Infection

 
FDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccines as Booster Dose in Children Aged 6 Months to 5 Years
December 08, 2022

The FDA amended Pfizer and Moderna EUAs for updated COVID-19 vaccines to include children as young as age 6 months as holidays and winter weather approach.

Daily Dose: Statin Prescribing in Primary Care
December 07, 2022

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Influenza Update: Hospital Admissions Double During post-Thanksgiving Week
December 07, 2022

The inpatient flu census doubled after Thanksgiving travel and gatherings and ICU beds are full. More at-a-glance stats on Flu in the USA, here.

Seen in the ED: Elevated LFTs and Anemia in a Young Female Student
December 06, 2022

She reports cough and persistent escalating fever x2 weeks, headache but no neck stiffness. Tachycardia and mild skin pallor seen on PE. What do the lab tests tell you?

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek EUA for Omicron Booster in Children Aged Under 5 Years
December 06, 2022

Pfizer and BioNTech submitted an application to the FDA for emergency use authorization of their omicron BA.4/BA.5-adapted bivalent COVID-19 vaccines in children aged 6 months to 4 years.

Tripledemic Virus Spread Could Jeopardize Holiday Season 2022, says CDC Director Walensky
December 06, 2022

Flu rates are up after the Thanksgiving holiday week, COVID-19 hospitalizations are increasing, and RSV may or may not be on the wane as Christmas approaches.

Daily Dose: Top Factors that Predict Long COVID
December 05, 2022

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Increased Risk of Long COVID Observed in Women, Persons with Elevated BMI
December 02, 2022

Analysis of an online survey in the UK found women vs men and higher vs lower BMI were associated with greater likelihood of developing long COVID.

Brush up on RSV: Symptoms, Risks, and Treatment
December 01, 2022

Respiratory syncytial virus is an age-old winter foe that could affect many of your patients this year. Take a minute and scan these facts for a refresher.

Daily Dose: Parent-Pediatrician Vaccine Discussions Lagging?
November 29, 2022

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