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Risky behavior, crowded settings increased risk for college campus outbreaks

November 26, 2014

NEW YORK — Crowded environments, increased risky behavior and diverse populations typical within the college setting were associated with increased risk for disease outbreaks on campus, according to a presentation here.

“There are specific characteristics and features of a college campus that promote the spread of infectious diseases,” James C. Turner, MD, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Virginia, said during his presentation. “Congregate living and learning environments, increased sexual experimentation or increased intimate contact among students, very crowded social gatherings, and the profound geographic diversity of students both domestically and internationally, are contributory to disease transmission in the college setting.”

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Policies needed to address endemic polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Nigeria

November 25, 2014
NEW YORK — Walter A. Orenstein, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, offers his perspective on some of the greatest challenges to global…
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Intermittent montelukast for children with wheeze produced no clear benefit

November 25, 2014
Intermittent montelukast in young children with wheeze showed no significant benefit when compared with placebo, according to study results.Researchers conducted a…
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Inadequate contact lens hygiene increased risk for acute conjunctivitis

November 25, 2014
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New AAP guidance revisions impact palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV

November 24, 2014
NEW YORK — H. Cody Meissner, MD, an Infectious Diseases in Children Editorial Board member, discusses the AAP’s Red Book Committee updated guidance for use…
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School Refusal and Online High School

Pediatric Annals, November 2014, Volume 43 Issue 11
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Updates in Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: What New Guidelines Mean to Your Practice

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

Systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) accounts for 5% to 15% of patients diagnosed with JIA and is the most…
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