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COPD Risk in Middle Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Childhood Measles

COPD Risk in Middle Age: The 3-Way Interaction of Asthma, Smoking, and Childhood Measles

A childhood measles infection may increase the risk for post-bronchodilator airflow obstruction in middle-age adults via its interaction with asthma and smoking.

Whole Body CT Not Linked to Reduced Mortality in Blunt Trauma

No significant difference in mortality for those undergoing whole body CT vs selective CT approach

Infant Use of Acid-Suppressants, Antibiotics Tied to Allergic Disease Development

Some allergic diseases associated with acid-suppressive, antibiotic intake in infants younger than 6 months old include food allergies, anaphylaxis, asthma, and allergic rhinitis.

Opinion

Frightening parasomnias of childhood sleep

Parasomnias usually occur in healthy children, but the differential can include neurologic, psychiatric, and mental disorders, so careful observation and a good history and physical are important.

Making a case for developmental trauma disorder

Epigenetics explains the anatomy and physiology behind the central nervous system changes caused by child abuse.

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Clinical Features

Stat consult: Head lice

Stat consult: Head lice

Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Shaky, jerky eyes in an 8-week-old infant

Shaky, jerky eyes in an 8-week-old infant

An 8-week-old infant, presents to primary care with bilateral "shaky, jerky eyes."

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