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NAFLD associated with high BP, hypertension in children

November 24, 2014

Pediatric patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were more likely to have high blood pressure and persistent high blood pressure compared with children without nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, according to data from a new study.

“Along with being at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, we found that children with NAFLD who had high [BP] were significantly more likely to have more fat in their liver than children without high [BP],” researcher Jeffrey Schwimmer, MD, of the department of pediatrics, UC San Diego School of Medicine, said in a press release. “This could lead to a more serious form of liver disease.”

Carla Davis, MD In the Journals

School nurse program increased epinephrine availability to students

November 24, 2014
A training program for school nurses in Houston decreased students’ reactions to food allergies and increased student-specific injectable devices, according to…
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Education is key to help protect patients from animal bites

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — Educating patients on animal interaction and pet selection is one way physicians can contribute to the prevention of animal bites, according to a…
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10 clinical sites awarded NIH grant to study urban pediatric asthma

November 23, 2014
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded a 7-year, $70 million grant to 10 clinical sites to study urban pediatric asthma, according to a…
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Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction: Common Management Policies Among Pediatric Ophthalmologists

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, November 4, 2014
To study common management policies of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction (CNDLO) among pediatric…
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Allergy and Immunology

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

When is a cough more than just a cough? This is the challenge that faces every pediatric provider when confronted with…
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IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

IGRA TB tests expected to significantly reduce false-positive results compared with TST

November 23, 2014
NEW YORK — Jeffrey R. Starke, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, addresses the…
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