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Black children more likely to receive narrow-spectrum antibiotics for otitis media

November 21, 2014

Black children diagnosed with otitis media during an ambulatory care visit were more likely to receive guideline-recommended narrow-spectrum antibiotics than nonblack children, according to study results.

The researchers noted that these findings raise concerns that differences in care based on race also may reflect inappropriate treatment of otitis media with the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics in a majority of children.

Robert A. Wood, MD, FAAAAI Meeting News Coverage

Component testing for food allergies beneficial when additional specificity required

November 20, 2014
ATLANTA — Component testing for specific food allergies is most beneficial when current diagnostic testing is not adequately specific, according to a presentation…
In the Journals

Global vaccination coverage progressing, requires further improvement

November 20, 2014
Global vaccination coverage is progressing promisingly, but requires further improvement to ensure all children are protected from vaccine-preventable diseases…
In the Journals

Prolonged presence of rhinovirus RNA rare among healthy infants

November 20, 2014
Presence of rhinovirus RNA in infants’ respiratory tract following upper respiratory infection rarely persisted longer than 30 days, according to study findings…
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Posterior Tunica Vasculosa Lentis and “Brittle Star” of Persistent Fetal Vasculature

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Volume -2147483648
Online Only, November 19, 2014
A 17-month-old girl referred for a suspected ciliary body medulloepithelioma was found to have persistent fetal…
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Pediatric Annals September 2014

Childhood Obesity

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Pediatricians in practice during the past 20 years saw it coming and felt powerless to stop it. At first it was a…
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ACAAI pediatric session focuses on food allergies, asthma

November 8, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, Stanley M. Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, provides a preview of a session
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