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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…
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Adult Immunization and Its Impact on Children

Pediatric Annals, August 2013, Volume 42 Issue 8
CME Educational Objectives 1.Review the incidence of selected vaccine-preventable diseases in the adult population. 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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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

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Increased vaccines decrease overall childhood mortality in Netherlands

March 1, 2016
Increasing vaccination coverage led to a decrease in overall childhood mortality, according to a historical analysis published in Lancet Infectious

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Gardasil significantly reduces prevalence of HPV strains among females

February 29, 2016
Implementation of Gardasil quadrivalent HPV vaccine in 2006 significantly reduced the prevalence of HPV-6, -11, -16 and -18 strains among girls and…

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ACIP: Flu vaccine 59% effective to date

February 25, 2016
The CDC’s Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices continued to recommend that all people aged 6 months and older be vaccinated annually…

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Timely DTaP vaccination could reduce infant pertussis, hospitalizations

February 22, 2016
Timely DTaP vaccination among newborn infants could reduce cases of pertussis-related hospitalization and death, according to recent research in the…

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No increased risk for death at 30 days after adolescent vaccination

February 17, 2016
The risk for death was not increased during the 30 days following vaccination of adolescents, with no deaths found to be causally associated with…

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MOC program improves HPV vaccination rates

February 16, 2016
An American Board of Pediatrics maintenance of certification program led to improved HPV vaccination rates by participating pediatricians, according…

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Mixed RotaTeq, Rotarix vaccine schedules safe, effective in children

February 15, 2016
Vaccine schedules for infants who used two different rotavirus vaccines were safe and produced immune responses comparable to single-vaccine…

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Experts: Promotion of HPV vaccination must focus on cancer prevention

Infectious Diseases in Children, February 2016
In December 2014, the FDA approved a next-generation HPV vaccine that protects against nine HPV types among females aged 9 through 26 years and males…

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California vaccine compliance increased ahead of SB 277 enactment

February 10, 2016
The kindergarten vaccination rate has increased in California, ahead of the July 1, 2016 effective date of Senate Bill 277, which will eliminate all…

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IBD treatment increases children’s risk for varicella, herpes zoster hospitalization

February 10, 2016
Children who receive immunosuppressive therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases are at an increased risk for varicella- and herpes zoster-related…

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