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    Children at risk of epinephrine injection into bone

    Epinephrine may be injected into the bone of anaphylactic children weighing under 15kg, implying that further research is needed to determine the appropriate needle length for pediatric patients.

    Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2014, 10:40
  • Therapeutic hypothermia and immune response

    Induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest does not alter immune response when compared with patients with a body temperature regulated at 36°C, contradicting fears that induced hypothermia may increase the risk of infection.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R162
  • Enriched diet mitigates pigs' immune stress during weaning

    The health benefits of dietary omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFA) are well-reported in humans. This study found that a diet enriched with n-3 PUFA mitigated immune stress in pigs during weaning.

    Journal of Animal Science and Technology 2014, 56:7
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    Epinephrine injectors inadequate for intramuscular delivery

    Current EpiPen® needle length may not be adequate for intramuscular delivery of epinephrine in women with food allergies, potentially impacting upon effective treatment of anaphylaxis.

    Allergy, Asthma & Clinical Immunology 2014, 10:39
  • Adaptive immune suppression in children with sepsis

    The adaptive immune system is suppressed early in the course of pediatric septic shock and is associated with adverse infection-related outcomes.

    Critical Care 2014, 18:R145
  • Beating cancer with epi-drugs

    Decitabine may be associated with increased expression of the tumor suppressor genes, in tumors with low expression of those genes.

    Clinical Epigenetics 2014, 6:13

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