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Lack of Pediatric Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions

Lack of Pediatric Preventive Care Ups Unplanned Hospital Admissions

Infants and children lacking vaccinations, development checks more likely to be admitted

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Pregnant Women Commonly Refuse Vaccines

Providers believe stressing fetal protection is most effective strategy against refusal.

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

PCV13 Vaccine Protects Against Serotype 3 Invasive Pneumococcal Disease in Children

A meta-analysis of case-control studies supports the use of the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in children as it protects against serotype 3.

Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind North Carolina Chickenpox Outbreak

Vaccine-Exempt Students Behind North Carolina Chickenpox Outbreak

Of the school's 152 students, 110 have not received the varicella vaccine

Neonatal Antibody Concentration After Third Trimester Tdap Vaccination

Neonatal Antibody Concentration After Third Trimester Tdap Vaccination

Immunization of mothers during the 3rd trimester with Tdap vaccine linked with higher neonatal concentrations of pertussis toxin antibodies compared with no immunization.

Update on the Ethics of Mandating HPV Vaccination

Update on the Ethics of Mandating HPV Vaccination

Following diagnosis, 66.2% of women with the disease survive 5 or more years.1 HPV causes the majority of cervical cancer cases.

Hands Are Vehicles for Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Hands Are Vehicles for Transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae

Hands can be vehicles for transmission of pneumococcus and lead to acquisition of nasopharyngeal colonization.

Gentamicin Not Linked to Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Bacteremia

Gentamicin Not Linked to Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Bacteremia

Short course gentamicin therapy in patients with bacteremia was not associated with an increased incidence of acute kidney injury.

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

Health Officers Express Concerns About Vaccine Exemptions

With new California law eliminating nonmedical exemptions, rise in medical exemptions reported.

Dengue Detection and Preparedness Plan for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

Dengue Detection and Preparedness Plan for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo

The failure mode and effect analysis methodology may facilitate protocols for new control that would benefit dengue detection and assessment for the 2020 Olympics.

Social Medicine: The Effect of Social Media on the Anti-Vaccine Movement

Social Medicine: The Effect of Social Media on the Anti-Vaccine Movement

The anti-vaccine movement has proliferated over recent years, thanks in part to its most vocal proponents using social media to churn out often misleading information.

Hepatotoxicity Risk Associated With Anidulafungin, Caspofungin, and Micafungin

Hepatotoxicity Risk Associated With Anidulafungin, Caspofungin, and Micafungin

Anidulafungin, caspofungin, and micafungin have shown similar risk profiles for severe hepatotoxicity.

UTMB Finds Way to Reduce Vaccine Production and Storage Costs

UTMB Finds Way to Reduce Vaccine Production and Storage Costs

Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a new vaccine platform that cuts production and storage costs.

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Administered as a Decennial Booster Dose

Tdap Vaccine Can Be Administered as a Decennial Booster Dose

A second dose of Tdap, a reduced-antigen-content tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine, 9 years after initial vaccination was well tolerated and immunogenic.

Low Risk for Recurrent Mild Adverse Events After Reimmunization

Low Risk for Recurrent Mild Adverse Events After Reimmunization

An adverse event after immunization may not reoccur with future immunizations, unless the initial reaction was severe.

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