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Novel, cheap DNA sequencer identified S. typhi resistance

December 21, 2014

A novel nanopore DNA sequencer could rapidly diagnose infection at a greatly reduced price, according to recent data.

Researchers tested the ability of the MinION device (Oxford Nanopore Technologies) to determine antibiotic resistance in a strain of Salmonella typhi. The new technology was able to produce long sequencing reads without the use of optimal imaging, pinpointing the exact location of the resistance gene within 18 hours, according to a press release.

Edward Cox FDA approvals

FDA approves Viekira Pak for treatment of HCV

December 19, 2014
The FDA today approved a treatment for patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection, including those with cirrhosis, according to a press release. A…
Veena L. Venkat, MD

Eight developments in pediatric GI conditions

December 19, 2014
Recent study data on pediatric gastrointestinal conditions have been abundant, particularly among presentations at the many gastroenterological society meetings this…

CMS releases new quality of care data on physicians, ACOs, hospitals

December 19, 2014
CMS released new data on the quality of care provided by physician group practices, hospitals and Accountable Care Organizations, according to the CMS Blog.Included in…

CDC, FDA: Multistate listeriosis outbreak linked to caramel apples

December 19, 2014
The CDC and FDA announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of listeria infections associated with commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples.As of Dec. 18…
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Combining Automated Vision Screening With On-site Examinations in 23 Schools: ReFocus on Children Program 2012 to 2013

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, December 1, 2014
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) began the ReFocus on Children Program to assist school…
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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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RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

RIVUR: Antimicrobial prophylaxis associated with reduced risk for recurrence, comparable renal scarring

December 4, 2014
NEW YORK — Sarah Long, MD, section chief of Infectious Diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children…
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