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Long-term ICS use in children with asthma slightly impacts annual growth velocity

July 30, 2015

Using inhaled corticosteroids for more than 12 months in children with asthma appeared to minimally reduce growth velocity and final adult height, according to study results.

“Inhaled corticosteroids do not cause much loss of height in children, and any reduction in height in adulthood is likely to be imperceptible,” Yoon Kong Loke, MD, a professor of medicine and pharmacology at University of East Anglia in the U.K., told Healio.com/Allergy.

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Vitamin D deficiency may impact frequency of S. aureus SSTIs

July 30, 2015
Children with insufficient levels of vitamin D were more likely to present with recurrent Staphylococcus aureus skin or soft tissue infections, according to recent…
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Poverty linked to reduced brain development in children

July 29, 2015
Children from families living below the federal poverty level are at risk for reduced development of gray matter in the frontal and temporal lobes, according to recent…
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P. aeruginosa survives in sinks 10 years after hospital outbreak

July 29, 2015
Ten years after an outbreak was resolved in a pediatric university hospital, Pseudomonas aeruginosa was still detected on various sink components by quantitative PCR…
ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

ACP states support for eliminating non-medical vaccination exemptions

July 29, 2015
The American College of Physicians has added “eliminating existing exceptions for immunizations,” other than “medical reasons,” to its list of…
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Neonatal Thrombocytopenia: Etiology and Diagnosis

Pediatric Annals, July 2015, Volume 44 Issue 7
Neonatal thrombocytopenia has a broad range of possible etiologies. In this review, an asymptomatic newborn infant was…
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Pediatric Annals June 2015

Pediatric Rheumatology: June 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Of all the areas of pediatric practice, none can seem more daunting or require a higher index of suspicion than…
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New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

New mothers preferred to receive vaccine information from pediatrician vs. obstetrician

May 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Sean O’Leary, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at the University of Colorado…
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