Newscasting from the USA: Personalized Tool Can Predict Infants at Increased Risk for RSV

A personalized tool can predict infants at increased risk for severe respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) lower respiratory tract infection (LRTI) who would benefit most from RSV prevention products, according to a study published in the March issue of the Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

Brittney M. Snyder, Ph.D., from Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, and colleagues conducted a population-based birth cohort study of infants born from 1995 to 2007 to develop and internally validate a personalized risk prediction tool for use among all newborns. The tool utilizes readily available birth/postnatal data to predict RSV LRTI requiring intensive care unit (ICU) admission.

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