In the Journals

Point-of-care ultrasound for pneumonia diagnosis feasible in low-resource settings

July 30, 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound was shown to be a useful tool for nonphysician clinicians in South Sudan to determine whether children had pneumonia…

In the Journals

Palivizumab does not improve long-term outcomes in kids with cystic fibrosis

July 19, 2019
Palivizumab — a monoclonal antibody that prevents respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, in high-risk infants — did not improve long-term…

In the Journals

Flu vaccine uptake improves with educational handouts in waiting room

July 11, 2019
Children of parents who received a simple educational handout with information about influenza were more likely to get vaccinated by the end of the…

CDC ‘asks for your help’ in early AFM recognition, reporting

July 9, 2019
The CDC reported today that 233 patients in 41 states were affected by acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, in 2018. Although most of these patients…

In the JournalsPerspective

Novel intervention reduces patient visits tied to respiratory tract infection

July 5, 2019
A novel, online parent-targeted intervention utilized in England reduced primary care attendance for self-limiting, low-risk respiratory tract…

Xofluza well-tolerated, effective in kids with flu

July 3, 2019
One dose of Xofluza was well-tolerated and demonstrated comparable efficacy to oseltamivir in children aged 1 to younger than 12 years with…

NIH launches delamanid trial for MDR-TB prevention

June 28, 2019
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the NIH, has launched a trial investigating the safety and efficacy of delamanid…

In the Journals

RSV leading cause of pediatric pneumonia cases in Africa, Asia

June 27, 2019
Researchers have found that leading causes of pneumonia requiring hospitalization in children aged younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income…


Q&A: Time to retire tuberculin skin tests?

June 26, 2019
Two tests are currently available to assist with the diagnosis of tuberculosis: tuberculin skin tests, or TSTs, and an interferon-gamma release…

In the Journals

RSV burden extends beyond 5 years after acute infection

June 24, 2019
Infant respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, was associated with a significant health care burden that lasted for at least 5 years following acute…

In the Journals

Bacteremic CAP uncommon in kids

June 20, 2019
Bacteremia is uncommon among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However…

In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone recordings of coughs accurately diagnose respiratory conditions

June 20, 2019
A smartphone app that records coughs can diagnose children with respiratory conditions, including asthma, pneumonia and bronchiolitis, with an…


1 million child-friendly TB courses ordered since 2016

June 17, 2019
Approximately 1 million treatment courses of new tuberculosis medicines designed for easy administration in children have been ordered by 93…

In the Journals

Waning immunity from DTaP vaccines fueling ongoing outbreaks

June 10, 2019
Pertussis cases appear most frequently among age-appropriately vaccinated children, which suggests that suboptimal DTaP vaccine effectiveness plays a…


Q&A: Measles cases top 1,000 in US, so what does that mean?

June 6, 2019
This week, the CDC reported that measles cases have reached over 1,000 cases in the United States for the year despite a vaccine available that…

In the Journals

Children often receive unnecessary diagnostic tests, treatment for pneumonia

May 30, 2019
Children presenting to EDs and other outpatient settings with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, often receive unnecessary diagnostic…

Meeting News

Bacterial pneumonia linked to chronic lung problems

May 22, 2019
Young children with bacterial pneumonia who were admitted to a pediatric ICU frequently had lung problems that lasted up to a year after discharge…

In the Journals

Burden of RSV-related hospitalization continues after discharge for caregivers

May 21, 2019
Caregivers of premature infants infected with respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, experience high levels of stress. Research published in Clinical

Meeting News

E-cigarettes may weaken immune system’s response to flu

May 21, 2019
Research presented at the American Thoracic Society’s International Meeting suggests that although e-cigarettes and cigarettes can leave people…

At Issue

Where should TB research focus?

Infectious Diseases in Children, May 2019
At the U.N. General Assembly high-level meeting in September 2018, heads of state committed to ending the tuberculosis epidemic by 2030. An