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E coli, GBS responsible for 64% of neonatal bacterial meningitis

June 21, 2017

Bacterial meningitis contracted within the first 90 days of life was most commonly attributed to infection from Escherichia coli and group B Streptococcus, each accounting approximately one-third of cases, according to research published in Pediatrics.

The researchers also suggest using a third-generation cephalosporin for empirical therapy for bacterial meningitis, with ampicillin used additionally for at least first month; this would replace the use of a carbapenem in cases of gram-negative meningitis.

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Maternal diet, coupled with gestational diabetes, may increase child’s risk for obesity

June 20, 2017
When compared with women who ate low amounts of refined grains, women with gestational diabetes who consumed high proportions of refined grains gave birth to children…
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Mother-infant room-sharing linked to reduced sleep duration, unsafe sleep practices

June 20, 2017
Despite AAP recommendations that parents share rooms with infants for the first year, room-sharing after 4 months of age was associated with reduced sleep duration, as…
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Nearly 80% of birth defects have unknown etiology

June 19, 2017
The cause of birth defects could only be identified in one in five infants, with the burden of these defects — which include fetal loss — underestimated by…
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Molecular Diagnostics and Newborns At Risk for Genital Herpes Simplex Virus

Pediatric Annals, May 2015, Volume 44 Issue 5
Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in the newborn carries a high mortality rate and can result in lifelong neurologic…
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Infectious Diseases: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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In the Journals

E coli, GBS responsible for 64% of neonatal bacterial meningitis

June 21, 2017
Bacterial meningitis contracted within the first 90 days of life was most commonly attributed to infection from Escherichia coli and group B…

In the Journals

Maternal diet, coupled with gestational diabetes, may increase child’s risk for obesity

June 20, 2017
When compared with women who ate low amounts of refined grains, women with gestational diabetes who consumed high proportions of refined grains gave…

In the Journals

Mother-infant room-sharing linked to reduced sleep duration, unsafe sleep practices

June 20, 2017
Despite AAP recommendations that parents share rooms with infants for the first year, room-sharing after 4 months of age was associated with reduced…

In the Journals

Nearly 80% of birth defects have unknown etiology

June 19, 2017
The cause of birth defects could only be identified in one in five infants, with the burden of these defects — which include fetal loss —…

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Neuroimaging technique accurately predicts autism in some infants

June 16, 2017
Functional connectivity MRI accurately predicted which 6-month-old infants at high familial risk for autism spectrum disorder would be clinically…

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Reporting SUIDs, sleep-related infant deaths varied among medical examiners, coroners

June 15, 2017
When examining the same cases, coroners and medical examiners within the United States are inconsistent in their practices regarding the…

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Indigenous infants at greater risk for hospitalization during first year

June 15, 2017
Infants born in First Nations and Inuit populations were at significantly elevated risk for hospitalization compared with other ethnicities, due in…

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Risk for autism linked to fever during pregnancy

June 14, 2017
Women who have fever during pregnancy are more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, according to a study that recently…

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Decline in SUIDs, sleep-related infant deaths differ by race, ethnicity

June 12, 2017
Although the rate of sudden unexpected infant death has declined in the United States following the Back-to-Sleep campaign — which encouraged…

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Arizona newborns diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after water births

June 9, 2017
Researchers identified numerous gaps in infection prevention for water births after two Arizona newborns delivered this way were diagnosed with…

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