Marino S Festa

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Influenza is usually considered a mild winter-time illness but can be associated with a range of serious complications. We undertook a retrospective medical record review to study the impact of admissions of children with laboratory-confirmed influenza to The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, during 2007. One hundred and twenty-two children were(More)
Influenza contributes significantly to disease burden among children aged less than five years. Existing influenza surveillance systems do not provide detailed data on clinical presentation, management, vaccination status, risk factors and complications in hospitalised children, or link such data with laboratory results. Following a number of child deaths(More)
BACKGROUND Oseltamivir is the only antiviral treatment recommended for influenza in young children over the age of 1 year. There is scant data on oseltamivir pharmacokinetics (PK) in infants <1 year. We set out to perform PK measurements in infants who received oseltamivir. METHODS This study was a prospective, uncontrolled, open label evaluation of the(More)
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