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Global polio eradication requires domestic, international support

November 23, 2014

NEW YORK — During his keynote address at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium, Walter A. Orenstein, MD, praised the significant progress in global eradication of polio, but noted that reservoirs of the disease remain, indicating a need for increased efforts worldwide.

From 2009 to 2013, the number of confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 1 decreased from 482 to 135 while confirmed cases of wild poliovirus type 3 decreased from 1, 122 to zero. In 2009, there were 1,256 confirmed cases of wild poliovirus in endemic countries, compared with 117 in 2014.

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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the growing availability of interferon-gamma release assays…
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Clindamycin may be superior therapy for skin, soft tissue infections

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Clindamycin may be a more effective treatment for skin and soft tissue infections in children compared with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, according to…
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Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, outlined a series of case studies…
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Posterior Tunica Vasculosa Lentis and “Brittle Star” of Persistent Fetal Vasculature

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, November 19, 2014
A 17-month-old girl referred for a suspected ciliary body medulloepithelioma was found to have persistent fetal…
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Pediatric Annals September 2014

Childhood Obesity

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Pediatricians in practice during the past 20 years saw it coming and felt powerless to stop it. At first it was a…
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Review emphasizes careful surveillance in the diagnosis of dermatologic infections

November 22, 2014
NEW YORK — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's…
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