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Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months
April 27, 2017

ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by pertussis are infants younger than 2 months of age, comprising 38.7% of all pertussis cases between 2000 and 2015.

Researchers also suggest that although pediatric pertussis cases resulting in hospitalization and death have declined, there is a possibility that this is caused by a higher rate of reporting in non-severe cases.

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Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months

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Children whose mothers received the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine during pregnancy exhibited a 91% reduced risk of pertussis within the first 2 months
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Fixed triple inhaler therapy reduces COPD exacerbations

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Origins of Outcome Disparities in Pediatric Respiratory Disease

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Early Childhood Exposures and Risk for Adult Disease: November 2015

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Pertussis incidence highest among infants younger than 2 months

April 27, 2017
ATLANTA — Research presented at the 2017 Epidemic Intelligence Service Conference demonstrates that the age group most severely affected by

In the Journals

Broad-spectrum testing detects pathogens in 34% of patients with CAP of unknown cause

April 21, 2017
The use of broad-spectrum detection methods identified pathogens in more than one-third of children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia

In the JournalsPerspective

Maternal Tdap vaccine reduced infant pertussis risk by 91% in first 2 months

April 18, 2017
Children whose mothers received the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis vaccine during pregnancy exhibited a 91% reduced risk of pertussis within

In the Journals

Fixed triple inhaler therapy reduces COPD exacerbations

April 12, 2017
Extrafine fixed triple therapy had clinically beneficial effects on quality of life, hyperinflation, forced expiratory volume1 and exacerbations in…

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March 27, 2017
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March 21, 2017
Parents who have misconceptions about antibiotics for respiratory infections want help understanding them, suggesting an opportunity for primary care…

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Inhaled corticosteroids not linked to increased pneumonia risk in children with asthma

March 14, 2017
The regular use of inhaled corticosteroids is unlikely to increase the risk for pneumonia and other respiratory infections in children with asthma…

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