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Complications common in Spanish children with extrapulmonary TB

July 15, 2016

Recent findings from a Spanish study showed that immigrant status, immune disorders and drug resistance were linked to pediatric extrapulmonary tuberculosis, with 40% of patients presenting with complications.

“Our study describes the epidemiology, clinical spectrum and diagnostic challenges of pediatric [extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB)] in a low-burden region,” Begoña Santiago, PhD, at Hospital General Universitario Gergorio Marañón in Madrid, and colleagues wrote. “Few reports have specifically addressed pediatric EPTB, and this represents the largest series from a low-burden region over the last decades.”

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Meningococcal B outbreak response reveals higher frequency of vaccine-related health events

July 14, 2016
Data from research conducted during an outbreak of serogroup B meningococcal disease on a university campus revealed that vaccine-related health events occurred more…

Arizona measles outbreak grows to 22 confirmed cases

July 12, 2016
An outbreak of measles associated with a private Arizona immigration detention center has grown to 22 confirmed cases, according to news releases from the Arizona…
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Maternal influenza vaccination linked to reduced respiratory illness among infants

July 11, 2016
Infants born to mothers who received influenza vaccine during pregnancy were less likely to be hospitalized for acute respiratory illnesses during influenza season…
CME Article

Navigating Parental Vaccine Hesitancy

Pediatric Annals, August 2010, Volume 39 Issue 8
Pediatricians routinely encounter families who question the safety and necessity of childhood immunizations. Responding…
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Immunization An Update

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

In the current environment of increasing vaccine refusal, the pediatrician has a powerful role to play as a trusted…
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VIDEO: Limited knowledge about Zika poses challenge in vaccine development

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Enhanced communication improves HPV vaccination completion rates

June 3, 2016
Recent research in Vaccine identified specific areas which provider-based interventions should focus on, such as improving communication skills…

World Health Assembly adopts strategies to end viral hepatitis, HIV, STIs

June 2, 2016
During the World Health Assembly last week, member states adopted three global health sector strategies designed to end viral hepatitis, HIV and…

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Tdap administration safe during pregnancy

June 1, 2016
Recent research in Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics determined that the use of Tdap vaccine during pregnancy was safe for women and…

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Female clinicians more likely to initiate vaccinations at acute visits

May 27, 2016
Recent research in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that, along with other clinical characteristics related to vaccination, female clinicians…

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Neither financial nor educational programs improve vaccination rates

May 26, 2016
Recent study data showed that participating in a financial services program or virtual learning collaborative led to self-reports of increased…

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Infant rotavirus vaccination program reduces hospitalizations by 70%

May 25, 2016
Implementation of a rotavirus vaccination program in Ontario resulted in significant decreases in hospitalizations and ED utilization, according to…

FDA News

FDA approves Flucelvax Quadrivalent

May 24, 2016
The FDA recently approved Flucelvax Quadrivalent — the first seasonal influenza vaccine to be cell-derived and to protect against the four…

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: Research continues for effective preventive, therapeutic vaccines

May 18, 2016
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed annually on May 18 to mark the progress made in developing an effective HIV vaccine, to acknowledge…

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Uniformity in male HPV vaccinations encouraged in Canada

May 18, 2016
A recent Canadian analysis published in CMAJ reported that male vaccination programs are necessary in order to ensure equality in protection from…


Ongoing varicella outbreak affects 75 children in New York

May 17, 2016
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene recently issued an advisory to physicians concerning an ongoing investigation into 75 cases…

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