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Pertussis Booster Dose Safe in Pediatric Patients With IBD

Pertussis Booster Dose Safe in Pediatric Patients With IBD

A booster dose of pertussis vaccine is safe and immunogenic for pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

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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.

Clinical Practice Guideline on UTI in Young Children Reaffirmed

Clinical Practice Guideline on UTI in Young Children Reaffirmed

After review of literature, the 2011 clinical practice guideline on urinary tract infection in infants and young children reaffirmed.

Requirement of Tdap Vaccincation Increases HPV Immunization

Requirement of Tdap Vaccincation Increases HPV Immunization

Tdap booster and meningococcal vaccination requirements associated with larger "spillover" increases in HPV vaccination coverage.

Fluoroquinolones Use in Children Should be Considered in Specific Situations

Fluoroquinolones Use in Children Should be Considered in Specific Situations

When there is no safe and effective alternative, fluoroquinolones use should be considered in children.

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