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2014-06-16 16:24:45

Texas Children's Newborn Center features nation's largest Level-IV NICU HOUSTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital is excited to announce it has been recognized as a national leader in neonatology in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-15 edition of Best Children's Hospitals. The hospital's neonatology program ranked #2 among all children's hospitals in the U.S. To learn more about Texas Children's Newborn Center visit texaschildrens.org/newborn....

California Public Health Dept Responds To Whooping Cough Outbreak
2014-06-16 13:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Friday, California’s Department of Public Health announced that the state is currently experiencing an epidemic of whooping cough and called for pregnant Californians to get vaccinated against the disease. “Preventing severe disease and death in infants is our highest priority,” said Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and state health officer. “We urge all pregnant women to get...

2014-06-16 09:40:01

Wolters Kluwer Health 'Education, awareness, and vaccination' are keys to fighting pertussis, says review in Journal of Christian Nursing Concerted effort is needed to reverse the ongoing rise in pertussis cases and deaths, especially among children and young people, according to the article by Emily Peake, APRN, MSN, FNP-C, CLC, and Lisa K. McGuire, MSN, MBA-HCM, RN. "This effort begins with nurses and nurse practitioners and other primary care providers who educate patients and the...

2014-06-12 12:27:16

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Wilms' Tumor (Nephroblastoma) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/research_r_d/clinical_trials/wilms_tumor_nephroblastoma_global_clinical_trials_review.html Wilms' Tumor (Nephroblastoma) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1, 2014 Summary GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Wilms' Tumor (Nephroblastoma) Global Clinical Trials Review, H1,...

2014-06-12 04:22:21

Many families with small children spend the summer in and around kiddie pools. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a Staten Island Pediatrician, addresses health risks that are associated with kiddie pools. BOHEMIA, N.Y., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Brooklyn Pediatric Center, discusses an article posted on JC Online that discusses the potential health risks that lurk in kiddie pools. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140611/117168 The...

2014-06-10 13:53:17

Radiological Society of North America Babies born 32 to 36 weeks into gestation may have smaller brains and other brain abnormalities that could lead to long-term developmental problems, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Much of the existing knowledge on preterm birth and brain development has been drawn from studies of individuals born very preterm, or less than 32 weeks into gestation at birth. For the new study, researchers in Australia focused...

rotavirus vaccine
2014-06-10 07:40:36

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta has discovered that as the rotavirus vaccine has become more common, the amount of children who are hospitalized from rotavirus-related diarrhea has significantly decreased. Dr. Eyal Leshem of the CDC told Reuters reporter Kathryn Doyle, “We looked at the impact of the vaccine over four consecutive vaccine years. The dramatic decline we saw at the...

2014-06-09 23:00:14

Babies born 32 to 36 weeks into gestation may have smaller brains and other brain abnormalities that could lead to long-term developmental problems, according to a new study published online, June 10, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Babies born 32 to 36 weeks into gestation may have smaller brains and other brain abnormalities that could lead to long-term developmental problems, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Much of the...

2014-06-04 23:07:10

The urgent care provider hopes to protect South Floridians from the record number of measles cases predicted for 2014. West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 South Florida’s leading urgent care provider, MD Now Urgent Care, has stocked up on the measles vaccine after the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued an urgent warning predicting a record number of cases for 2014. MD Now will offer the vaccine to both adults and children at all its locations in Palm Beach, Broward, and...

2014-06-03 23:02:04

Surgery before birth increases chances of walking after birth, decreases probability of brain damage. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Since May 2011 the team at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute has given 34 babies with Myelomeningocele a better chance to walk, and decreased the risk of brain damage with an innovative fetal surgery, before the babies were born. Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida can cause irreversible paralysis and brain damage before birth....


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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