Posts Tagged Nasal Swabs

Toy Safety for Parents: Steps to Take at Home

With the holiday season in full-swing, toys for children are on a lot of parents’ minds. Here are some tips to make sure your child is safe while playing with his or her favorite toys! Small parts: Pay close attention to the safety labels on toys with […]

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WIND Study News: In-Person Visit

The WIND Study received funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct a simple in-person visit with each participant when they are about 3 ½ years old. The WIND Study team will be in touch with you in the months ahead with more information about this […]

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The September Asthma Peak

Did you know that more asthma attacks occur in September than in any other month? A study published in the journal Pediatrics earlier this year found that asthma-related healthcare visits double during the month of September when compared with August. Many factors contribute to the “September asthma […]

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Newsletter Fall 2013

Here is our fall newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, explore the different nasal swabs, learn about some WIND Study preliminary findings, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Richard Strait.

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Newsletter Spring 2013

Here is our spring newsletter (you can read it in Spanish, too)! In this issue, explore the breathing medications in-depth, learn some more about eczema, and get to know one of the study’s co-investigators, Dr. Amy Thompson.

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Study Update

During your child’s initial hospitalization (the one during which he or she was enrolled in the study) we collected mucus in order to test it for viruses. We will compare the virus(es) your child had in the hospital with other respiratory viruses that your child may have […]

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Newsletter Fall 2012

Here is our Fall 2012 Newsletter— the second in a series of newsletters designed to keep you updated on the study and to give you some interesting facts related to respiratory health. In this issue, learn more about the virus RSV, read up on the important airways […]

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In the Literature: Swabs

In an article published in Pediatrics in 2008, the authors compare the ability of nasopharyngeal aspirates (NPA) and nose-throat swabs (NTS) to identify respiratory viruses in children. Sound familiar? In the hospital an NPA was collected from your child, and we have asked you to collect a variety […]

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Newsletter Summer 2012

Here is our summer 2012 newsletter– the first of many to come to keep you updated, to give you some interesting facts about bronchiolitis, and to let you get to know us a little better. In this first issue, read about nasal swabs, Vitamin D, and get […]

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