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A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen

CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States

Raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna is likely source of outbreak
Trigeminal nerve stimulation showed efficacy when compared with a similar sham procedure for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children

Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Beats Sham Tx for Peds ADHD

Improvement observed in 8- to 12-year-olds with no clinically meaningful adverse events
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has determined that the balance of benefits and harms of screening for elevated blood lead levels in asymptomatic young children and pregnant women cannot be ascertained. This finding forms the basis of an updated final recommendation statement published in the April 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Elevated Lead Level Screening

Evidence inadequate to determine benefits, harms of screening for asymptomatic children, pregnant women

American College of Physicians, April 11-13

The American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians (ACP) was held from April...
A new scale for rating the severity of mononucleosis can identify patients at risk for more serious cases

New Scale Helps Identify More Serious Cases of Mononucleosis

Scale identifies college students at increased risk for corticosteroid Rx, chronic fatigue syndrome
Gestational diabetes mellitus is associated with incident diabetes in offspring throughout childhood and adolescence

Gestational Diabetes Linked to Incident Diabetes in Offspring

Risk for developing pediatric diabetes increased in offspring from birth through age 22 years
Standardizing demographic data can improve the accuracy of patient matching

Standardizing Demographics Ups Accuracy of Patient Matching

Standardization of address and last name improved sensitivity from 81.3 to 91.6 percent
The 555 confirmed cases of measles reported in 20 states between Jan. 1 and April 11 this year represent the second highest number of measles cases reported in the United States since measles was eliminated in the nation in 2000

CDC: 555 Confirmed Measles Cases in U.S. Since Jan. 1

20 states have reported measles cases
Foreign-body ingestions are common in children aged younger than 6 years and have increased over time

Foreign Body Ingestions Increasingly Common in Young Children

Annual rate increased significantly from 9.5 to 18 per 10,000 children from 1995 to 2015
For carefully selected pediatric patients

Operator-Directed Sedation Seems Safe in Peds Cardiac Cath

ODS is not associated with increased risk for adverse events among carefully selected patients