In the JournalsPerspective

Midturbinate swabs comparable to nasopharyngeal swabs for detecting RSV in infants

December 10, 2018
Midturbinate swabbing was found to be as effective as standard nasopharyngeal swabbing in detecting respiratory syncytial virus in infants, and was…

Meeting News

Pertussis vaccination, although effective, requires new strategies

December 4, 2018
NEW YORK — The best method to prevent infection with Bordetella pertussis is vaccination, but more information is needed about people’s…

In the Journals

Flu, pertussis vaccines safe during pregnancy, regardless of trimester

December 3, 2018
A recent prospective cohort study found that regardless of the trimester of vaccination, women who received the influenza and pertussis vaccines did

Meeting News

AAP’s changes to TB recommendations important for pediatricians to know

November 29, 2018
NEW YORK — The AAP’s tuberculosis diagnosis and treatment guidelines in the 2018 Red Book have been updated to reflect recent…

In the Journals

Researchers question benefit of antibiotics for all cases of fast-breathing pneumonia

November 15, 2018
Children with fast-breathing pneumonia who were treated with oral amoxicillin had a significantly lower rate of treatment failure compared with…

What's Your Diagnosis?

A 7-year-old male with pneumonia

Infectious Diseases in Children, November 2018
James H Brien, DO
A previously healthy 7-year-old male was admitted to a local hospital on Jan. 20 due to bilateral pneumonia. The illness began about 5 days earlier…

CDC: Still working to determine cause behind AFM cases in US

November 13, 2018
The CDC announced that the number of acute flaccid myelitis cases has continued to rise in the United States, and most of the patients are young…

In the Journals

Kids with measles vulnerable to developing infectious disease symptoms years later

November 1, 2018
Children residing in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC, who had previously been infected with measles are more likely to develop acute…

In the Journals

Adults experience decline in pneumococcal disease after switch to childhood PCV13

October 25, 2018
The switch from the 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV7, to the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, or PCV13, in children was…

Six children killed in New Jersey adenovirus outbreak

October 24, 2018
Eighteen cases of adenovirus have been confirmed among pediatric residents at a New Jersey nursing and rehabilitation center, according to New Jersey…

In the Journals

Nearly 50% of infant bronchiolitis cases diagnosed in EDs receive radiographs

October 23, 2018
Despite recommendations against using in the evaluation of bronchiolitis in infants, nearly one-half of cases diagnosed in American EDs are…

In the Journals

Nose picking is major source of S. pneumoniae colonization

October 22, 2018
Although it is suspected that Streptococcus pneumoniae is mainly transmitted through the inhalation of airborne droplets, research published in the…

Meeting News

First-line antibiotic use varies for pediatric respiratory, ENT infections

October 19, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — Research presented at IDWeek highlighted the inappropriate use of antimicrobial agents for pediatric respiratory and ear, nose…

In the Journals

Prenatal Tdap most effective early in third trimester

October 18, 2018
Maternal immunization with Tdap during pregnancy can provide neonates with higher levels of pertussis toxin antibodies, which protect them from…

CDC: Acute flaccid myelitis cases continue to rise among US kids

October 16, 2018
The CDC has announced that 127 patients are under investigation related to an increase of acute flaccid myelitis cases, or AFM, in 22 states. Of…

Meeting News

Maternal RSV nanoparticle vaccine transfers antibodies through placenta

October 12, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO — A respiratory syncytial virus F nanoparticle vaccine was immunogenic in pregnant women and elicited antibodies that were…

Special Issue Article

Sinusitis in Children

Pediatric Annals, October 2018, Volume 47 Issue 10
Acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS) mostly occurs as a complication of acute viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI), which is a common condition…

In the Journals

Avoid suggesting OTC decongestants for kids this cold and flu season

October 10, 2018
Because no available evidence supports the use of over-the-counter decongestants and antihistamines in young children with the common cold, and the…

In the Journals

PIDS, IDSA pneumonia guidelines associated with increase in unscheduled follow-ups

October 10, 2018
Pediatric primary care providers adhere to many parts of the Pediatric Infectious Disease Society’s and the Infectious Diseases Society of…


Minnesota sees recent uptick in acute flaccid myelitis cases

October 8, 2018
Six children in Minnesota have developed acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, according to officials from the Minnesota Department of Health. These cases…