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CDC recommends shorter infant postvaccination testing interval for HBV

October 13, 2015

Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention are recommending the interval of postvaccination serologic testing for hepatitis B virus infection be shortened to age 9 to 12 months from 9 to 18 months, according to a data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

“This recommendation was prompted by the discontinuation of production of Comvax [Hib/HepB vaccine, Merck] and new data from the Enhanced Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program supporting [postvaccinations serologic testing] 1 to 2 months after receipt of the last HepB vaccine dose, [at an age of at least] 9 months,” the researchers wrote in the report.

Sandra G. Hassink, MD, FAAP

AAP to create National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

October 13, 2015
The AAP was awarded a $33.4 million grant for the creation of the National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness, according to a press release.“The center…
In the Journals

First-trimester exposure to second-generation antipsychotics slightly increases risk for birth defects

October 12, 2015
Exposure to second-generation antipsychotics during the first trimester did not significantly increase risk for major malformations among infants, according to study…
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Severity of human parechovirus 3 requires consideration in neonates with meningitis

October 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A review of human parechovirus cases indicated the need for consideration of human parechovirus 3 when diagnosing neonates with sepsis-like illness or…
Randall Todd, DrPH

Nevada health officials investigate norovirus outbreak

October 12, 2015
Health officials from Washoe County, Nevada, are investigating a recent norovirus outbreak that infected 768 students, staff and faculty at 17 schools and three day care…
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Blistering Disorders in Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2015, Volume 44 Issue 8
Bullous disorders in children are challenging as they encompass a wide range of entities. The etiologies range from…
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Pediatric Annals July 2015

Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation: July 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Hematology and oncology are areas where all pediatric trainees get exposure during residency. Yet, these few weeks in…
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VIDEO: Presenters discuss prosthetic management for children with fibular, tibial hemimelia

VIDEO: Presenters discuss prosthetic management for children with fibular, tibial hemimelia

May 15, 2015
CLEARWATER, FLA. — Amanda Brown, CPO, LPO, orthotist/prosthetist at Texas Rite Scottish Hospital for Children in…
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