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CMV Infection in Mothers and Infants: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

CMV Infection in Mothers and Infants: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Cytomeglovirus infection is associated with a range of diagnostic and treatment challenges and a relatively high transmission rate from the mother to the fetus.

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HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Maternal, Infant Outcomes

HPV Vaccine Does Not Increase Risk for Adverse Maternal, Infant Outcomes

Inadvertent administration of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine during periconception or pregnancy was not associated with additional risk to mothers and their infants.

Acute Otitis Media Epidemiology Changed With Pneumococcal Vaccines

Acute Otitis Media Epidemiology Changed With Pneumococcal Vaccines

Since the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines, the epidemiology of acute otitis media has changed considerably.

Measles Outbreak Linked to Community With Low MMR Vaccination Rates

Measles Outbreak Linked to Community With Low MMR Vaccination Rates

An outbreak of measles has been identified in Minnesota.

Bacteremia in Infant Linked to Maternal Ingestion of Placenta Capsules

Bacteremia in Infant Linked to Maternal Ingestion of Placenta Capsules

A case study published by the CDC highlights the possible danger of maternal placenta capsule ingestion.

Probiotic Supplements Do Not Protect Infants Against Infections

Probiotic Supplements Do Not Protect Infants Against Infections

Probiotics do not appear to lower infant's risk against infections.

Streptococcal Throat Infection May Increase Risk of Mental Disorders

Streptococcal Throat Infection May Increase Risk of Mental Disorders

Individuals with streptococcal throat infection have increased risks of mental disorders.

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

Reducing Antibiotic Use in Infants With Use of Sepsis Risk Calculator

A study finds the use of early-onset sepsis calculator can decrease the number of infants receiving a sepsis work-up and prophylactic antibiotics.

Watchful Waiting for Acute Otitis Media Management Cost-Effective

Watchful Waiting for Acute Otitis Media Management Cost-Effective

Researchers find that fewer antibiotics were prescribed to pediatric patients with acute otitis media after using watchful waiting.

Considerable Variation Seen in Risk Assessment for Sepsis in Newborns

Considerable Variation Seen in Risk Assessment for Sepsis in Newborns

The most common factor used to identify risk for early onset sepsis was obstetric diagnosis of chorioamnionitis, according to the study.

Antiseptic, Dry Cord Care Comparable in Newborns

Antiseptic, Dry Cord Care Comparable in Newborns

A cluster randomized trial was conducted among newborns at 6 French university maternity units.

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