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New hemophilia B gene therapy appears effectiveA recent trial showed that a single intravenous infusion of a vector expressing a high specific-activity factor IX gene safely produces a sustained, effective level of factor IX coagulant activity in patients with hemophilia B.
Novel biomarker accurately identifies infants with UTIsUrinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) is highly sensitive and specific for diagnosing urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to a study in febrile children aged up to 24 months.
High-nicotine e-cigarettes lead to more smoking and vapingCompared with adolescents who use e-cigarettes with relatively low or no nicotine concentrations, those who use e-cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations are more likely to progress to more frequent and intense combustible cigarette smoking and vaping.
Smarter testing for anemia and infectionsConsider these helpful hints when diagnosing anemia or infections in your patients.
Hypertension higher in childhood cancer survivorsAdults who have survived childhood cancer are about 10 years ahead of their peers in terms of developing hypertension, according to a new report.
Children still prescribed postop codeine despite warningsA new study reveals that too many children are still given codeine or codeine-containing medications after surgery.
Vitamin D deficiency associated with pediatric obesityVitamin D deficiency in children is associated with being overweight while sufficiency is associated with a healthy BMI, researchers reported in December.
How pediatricians can improve sexual and reproductive carePediatricians are falling short when it comes to adequately addressing sexual and reproductive healthcare for teenagers, but new guidance aims to offer strategies for improvement.
Education is key in helping parents manage accidentsAccidents happen, but many parents might take the opportunity to panic. Pediatricians can help them prepare.
Practice update for flu vaccines and egg allergies (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a practice update published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology regarding egg allergies and administration of the influenza vaccine.

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