New study aims to better understand Kawasaki disease

BALTIMORE — A new study looks to define the antibody characteristics, including clonality, of plasmablasts during Kawasaki Disease (KD). Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «We still don’t know the cause of KD, the leading cause…

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New study examines the resurgence of milk sharing

BALTIMORE — A new study examines the history and resurgence of milk sharing. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. Wet nursing was considered the safest and most popular alternative form of nutrition until further options were…

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New research reviews the state of vaccine safety science

BALTIMORE — A new systematic review provides a succinct summary of the scientific evidence for and/or against causal associations for 47 adverse events following immunization (AEFI). Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «Health care providers desire…

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Clinical utility of rapid whole genome sequencing in neonates with seizures

BALTIMORE — A new study aims to determine the underlying etiology of seizures and help to target therapy, improve control of seizures, and potentially reduce morbidities in children. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «As a…

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Impact of prescription drug monitoring programs on pediatric opioid exposures

BALTIMORE — A new study measures the impact state-run, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), pain clinic legislation and opioid prescribing guidelines have on opioid exposures among children. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting, taking place on April 24 — May 1 in Baltimore. «The U.S. remains…

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The dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within 50 years

New analysis by academics from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, predicts the dead may outnumber the living on Facebook within fifty years, a trend that will have grave implications for how we treat our digital heritage in the future. The analysis predicts that, based on 2018 user levels, at…

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New research examines the evolution of the firearm epidemic in the US

BALTIMORE — High rates of firearm fatalities in the U.S. are principally due to elevated rates of homicide among black, non-Hispanic and Hispanic males age 20-40 years and suicide among white, non-Hispanic males age 70-85+, according to a new study. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019 Meeting,…

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New study examines geographic differences in fatal pediatric opioid poisonings

IMAGE: The PAS Meeting is the leading event for academic pediatrics and child health research. view more  BALTIMORE — A new study shines light on pediatric opioid deaths by U.S. region, the first time a study of this nature has been conducted. Findings from the study will be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) 2019…

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