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Pertussis increase attributed to waning vaccine immunity

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2018
Since the 1940s, the diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccine has been widely available to combat the transmission and development of pertussis…
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Hydroxyurea appears safe for African children with sickle cell anemia

October 19, 2017
Hydroxyurea did not increase the risk for malaria infection in children with sickle cell anemia who live in malaria-endemic regions of Uganda…
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Guideline adherence required to address constipation concerns

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2017
Pediatric constipation is one of the most frequently treated chronic conditions worldwide, according to a review by Nurko and colleagues in the…
Round Tables

Surgical hip dislocation in children is safe for muscles, preserves blood supply

Orthopedics Today, September 2017
This Orthopedics Today Round Table features surgical hip dislocation in children, a procedure described by Reinhold Ganz, MD, about 17 years ago…
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Diffuse myocardial fibrosis may predict diastolic dysfunction in sickle cell anemia

August 31, 2017
Diffuse myocardial fibrosis, a common feature in sickle cell anemia, predicted the development of diastolic dysfunction, according to an…

Sherman Prize honors researchers for their work in Crohn’s, UC

July 21, 2017
The Bruce and Cynthia Sherman Charitable Foundation has announced the 2017 recipients of the Sherman Prize for their research in the treatment of…

Boston Children’s, CHOP ranked best hospitals for pediatric GI, GI surgery

June 27, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center ranked as the top…

Boston Children’s Hospital named best pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

June 27, 2017
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 pediatric hospital in the nation for the fourth consecutive year, according to the…
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Year-round maternal influenza vaccination reduced infection rates, improved birth outcomes

June 8, 2017
Maternal influenza vaccinations administered throughout the year significantly reduced influenza infections among infants and influenza-like
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Vitamin A supplementation may improve outcomes after pediatric bone marrow transplant

May 22, 2017
Lower levels of vitamin A promoted gastrointestinal graft-versus-host disease in children following hematopoietic stem cell transplant, according to…
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Distal femoral osteotomy: Short-term deformity solution needs long-term follow-up

Orthopedics Today, May 2017
Orthopedic surgeons who treat pediatric patients may perform a distal femoral osteotomy when a congenital lower limb deformity is present or to treat…

BLOG: Surgical correction for patellar instability and genu valgum in skeletally immature patients

February 20, 2017
Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction has been popularized as the surgical treatment of choice for most patients with patellar instability…
In the Journals

Urine biomarkers identified disease activity status in patients with lupus nephritis

July 26, 2016
Researchers of this study found the renal activity index for lupus successfully measured lupus nephritis in a noninvasive manner using specific urine…

Boston Children’s Hospital named best pediatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report

June 21, 2016
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 pediatric hospital in the nation, according to the 2016-2017 edition of U.S. News &
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Clinical score helps identify children most at risk for postconcussion symptoms

March 29, 2016
Recent research in JAMA found that a clinical risk score modestly improved identification of children most at risk for persistent postconcussion…

Cincinnati Children's professor receives grant for IBD epigenetics research

August 26, 2015
The AGA, the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America and Janssen Biotech today announced that Theresa Alenghat, VMD, PhD, assistant…

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center named best children's hospital for pulmonology

June 9, 2015
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center has overtaken Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as the No. 1 children’s hospital…
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Infection among pediatric transplant patients requires individualized, continuous care

Infectious Diseases in Children, January 2015
The management of infectious diseases among children who undergo transplantation, whether it be solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell…
Meeting News Coverage

Adolescents who present to ED should be tested for STIs

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2011
DENVER, Colo. – Adolescents who present to the emergency department with lower abdominal pain or genitourinary symptoms often have a…