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Inappropriate antibiotic use continues in children’s hospitals

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2011
CHICAGO — Inappropriate use of antibiotics reached nearly 20% with vancomycin in one children’s hospital, according to findings reported here at…
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Preliminary risk factors identified for human metapneumovirus

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2011
CHICAGO — Human metapneumovirus causes a significant amount of disease, yet risk factors for severe disease remain unknown, according to a poster…
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Herd protection may be playing an important role in reducing outbreaks

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2011
CHICAGO — The recent outbreaks of measles and pertussis in the United States demonstrate that vaccination rates remain subpar, but the…
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New drug in pipeline may help fight multidrug resistant-Staphylococcus aureus

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2011
CHICAGO — New study results indicate that ceftaroline was consistently active against Staphylococcus aureus in patients of all ages, according…
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Prebiotic/probiotic supplements may not reduce AOM in infants and toddlers

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2011
CHICAGO — Infants and toddlers who received probiotic and prebiotic supplements to milk did not experience lower rates of acute otitis media…
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Added serotypes in PHiD-CV led to further reductions in IPD incidence

Infectious Diseases in Children, October 2011
CHICAGO — The pneumococcal Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine enhanced reductions in invasive pneumococcal disease incidence first…
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Maternal combo HAART, nursing regimen reduced risk for HIV transmission

September 20, 2011
CHICAGO — Preliminary findings from the Aluvia study indicate that maternal lopinavir/ritonavir-based highly active antiretroviral therapy…
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More work to do in fight against bacterial meningitis

September 19, 2011
CHICAGO — Recently published data, which demonstrate that bacterial meningitis cases in the United States fell by 31% between 1998 and 2007…
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Pertussis prevention strategies should be reevaluated

September 19, 2011
CHICAGO — Recent pertussis outbreaks in the US have highlighted the need for increased focus on prevention and immunization, according to a…
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Privacy curtains may pose risk for infection transmission

September 19, 2011
CHICAGO — Privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with potentially pathogenic bacteria, according to a speaker at the…