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…

In the Journals

Clinician impressions best way to diagnose Bordetella pertussis

July 7, 2017
Individual clinical signs and symptoms are of limited value in diagnosing Bordetella pertussis, and a clinician's overall impression was the most…

In the Journals

Increase in pertussis linked to nonmedical vaccine exemptions, waning immunity

June 24, 2017
Data from five U.S. states with a high incidence rate of pertussis revealed geospatial links between nonmedical vaccine exemptions among…

In the Journals

Parental separation in childhood linked to increased risk for common cold in adulthood

June 19, 2017
Children of parents who were separated and did not communicate with each other were three times as likely to develop common cold symptoms following…

In the Journals

Indigenous infants at greater risk for hospitalization during first year

June 15, 2017
Infants born in First Nations and Inuit populations were at significantly elevated risk for hospitalization compared with other ethnicities, due in…

In the Journals

Orkambi yields positive results in younger patients with cystic fibrosis

June 12, 2017
Orkambi improved lung function in patients 6 to 11 years old with cystic fibrosis within 15 days of treatment, according to phase 3 trial results…

Perspective

Arizona newborns diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after water births

June 9, 2017
Researchers identified numerous gaps in infection prevention for water births after two Arizona newborns delivered this way were diagnosed with…

FDA News

FDA approves newest blood test to detect latent TB

June 8, 2017
QIAGEN N.V. received FDA approval for the use of QuantiFERON-TB Gold Plus, the newest generation of the market-leading blood test for detecting…

In the Journals

Year-round maternal influenza vaccination reduced infection rates, improved birth outcomes

June 8, 2017
Maternal influenza vaccinations administered throughout the year significantly reduced influenza infections among infants and influenza-like

Perspective

Access, watch, reserve: WHO committee advises when to use common antibiotics

June 7, 2017
For the first time in its 40-year history, WHO’s Model List of Essential Medicines includes advice on when and when not to use certain…

CDC: Health care-associated Legionnaires’ disease widespread in US

June 6, 2017
A recent CDC analysis including data from 20 states and New York City showed that 76% of these jurisdictions reported cases of health care-associated…

In the Journals

Adverse events from cough and cold medications rare among children

June 5, 2017
Adverse events linked to cold and cough medications were infrequent among children, with most serious adverse events and fatalities occurring when…

In the Journals

TB vaccine candidate seen as safe, effective for teens with schistosomiasis

May 31, 2017
MVA85A, a model candidate tuberculosis vaccine, demonstrated similar immunogenicity, safety and cellular responses when administered to adolescents…

In the Journals

Multifaceted intervention prevents ventilator-associated pneumonia

May 31, 2017
A multifaceted intervention which included training and coaching on evidence-based mediations and safety practices resulted in reductions in…

Meeting News

Acute respiratory infections in infancy linked to recurring wheeze

May 26, 2017
Viral acute respiratory infections within an infant’s first year of life may leave them susceptible to developing recurrent wheeze due to their

Meeting News Coverage

Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by

In the Journals

Broad-spectrum testing detects pathogens in 34% of patients with CAP of unknown cause

April 21, 2017
The use of broad-spectrum detection methods identified pathogens in more than one-third of children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia

In the JournalsPerspective

Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months

April 18, 2017
Children whose mothers received the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine during pregnancy exhibited a 91% reduced risk of pertussis within

In the Journals

Fixed triple inhaler therapy reduces COPD exacerbations

April 12, 2017
Extrafine fixed triple therapy had clinically beneficial effects on quality of life, hyperinflation, forced expiratory volume1 and exacerbations in…

WHO releases ethics guidance to protect rights of patients with TB

March 27, 2017
WHO recently issued new tuberculosis ethics guidance that outlines key obligations for countries that implement the End TB Strategy to protect…