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Education is key to help protect patients from animal bites

November 24, 2014

NEW YORK — Educating patients on animal interaction and pet selection is one way physicians can contribute to the prevention of animal bites, according to a presenter at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

Animal bites account for 1% of ED visits and often come from household pets, according to Margaret C. Fisher, MD, medical director of the Pediatric Subspecialty Center at Monmouth Medical Center. Approximately 90% of animal bites are from dogs, and 3% to 15% are from cats.

Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents Meeting News CoverageVideo

Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Sean T. O'Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado, discusses the lack of proven evidence-based strategies to…
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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…
IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST Meeting News CoverageVideo

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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“Nailing” the Management of the Ingrown Great Toenail

Pediatric Annals, November 2014, Volume 43 Issue 11
“Nailing” the management of the severely ingrown great toenail, commonly encountered in the adolescent…
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Management of diarrhea in infants and children

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

It is estimated that there are 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis in the United…
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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

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…
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