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Anti-TNF-a therapy may improve bone density, structure in children with Crohn’s disease

May 6, 2015

Children and adolescents with Crohn’s disease who received anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha therapy showed rapid improvement in trabecular bone mineral density and cortical structure besides improvements in disease activity, according to research in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The 12-month prospective cohort study also showed a significant increase in bone biomarker levels, which were strongly linked to improvements seen in bone density, structure and height, according to researchers.

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines Meeting News CoverageVideo

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, highlights some helpful tips for how physicians can better more…
In the Journals

Noncontact lower-extremity injury risks likely differ by sport, gender

May 6, 2015
According to recently published data, differences were noted between sport and sex with regard to the risk for sustaining a noncontact lower-extremity injury.Researchers…
In the Journals

Immune responses from adjuvanted pandemic flu vaccine persist into following season

May 6, 2015
Either one full dose or two half doses of the trivalent inactivated 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine, that included the AS03 adjuvant, elicited robust immune response levels…
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Combination asthma criteria identifies patients at risk for herpes zoster

May 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A combination of the two known asthma criteria, the Asthma Predictive Index and the Predetermined Asthma Criteria, identified a unique asthma phenotype…
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Surgical Management of Glaucoma After Congenital Cataract Surgery

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, April 17, 2015
Cataract surgery in children is a difficult entity with possible complications, glaucoma being particularly common. The…
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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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Challenges to antimicrobial stewardship among immunocompromised pediatric patients

Challenges to antimicrobial stewardship among immunocompromised pediatric patients

April 29, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Joshua Wolf, MBBS, an infectious disease physician at St. Judes Children’s Hospital, discusses…
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