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Potential biomarker identified for neonatal sepsis in preterm infants

March 3, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Leena Mithal, MD, pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, discusses new research which found that acute phase reactants in cord blood of premature infants could be used in detection and risk stratification for early onset sepsis.

While early onset sepsis in neonates continues to be a significant cause of morbidity and mortality, there are insufficient clinical and laboratory diagnostics available to apply necessary antibiotic prophylaxis.

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Traditional school day schedule benefits children with type 1 diabetes

March 3, 2015
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia — Children with type 1 diabetes who have a balanced school day schedule, which includes two 45-minute breaks, have worsening glycemic control…
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Xolair-exposed pregnancies show slight risk for negative birth outcomes

March 3, 2015
HOUSTON — Results from the ongoing prospective, observational EXPECT study presented at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Annual Meeting…
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BREATHE OUT intervention leads to improved clinician satisfaction

March 3, 2015
Increased clinician satisfaction with difficult patient encounters was associated with use of the BREATHE OUT technique, which allows physicians to reflect on their own…
Allison Kempe In the Journals

Parent-requested delays in pediatric vaccinations require intervention

March 2, 2015
Many pediatricians and family physicians report receiving parental requests to spread out children’s immunization schedules, and despite concerns, agree to do so…
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Transposition Surgery for Inferior Rectus Fibrosis

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, March 3, 2015
Congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles is a rare hereditary strabismus disorder. A case of congenital fibrosis…
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Pediatric Annals November 2014

Child Neglect: November 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Neglect, to paraphrase, is in the eyes of the beholder. While a special needs child may not receive optimal care at…
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St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

St. Jude/PIDS conference highlights new frontiers, career potential for infectious disease specialists

February 23, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elaine I. Tuomanen, MD, director of the Children’s Infection Defense Center at St. Jude…
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