Boston Children’s is proud to offer a new Pediatric Acute Care Fellowship at South Shore Hospital. Acute and urgent care are important components of pediatric medicine. This fellowship is best suited to recent pediatric residency graduates looking to start a career in acute care pediatrics. Minimum requirements: Candidate must have completed an ACGME-approved residency in pediatrics Candidate must be board eligible/certified. Candidate must be able to obtain a Massachusetts … [Continue Reading]
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News and Resources
5 Things to know about AFM
Medscape has released the new CDC Expert Commentary “5 things to know about AFM.” Title: 5 Things to Know About Acute Flaccid Myelitis Expert/Faculty: Janell A. Routh, MD, MHS Posting Date: October 15, 2019 Link: medscape.com/viewarticle/919704?src=par_cdc_stm_mscpedt&faf=1 Also this month, a paper on AFM was published in Nature Medicine, with main authors from UCSF with CDC as collaborators. Date: 10/21/19 Type: Journal Article Title: Pan-viral Serology Implicates Enteroviruses … [Continue Reading]
CDC Releases “Acute Flaccid Myelitis in the United States: 2015–2017” in Pediatrics
CDC recently released an article in Pediatrics about acute flaccid myelitis activity in the United States from 2015 to 2017. Key Findings From 2015 to 2017, 193 patients aged 21 and younger in 41 states were confirmed to have AFM. Most cases (116) occurred between August and November, with the largest number of cases (143) occurring in 2016. The median age of cases was 6 years. Strong evidence pointed to viruses, including enteroviruses, as having a role in these AFM cases. … [Continue Reading]
SPUC Partners with the CDC through the AMR Challenge
The Society for Pediatric Urgent Care has partnered with the CDC through the AMR Challenge to commit to decreasing inappropriate antibiotic use in pediatric urgent care organizations by 20% by December 2019. SPUC will work with CDC and the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) to continue an ongoing project that examines and improves the use of antibiotics in pediatric urgent care by implementing quality improvement initiatives. The project will collect, analyze, and feedback data … [Continue Reading]