Pediatric Illnesses Feature Archive

Pediatric Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship: Minimizing Antibiotic Duration

Pediatric Outpatient Antimicrobial Stewardship: Minimizing Antibiotic Duration

Hear from experts on when to prescribe short course antibiotic therapy in pediatric populations for a variety of common infections.

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.

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.

Polio: The End is Becoming Nearer

Polio: The End is Becoming Nearer

Public health and global health efforts to eradicate polio are closing in on their goal.

Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Andrew Wakefield's Anti-Vaccination Film From Lineup

Tribeca Film Festival Pulls Andrew Wakefield's Anti-Vaccination Film From Lineup

Andrew Wakefield's film Vaxxed: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe was pulled from the Tribeca Film Festival.

Health Care Gaps Noted As Adolescents Mature

Health Care Gaps Noted As Adolescents Mature

The systematic literature review identified risk factors and protective factors that affect adolescents with chronic conditions.

Tdap Vaccine Effective For Adolescents One Year Post Vaccination, But Efficacy Wanes Quickly

Tdap Vaccine Effective For Adolescents One Year Post Vaccination, But Efficacy Wanes Quickly

The Tdap vaccine for adolescents provides moderate protection for 1 year after vaccination, after which efficacy declines.

Pediatric Pancreatitis Linked With More Hospital Trips, Higher Costs

Pediatric Pancreatitis Linked With More Hospital Trips, Higher Costs

Children with recurrent acute or chronic pancreatitis are likely to have high healthcare costs and a high risk for repeat hospitalization.

Adolescent HIV Screen Added to Schedule for Preventive Health Care

Adolescent HIV Screen Added to Schedule for Preventive Health Care

An HIV screen was added for adolescents between 16 and 18 years.

Urging Scientific Evidence Key When Parents Want to Negotiate Immunization Schedules

Urging Scientific Evidence Key When Parents Want to Negotiate Immunization Schedules

Providers should consider both medical ethics and scientific evidence when parents want to delay the vaccine schedule for their child.

Identifying and Addressing the Four Types of Non-Vaccinators

Identifying and Addressing the Four Types of Non-Vaccinators

According to new research, there are four types of people who decide not to vaccinate due to issues of complacency, convenience, confidence, and calculation.

Communicating Vaccine Safety to Parents Key

Communicating Vaccine Safety to Parents Key

Clinicians should inform parents about the safety of vaccines to encourage them to vaccinate their children.

Pertussis Outbreak Could Spread, Despite Vaccination

Pertussis Outbreak Could Spread, Despite Vaccination

New research in BMC Medicine proposes that the source of a recent pertussis outbreak may not be due to vaccine efficacy or decreasing immunization, but instead from infected individuals who are vaccinated and asymptomatic.

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