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The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has released a new position statement that lowers target hemoglobin A1c levels for children with type 1 diabetes. The association’s target blood glucose levels had previously been set at 8.5% for children age 6 and younger, 8% for those 6 to 12 years, and 7....(Read More)
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Some specialized lab tests pose a particularly high risk for patient harm, according to a study funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The authors of the study developed a tool that could be used by laboratories to identify areas of highest risk to patients. Their findings were p...(Read More)
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As new research questions the reliability of exome sequencing, Jason Y. Park, MD, PhD, director of the Advanced Diagnostics Laboratory at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Texas, is advising laboratorians to educate themselves about the quality issues that surround this testing. Park, who also is a...(Read More)
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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics—published online in May in the journal Pediatrics—provide guidance to doctors on efficacy and efficient use of drug testing in children and adolescents, based on a review of scientific literature, policy guidelines, and other published recommen...(Read More)
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