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2014-10-22 12:29:41

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProgenyHealth, the market leader in evidence-based care management solutions for premature and medically complex newborns, announced today it will be exhibiting at Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) from October 26-28 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. MHPA is the leading national organization solely dedicated to representing health plans participating in Medicaid managed care. In addition to...

2014-10-22 08:33:04

HAMILTON, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C., (MDL), a CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory which specializes in high complexity, state-of-the-art, automated DNA-based molecular analyses, announces that it is now offering new Cystic Fibrosis Testing which utilizes cutting edge technology, including next- generation DNA sequencing platforms. Cystic fibrosis (CF), or mucoviscidosis, is a genetically inherited multisystem disorder that...

2014-10-15 08:29:22

- Companies will Co-Invest to Advance Aerosolization Technology to a Phase 3 / Commercial-Ready Device - WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCO) today announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Battelle, the world's largest independent research and development organization with 35 years of specific expertise in aerosol science. The parties intend to further develop Discovery Labs' proprietary capillary aerosol...

2014-10-14 12:29:11

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Fratantoni, MD, MPH, leads the Children's National Health System research team that has received a $2 million, three-year contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how parent navigators can help families and children with fragile medical conditions successfully manage the transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the home. Dr. Fratantoni will assess the impact of...

2014-10-14 08:31:59

Survey of Canadian adults finds that 80 per cent believe child and adult vaccinations are of equal importance KIRKLAND, QC, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - There were more than 150 Canadian news reports about vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks between September 2013 and April 2014.(2) Amongst these reports were calls from the Public Health Agency of Canada(3 )to ensure children are vaccinated against the diseases they are most susceptible to - but what about adults? A new survey of Canadians finds...

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2014-10-14 05:18:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the journal Pediatrics has found that a significant number of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) cases can be attributed to the infant sleeping on a sofa. The study, conducted by a team of American and British scientists, was based on data for over 7,900 cases of SIDS in 24 US states and it found that about 12 percent were related to the child sleeping on a sofa. “We did this study simply because there wasn’t a...

2014-10-10 12:24:26

New leadership to build on strong foundation established by retiring CEO Alan L. Goldbloom, MD MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has appointed Robert (Bob) I. Bonar Jr. as its new chief executive officer. Bonar, who is president and CEO of Seton Family of Hospitals and CEO of Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, will begin his new duties Dec. 8, 2014....

2014-10-09 08:28:30

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OrPro Therapeutics, Inc., a pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that it will present data on the development of its inhaled treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF) at the 28(th) Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, October 9 - 11 in Atlanta. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120731/SF49182LOGO CF is an inherited genetic disease that affects approximately 80,000 people worldwide. OrPro's lead compound, ORP-100,...

2014-10-08 12:28:51

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Clinical laboratory testing ensures that thousands of infants receive life-saving treatments every year, yet certain pediatric testing programs could lose their funding if Congress does not finalize the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013. On October 14, AACC will host a congressional briefing to discuss how this legislation could save even more children from death and disability by enabling advances in...

2014-10-07 23:03:14

ChanTest’s expertise will be showcased at the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference this month, highlighting the important research the company has conducted to help move cystic fibrosis closer to a cure. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 The 28th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference kicks off October 9th, 2014 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. ChanTest, the Ion Channel Expert, will be joining many others attending the three-day event that is hosted...


Latest Pediatrics Reference Libraries

Cystic Fibrosis
2013-07-19 15:03:45

Cystic fibrosis, also called mucoviscidosis, is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder of the viscous secretions in the body. In turn, it effects the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines, as well as all other exocrine glands in the body. The most common genetic mutation that causes CF is a deletion of three nucleotides that results in a loss of phenylalanine, an amino acid at the 508th position on the protein. It should be noted, however, that there are over a thousand other mutations that...

Politzerization
2012-12-31 12:28:34

In 1861 Adam Politzer of Vienna spent much time studying the air movement in the Eustachian tubes and the ear canal. He would measure the air movement by attaching a manometer, a very large gauge, to the ear canal and the pharynx. He developed an apparatus known as the Politzer bag in 1863 which is a less invasive way to clear the Eustachian tubes. Procedure Politzerization, also known as the Politzer maneuver, is a medical procedure which inserts air in the middle ear while the patient...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-23 17:56:27

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes respiratory tract infections and is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infection and hospital visits during infancy and childhood. For premature infants and infants with congenital heart disease there is a prophylactic medication. During winter months in temperate climates there is an annual epidemic. Infection in tropical climates is most common during the rainy season. 60% of infants, in the United States, are infected during their first...

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2011-02-22 18:09:06

The B19 virus, referred to as parvovirus B19, was first known human virus in the family of parvovirus. It causes a childhood rash called fifth disease or commonly called slapped cheek syndrome. Discovered in 1975 by Yvonne Cossart, the virus gained its name because it was found in well B19 of a large series of Petri dishes. The virus is mainly spread through infected respiratory droplets. Symptoms usually appear six days after exposure and last about a week. Patients aren't usually...

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