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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
By Andrew Smith
New research from Northwestern University has found that schools are woefully unprepared to deal with anaphylaxis and other life-threatening emergencies stemming from student allergies.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have jointly released new recommendations for estimating gestational age and the anticipated due date for pregnant women. The Committee Opinion has been published in the October issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Primary care providers perceive multiple barriers to provision of genetics services for their patients, according to research published online Sept. 11 in Genetics in Medicine.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Many American parents are aware of online physician-rating sites, and more than one-quarter have used them to choose a pediatrician for their children, according to a new national study published online Sept. 22 in Pediatrics.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Taking iron supplements as prescribed may play a role in reducing the risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to research published online Sept. 22 in the American Journal of Epidemiology.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Approximately one in 15 family physicians spend at least 80% of their time in emergency or urgent care, with higher percentages seen for doctors in rural areas, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians. The findings were published in the July-August issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
Monday, September 22, 2014
By Gale Scott
Enterovirus-D68 could soon be in the rearview mirror, according to a Hartford, CT, pediatric intensivist who has treated more than 20 children hospitalized with the infection. “We may have plateaued,” said Christopher Carroll, MD, an asthma specialist at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. While children are still being admitted for respiratory problems, “Now it’s more a mix of symptoms, not those of classic enterovirus.” Though he could not say for certain the outbreak has peaked, he did say that “things are not continuing to get worse.”
Monday, September 22, 2014
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated their influenza vaccine recommendations and is urging vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. The recommendations were published online Sept. 22 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Preemies may fare better when newborn intensive care units set up private rooms for parents to spend time with their infants, according to research published online Sept. 22 in Pediatrics.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Redundant use of antimicrobial therapy is pervasive in US hospitals and is associated with considerable, potentially avoidable, health care costs, according to a study published in the October issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
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