van Vliet et al summarize studies evaluating the effect of perinatal infections on neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm birth and very low-birth-weight infants.
This randomized clinical trial aims to determine whether providing donor milk instead of formula as supplemental feeding whenever own mother’s milk is insufficiently available during the first 10 days of life reduces the incidence of serious infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, and mortality.
This study of febrile infants reports that a procalcitonin assay has better diagnostic accuracy than C-reactive protein measurement for detecting invasive bacterial infection.
This retrospective analysis reports that the incidence of IPD in NYC children younger than 5 years and, particularly, the incidence of IPD caused by serotype 19A decreased dramatically following the introduction of PCV13, with reductions among all age and racial/ethnic groups. This represents a significant achievement for public health immunization programs and underscores the importance of achieving high immunization coverage.