Rising Rates of Religious Immunization Exemptions Linked with Higher Pertussis Rates
Deborah Lehman, MD
Cough resolution by 6 weeks was more likely when children were managed by an algorithm.
Chronic cough is a common complaint in primary care pediatrics and a difficult symptom for families. Researchers in Australia evaluated management of chronic cough using an algorithm based on available evidence (mostly nonrandomized trials) and expert consensus. They randomized 272 referred children (mean age, 4.5 years) with chronic cough (>4 weeks; median, 16 weeks) and without known chronic respiratory illness at five tertiary centers to receive early or delayed (about 3 weeks later) management according to an algorithm:
Oximeters and Optimum Oxygen Saturation in Premature Infants
Targeting oxygen saturation below 90% is associated with increased mortality.
School classrooms and family members are important reservoirs for transmission of human papillomavirus.
An estimated one third of school-age children develop cutaneous warts. Previous studies of human papillomavirus (HPV) transmission have focused on exposures in the home environment and in public places (e.g., communal showers), but have not assessed risk for wart acquisition over time or by degree of exposure or the role of classroom exposure.
This study found a lower incidence of antibiotic-associated rash in children with Epstein-Barr virus acute infectious mononucleosis than previously reported.
A New Look at the Healthcare Burden of Viral Meningitis
In an era of declining cases of bacterial meningitis, admission rates and antibiotic use for viral meningitis remain high.
Group Counseling for Children with Chronic Illness Is Effective
. . . and the benefits are enhanced when parents participate.
Only Half of Children with Milk Allergy Outgrow It by Age 5 Years
A new online tool predicts a young child's chance of resolution.
Seasonal Influenza Remains a Significant Healthcare Burden in Children
Influenza vaccine and antiviral agents are underutilized.