A 12-week intervention of daily supplementation with probiotics Bifidobacterium animalis subsp. lactis (BB-12) and Lactobacillus rhamnosus (LGG) 10 billion colony-forming units produced no reduction in the number of days absent from day care in Danish infants 8 to 14 months old.
A large European multicenter study has shown that antenatal corticosteroid administration in patients at risk for imminent very early preterm birth (24 to 31 weeks) will decrease perinatal mortality and morbidity substantially, even after only three hours of exposure.
Every viral season, something gets missed. All vomiting is not acute gastroenteritis! The clinician needs to have a thorough understanding of the process of vomiting to formulate a complete differential accurately and in a timely manner. A complete history, physical exam, and targeted diagnostic testing are used to ensure an accurate diagnosis with effective management is instituted.
A California hospital continues a high-stakes tuberculosis follow-up of more than 350 newborns exposed to an infected healthcare worker. With testing reliability questionable in such infants, the babies are essentially being treated empirically with isoniazid for a TB strain that is susceptible to the first line drug.