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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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Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High

Case Numbers of U.S. Children With Polio-Like Illness Hit Record High

There has been a record number of cases of a rare paralyzing illness among children in the United States this year.

Neisseria meningitidis Serogroups C and Y Vaccine Safe When Co-Administered

Neisseria meningitidis Serogroups C and Y Vaccine Safe When Co-Administered

H influenzae type b and N meningitidis serogroups C and Y-tetanus toxoid conjugate vaccine may be safe to co-administer to infants with other scheduled vaccines.

No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis

No Efficacy Signal for Fluoxetine in EV-D68 Acute Flaccid Myelitis

The antiviral agent fluoxetine is well tolerated but is not effective for patients with proven or presumptive enterovirus D68-associated acute flaccid myelitis.

CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise

CDC Probe Continues as Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis Rise

Cases of a mysterious polio-like illness continue to mount in the United States.

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the US

CDC: Cases of Polio-Like Illness Still Increasing in the US

Cases of a polio-like condition that mainly affects children continue to rise this year in the United States.

Low Risk for Bacterial Coinfections in Febrile Infants With Viral Infections

Low Risk for Bacterial Coinfections in Febrile Infants With Viral Infections

Infants ≤60 days old with fever and confirmed viral infections are at a lower risk for serious bacterial infections compared to infants without a virus.

Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise in the United States

Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise in the United States

A rare, polio-like condition in children is on the rise again in the United States, with 38 confirmed cases in 16 states so far this year.

Short-Course Oral Steroids Ineffective for Pediatric Otitis Media With Effusion

Short-Course Oral Steroids Ineffective for Pediatric Otitis Media With Effusion

A short course of oral steroids was not found to significantly improve otitis media with effusion in children.

Pediatric Histoplasmosis Most Frequently Manifested as Pulmonary Disease

Pediatric Histoplasmosis Most Frequently Manifested as Pulmonary Disease

Pediatric histoplasmosis most frequently manifests as pulmonary disease, and the highest diagnostic yields were achieved when multiple diagnostic modalities were used.

Regular Feedback May Optimize Blood Culture Sample Volumes in the PICU

Regular Feedback May Optimize Blood Culture Sample Volumes in the PICU

Interventions that included the distribution of simple weight-stratified guidelines for recommended blood volume and feedback to physicians were effective in optimizing blood volume culture in a PICU.

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