Meeting NewsPerspective

Epinephrine commonly administered by unlicensed school staff

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO —  As many as one in five anaphylactic events among children without known allergies are treated with epinephrine administered by…

When managed properly, vegetarian diets for children a healthy option

September 20, 2017
The potential benefits of a plant-based diet have become increasingly recognized in recent years. In addition to addressing individual health…

More Democrats than Republicans OK with how media covers science

September 20, 2017
More Democrats than Republicans think the news media does a good job of covering science, according to the results of a new study. The Pew Research…

AMA urges Senate to reject Graham-Cassidy proposal

September 20, 2017
The AMA recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles Schumer strongly opposing the Graham-Cassidy…
In the Journals

Methotrexate linked with adverse events in pediatric psoriasis

September 20, 2017
Methotrexate was associated with a higher rate of treatment-related adverse events than tumor necrosis factor inhibitors in a cohort of children with…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Few ED physicians counsel families on firearm injury prevention

September 20, 2017
CHICAGO — Although most pediatric emergency medicine providers believe that proper counseling could prevent firearm injuries sustained by…
In the Journals Plus

India avoids 1 million child deaths, reduces infectious disease mortality

September 20, 2017
India has averted roughly a million deaths of children aged younger than 5 years since 2005 — a milestone reached partly through large…
Perspective

WHO: ‘Serious lack’ of antibiotics in development to address resistance

September 19, 2017
In a new report, WHO warned of a “serious lack” of new antibiotics in development to address the growing threat of antimicrobial…
Meeting News

Climate crisis expected to contribute to global disease burden

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Asthma, malaria and cholera, among other chronic and acute conditions, are expected to rise in prevalence as a result of climate…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Opioid-related ED visits rose 53% among children within 5 years

September 19, 2017
CHICAGO — Every day in the United States, approximately 117 children in EDs test positive for opioid abuse or dependence, with reported annual…
Meeting News

Supporting Medicaid, CHIP through political advocacy

September 19, 2017
“One thing that I want pediatricians to understand is that we are teachers,” Lynda Young, MD, FAAP, chair of the AAP Committee on…
Meeting News

Pediatricians urged to promote gun safety legislation, protect kids

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although the AAP has been on the frontline of defending children against legislation that would promote unsafe gun use and storage…

Fake patients test NYC emergency preparedness for measles, MERS

September 18, 2017
Officials tested the preparedness of EDs in New York City to handle potential infectious disease threats by using patients who faked having…
Meeting NewsPerspective

AAP offers guidelines to reduce risks linked to body art in teens

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Parents of teenagers considering tattoos, piercings or scarification — cutting, burning or branding the skin — are…
Meeting News

Focus on strengths when treating autism

September 18, 2017
NEW ORLEANS — To better communicate and treat individuals with autism, clinicians and parents should focus on their strengths, which are often…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Girl soccer players 400% more likely to return to play after concussion

September 18, 2017
CHICAGO — Although concussion guidelines recommend not returning to play the same day an injury is sustained, girl soccer players were 414%…
Editorial

Travel medicine and ID: Partners in an era of frequent global movement

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Lin H. Chen, MD, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM; Mary Elizabeth Wilson, MD, FIDSA, FACP, FASTMH, FISTM
Travel history has a profound and essential role for the infectious disease clinician and for promoting public health priorities. The patient’s…
Pharmacology Consult

Flu vaccine: The other ‘pneumonia shot’

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
Jeff Brock, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, AQ-ID
Being an infectious disease pharmacist and having children has its advantages. Children contract many different infectious syndromes, which allows me…
Feature

After 3 decades, STD epidemic reaches ‘decisive moment’

Infectious Disease News, September 2017
To mark our 30th anniversary, Infectious Disease News will be examining some of the infectious diseases that have defined and changed the field over
Meeting News

Lack of golf cart guidelines pose serious injury risk to children

September 17, 2017
CHICAGO — Although severe pediatric injuries resulting from the use of all-terrain vehicles – such as skull fractures, concussions and…
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