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Relapse, readmission similar for asthmatic children treated with dexamethasone vs. prednisone

Relapse, readmission similar for asthmatic children treated with dexamethasone vs. prednisone
May 4, 2016

BALTIMORE — Children treated exclusively with dexamethasone or prednisone had similar relapse and readmission rates for asthma, according to findings presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of 792 patients, aged 2 to 18 years, hospitalized with acute asthma exacerbation at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital in Tennessee from January 2012 through March 2015.

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Preterm birth may affect developmental outcomes later in life

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Despite comparable developmental outcomes at age 24 months, late-preterm children exhibited lower reading and math scores in preschool and kindergarten…
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Increase in fireworks-related injuries among children spurs review of state laws

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Daniel M. Fein, MD, from the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine of Children's Hospital at Montefiore and assistant professor of pediatrics at…
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CDC estimates 30% of antibiotic prescriptions in US unnecessary

May 4, 2016
Approximately one in three antibiotics prescribed in outpatient settings in the United States are unnecessary, according to recent data published in JAMA.The CDC…
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Antibiotics overused among neonates at lower risk for early-onset sepsis

May 4, 2016
BALTIMORE — Prolonged antibiotic therapy continued to be administered to extremely preterm infants, including those with significantly lower risk for early-onset…
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Inferior Oblique Botulinum Toxin Injection: A Postoperative Diplopia Test for Secondary Inferior Oblique Muscle Overaction

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
To evaluate the utility of botulinum toxin injection into the inferior oblique muscle for secondary inferior oblique…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In any busy primary care pediatric practice issues such as chest pain, syncope, palpitations, and arrhythmias…
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Asthma-related Twitter posts could aid hospital preparation for emergency asthma visits

May 3, 2016
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