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Single-dose RSV immunoprophylaxis safe, effective in preterm infants

October 11, 2017

SAN DIEGO — A 50-mg dose of MEDI8897, a single-dose monoclonal antibody immunoprophylaxis designed to prevent respiratory syncytial virus, was found to be safe and effective in healthy preterm infants, supporting protection within the standard 5-month season, according to research presented at IDWeek 2017.

“At the present time, RSV prophylaxis is only routinely available for premature infants born at less than 29 weeks gestational age,” Joseph B. Domachowske, MD, from the department of pediatrics at SUNY Upstate Medical University, said in an interview with Infectious Diseases in Children.

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Secondhand smoke increases inflammation risk in infants with RSV

October 10, 2017
SAN DIEGO — Exposing infants with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis to secondhand smoke increases their risk of inflammation, while suppressing T and B…
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Maternal Tdap vaccination prevents whooping cough in newborns

October 10, 2017
Administering the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis — or Tdap — vaccine to pregnant women during the third trimester is around 78% effective at…
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Most patients open to blood testing to avoid unnecessary antibiotics for RTIs

October 4, 2017
Most patients from six family medicine clinics seemed willing to have point-of-care blood tests if it helped primary care physicians make antibiotic prescribing…
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Pharyngitis and Streptococcal Throat Infections

Pediatric Annals, January 2010, Volume 39 Issue 1
Pharyngitis is the term used to describe any inflammation of the pharynx. Sore throat is a very common complaint for…
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HPV Immunization: Ensuring Your Patients Do Not Slip through the Cracks

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.

Vaccination rates for the human papillomavirus (HPV) continue to be below those of other vaccines recommended for…
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American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

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Amoxicillin returns to the vanguard for treatment of pediatric pneumococcal infections

November 23, 2015
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