Protein contained in many secretions such as saliva, tears, milk and colostrum and plays a key role in the fixation and transport of iron, a process necessary for the growth and development of pathogens. It has antimicrobial activity both bactericidal and fungicidal. In association with lactic ferments it hinders the growth of pathogenic bacteria without altering the growth of normal intestinal bacterial flora.

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  • Myopericarditis following mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination in Adolescents 12 through 18 Years of Age August 2, 2021
    To characterize the clinical course and outcomes of children who developed probable myopericarditis after vaccination with the Pfizer- BioNTech (BNT162b2) COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.
    Bibhuti B. Das, Utkarsh Kohli, Preeti Ramachandran, Hoang H. Nguyen, Gerald Greil, Tarique Hussain, Animesh Tandon, Colin Kane, Sarvani Avula, Chioma Duru, Sannya Hede, Kavita Sharma, Devyani Chowdhury, Sunil Patel, Christopher Mercer, Nita Ray Chaudhuri, Bhavi Patel, Danyal Khan, Jocelyn Y. Ang, Basim Asmar, Joselito Sanchez, Karyssa Ann Bobosky, Clinton D. Cochran, Bassam M. Gebara, Ismael E. Gonzalez Rangel, Graham Krasan, Owais Siddiqui, Muhammad Waqas, Nidal El-Wiher, Bishara J. Freij
  • Why exclude children with stx1 alone from HUS screening? August 2, 2021
    In the article by Ardissino et al1, children with bloody diarrhea were screened for Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) infection and subsequent risk of developing hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). The authors report a significant association between shiga toxin genotype (stx) and the development of HUS. No cases of STEC-HUS associated with stx1 alone were identified. […]
    Caoimhe Costigan, Dermot Michael Wildes, Michael Riordan, Atif Awan, Kathleen Mary Gorman
  • MRI Assessment of Pulmonary Vascularity in Infants With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Novel Tool for Direct Assessment of Severity of Pulmonary Hypertension and Hypoplasia August 2, 2021
    To assess the feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for postnatal assessment of pulmonary vascularity in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH).
    Shanmukha Mukthapuram, Jessica Beebe, Jean A. Tkach, Shreyas Arya, Beth Haberman, Jose Peiro, Foong-Yen Lim, Jason C. Woods, Paul S. Kingma
  • Reply August 2, 2021
    We appreciate the question from Costigan et al because it offers us the opportunity to further discuss our approach to the management of patients with STEC infection associated with Stx1 alone.
    Gianluigi Ardissino, Laura Daprai, Maria Francesca Liporace, Michela Piccoli, Dario Consonni, Caterina Matinato
  • 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics August 1, 2021
    Corby DG, Schulman I. The Effects of Antenatal Drug Administration on Aggregation of Platelets of Newborn Infants. Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 1971;79:307-13.
    Jannicke H. Andresen, Ola Didrik Saugstad
  • 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics August 1, 2021
    Sanyal SK, Ghosh K, Nigam R, Sarkar D, Madhavan S. The biochemical aspects of congestive heart failure in children. Part I. J Pediatr 1971;79:250-4.
    Meredith Broberg, Philip Toltzis
  • 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics August 1, 2021
    Fischhoff J, Whitten CF, Pettit MG. A Psychiatric Study of Mothers of Infants with Growth Failure Secondary to Maternal Deprivation. J Pediatr 1971;79:209-15.
    Rachel E. Herdes, Stephanie B. Oliveira
  • 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics August 1, 2021
    Beard A, Cornblath M, Gentz J, Kellum M, Persson B, Zetterström R, Haworth JC. Neonatal hypoglycemia: a discussion. J Pediatr 1971;79:314-24.
    Jennifer M. Iklé, Lawrence S. Prince, David M. Maahs
  • 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics August 1, 2021
    Nelson JD. Prop the baby, not the bottle. J Pediatr 1971;79:348-50.
    Sumaira Khalil, Piyush Gupta
  • 50 Years Ago in The Journal of Pediatrics August 1, 2021
    Yakovac WC, Baker L, Hummeler K. Beta cell nesidioblastosis in idiopathic hypoglycemia of infancy. J Pediatr 1971;79:226-31.
    Alecia Thompson-Branch, Tomas Havranek