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Respiratory infections common in pediatric long-term care settings

August 16, 2017

Respiratory tract infections are the most commonly acquired viral illness among pediatric residents in long-term care facilities; however, the modifiable risk factors for these infections are unknown.

“Infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in pediatric long-term care facilities,” Lisa Saiman, MD, MPH, from the department of pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center and the department of infection prevention and control at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “However, few recent studies have evaluated the incidence of bacterial and viral infections diagnosed in [these residents], particularly in the era of commercially available multiplex transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays for viruses.”

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Origins of Outcome Disparities in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

Pediatric Annals, December 2010, Volume 39 Issue 12
Respiratory diseases account for a significant portion of morbidity and mortality in pediatric medicine, but this…
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The field of pediatric pulmonology has come a long way in the past 25 years. Pulmonary function testing is now the norm…
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