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Monday, September 15, 2014
By Jacqueline Gray
The FDA has approved Baxter’s Rixubis [Coagulation Factor IX (Recombinant)], an intravenous prophylactic treatment intended to control and prevent bleeding episodes and assist with perioperative management for children 12 years and younger with hemophilia B.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, shares how cognitive function impacts patients with progressive multiple sclerosis at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Amy Jacob
As reported in the EMBO Molecular Medicine journal, researchers have discovered there are several types of dendritic cells within human skin that play a role in both the earlier and more advances stages of psoriasis.
Monday, September 15, 2014
From 2007 to 2011, there were nearly 10,000 emergency hospitalizations per year for unsupervised prescription medication ingestion by young children, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Just over one-quarter of US children with acute respiratory tract infections have bacterial illness, yet antimicrobials are prescribed twice as frequently as expected during ARTI outpatient visits, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Neither parents' nor adolescents' knowledge about human papillomavirus vaccines predicts vaccination compliance, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 15, 2014
A substantial proportion of primary care patients will use online personal health records that interact with the electronic health record, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Surgical specialty has limited influence on short-term outcomes after elective spine surgery, with differences noted for transfusions and length of stay, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in Spine.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The use of estrogen-progestin has varied over the past 40 years, peaking in the 1990s and declining in the early 2000s, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Monday, September 15, 2014
An HbA1c threshold of ≥5.9 percent can identify all women with gestational diabetes in early pregnancy, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in Diabetes Care.
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An association of state medical boards is hoping to streamline the process for doctors who wish to gain licensure in multiple states.
The rate of uninsured children was already falling before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. A new study finds the ACA hasn't changed those numbers significantly.