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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection, which manifests primarily as bronchiolitis and/or viral pneumonia, is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infection in infants and young children....
Ventricular fibrillation produces uncoordinated quivering of the ventricle with no useful contractions. It causes immediate syncope and death within minutes. Treatment is with cardiopulmonary resusc...
Research has not found any adverse effects from consuming vitamin E in food. However, high doses of alpha-tocopherol supplements can cause hemorrhage and interrupt blood coagulation in animals, and ...
ImuXen® is a liposomal technology platform designed to improve the delivery and effectiveness of DNA, protein and polysaccharide vaccines. Proof of concept preclinical studies with a number of...
(Yale University) It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale and Boston University (BU). Fewer than half of infants are ...
Vision impairment is a pervasive finding in infants with microcephaly related to congenital Zika virus syndrome, according to research.In one Brazilian study, Islane Verçosa, MD, and colleagues analy...
For infants under age 6 months, it's best to cover them up and keep them well shaded. An FDA pediatrician tells how to protect babies from dangerous ultraviolet rays.
VCUG can be avoided in infants with both an E. coli urinary tract infection and normal renal ultrasound results.
It is still common for infants to be placed in unsafe sleeping positions by their caregivers, report researchers from Yale and Boston University (BU). Fewer than half of infants are always placed on t...
Conventional wisdom determines how long to keep febrile infants in the hospital under observation, but could we use better data? Medscape Pediatrics
This Medical News article examines the use of stomach acid suppressors to treat mild gastric reflux in infants.
Despite widespread use, a complete blood count alone cannot reliably identify febrile infants with invasive bacterial infections, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News
Anisocoria may indicate a life-threatening neurosurgical emergency, unlike bilateral mydriasis. In patients with periorbital fracture, anisocoria can be caused by direct or indirect injury to the ocul...
Small for gestational age (SGA) infants are more susceptible to infectious morbidity and growth faltering compared to their appropriate for gestational age (AGA) counterparts. Zinc supplementation of ...
Infants who do not survive the first year of life are more likely to be born at earlier gestational ages. In 2014, 66% of infants who survived to age 1 year were delivered at full term or later (≥39...
The recommendation for enteral iodide intake for preterm infants is 30 to 40 μg/kg per day and 1 μg/kg per day for parenteral intake. Preterm infants are vulnerable to iodide insufficiency and thyro...