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Polio eradication within reach

April 28, 2015

Wild polio virus cases have declined considerably since the 1988 World Health Assembly resolution to eradicate polio, and the final goal appears within reach, according to a recent literature review published in Future Microbiology.

“Poliovirus transmission has been wiped out from more than 99% of the world with the successful use of OPV [live attenuated oral polio vaccine] and IPV [inactivated polio vaccine] over the past several decades,” Ananda S. Bandyopadhyay, MPH, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and colleagues wrote.

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy Meeting News CoverageVideo

New interventions needed to address parental vaccine hesitancy

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses potential intervention strategies to reduce parental…
Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants Meeting News Coverage

Receipt of indomethacin did not affect risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia, death in preterm infants

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Prophylactic indomethacin did not reduce risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among extremely preterm infants, according to data presented at…
Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Medicare’s new payment system gives physicians two options

April 27, 2015
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, signed into law on April 16, will make major changes in Medicare payments for physician services. Things start out…
Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers Meeting News CoverageVideo

Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, discusses the evaluation and…
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Prenatal Diagnosis of Colobomatous Microphthalmos

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, April 27, 2015
Optic nerve coloboma and microphthalmos with colobomatous cyst are rare congenital anomalies that are difficult to…
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Pediatric Annals April 2015

Vaccines: April 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Vaccine refusal and hesitancy to vaccinatehas been a growing problem in the past 2-3decades. Perhaps victims of our…
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Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers

Update on evaluating rashes, eosinophilia in pediatric travelers

April 27, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Lawrence F. Eichenfield, MD, chief of pediatric and adolescent dermatology at Rady Children's…
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