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FDA authorizes first commercial Zika test for emergency use

April 29, 2016

The first commercial blood test for Zika virus will be available in the United States and Puerto Rico early next week after being approved for emergency use by the FDA, according to the test’s manufacturer.

The Zika Virus RNA Qualitative Real-Time RT-PCR test (Quest Diagnostics) — designed for the qualitative detection of Zika virus RNA in human blood — has been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) by the FDA, Quest said in a news release.

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Hospitalization costs, readmissions greater among rural children

April 29, 2016
Children living in rural areas admitted to children’s hospitals had more complex medical issues, resulting in more frequent readmissions and more expensive…

Six measles cases reported in Tennessee outbreak

April 28, 2016
Tennessee Department of Health officials have reported six cases of measles — five among unvaccinated infants and one in an unvaccinated adult — with that…
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MRSA carriage prevalent among asymptomatic athletes

April 28, 2016
A recently published literature review suggests approximately 8% of athletes and 13% of collegiate athletes in the United States may be asymptomatically colonized with…
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Pediatric LT recipients show increased odds for survival post-transplant

April 28, 2016
BARCELONA — Children who underwent liver transplantation lived for 20 years or more post-transplant, according to data presented at the International Liver…
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Charles Dickens and Barnaby Rudge: The First Description of Williams Syndrome?

Pediatric Annals, February 2016, Volume 45 Issue 2
Williams syndrome, a disorder caused by a genetic deletion and characterized by moderate intellectual disability with…
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Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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Probiotic supplementation shown to benefit variety of pediatric conditions

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