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FDA advisory committee: Severe need for pediatric studies in AD

March 30, 2015

An FDA advisory committee agreed there is an unmet medical need for systemic products, drugs, and biologics, along with additional clinical studies, for the treatment of children with atopic dermatitis who do not respond adequately to topical therapy.

In a recent hearing, the Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee addressed a series of questions related to possible future trials, and ages at which children should be included in the studies.

In the Journals

Younger children have highest mortality rate for Ebola

March 27, 2015
Children aged younger than 5 years are more likely to die from Ebola and experience faster progressing illness vs. adults, according to study findings discussed in a…
In the Journals

Paternal, maternal depression may influence toddler anxiety, behavior

March 27, 2015
Data suggest both maternal and paternal depression plays a role in a child’s behavior, according to research published in Couple and Family Psychology: Research
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Use of minimally invasive markers for airway eosinophilia in asthma detection ineffective

March 27, 2015
The use of fractional exhaled nitric oxide, blood eosinophils and immunoglobulin E as a single surrogate marker for airway eosinophilia in patients with asthma may lead…
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Senate adjourns without voting on bill to repeal sustainable growth rate

March 27, 2015
The U.S. Senate left for its 2-week spring break without voting on a bill that repeals the sustainable growth rate, leaving physicians to face a 21% payment cut if…
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Subcutaneous Dirofilariasis of the Eyelid in a 7-Month-Old Infant

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, March 17, 2015
Human dirofilariasis is an unusual zoonotic infection (transmitted from animals to humans) presenting as a subcutaneous…
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Pediatric Annals March 2015

Unusual Diagnoses: Part 2: March 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

It was once said that the task of the generalist is the most difficult of all. “In a sea of normal children, the…
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VIDEO: Recent research promises breakthroughs in pediatric care

March 10, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video exclusive, Mark A. Sperling, MD, emeritus profess of pediatrics and endocrinology and…
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