In the JournalsPerspective

Nose, throat microbiome hints at source of LRTIs in children

March 26, 2019
The microbiome of children’s nasopharynx very closely resembles the viral and bacterial microbiome observed in deep endotracheal samples…

In the JournalsPerspective

GSK’s MMR vaccine safe, effective for US infants

March 22, 2019
GlaxoSmithKline’s measles, mumps and rubella vaccine was found to be safe and effective in healthy children in a phase 3 clinical trial. The…

At Issue

What is the value of the pediatric ID specialty?

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Infectious Diseases in Children asked Janet R. Gilsdorf, MD, DSc (Hon), FPIDS, a past president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and the

Cover Story

Pediatric ID compensation ‘just too low’

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Pediatric infectious disease specialists are the lowest paid physicians compared with all other medical specialties, according to a recent report…

AAP recommends both nasal spray and flu shot for 2019-2020 season

March 15, 2019
The AAP recently announced that children can be vaccinated with either an inactivated influenza vaccine or a live-attenuated influenza vaccine for…

Special Issue Article

Contemplating Chronic Cough in Children

Pediatric Annals, March 2019, Volume 48 Issue 3
Chronic cough is one of the most common reasons children seek care from their pediatrician. A cough can be distressing both to the patient and family…

Low-income children more likely to be sick, less likely to miss school

March 7, 2019
Children from low-income households are more likely to have respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses but are less likely to miss school compared…

FDA News

FDA CLIA-waives BinaxNOW influenza rapid test

February 28, 2019
Abbott’s reformulated lateral flow influenza assay has been waived by the FDA under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, or CLIA…

In the Journals

Weight-age score predicts effectiveness of childhood TB therapy

February 25, 2019
Weight change early in therapy predicted outcomes of childhood tuberculosis therapy, according to study results published in the Journal of the

In the Journals

Reduced efficacy from repeat flu vaccination depends on vaccine type, strain

February 20, 2019
Repeat immunization with inactivated influenza vaccine appears to reduce children’s antibody responses to influenza strains A(H1N1)pdm09 and B…

In the Journals

Nitazoxanide not beneficial for treatment of severe acute respiratory illness

February 19, 2019
Adding nitazoxanide to standard of care for the treatment of children and adults with severe acute respiratory infections was safe, but it did not…

In the Journals

Rapid flu tests reduce antibiotic prescriptions, additional visits

February 19, 2019
Children who have confirmed influenza receive fewer antibiotics in the 10 days after diagnosis and were less likely to use further health care…

Viral, bacterial diagnostics bolster antimicrobial stewardship

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2019
Numerous viral and bacterial respiratory illnesses have overlapping symptoms. In many cases, it can be difficult for pediatricians to determine what…

In the Journals

Palivizumab not effective treatment for RSV bronchiolitis

February 18, 2019
IV palivizumab, a monoclonal antibody to respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, did not appear to help or harm infants with RSV-positive bronchiolitis…

In the Journals

Parents collect respiratory samples earlier in illness than HCWs

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2019
Parents in Australia who were trained to collect nasal swabs did so nearly 2 days sooner after their children’s symptoms of an acute…

In the Journals

Parents collect respiratory samples earlier in illness than HCWs

February 15, 2019
Parents in Australia who were trained to collect nasal swabs did so nearly 2 days sooner after their children’s symptoms of an acute…

Causes of 2014 EV-D68 outbreak still unknown

February 13, 2019
Researchers are still searching for the reasons behind a 2014 outbreak of enterovirus D68, or EV-D68, which affected more than 1,100 people…

In the Journals

BCG vaccine scars tied to decline in infant mortality

February 13, 2019
Scarring caused by bacillus Calmette-Guérin, or BCG, vaccine in both mothers and infants was associated with a significant decrease in infant…

In the Journals

Educational intervention reduces antibiotic prescribing for childhood URTIs 1 year later

February 12, 2019
An educational intervention program for Chinese primary care doctors was effective in reducing antibiotic prescriptions for childhood upper…

Measles cases in Europe tripled in 2018, WHO says

February 7, 2019
Nearly 83,000 cases of measles were reported in Europe last year — more than triple the amount reported in 2017 and 15 times as many cases as…