Rate of infants with a UTI who received 4 or more days of intravenous antibiotics decreased from 2005 to 2015.
Zanamivir is a neuraminidase inhibitor approved in the United States as an oral inhalation powder for acute, uncomplicated influenza in children ≥7 years of age and prophylaxis in children ≥5 years of age.
Identification of premature infants at low risk of early onset sepsis may help guide decisions for initiating and/or discontinuing empirical antibiotic treatments in the first days of life.
Researchers examine serious infection risk factors in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis receiving biologic therapy.
Study assessed the effects of weather trends on the occurrence and severity of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in affected children.
New data shows a higher risk of respiratory syncytial virus hospitalization for preterm infants during the 2015-2016 season vs data from the previous season.
In recent years, a link between childhood Helicobacter pylori and gastric cancer in adulthood has elevated the need to detect and treat H pylori in asymptomatic children.
Maternal hypertension, intravascular thrombosis, and Gram-negative sepsis were independent risk factors for thrombocytopenia in multivariate analysis.
Addition of previously unconsidered genes from the PERSEVERE model can improve mortality risk stratification for children with septic shock.
Guidelines have been updated for infection prevention in pediatric ambulatory settings.
Vancomycin administered via continuous infusion was found to achieve the recommended VAN trough of 15-20mg/L faster and with less risk of adverse events compared to administration via intermittent infusion.
Many of the recommendations by sports organizations are more stringent than ordinary infection control practices for similar conditions.
The FDA has approved labeling changes for Genvoya to include new safety and efficacy data.
Hear from experts on when to prescribe short course antibiotic therapy in pediatric populations for a variety of common infections.
The has expanded the use of Rapivab to pediatric patients aged ≥2 years with acute uncomplicated influenza
Pediatric patients with group A streptococcal pharyngitis should not be treated with antibiotics if results of an RADT are negative.
An analysis of the financial burden associated with rotavirus infection revealed a lower cost burden for children receiving complete and incomplete vaccination relative to completely unvaccinated children.
A new longitudinal study updates the epidemiology of acute otitis media in the decade after pneumococcal conjugate vaccine introduction.
High-dose vitamin D supplements do not prevent viral upper respiratory tract infections in young children.
Inadvertent administration of the quadrivalent HPV vaccine during periconception or pregnancy was not associated with additional risk to mothers and their infants.
Older age and peaked tympanogram are associated with reduced risk of treatment failure in young children with acute otitis media.
A new organ dysfunction scoring system that predicts in-hospital mortality was validated in critically ill children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit.
Increasing rates of non-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 serotypes of invasive pneumococcal disease present a new challenge to the global containment of the infection.
Implementation of rotavirus vaccination correlated with a reduction in acute gastroenteritis related hospitalization rates among children.
The use of specific antibiotics during pregnancy may be associated with increased risk for major congenital malformations.
Influenza vaccination during pregnancy decreases infant hospitalizations for all-cause acute lower respiratory tract infection during the first 3 months of life.
Since the introduction of pneumococcal vaccines, the epidemiology of acute otitis media has changed considerably.
Point-of-care testing of HIV-exposed infants at birth yielded results comparable to the standard of care laboratory-based testing and reduced time to result and time to antiretroviral therapy initiation.
An outbreak of measles has been identified in Minnesota.
Infants exposed to the Zika virus in utero should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities.
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