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Secondhand smoke increases inflammation risk in infants with RSV

October 10, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Exposing infants with respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis to secondhand smoke increases their risk of inflammation, while suppressing T and B cell responses, according to a recent presentation held at IDWeek 2017.

“Parents do not realize that babies breathe faster than adults and therefore their ability to inhale — in this case, tobacco smoke — increases exponentially,” M. Asuncion Mejias, MD, PhD, from the Center for Vaccines and Immunity at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, told Infectious Diseases in Children.

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No decrease observed in oxygen therapy use for preterm infants

August 17, 2017
“Assisted ventilation has changed substantially since the 1970s, when ventilation delivered through an endotracheal tube predominated,” Lex W. Doyle, MD
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Benefits of caffeine treatment in premature infants persist into childhood

August 1, 2017
The use of caffeine for the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and to shorten the duration of assisted ventilation in premature newborns effectively improves…
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AAP urges disaster preparation plans for NICUs

May 24, 2017
Neonatologists and other providers within neonatal intensive care units are critical for the creation of emergency preparedness plans, including the development of…
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Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Among Adolescents: Status of the Evidence and Public Health Recommendations

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
Although the prevalence of tobacco smoking has been declining in recent years, the use of electronic nicotine delivery…
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