In the Journals

PCV13 vaccine deemed effective in preventing pneumococcal disease

April 13, 2016
The majority of pediatric patients who received the 13-valuent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in this study showed no signs of pneumococcal disease…

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Infants with bronchiolitis maintain similar home desaturation rates after hospital discharge

March 28, 2016
Pediatric patients with bronchiolitis who were admitted to the hospital with oxygen desaturations continued to experience desaturations after…

World TB Day: WHO reveals progress, remaining challenges

March 24, 2016
In light of World TB Day, observed annually on March 24, WHO has called upon countries and its partners to “Unite to End Tuberculosis” by…

Meeting News Coverage

Nitrogen dioxide elevations associated with acute exacerbations of respiratory disease

March 11, 2016
LOS ANGELES — In Pittsburgh, elevations of nitrogen dioxide were retrospectively associated with ED visits for acute exacerbations of…

Meeting News Coverage

Small percentage of children given BCG tuberculosis vaccine in India

March 10, 2016
WASHINGTON — Less than half the patients in a small study conducted in India had received bacille Calmette-Guérin tuberculosis vaccine…

Meeting News Coverage

Viral infections may affect respiratory microbiome of patients with CF

March 10, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Viral infections in patients with cystic fibrosis were associated with pulmonary exacerbations, according to recent study…

Meeting News Coverage

Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease common in chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps

March 9, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease was found in 16% of patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps and was…

Meeting News Coverage

Early upper respiratory infections linked to ragweed allergy, asthma

March 9, 2016
A high number of upper respiratory infections during an infant’s first year increases the risk for early ragweed sensitization and asthma at…

Meeting News Coverage

Rhinovirus types A, C most common among younger children with RTI

March 8, 2016
LOS ANGELES — Rhinovirus strains A and C were the most prevalent causes of respiratory tract infection among a cohort of preschool aged…

In the Journals

Children with rhinovirus present differently than those with RSV

March 4, 2016
Children with rhinovirus bronchiolitis present with different symptoms than children with respiratory syncytial virus, which also can result in…

Global partnership to expand access to multi-drug resistant TB drugs

March 3, 2016
In preparation for World TB day March 24th, the Stop TB Partnership and Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. have come together to provide developing countries…

In the Journals

Discount voucher intervention fails to increase Tdap cocooning

March 2, 2016
Retail pharmacy vouchers, distributed with a video public service announcement, did not successfully promote Tdap vaccination among adult parents of…

In the Journals

Childhood wheeze raises asthma risk in adolescence

March 1, 2016
Participants in a pediatric asthma prevention study who developed transient early, late onset or persistent wheeze in childhood were more likely to…

In the JournalsPerspective

Timely DTaP vaccination could reduce infant pertussis, hospitalizations

February 22, 2016
Timely DTaP vaccination among newborn infants could reduce cases of pertussis-related hospitalization and death, according to recent research in the…

In the Journals

Gene expression method detects active TB

February 22, 2016
Researchers have identified three genes whose expression may indicate active pulmonary tuberculosis, thereby allowing health care workers to diagnose…

Recent screening identifies 151 TB cases in Alabama county

February 10, 2016
Public health screening efforts during a recent tuberculosis outbreak in Perry County, Alabama, have uncovered 144 adults and seven children with the…

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Rapidly waning Tdap offers little long-term protection against pertussis

February 5, 2016
Tdap vaccine waned rapidly and provided only limited, short-term protection against pertussis when administered to adolescents as a booster for DTaP…

In the JournalsPerspective

Complication rates greater among patients with aspiration pneumonia

February 3, 2016
Patients with aspiration pneumonia had more complications, greater length of stay and 30-day readmission rates and higher hospital costs compared…

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Tobacco smoke exposure increases risk for hospitalization for bronchiolitis in newborns

February 3, 2016
Passive prenatal tobacco exposure and active maternal smoking significantly influenced the risk for hospitalization for bronchiolitis in newborns…

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Simple blood test may reduce inappropriate antibiotics

January 26, 2016
Researchers at Duke Health have developed a blood test to determine if an infection is viral or bacterial, which may help guide treatment and reduce…