FDA News

FDA grants orphan drug status to AB569 for P. aeruginosa in patients with cystic fibrosis

November 16, 2015
The FDA has granted orphan drug designation to the two primary ingredients of AB569, a new treatment for Psudomonas aeruginosa pulmonary infection…

World Pneumonia Day recognized

November 12, 2015
World Pneumonia Day is observed every year on Nov. 12 to raise awareness and promote interventions against pneumonia, which continues to be a global…

In the Journals

Hospital-diagnosed pertussis associated with epilepsy risk in Danish children

November 10, 2015
Danish children diagnosed with pertussis were more likely to develop childhood-onset epilepsy than children in the general population in a recent…

In the Journals

Genetically engineered RSV vaccine shows early promise

November 4, 2015
A live-attenuated respiratory syncytial virus vaccine candidate lacking a specific protein may decrease viral replication while inducing a protective…

Meeting News Coverage

Compliance with Pneumovax 23 vaccination poor among high-risk patients

October 30, 2015
WASHINGTON — High-risk patients demonstrated poor overall compliance rates with Pneumovax 23 vaccination, varying widely across diagnoses…

TB kills more people annually than any other infectious disease

October 29, 2015
Despite great reductions in prevalence and mortality since 1990, tuberculosis is currently responsible for more annual deaths than any other…

Meeting News Coverage

Investigational hexavalent vaccine safe, effective when given with RotaTeq, Prevnar 13

October 28, 2015
WASHINGTON — An investigational combination hexavalent vaccine for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, poliovirus, Haemophilus

In the Journals

AAP statement cites dangers of global warming on pediatric health

October 26, 2015
WASHINGTON — Global climate change has a direct impact on the health of children worldwide — adding risks such as heat stress, diminished…

Meeting News Coverage

Order set improves antibiotic treatment adherence for CAP

October 25, 2015
WASHINGTON — Adding an order set for the treatment of children admitted to the hospital with community-acquired pneumonia significantly…

In the Journals

Physician opinion mixed on 2014 AAP guidelines for RSV immunoprophylaxis

October 19, 2015
According to a recent study in Clinical Pediatrics, use of immunoprophylaxis treatment for severe respiratory syncytial virus among pediatric…

Grant supports study of vitamin D intervention for TB prevention

October 18, 2015
The Medical Research Council has awarded a £3.5 million grant to researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the University of Cape…

Meeting News Coverage

Severity of human parechovirus 3 requires consideration in neonates with meningitis

October 12, 2015
SAN DIEGO — A review of human parechovirus cases indicated the need for consideration of human parechovirus 3 when diagnosing neonates with…

Meeting News Coverage

Pertussis protection diminishes similarly after five doses of DTaP 3

October 8, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Waning of three-component DTaP 3 after five doses is similar to that of any other DTaP vaccines after five doses, according to data…

In the Journals

Patients with flu-related pneumonia less likely to receive flu vaccine

October 5, 2015
Children and adults admitted to the hospital with influenza-related pneumonia were less likely to have received an influenza vaccination than those…

In the Journals

Early life infections associated with increased risk for celiac disease

September 28, 2015
A Norwegian population-based study found associations that suggest early life infections may play a role in the later development of celiac disease…

S. pneumoniae major cause of severe pneumonia in children

September 23, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Severe pneumonia in pediatric patients was caused most commonly by Streptococcus pneumoniae, metapneumovirus, respiratory…

Meeting News Coverage

Disinfectant use at day care centers reduces antibiotic use in attendees

September 22, 2015
SAN DIEGO — The use of quaternary ammonium spray disinfectant and disinfecting wipes at child care centers significantly reduced the amount of…

Pertussis vaccine not protective against B. parapertussis

September 21, 2015
SAN DIEGO — Although Tdap vaccination protects against whooping cough infection from Bordetella pertussis, it was not effective against a…

In the Journals

Enterovirus infections may reduce risk for leukemia in children

September 18, 2015
Children infected with enterovirus faced a reduced risk for developing leukemia, according to the results of a retrospective cohort study. The…

In the Journals

Pertussis now passes most commonly from siblings to infants

September 16, 2015
According to recently published data, the most common source of pertussis transmission in the United States has shifted from mother to child and now…