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Lesbian youths less likely to receive HPV vaccination

May 27, 2015

Despite being at an elevated risk for cervical cancer morbidity and mortality, young lesbians are significantly less likely to initiate HPV vaccination compared with heterosexual and bisexual women, according to recently published data in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“Adolescents and young adult lesbians may be less likely to have initiated HPV vaccination than their heterosexual counterparts because of the knowledge, attitudes and beliefs related to sexual orientation and HPV risk among young women, health care providers and parents and caregivers,” Madina Agénor, ScD, MPH, department of social and behavioral science, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and colleagues wrote.

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Rotavirus vaccination significantly impacts seizure-related hospitalizations

May 22, 2015
Rotavirus vaccination significantly decreased seizure-related hospitalizations during childhood, which appeared to be highest among the youngest group of infants during…
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Researchers find rotavirus vaccination cost effective in most countries

May 19, 2015
The introduction of rotavirus vaccination with either of the two available vaccines is cost effective and associated with significant decreases in disease burden…
California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

California state legislature votes to eliminate ‘personal belief’ vaccine waiver

May 15, 2015
The California state Senate recently passed a bill to eliminate ‘personal belief’ exemptions that currently allow parents to choose to opt their child out of…
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The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Affordable Care Act

Pediatric Annals, February 2015, Volume 44 Issue 2
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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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Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

Vaccine acceptance strategies must affirm safety, efficacy of vaccines

May 6, 2015
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Are there sufficient data to implement wide-scale dengue vaccination in endemic countries? Point/Counter

Are there sufficient data to implement wide-scale dengue vaccination in endemic countries?

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2015
As a leading cause of serious illness and death among Latin American and Asian children and with more than 40% of the world’s population at…
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H1N1 variant suspected in Indian influenza outbreak

March 13, 2015
An outbreak of influenza A(H1N1) in India with more than 8,000 reported cases and 800 deaths is suspected to be a drifted strain from the 2009…
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Ebola outbreak leaves West Africa more susceptible to measles

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Disruptions in local health care services in countries heavily affected by the Ebola crisis have led to significant decreases in childhood…
Global rise in dengue warrants improved prevention, control methods Cover StoryPublication Exclusive

Global rise in dengue warrants improved prevention, control methods

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As a leading cause of serious illness and death among Latin American and Asian children and with more than 40% of the world’s population at risk for…
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Inguinal adenopathy with rash in a 6-year-old febrile female

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2015
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A 6-year-old female is admitted from the ED for evaluation and treatment of a febrile illness with a rash. The history of her chief complaint began 8…
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS Pharmacology Consult

New antimicrobials: What took so long?

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2015
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
A relative lack of new antimicrobial drugs has plagued the infectious disease arena in recent times. As microbial pathogens deftly and rapidly…
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Rates of health care-associated, antibiotic-resistant bacteremia increase in ED

March 11, 2015
Bacteremia among children presenting to the ED is becoming increasingly health care-associated and resistant to empirical antibiotics, according to…
Allison Kempe In the Journals

Centralized immunization reminder/recall system more effective vs. practice-based system

March 10, 2015
A collaborative centralized immunization reminder/recall notification system was more effective and more cost effective compared with a…
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Statewide universal vaccine policy reduced rotavirus strains, hospitalizations

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Implementation of a universal pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in Rhode Island significantly reduced the number of…

Study uses real-time Twitter data to understand vaccine refusal

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A multi-institutional team of researchers has initiated a study which will draw in part on Twitter analyses to better understand vaccine refusal…
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