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Children With HIV May Benefit From Alendronate

Alendronate treatment is well-tolerated and improved bone mineral density (BMD), with no safety concerns in children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV, according to a study recently published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Compared with children and adolescents without HIV, those who are perinatally infected have lower BMD; this may be related to antiretroviral therapy (ART).…

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Infant Respiratory Syncytial Virus Increases Bronchiolitis, Pneumonia Risks

The development of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis in infants within the first 6 months of life was associated with increased odds of pneumonia, otitis media, and filling of antibiotic prescriptions in the second 6 months of life, according to study results published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. This was a population-based cohort study of infants…

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