Meeting News

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…

Meeting News

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…

In the Journals

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%…

In the JournalsPerspective

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…

In the Journals

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…

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…

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…

Bacteria from guinea pigs may cause severe pneumonia in people

September 12, 2017
Physicians said bacteria from guinea pigs caused three cases of severe pneumonia in the Netherlands. Writing in The New England Journal of

In the Journals

White children twice as likely to receive unnecessary antibiotics in ED

September 5, 2017
Compared with Hispanic or black children, white children were nearly twice as likely to receive antibiotics in the ED for the treatment of viral

In the Journals

Lower respiratory tract infections remain leading infectious cause of death worldwide

August 30, 2017
Lower respiratory infections accounted for 2.74 million deaths in 2015, making them the fifth leading cause of death and leading infectious cause of…

In the Journals

Revised pertussis protocols needed for treatment of young infants

August 24, 2017
Updated strategies for the treatment of severe pertussis in young infants, including serial white blood cell counts and treating all presumptive

In the Journals

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…

Regeneron discontinues development of antibody for RSV

August 14, 2017
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that a recent phase 3 trial assessing the safety and efficacy of suptavumab — the…

North Carolina pertussis outbreak grows to 17 confirmed cases

August 10, 2017
An outbreak of pertussis among teenagers in Forsyth County, North Carolina, possibly linked to incomplete vaccinations, has prompted a warning from

Licensing agreement advances RSV vaccine patented by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

August 2, 2017
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital recently announced that it has signed a licensing agreement granting Serum Institute of India exclusive…

In the Journals

Review confirms efficacy, safety of common latent TB treatments

August 1, 2017
Recent evidence confirms that the standard treatment regimens currently recommended by WHO and the CDC for latent tuberculosis infection are safe and…

In the Journals

More vitamin D may not equal fewer winter respiratory infections

July 18, 2017
Among healthy children aged 1 to 5 years, 2,000 IU of vitamin D supplementation per day compared with 400 IU supplementation did not reduce the…

Special Issue Article

Back to the Basics: Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children

Pediatric Annals, July 2017, Volume 46 Issue 7
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is a common childhood infection and often a reason for inpatient admission, especially when a child is hypoxic or…

Special Issue Article

Less is More: Evidence-Based Management of Bronchiolitis

Pediatric Annals, July 2017, Volume 46 Issue 7
Bronchiolitis is a common cause of outpatient visits and hospitalization in children younger than age 2 years. Despite the frequency with which…

In the Journals

Probiotics ineffective in reducing days missed from child care

July 11, 2017
Administering a combination of Bifidobacterium animalis subsp lactis and Lactobacillus rhamnosus as a probiotic to prevent gastrointestinal and…