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2014-10-01 08:32:24

October is Infant Loss Awareness Month ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With October being Infant Loss Awareness month, parents, clinicians, and researchers are launching the NEC Society, a non-profit dedicated to protecting babies from necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC). NEC is a leading cause of infant death, claiming the lives of about 500 babies every year in the U.S. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149430 Two mothers who recently lost their babies to...

2014-10-01 08:31:45

WARRINGTON, Pa., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCO) today announced that the Company has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research Grant (SBIR) valued at up to $3.0 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the development of the Company's aerosolized KL(4) surfactant as a medical countermeasure to mitigate acute and chronic/late-phase...

2014-10-01 04:21:54

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sophia Genetics, the European leader in Clinical Genomics and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data analysis, today launches a unique CFTR IVD Solution allowing clinicians to run full cystic fibrosis analysis in a single NGS experiment. The CE-IVD marked solution covers the identification and characterisation of all types of variants in a single NGS experiment with clinical grade analytical performance. Until now,...

2014-09-29 16:26:17

This comprehensive syndromic panel tests for greater than 90% of bacterial, viral, and parasitic causes of infectious gastroenteritis in a single molecular test AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ: LMNX) today announced it has received U.S. FDA clearance to add three new targets to its xTAG® Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel (GPP). The targets include Adenovirus 40/41, Entamoeba histolytica and Vibrio cholerae. In addition, FDA has now cleared...

2014-09-29 08:31:11

This innovative combination of drugs could become the treatment of choice in those cases BARCELONA, Spain, September 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laboratorios SALVAT S.A. announced today the top-line results from two Phase III studies comparing Ciprofloxacin 0.3% plus Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.025% Otic Solution to the components alone (Ciprofloxacin 0.3% otic solution and Fluocinolone Acetonide 0.025% otic solution) in the treatment of pediatric patients with Acute Otitis Media...

2014-09-19 23:03:35

The European gluten-free foods market can be segmented by sales channels, macro indicators, and companies. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-gluten-free-foods-5565967862.html (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 The Europe Gluten-free Foods Market report explains and divides the concerned market in Europe with analysis and projection of revenue. The gluten-free foods market in Europe is estimated to grow from $1,114.5 million in 2013 to $1,840.3 million by 2018, at a CAGR of...

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...


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.