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Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection: Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges

Experts discuss the various imaging modalities for children who require diagnostic workup beyond urine culture, as well as the consequences of overusing antibiotics and antibiotic route of administration.

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Human Rhinovirus in Febrile Infants Does Not Alter UTI Risk

Human Rhinovirus in Febrile Infants Does Not Alter UTI Risk

Human rhinovirus is common in febrile infants, and detection does not alter risk of concomitant UTI.

Meningococcal B Vaccine Elicits Bactericidal Responses Against Diverse Strains

Meningococcal B Vaccine Elicits Bactericidal Responses Against Diverse Strains

MenB-FHbp was safe and immunogenic after dose 2 and dose 3 and was also associated with more injection-site reactions than hepatitis A virus vaccine and saline.

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Uncommon After Meningitis Evaluation

Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Uncommon After Meningitis Evaluation

Young infants assessed for central nervous system infection rarely have herpes simplex virus.

Maternal Antibiotic Exposure Affects Infant Fecal Microbiota Following Vaginal Delivery

Maternal Antibiotic Exposure Affects Infant Fecal Microbiota Following Vaginal Delivery

Infants born via vaginal delivery to mothers exposed to intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis for group B Streptococcus demonstrated altered fecal microbiota immediately following birth.

UTI Rate Drops in Infants on Long IV Therapy Without Increase in Readmission

UTI Rate Drops in Infants on Long IV Therapy Without Increase in Readmission

Rate of infants with a UTI who received 4 or more days of intravenous antibiotics decreased from 2005 to 2015.

Rates of Infection in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treated With Biologic Therapy

Rates of Infection in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Treated With Biologic Therapy

Researchers examine serious infection risk factors in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis receiving biologic therapy.

Osteomyelitis in Children More Common in the Summer, Spring

Osteomyelitis in Children More Common in the Summer, Spring

Study assessed the effects of weather trends on the occurrence and severity of acute hematogenous osteomyelitis in affected children.

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.

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