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.  

In the Journals

Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty safe in children, adolescents

December 12, 2019
Endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty was found to be safe and effective in children and adolescents with obesity, according to data published in the…

In the Journals

Only 30% of youths with identified substance use tested for HCV

December 11, 2019
According to study results published in JAMA, during a nearly 6-year period, only 30% of 13- to 21-year-olds with identified opioid, cocaine or…

Meeting NewsVideo

VIDEO: Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, discusses dangers of travel infections abroad

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — In this video, Joseph A. Bocchini Jr., MD, professor and chairman of the department of pediatrics at Louisiana State University…

Cover Story

Norovirus vaccine development accelerates after success against rotavirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2019
Norovirus has become the leading cause of medically attended acute gastroenteritis in countries with national rotavirus vaccination programs…

Children ‘particularly vulnerable’ to health threats from climate change

November 14, 2019
Rising temperatures, declining crop yields, air pollution and other adverse environmental outcomes of climate change pose a threat to the long-term…

Meeting News

Maralixibat reduces pruritus, xanthoma in children with Alagille syndrome

November 12, 2019
BOSTON — Maralixibat demonstrated durable control of serum bactericidal antibody, pruritus, and xanthoma in children with Alagille syndrome…

Meeting NewsPerspective

85% hepatitis B vaccine coverage for infants: ‘It takes a lot to get there’

October 31, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Quality improvement projects focused on education and multidisciplinary cooperation have been successful at improving hepatitis B…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Kids’ treatment for acute gastroenteritis in ED depends on race, study shows

October 28, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Children with acute gastroenteritis with dehydration receive unequal treatment in the ED because of race, according to a…

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years

At Issue

Should all pregnant women in the US be screened for hepatitis C?

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
In August, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years

Cover Story

DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The

Cover Story

DAAs change treatment landscape for children with HCV

Infectious Disease News, December 2019
From 2013 through 2016, an estimated 2.4 million adults in the United States had a current hepatitis C virus infection. A study published in The

In the Journals

Antibiotics commonly dispensed without prescription in China

October 11, 2019
It is still common for antibiotics to be dispensed without a prescription at community pharmacies throughout China, though the practice is less…

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…

FDA News

FDA expands Mavyret approval for adults, children with any HCV genotype

September 27, 2019
The FDA has expanded the approval of Mavyret for a treatment duration of 8 weeks to include treatment-naive adults and children aged 12 years and…

In the Journals

CMV further linked to necrotizing enterocolitis among NICU patients

September 26, 2019
According to research published in The Journal of Pediatrics, during a recent 17-year period, 4% of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC…

In the Journals

Norovirus outbreak in pediatric ward highlights challenges of infection control

September 24, 2019
Researchers reported findings from a norovirus outbreak in a pediatric ward with multiple-bed rooms and emphasized the importance of early detection…

In the Journals

NAFLD in children linked to lower bone mineral density

September 24, 2019
Researchers identified a link between the presence and severity of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children with reduced whole-body bone mineral…

In the Journals

Long courses of antibiotics harm infant gut, promote resistance

September 23, 2019
An NIH-funded study published in Nature Microbiology further highlighted the dangers of prolonged antibiotic use during infancy. Researchers found…