Kaufman and colleagues determine if nonsterile glove use after hand hygiene before all patient and venous catheter contact, compared with hand hygiene alone, prevents late-onset infections in preterm infants. See also the editorial by Coffin.
Fritz and coauthors conclude that methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains concordant with infecting and colonizing strains are present on commonly handled household surfaces, a factor that likely perpetuates MRSA transmission and recurrent disease. See editorial by Milstone.
Using Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013 study data, the GBD Pediatrics Collaboration investigators determine levels and trends in the fatal and nonfatal burden of diseases and injuries among children and adolescents in 188 countries from 1990 to 2013.
This randomized clinical trial reports that behavioral and nutritional treatment may be efficacious as a nutritional intervention for children aged 2 to 6 years with cystic fibrosis and pancreatic insufficiency. Sockrider provides a related editorial.
This observational, cross-sectional study reports that health care practitioners in rural India have a large know-do gap for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia. See also the Editorial by Tielsch.