How to prevent contagious respiratory infections
A refresher on best interventions for common respiratory disorders in children.
What's going on with polio, monkeypox, and COVID-19
The news is full of stories about monkeypox, the recent changes to COVID-19 guidance, and the return of polio cases. What do clinicians need to know?
FDA approves Pfizer’s maternal vaccine to prevent RSV in infants
Approved for use at 32 weeks through 36 weeks gestation, Pfizer’s maternal respiratory syncytial vaccine (Abrysvo), is delivered through a single dose injection to the muscle, and is the first vaccine for use in pregnant individuals to prevent lower respiratory tract disease (LRTD) and severe LRTD because of RSV in infants (birth to 6 months).
What Omicron could mean for the pandemic
Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Tina Q. Tan, MD, FAAP, FIDSA, FPIDS, to discuss what's known about the variant. She also discusses the latest on the vaccine for children aged younger than 5 years.
The Dx and Rx of head lice
As children get ready to return to school, pediatric health care providers may start seeing more of this condition in their offices. Here is what you should know.
Combination test for COVID-19, influenza A/B, RSV receives FDA 510(k) clearance
Previously available under an Emergency Use Authorization, the combination test can detect and distinguish COVID-19, influenza A/B, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The clearance comes ahead of respiratory season, which, according to BD, could result in another “tripledemic” threat.
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