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FDA approves rosuvastatin for use in youth aged 8 to 17 with HeFH

November 30, 2015

AstraZeneca announced that the FDA has approved rosuvastatin to reduce total cholesterol, LDL and apolipoprotein B in pediatric patients aged 8 to 17 years with heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia.

According to the company, rosuvastatin (Crestor, AstraZeneca) can now be administered to that patient population after failure of an adequate-length attempt at control through diet if LDL > 190 mg/dL or if LDL > 160 mg/dL and the patient has a family history of CVD or at least two other risk factors for CVD.

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Probiotic does not prevent GI complications, death in preterm infants

November 30, 2015
A phase 3 randomized controlled trial showed no benefit of the probiotic Bifidobacterium breve BBG-001 for preventing necrotizing enterocolitis, late-onset sepsis and…

Recent deaths, microcephaly cases in Brazil linked to Zika virus infection

November 30, 2015
Brazil’s ministry of health linked two deaths and an unusual increase in the number of cases of microcephaly to Zika virus infection, according to a press release…

Multistate E. coli outbreak linked to Costco rotisserie chicken salad

November 30, 2015
Nineteen cases of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 infection, including five hospitalizations, are possibly linked to a celery and onion diced blend used…
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Pet dogs may lower odds for childhood anxiety

November 30, 2015
Having a pet dog in the home was associated with a decreased likelihood of childhood anxiety, according to findings in Preventing Chronic Disease. “Although dog…
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Early-Life Exposure to Antibiotics, Alterations in the Intestinal Microbiome, and Risk of Metabolic Disease in Children and Adults

Pediatric Annals, November 2015, Volume 44 Issue 11
The intestinal microbiome is a complex ecosystem of microorganisms that colonize the human gastrointestinal tract. The…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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Despite measures, infection control in daycare centers remains daunting

November 25, 2015
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