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Early stem cell transplants benefit children with severe combined immunodeficiency

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Children with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) do better when they receive stem cell transplantation during infancy, according to a systematic review published online April 19th in Pediatrics. The reported...

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Influenza vaccine safe in patients on warfarin: study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Patients on long-term stable warfarin therapy can safely be immunized against influenza, results of study from Italy indicate. In the study, influenza vaccination had “no significant effect” on international...

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Dried blood spots a poor screening target for neonatal CMV

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) analysis of dried blood spots is an insensitive means of neonatal screening for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a large study shows. “Real-time dried blood spot PCR assays are not...