In the Journals

Tonsillectomies, adenoidectomies increase risk of later disease in children

June 27, 2018
Pediatric tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies increase the risk of upper respiratory tract diseases and slightly increase the risk for other

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Nasal brush successfully tests for genetic biomarkers of mild, moderate asthma

June 25, 2018
A genetic biomarker of asthma collected from a nasal swab can accurately diagnose asthma in patients with mild to moderate symptoms. The

In the Journals

Pediatricians inconsistently follow IDSA guidelines for group A streptococcal pharyngitis

June 20, 2018
Researchers found low adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guidelines for group A streptococcal pharyngitis among…

In the Journals

Tdap vaccination for pregnant women reduces pertussis in infants

June 15, 2018
Infants whose mothers received prenatal Tdap were more than 40% less likely to experience pertussis when compared with infants of mothers who were…

In the Journals

Pneumococcal, Hib vaccination prevents more than 1.4 million child deaths

June 11, 2018
The number of deaths attributable to pneumococcal disease and Haemophilus influenzae type b decreased significantly on a global scale between 2000

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Pet dogs carry flu strains that pose risk to humans

June 5, 2018
Influenza viruses, including H1N1, H3N2 and H3N8, have spread from swine to pet dogs in the Guanxi Zhuag autonomous region in China, according to

In the Journals

Treatment failure in children with asthma linked to influenza

June 4, 2018
Respiratory viruses, including influenza, were associated with an increased risk of treatment failure in children who presented to the ED with…

In the Journals

No new adverse events related to DTaP vaccines reported

June 4, 2018
No additional or new adverse events related to immunization with DTaP vaccines currently licensed for administration in the United States were found

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Vitamin D supplements decrease recurrent wheeze in black preterm infants

May 25, 2018
Black preterm infants who received vitamin D supplementation until 12 months’ adjusted gestational age were nearly 11% less likely to

Hotel pools cause many swimming-related disease outbreaks

May 17, 2018
Hotel pools are a frequent source of recreational waterborne disease, causing 32% of all swimming-related disease outbreaks in the United States…

Eye on ID

Diphtheria: The disease that shouldn’t be

Infectious Disease News, May 2018
Donald Kaye, MD, MACP; Matthew E Levison, MD, FACP
Diphtheria is a vaccine-preventable disease affecting mainly children. The primary immunization of three doses of the diphtheria toxoid in infancy is…

Meeting NewsPerspective

Physiological immaturity plays primary role in late preterm infant morbidities

May 11, 2018
Younger gestational age in late preterm infants was more likely to contribute to morbidities resulting in hospital stay compared with causes of…


Air pollution kills 7 million people each year, many from pneumonia

May 1, 2018
Air pollution causes 7 million deaths worldwide each year — mostly through noncommunicable diseases like lung cancer, stroke and chronic…

Mass antibiotic dosing reduces child mortality in sub-Saharan Africa

April 25, 2018
The global child mortality rate has declined 56% since 1990, but 15,000 children aged younger than 5 years still die every day, and young children in…


Genomics soon to be standard for rapid ID diagnostics

Infectious Disease News, April 2018
In mid-2014, Mickey Kertesz, PhD, was part of a team researching the genetics of human pathogens at Stanford University. At that time, their work…

In the Journals PlusPerspective

Trained rats more successful in diagnosing TB than standard tests

April 14, 2018
African giant pouched rats that are trained to detect tuberculosis identified hundreds of cases that were missed by clinic-based testing in Tanzania…

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Short-term exposure to air pollution particles causes respiratory infections

April 13, 2018
Researchers have concluded that health care encounters for acute lower respiratory infections in young children, as well as in older children and…

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High-flow oxygen effective treatment for bronchiolitis in infants

April 11, 2018
Infants with bronchiolitis who are treated with high-flow oxygen therapy are less likely to require increased care when compared with infants who

FDA News

FDA clears lower respiratory tract infection rapid diagnostic test

April 6, 2018
The FDA has granted de novo clearance of the first molecular diagnostic test for lower respiratory tract infections, according to the manufacturer of…

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Severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia includes 3 distinct phenotypes

April 5, 2018
Preterm infants hospitalized in the neonatal ICU diagnosed with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia had three distinct phenotypes, as determined by…