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Updated CDC guidelines for neonatal HBV testing prevent misclassification

June 28, 2017

PHILADELPHIA — Shortening the time frame in which an infant receives post-vaccination serologic testing for hepatitis B from 9 to 18 months to 9 to 12 months may increase adherence for testing in accordance with CDC guidelines and lessen the time in which nonresponders may come into close contact with the infection, according to a recent presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

“If the mother tests negative for hepatitis B earlier in her pregnancy but comes into contact and picks up the infection later, we absolutely want to make sure that the baby is vaccinated,” Mary Koslap-Petraco, DNP, PNP-BC, CPNP, FAANP, from Stony Brook University School of Nursing, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “It will dramatically decrease the chance that they will go on to be a hepatitis B carrier.”

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Insufficient evidence to support pediatric medicinal marijuana use

June 27, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — The use of cannabis products in the pediatric population for a variety of conditions, including seizures and psychiatric illnesses, has not been…

Biosimilar to Enbrel approved in Europe

June 27, 2017
Erelzi, a biosimilar to Enbrel, has been approved by the European Commission for all indications of the reference product, according to a company press release…

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

June 27, 2017
The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health care offered in…
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Mortality risk likely to be higher among uninsured patients

June 27, 2017
With the Congressional Budget Office report indicating that 22 million Americans will lose insurance coverage by 2026 under
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Regular Versus Releasable Sutures in Surgery for Primary Congenital Glaucoma

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, June 15, 2017
To compare releasable and regular sutures in combined angle and filtering surgery for primary congenital glaucoma. A…
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Common Symptoms, but Rare Diagnoses in Neonatology: October 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The old adage “When you hear hoof beats, think horses” is often used in medical education. Yet, there are…
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