In the Journals

Nosocomial respiratory infections in neonates linked to increased morbidity, health care costs

November 2, 2016
Researchers observed a causal link between nosocomial viral respiratory tract infections and higher rates of respiratory morbidity and cost of care…

Meeting News

ICU admissions, ventilation occur without immunoprophylaxis for RSV

October 28, 2016
NEW ORLEANS – Premature infants born at 29 to 35 weeks’ gestational aged younger than 3 months were frequently admitted to the ICU and

Meeting NewsPerspective

Frequent dental checkups lower risk for pneumonia

October 27, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — A study of public health records showed that patients who never visit the dentist face a significantly higher risk for pneumonia…

Meeting News

Non-invasive ventilation reduces cost, length of stay for neonates with respiratory distress syndrome

October 26, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO — Neonates with respiratory distress syndrome treated with non-invasive ventilation had lower healthcare costs and shorter

FDA approvals

FDA approves Orkambi for children with cystic fibrosis

October 19, 2016
Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced the FDA approval of Orkambi for treatment of cystic fibrosis in children aged 6 to 11 years who have two copies of…

In the Journals

Pulmonary damage after burns can linger in children at least 10 years

September 23, 2016
Systemic responses triggered by burn injuries, such as respiratory infection and edema, may persist in some children for at least 10 years after the…

In the Journals

Low risk for pulmonary embolism among children without tachycardia, hypoxia

September 21, 2016
The risk is low for pulmonary embolism in children with an initial suspicion of the condition who are not undergoing estrogen therapy and do not have…

USPSTF recommends screening for latent tuberculosis infection in adults at increased risk

September 6, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is recommending screening for latent tuberculosis infection in populations at increased risk, according to a…

In the Journals

IgG levels among preterm infants contingent on Prevnar 13 schedules

August 30, 2016
A reduced primary schedule for the Prevnar 13 vaccine yielded higher post-booster immunoglobulin G concentrations in premature babies, but the best…

In the Journals

Probiotic, micronutrient mixture prevents nosocomial infection in children

August 17, 2016
A mixture of the probiotic Lactobacillus GG, vitamins B and C, and zinc, appeared to prevent nosocomial infections in children in an Italian…

In the Journals

Scoring tool predicts infants at low risk for RSV hospitalization

August 3, 2016
Receiver operator characteristic analysis failed to discern high from moderate risk for respiratory syncytial virus-associated hospitalization in…

In the Journals

One-third of pediatric asthma patients experience exacerbations

July 25, 2016
A more focused treatment approach for the 34.4% of children with asthma who experience recurrent exacerbations may provide more meaningful control…

In the Journals

EV-D68, acute flaccid myelitis linked during 2014 Colorado outbreak

July 22, 2016
Children with acute flaccid myelitis had a 10-fold greater risk for having enterovirus D68 infection during a cluster of cases in Colorado in 2014…

In the Journals

Reducing antibiotics for RTIs yields no increase in bacterial complications

July 22, 2016
An association between an increase in bacterial complications and a reduction in prescribing antibiotics for respiratory tract infections was…

Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016
Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary…

In the Journals

Aboriginal Canadian infants taking Synagis remain at greater risk for RSV

July 13, 2016
Recent findings showed that Aboriginal Canadian infants receiving Synagis prophylaxis remained significantly more likely to develop respiratory…

In the Journals

Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during…

In the Journals

Early rhinovirus, aeroallergen sensitization linked to asthma persistence in adolescence

June 24, 2016
Rhinovirus and aeroallergen sensitization during early childhood remained risk factors for the persistence of asthma into adolescence, study data…

In the Journals

RSV most common pathogen associated with pneumonia in South African children

June 23, 2016
Recent data published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine showed that respiratory syncytial virus was the most commonly detected pathogen associated…

In the Journals

US M. bovis rates remain stable between 2006-2013

June 22, 2016
The annual percentage of tuberculosis cases attributable to Mycobacterium bovis has remained stable in the United States and primarily affected…