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2014-09-18 23:00:44

Newborn screening market is driven by several factors which include benefits offered by newborn testing programs, legislations and mandates, technological advancements, government support, and the expanding panel of newborn diseases. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/newborn-screening-market-141676244.html (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 According to a new market research report, "Newborn Screening Market by Test Type (Dried Blood Spot, Hearing Screening, CCHD), Technology...

2014-09-18 12:29:45

Arizona Health Director Honored for Reforms to Avoid Deadly Delays CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- Arizona turned its newborn screening program into a model other states can follow in just a few short months, earning it the first-ever Newborn Screening Quality Award from the March of Dimes. The March of Dimes presented Will Humble, M.P.H., Arizona's Department of Health Services director, with the award at a ceremony held here today. Mr. Humble...

2014-09-18 08:28:47

Important New Platform Reinforces Company Commitment to Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians and Their Patients MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acclarent, Inc. announced today the launch of the ACCLARENT AERA(TM) Eustachian Tube Balloon Dilation System for the treatment of adult patients with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD), a condition marked by ear pain, pressure and dulled hearing. The ACCLARENT AERA(TM) is cleared for use in Europe and is now available...

2014-09-16 23:16:51

Claire Wineland receives notable award for her dedication to making a difference in the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Claire Wineland, age 17, of Redondo Beach, California, has been named a national winner of the 2014 Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes. Each year, the Barron Prize celebrates twenty-five inspiring, public-spirited young people from all across America who have made a significant positive difference to people and our...

2014-09-16 08:29:49

Expanded Collaboration Supports Phase 2 Clinical Trial Initiation of First-In-Class ENaC Inhibitor for the Treatment of Cystic Fibrosis DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parion Sciences today announced it has received a $3 million award from Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics (CFFT) to support the development of P-1037, Parion's new investigational treatment for cystic fibrosis (CF). This award will accelerate the initiation of a phase 2 trial for P-1037...

2014-09-15 08:29:22

Senate Approves First-Ever Growth Awareness Week PLAINSBORO, N.J., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The MAGIC (Major Aspects of Growth In Children) Foundation(®), a nonprofit organization that provides support services for the families of children afflicted with a wide variety of chronic and/or critical disorders, syndromes, and diseases that affect a child's growth, is proud to support, in partnership with Novo Nordisk, the first nationally recognized Growth Awareness Week. This is...

2014-09-12 12:25:50

-- Company Expects to File IND to Support Clinical Trials in Mid-2015 -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthetic Biologics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SYN), a biotechnology company developing novel anti-infective biologic and drug programs targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Orphan Drug designation to the Company's proprietary SYN-005 monoclonal antibody (mAb)...

2014-09-11 23:11:17

Little Big Books.net announces its launch as a new eBook publishing company, offering lively multimedia eBooks for toddlers, beginning with Potty Party. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Potty Party, the first of Little Big Books' five-book collection, is wildly funny. Mom wants her toddler to poop in the potty. He prefers to do it in his pull-ups. But this time, something different happens! A band of happy animals playing musical instruments pours out of...

2014-09-11 08:28:06

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claritas Genomics, a clinical laboratory serving the DNA-based diagnostic testing needs of children's hospitals, announced the availability of a next-generation sequencing assay that investigates 28 genes that represent single-gene causes of pediatric steroid-resistant Nephrotic Syndrome. The assay was developed in collaboration with a laboratory at Boston Children's Hospital that has been studying the underlying genetic...

2014-09-09 12:29:05

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PM Pediatrics, an award-winning provider of specialized pediatric urgent care, serving patients from cradle through college, will open its doors in Yonkers, NY on Monday, September 15. The new location is the second in Westchester County, joining PM Pediatrics of Mamaroneck, and the 12th overall in the New York Metropolitan area. The 5,069 square foot jungle-themed office is located at 2290 Central Park Avenue, and features on-site...


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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