St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference

Healio brings you the highlights from the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from this conference, including perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Disneyland measles outbreak sheds light on vaccine-hesitancy, waning awareness

March 31, 2015
The ongoing measles outbreak linked to Disneyland theme parks exemplifies the increasing prevalence of vaccine hesitancy in the United States and the…
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Statewide universal vaccine policy reduced rotavirus strains, hospitalizations

March 9, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Implementation of a universal pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Rhode Island significantly reduced the number of…
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Infants younger than 3 months with pertussis show greater mortality risk

March 6, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months exhibited the highest morbidity and mortality from Bordetella pertussis infections…
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Physicians employ flexible diagnostic criteria for PFAPA in children

March 5, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Surveyed rheumatologists and pediatric infectious disease physicians found wide diversity in how they diagnosed patients with…
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Common goals, barriers to antimicrobial stewardship among pediatric cancer patients identified

March 4, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Doctors and pharmacists involved in antimicrobial stewardship programs among pediatric cancer patients identified shared…
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Potential biomarker identified for neonatal sepsis in preterm infants

March 3, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Leena Mithal, MD, pediatric infectious diseases fellow at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago…
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Cultures after 24 hours of fever unlikely to detect new bloodstream infections

February 24, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — While repeat blood cultures are vital to diagnosing new bloodstream infections and guiding antibiotic therapy in children who…
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MSSA infections surpass MRSA, match mortality risk among infants

February 24, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — While mortality remained higher for infants with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, there were more…
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Prevention, treatment of infectious diarrhea in pediatric transplant patients warrants improvement

February 23, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infectious diarrhea among pediatric solid organ transplant patients requires improved prevention, diagnostic and treatment…
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Prenatal, early infant pertussis vaccination may decrease disease severity, mortality

February 22, 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Infants aged younger than 3 months were affected by pertussis more frequently and severely compared with older infants, and…