Tag Archive: MD

Jan
06

Children with high-risk chronic conditions had fewer serious illnesses when they were seen in a clinic implementing a “medical home” model that provided both primary and specialist care along with other features to facilitate timely effective care,

Children with high-risk chronic conditions had fewer serious illnesses when they were seen in a clinic implementing a “medical home” model that provided both primary and specialist care along with other features to facilitate timely effective care, researchers found in a randomized clinical trial. Ricardo Mosquera, MD, from the Department of Pediatrics and the University …

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Oct
23

Abigail Freedman, MD, attending physician at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington

Abigail Freedman, MD, attending physician at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware reported successful decolonization of the gut by fecal microbiota transplantation in a 13–year–old girl at IDWeek 2014. The patient a history of recurrent otitis media and otomastoiditis, who persistently harbored multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.

Feb
16

Giving children with acute asthma flare–ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED)

Giving children with acute asthma flare–ups 1 or 2 doses of dexamethasone in the emergency department (ED) provides equivalent relief to a 5–day course of prednisone while reducing the chance of triggering vomiting, according to a meta–analysis by Grant E. Keeney, MD, from the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, and colleagues, who …

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Dec
15

Matthew M. Laughon, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Matthew M. Laughon, MD, MPH, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues report online in JAMA Pediatrics that among 399 drugs commonly used in community NICUs, 96‰ did not have sufficient labels for dose, safety and efficacy in neonates