CDC recommends HCV testing of perinatally exposed infants, children
CDC recommends HCV testing in these populations as a critical step to achieving national priority of eliminating HCV.
Probiotic trial with streptococcus salivarius falls short in preventing acute otitis media among children
S salivarius probiotic reduces relative abundance of nasopharyngeal otopathogens but not incidence of acute otitis media in children.
Testing the safety of bezlotoxumab to treat C difficile in children
Recently published data of bezlotoxumab dosing and safety in children with C diff was basis for expanding approval from just adults to as young as 1 years old.
Testing shorter course of treatment for pediatric urinary tract infection
Trial of standard vs short course antimicrobial treatment of uncomplicated UTI in children favors standard, but with caveat for early responders.
COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy reduces risk of infant infection
A booster dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy increases protection of infants from infection and related hospitalization.
Inappropriate antibiotics prescribed to pediatric population inconsistent with "first, do no harm"
Study links inappropriate, off-guideline antibiotics to increased, avoidable allergic and adverse events in children.
Maternal immunization with investigational RSV vaccine conferred protection to infants
Active immunization of pregnant women with investigational vaccine protected infants from RSV from birth through at least 6 months.
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