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Prevention strategies critical for those at risk for anencephaly

May 31, 2016

Preconception counseling and other primary and secondary prevention strategies targeting populations at risk for anencephaly are important to protect these groups, according to data presented at the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting.

The researchers, including Isamarie Alcantara, MD, of the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, in Bronx, N.Y., also noted the importance of adopting measures to prevent neural tube defects (NTD), and the need for additional research to evaluate the genetic, socioeconomic and environmental factors predisposing NTD.

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FDA expands indication of Teflaro for pediatric patients with CABP, ABSSSIs

May 31, 2016
The FDA has expanded the indication for Teflaro, an injectable antibiotic in the cephalosporin class, to treat pediatric patients aged 2 months to 18 years with…
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Provider shortages, insurance hurdles complicate treatment for transgender teens

May 31, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Reality TV star Jazz Jennings knew she was a girl from the moment she could first express herself and knows she was fortunate to have supportive…
In the Journals

Most patients first seek concussion treatment from PCP

May 31, 2016
For a vast majority of children, the first point-of-entry for concussion care is through primary care, and, as such, incidence estimates that are based solely on ED…
In the Journals

Low, very low birth weight linked to mortality during adolescence

May 31, 2016
Recent findings published in PLoS Medicine showed that the two leading causes of death for adolescents in England and Wales with very low birth weight were central…
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The Degree of Anisocoria in Pediatric Patients With Horner Syndrome When Compared to Children Without Disease

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2016, Volume 53 Issue 3
To study the magnitude of anisocoria in pediatric patients using the plusoptiX A08 (plusoptiX GmbH, Nuremberg, Germany)…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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