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Global life expectancy increasing; HCV-related liver cancer deaths up 125%

December 17, 2014

Data from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 suggest that global life expectancy has increased by 5.8 years among men and 6.6 years among women from 1990 to 2013.

Some causes of death, however, have seen increased rates in that time, according to the data published in The Lancet. The most significant increase is in the rate of death from liver cancer caused by hepatitis C, which has increased by 125%. Other increases in mortality rates include atrial fibrillation and flutter by 100%; drug use disorders by 63%; chronic kidney disease by 37%; sickle cell disorders by 29%; diabetes by 9% and pancreatic cancer by 7%.

Edward Cox FDA approvals

FDA approves Xtoro for acute otitis externa

December 17, 2014
The FDA today announced the approval of Xtoro eardrops for the treatment of acute otitis externa caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus.Xtoro…
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Injury common among young female soccer players in Denmark

December 17, 2014
Recently published data showed a high incidence of injury in female adolescent soccer players in Denmark.Researchers studied 424 injuries in 498 female soccer players…
Karen Midthun FDA approvals

FDA approves plasma pathogen reduction system

December 17, 2014
The FDA has approved the first pathogen reduction system for use in plasma preparation, according to a press release. The Intercept Blood System (Cerus Corp.) for…
Carrie Byington

RSV-associated mortality uncommon from 2000 to 2011

December 17, 2014
From 2000 to 2011, RSV-associated deaths were uncommon among children aged younger than 2 years, according to study findings in Pediatrics.Carrie L. Byington, MD
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Presumed Ocular Juvenile Xanthogranuloma and Biopsy-Proven Cutaneous Mastocytosis Occurring Sequentially in a Young Boy

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, December 12, 2014
Juvenile xanthogranuloma is a benign non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by skin lesions that tend to be…
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Management of diarrhea in infants and children

Pediatric Perspectives on the Management of Diarrhea in Infants and Children

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

It is estimated that there are 1.2 million cases of giardiasis and 750,000 cases of cryptosporidiosis in the United…
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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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