The efficacy of L rhamnosus GG to treat acute gastroenteritis in children may not be significantly different from that seen with placebo.
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A short course of oral steroids was not found to significantly improve otitis media with effusion in children.
For adolescents and young adults, the co-administration of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine with incorporated tetanus toxoid with diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis vaccine is noninferior to isolated vaccination and does not compromise immunity.
From 2007 to 2015, the majority of initial hepatitis A, B, and A/B vaccinations were administered by primary care providers.
The CDC recommends 2 doses of the MMR vaccine, which provides 97% protection against measles, prior to international travel.
In a phase 3 clinical trial, early vaccination effectively prevented herpes zoster in auto-HSCT recipients.
Hepatitis B and hepatitis C may increase mortality risks in patients with HIV.
The limited effectiveness of the 2016-2017 influenza vaccine may stem from a mutation in fertilized chicken eggs.
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