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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...

ear infections
2014-09-08 10:37:32

Marguerite Beck, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Middle ear infections, which affect more than 85 percent of children under the age of 3, can be triggered by a viral infection in the nose rather than solely by a bacterial infection, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. By simultaneously infecting the nose with a flu virus and a bacterium that is one of the leading causes of ear infections in children, the researchers found that the flu virus inflamed the...

2014-09-08 08:29:12

-- SYN-005 Neutralizing Antibody Combination Protects Against Pertussis in Murine and Non-Human Primate Models -- ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 8, 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 data from its novel SYN-005 program for the treatment of Pertussis were highlighted in an oral presentation...

2014-09-04 16:28:09

HOUSTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians at Texas Children's Fetal Center and Baylor College of Medicine proudly announce the completion of the first two-port fetoscopic procedure to repair spina bifida in-utero. It is believed that this is the first time this type of fetoscopic procedure has been performed in the United States. The fetoscopic approach was developed by Dr. Michael Belfort, obstetrician and gynecologist-in-chief at Texas Children's Hospital and Dr. William...

2014-08-28 23:01:34

Pediatricians can now find risk factors for vision loss with fast, convenient, child-friendly device. Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Earlier this month, Gobiquity Mobile Health introduced their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids™, the world’s first and only pediatric photoscreening application for smartphones used to screen a child’s eyes for risk factors that could lead to vision loss. The pediatrician simply takes a single photograph of the patient’s eyes, and the...

2014-08-27 23:13:03

Honoring National Immunization Awareness Month, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author, Sanjay Jain, M.D. MBA explains how to identify and stay on top of immunizations for every age group. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The purpose behind vaccinations is to help "teach" the body how to effectively build up immunity for the future and fight off infectious agents that may cause disease. The immune system contains a diverse network of tissues, organs, and highly...

2014-08-27 23:03:48

Top pediatricians now part of a comprehensive network of physicians. Latest acquisition to expand health care options for Hudson County residents. Hudson County, NJ (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 CarePoint Health is proud to announce that a leading pediatric practice, Hoboken Pediatrics has joined our network, CarePoint Health Medical Group. Our system welcomes Dr. Andrzej Klos, Dr. Piotr Oko, Dr. Yanina Meshko and Dr. Nana Yenukashvili to the community. Hundreds of highly skilled and...

2014-08-26 12:28:27

--Center with Deepest Experience Advances the Field After the MOMS Trial Set a New Standard of Care-- PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Reporting on 100 recent cases of fetal surgery for spina bifida, specialists at a premier fetal surgery program achieved results similar to those published three years previously in a landmark clinical trial that established a new standard of care for prenatal repair of this birth defect....

2014-08-26 12:27:08

Younger Americans more likely than their elder counterparts to question vaccine safety NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With incidents on the rise for many diseases once considered dangers of the past, the subject of vaccinations has been a frequent topic of conversation in recent days. In fact, strong majorities of U.S. adults favor childhood vaccinations being mandatory for all children (77%), while seven in ten don't think unvaccinated children should be allowed to attend...

2014-08-25 12:27:11

Dangers of Not Vaccinating Children Discussed on SERMO, the Leading Physician Social Network BOSTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SERMO, the leading physician social network with over 270,000 (40%) of U.S. physicians, announced today its community is actively discussing the implications and key concerns of the anti-vaccine movement as families around the country prepare for going back to school. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140410/CG02301LOGO-b In order to gauge the...


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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