AHA EPI/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions

The latest news from the AHA EPI/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions, with physician perspective, researcher insights and more.

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ID Week: Invasive pneumococcal disease and seven-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine

October 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Sheldon L. Kaplan, MD discusses recent study results indicating that the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine sharply reduced…
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Inappropriate antibiotic use common in C. difficile

October 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Inappropriate antibiotic use was common among patients prior to diagnosis of hospital-acquired Clostridium difficile, according…
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Infliximab showed no benefit in children with Kawasaki disease

October 20, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Infliximab may soon be a treatment addition for Kawasaki disease, as it was found to be safe and well-tolerated and also reduced…
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ID Week: Early exposure to antibiotics associated with weight gain

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO – Andi Shane, MD, MPH, MSc, discusses recent study results indicating that exposure to antibiotics during the first 6 months of life…
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CDC: Voriconazole recommended as treatment for fungal meningitis

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO — The death toll has reached 20 in the fungal meningitis outbreak as of Oct. 18, officials from the CDC reported here at ID Week…
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Higher doses of antifungal agents needed to effectively treat children

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2012
SAN DIEGO — Children generally require higher doses of antifungal agents than adults to provide clearance of infection, according to a…
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Higher doses of antifungal agents needed to effectively treat children

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Children generally require higher doses of antifungal agents than adults to provide clearance of infection, according to a…
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Meningococcal antibody persists 5 years after fourth dose of Hib/Men CY conjugate vaccine

October 19, 2012
SAN DIEGO — Protective antibody levels persisted in most children 5 years after the fourth dose of a Haemophilus influenzae type b and…
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Wheezing in children associated with delayed pertussis diagnosis

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2012
SAN DIEGO —Wheezing occurs in only a minority of pertussis infections and is associated with delayed diagnosis, according to a retrospective…
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Repurposed drugs fight antimicrobial resistance crisis

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2012
SAN DIEGO —Physicians have been forced to resurrect older drug classes with known toxicities due to a lack of new agents in the pipeline…