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Bexsero vaccine booster effective for waning immunity

February 9, 2016

Recent findings in a phase 2b trial showed that a booster dose for the three-dose serogroup B meningococcal vaccine can overcome waning immunity after early infant immunization, and administration of the booster at 12 months could help maintain immunity.

“This study of over 1,500 participants provides novel data on the persistence through the second year of life of bactericidal antibody induced by various infant 4CMenB immunization regimens and on the immunogenicity and reactogenicity profile of 4CMenB given as two doses in the second year of life,” Matthew D. Snape, MD, of the department of pediatrics at the University of Oxford, and colleagues wrote. “These data, combined with local age-specific epidemiology, are vital for the design of the optimal strategies for implementation of 4CMenB immunization programs.”

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Senate proposes new safety requirements for reusable devices

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February 9, 2016
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Senate proposes EHR fix for physicians, patients

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USPSTF recommends screening adolescents for depression

February 9, 2016
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued an update to its recommendations for the screening of depression in children and adolescents.The B grade…
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Episodic Excessive Blinking in Children

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, January/February 2016, Volume 53 Issue 1
Many children present with excessive blinking. Categorization, associated conditions, and prognosis are…
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Sudden Cardiac Death in Children and Adolescents: December 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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