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2014-02-28 23:04:57

BedWettingCures.com takes an in-depth look at bed wetting alarms and reviews top brands. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Bed wetting is a common problem that affects families everywhere. It can be easy to get frustrated with a child’s bed wetting, especially after a child reaches a certain age. There are many methods and treatment options for bed wetting. One very popular option is a bed wetting alarm. But what types of alarms are on the market and which perform best? Now, a leading resource...

2014-02-27 23:22:58

An article in the recent issue of Pediatric and Developmental Pathology analyzes 18 surgical resections from infants less than 14 months old using three techniques: hematoxylin and cosin staining, Hu C/D neural markers, and calretinin immunohistochemistry. Testing for calretinin-immunoreactive mucosal innervation has begun to replace other methods in laboratories because it requires a less specialized methodology, however VS-HD remains a challenge to diagnose. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB)...

2014-02-27 16:27:43

AccountingDepartment.com, long time supporter and fund raiser for the Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Foundation, announced support of Rare Disease Day on February 28, 2014. POMPTON PLAINS, N.J., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AccountingDepartment.com announced its support for Rare Disease Day, an annual event that focuses on raising awareness for patients and families living with rare diseases. Held on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a global event meant...

2014-02-26 16:27:17

AMHERST, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONY, Inc., a pioneer in neonatal pharmaceutical development, has reached an agreement with Recordati Rare Diseases to co-promote NeoProfen(®) (ibuprofen lysine) Injection. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72787LOGO ) NeoProfen® is indicated to close a clinically significant Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA) in premature infants weighing between 500 and 1500 grams, who are no more than 32 weeks gestational age when...

2014-02-26 08:28:37

- University Opens Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood Clinic - SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., has opened an Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood (AHC) clinic. The facility is a multi-disciplinary clinic to help children affected with this rare disease that causes sporadic paralysis of the limbs and a range of other developmental challenges. The AHC clinic is the outgrowth of Vanderbilt's leading research into...

2014-02-24 23:20:43

New research report “Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics in Major Developed Markets to 2019 - CFTR Modulators Initiate Drive towards Personalized Treatment and Market Growth” worked out by GBI Research is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the combined value of the cystic fibrosis (CF) markets in the top 8 developed economies is set to grow at a 30.4% CAGR through 2019. London, UK (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 In 2012, the combined value of the cystic fibrosis (CF)...

Cystic Fibrosis Flare-ups May Be Caused By Buttery Molecule Diacetyl
2014-02-24 06:52:58

By Michael Price, San Diego State University Katrine Whiteson and colleagues identified a lung-damaging molecule in higher concentrations in cystic fibrosis patients during symptom flare-ups. A molecule previously linked to lung injuries in factory workers producing microwave popcorn might play an important role in microbial infections of the lung suffered by people with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to a recent study led by San Diego State University postdoctoral researcher Katrine...

2014-02-21 23:02:22

In response to an article published by Nature World News, Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, says hearty appetites at a young age could be a warning sign for obesity development later in life. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Dr. Michael Gabriel of Gabriel Pediatrics, a Brooklyn pediatric care center, responds to an article published on February 18th by Nature World news, which discusses the correlation between babies that have good...

2014-02-21 20:20:38

Encouraging scientific findings are emerging daily on the positive effects of music therapy on premature babies levels of stress, vital signs, feeding, and sleep. NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by The Institute for Music and Brain Science at Harvard University on the benefits of music on premature babies has received substantial backing from science activist, Jeffrey Epstein and his foundation, The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation. The study was conducted with...

2014-02-18 23:23:48

Checklist identifies nearly 100 symptoms of celiac disease, promoting more accurate doctor-patient communication and diagnosis ---- Checklist can be found at celiac.org/symptoms Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) today released an interactive checklist to help individuals and families accurately define and report their symptoms of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity to their doctor or other health care practitioner. This checklist not only will...


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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