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Paediatrics

Safety and pharmacokinetics of extended use of palivizumab in Saudi Arabian infants and children

Authors: Saleh al-Alaiyan, Paul Pollack, Gerard F Notario

The peak season of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections in warmer climates may extend beyond the typical five-month RSV season of temperate regions. This study aimed to assess the safety, immunogenicity, and pharmacokinetics of an extended seven-dose regimen of palivizumab in children at high risk for serious infection by the RSV.

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Pharmacological treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: functional outcomes in children and adolescents from non-Western countries

Authors: Murat Altin, Ahmed A El-Shafei, Maria Yu, Durisala Desaiah, Tamas Treuer, Nikolay Zavadenko, Hong Yun Gao

This prospective, observational, non-interventional study conducted in six non-Western countries concludes that after 12 months of treatment, clinical and functional outcomes were improved in children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who initiated and remained on their prescribed pharmacological monotherapy.

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