Is it the flu?
Is it the flu?When and how to use rapid testing for influenza
How the Flu’s Severity Will Affect Healthcare SpendingThe flu epidemic is taking a toll on the U.S. healthcare system. Here's how health insurers can curtail spending on flu care.
Three ways healthcare executives can uncover consumers at risk for fluWith influenza activity increasing sharply, here’s how healthcare executives can determine which health plan members are at risk for the flu.
Practice update for flu vaccines and egg allergies (VIDEO)For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a practice update published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology regarding egg allergies and administration of the influenza vaccine.
ACIP issues recommendations on flu vaccine, third dose of MMRThe Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) is reporting that despite the lack of an intranasal option, there has been no substantial decline in flu vaccination among children.
Should I give the flu shot to my pregnant patients?Drs. Lipkind and Savitz go over several studies to determine the benefits and risks associated with flu shots given to pregnant patients and whether or not ob/gyns should recommend flu shots to these patients.
Tackling the flu and RSVEvery pediatrician has experience with influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but there are still many cases in which these illnesses are misdiagnosed or mismanaged.
CDC: Most children don’t get full benefit of flu vaccineMost children are not being adequately vaccinated against influenza, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which also just published a new report demonstrating the efficacy of the vaccine in reducing influenza-related deaths in children.
Flu vaccine recommendations for the 2016 - 2017 seasonEgg allergies are no longer a contraindication for influenza vaccination, but intranasal mists won’t be an alternative for the shot during this year’s flu season, either, according to new recommendations released by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
POC influenza testing: State of the artWith the introduction of point-of-care (POC) molecular assays, pediatricians can diagnosis influenza A and B during the office visit with sensitivity and specificity comparable to reference assays.