropenem has been prescribed “off-label” for preterm infants with serious abdominal infections due to a lack of an effective alternative.

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Bacteria, respiratory viruses play key role in pediatric AOM

May 28, 2015
Respiratory viruses and pathogenic bacteria figured significantly in the development of acute otitis media, irrespective of HIV status, in South African children…

CMS proposes updated Medicaid, CHIP-managed care regulations

May 28, 2015
CMS recently proposed a rule to update managed care regulations for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, according to a press release.The…
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Costs rise for neonatal abstinence syndrome

May 27, 2015
During a 3-year period, costs for treating infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome increased from $1.1 million to $1.8 million annually, according to a study recently…
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Lesbian youths less likely to receive HPV vaccination

May 27, 2015
Despite being at an elevated risk for cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, young lesbians are significantly less likely to initiate HPV vaccination compared with…
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Letters to the Editors

Ocular Neuromyotonia and Myasthenia Gravis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2015, Volume 52 Issue 3
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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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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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