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Respiratory Vaccination Reduces Heart Failure Outcomes

Respiratory Vaccination Reduces Heart Failure Outcomes

Vaccination may be able to prevent significant morbidity and mortality associated with heart failure, according to a study.

ACIP Issues 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule

ACIP Issues 2017 Updated Immunization Schedule

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has issued updated 2017 immunization schedules for for children, adolescents, and adults.

Intrapartum Azithromycin Decreases Maternal, Neonatal Infections

Intrapartum Azithromycin Decreases Maternal, Neonatal Infections

Azithromycin given to women in labor decreases infections in both women and newborns during the puerperal period.

AAP: Better Strategies Needed to Increase Adolescent Vaccination Rates

AAP: Better Strategies Needed to Increase Adolescent Vaccination Rates

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, HPV and influenza immunization rates remain well below the Healthy People 2020 goals.

Quadracel Vaccine Now Available in the US

Quadracel Vaccine Now Available in the US

Quadracel was approved for active immunization against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and poliomyelitis in children aged 4 to 6 years old.

Study Finds Single-Dose S aureus Vaccine Effective and Durable

Study Finds Single-Dose S aureus Vaccine Effective and Durable

A 4-antigen vaccine for Staphylococcus aureus disease demonstrates robust functional immune responses durable through month 12.

Diet and Exercise Reduces Portal Pressure in Patients With Cirrhosis

Diet and Exercise Reduces Portal Pressure in Patients With Cirrhosis

In overweight/obese patients with cirrhosis and portal hypertension, a 16-weeks of diet and moderate exercise were safe and reduced body weight and portal pressure.

How Effective is the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Over Time?

How Effective is the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine Over Time?

Vaccine efficiency began decreasing as soon as 1-year post-vaccination.

Lidocaine Provides Consistent Pain Relief in Infant Vaccination

Lidocaine Provides Consistent Pain Relief in Infant Vaccination

In a randomized controlled trial, researchers found that liposomal lidocaine provided consistent analgesia during infant vaccination.

Lean Six Sigma Helps to Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

Lean Six Sigma Helps to Reduce Health Care-Associated Infections

Among patients undergoing surgical procedures, using the Lean Six Sigma methodology can reduce the risk of health care-associated infections.

Unvaccinated Adults Create Considerable Economic Burden With Preventable Diseases

Unvaccinated Adults Create Considerable Economic Burden With Preventable Diseases

The economic burden is estimated to be nearly $9 billion.

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