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US Maternal Tdap and Influenza Immunization Rate Is Suboptimal

Maternal coverage with tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) and influenza vaccinations between 2010 and 2017 remained suboptimal among large, geographically diverse cohorts in the United States. This is according to data published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine. The data for this retrospective cohort study were extracted from the MarketScan…
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Good Outcomes in Bacterial Meningitis and CSF Leakage

Bacterial meningitis in patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage has a high recurrence rate but a generally favorable outcome, according to a study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases. CSF leakage is a risk factor for bacterial meningitis. Anatomic defects of the skull caused by congenital abnormalities that allow contiguous spread of infection from ear and…
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