In the Journals

26% of hospitalized kids on antibiotics receive suboptimal prescription

February 7, 2020
More than one-quarter of hospitalized children receiving antibiotics receive a suboptimal prescription, and almost half of suboptimal orders are not…

Get Antibiotic Smart

Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: It’s about time to get antibiotic smart with acute respiratory viral infections

January 27, 2020
In this bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari

In the Journals

In Tennessee, 2% of providers write 25% of pediatric antibiotic prescriptions

January 22, 2020
Less than 2% of health care providers account for 25% of all pediatric antibiotic prescriptions in Tennessee, according to a study published in…

In the Journals

Decolonization reduces parent-to-child S. aureus transmission in NICU

January 15, 2020
Parental application of nasal antibiotic ointment and use of antiseptic wipes may significantly reduce parent-to-infant transmission of…

In the Journals

Top 10 most-read Infectious Diseases in Children stories of 2019

January 2, 2020
To kick off the new year, IDC has assembled a list of the 10 most-read stories of 2019. Please follow the links to access the full stories.  

Eye on ID

Antibiotic dogma, dictums and myths: Do we still hold these ‘truths’ to be self-evident?

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
Larry M. Bush, MD, FACP; Donald Kaye, MD, MACP
In the current era of medicine, the creation of practice guidelines and the care we provide to our patients are based on a combination of data…

Get Antibiotic Smart

Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: It’s about time to get antibiotic smart

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2019
Asif Noor, MD, FAAP; Ulka Kothari, MD
Antibiotics treat common childhood infections such as streptococcal pharyngitis and otitis media. Additionally, antibiotics treat serious infections…

Get Antibiotic Smart

Stewardship in the pediatrician’s office: It’s about time to get antibiotic smart

December 11, 2019
In this new bimonthly column, pediatric infectious disease specialists Asif Noor, MD, FAAP, and Ulka Kothari, MD, share valuable insight on

In the Journals

Typhoid conjugate vaccine 81% effective among kids in phase 3 trial

December 4, 2019
A single-dose typhoid conjugate vaccine effectively reduced typhoid in children aged 9 months to 16 years by more than 81% during a phase 3 trial in…

In the Journals

Antibiotic resistance more common in device-associated HAIs than SSIs

December 4, 2019
Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than those resulting…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Ronald M. Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC, addresses rheumatologic disease 'masquerading' as infection

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — Certain rheumatologic diseases can often appear initially to be infections, according to Ronald M. Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC, professor…

Cover Story

‘Paying the price for decades of inattention’: STDs resurge in US

Infectious Disease News, November 2019
According to new figures published by the CDC, reported cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia hit approximately 2.4 million in 2018 — the…


New group A strep strain may pose global scarlet fever threat

November 13, 2019
Researchers recently identified a new strain of group A Streptococcus that became the predominant cause of scarlet fever in England and may be…

In the Journals

Bacterial infection during pregnancy associated with psychosis in offspring

November 11, 2019
Maternal bacterial infection during pregnancy is associated with a significantly higher risk for psychotic disorders in offspring depending on…

Feature Article

The Health of Children Who Are Immigrants and Refugees: A Review for the General Pediatrician

Pediatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 48 Issue 11
The United States is home to many immigrants and refugees; therefore, pediatricians who care for these vulnerable patients must be familiar with…

In the Journals

Xpert Ultra assay identifies pediatric TB with high sensitivity

October 30, 2019
An updated version of the Xpert Mycobacterium tuberculosis and rifampin assay, known as Ultra, demonstrated high sensitivity in diagnosing pulmonary…

FDA News

FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…

In the JournalsPerspective

Prediction score may enable prompt TB treatment in children with HIV

September 23, 2019
A tuberculosis prediction score based on diagnostic models may enable prompt treatment decisions in HIV-infected children with suspected TB and a…

In the Journals

Maternal quinolone exposure increases risk for resistant infection in child

September 12, 2019
Children whose mothers received antimicrobial therapy with quinolones faced an approximately 50% increased risk for quinolone-resistant bacteriuria…

Guest Editorial

From Infancy to Adolescence: Infectious Disease Pearls for the Pediatric Provider

Pediatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 48 Issue 9
Pediatric clinicians still grapple with infectious diseases every day. Vaccinations are a cornerstone of well childcare. Acute infections account for…