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Inadequate contact lens hygiene increased risk for acute conjunctivitis

November 25, 2014

NEW YORK — Failure to properly clean and store contact lenses significantly increased risk for acute conjunctivitis, according to a presenter at the 2014 Infectious Diseases in Children Symposium.

There have been three outbreaks of Acanthamoeba keratitis and Fusarium keratitis in the United States since 2006. Each of these outbreaks were related to contact lens use, highlighting the importance of contact lens hygiene and the need for reinforcement of infection prevention among contact lens users.

New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV Meeting News CoverageVideo

New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — H. Cody Meissner, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses the AAP’s Red Book Committee updated guidance for use…
NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children In the Journals

NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children

November 24, 2014
Pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were more likely to have high blood pressure and persistent high blood pressure compared with children without…
Carla Davis, MD In the Journals

School nurse program increased epinephrine availability to students

November 24, 2014
A training program for school nurses in Houston decreased students’ reactions to food allergies and increased student-specific injectable devices, according to…
Margaret Fisher Meeting News Coverage

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…
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Medical Neglect

Pediatric Annals, November 2014, Volume 43 Issue 11
Medical neglect occurs when children are harmed or placed at significant risk of harm by gaps in their medical care…
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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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Lack of effective strategies available to address vaccine-hesitant parents

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…
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