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Trumenba provides strong immune response among adolescents, young adults

May 5, 2016

BALTIMORE — Trumenba, a bivalent vaccine for prevention of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B, appears to safely elicit a robust bactericidal response among adolescents and young adults, according to a pair of phase 3 trials recently presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting.

Approved by the FDA in 2014, Trumenba (rLP2086, Pfizer) is a three-dose series targeting factor H binding proteins (fHBP), according to the researchers. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) currently recommends the vaccine be routinely given to at-risk persons aged older than 10 years, and considered for those aged 16 to 23 years in need of short-term meningococcal protection.

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Woman with rabies infection, no PEP delivers healthy baby in China

May 4, 2016
Investigators reported that a woman in rural China who was infected with rabies while pregnant and did not receive post-exposure prophylaxis, or PEP, later gave birth to…
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More effective, timely HPV vaccine recommendations effective at increasing coverage rates

May 2, 2016
BALTIMORE – Improving the quality and increasing the frequency of HPV vaccine recommendations “drastically” increased overall series completion rates…
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Adolescents with anxiety, depression more likely to exhibit HPV persistence

May 1, 2016
BALTIMORE — Stress and maladaptive coping mechanisms impacted HPV acquisition and persistence among girls and women, indicating a link between psychosocial…
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Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks: Still with Us After All These Years

Pediatric Annals, April 2015, Volume 44 Issue 4
Outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases continue to occur in the United States, and they have been occurring at…
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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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Measles and rubella eliminated in the Americas; more work needed for global elimination

December 8, 2015
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Internet misinformation, dated beliefs continue to fuel vaccine hesitancy

November 24, 2015
NEW YORK — Gary S. Marshall, MD, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, discusses the root…

In the Journals

Infections contribute to risk of psoriasis, antibiotics do not

November 24, 2015
Infections contribute to the risk of psoriasis, while antibiotic use does not, according to data presented in JAMA Dermatology.“We found that…

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Elimination of vaccine exemptions serves children's best interests

November 23, 2015
NEW YORK — The elimination of personal belief exemptions to vaccination, which have no scientific or medical basis, is required to protect…

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Anaphylaxis rare after vaccinations

November 23, 2015
Anaphylaxis after vaccination appeared rare, according to results of a data analysis.“Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect…

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HPV vaccination falling short due to providers, not parents

November 22, 2015
NEW YORK — Kenneth A. Alexander, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and chief of the section of pediatric infectious diseases at the University…

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Day 2 at IDC New York 2015: Vaccine-preventable diseases set for a comeback

November 22, 2015
NEW YORK — Meg Fisher, MD, medical director at The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center and Infectious Diseases in Children

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Misinformation, false perception of risk contribute to vaccine hesitancy

November 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Barriers to modifying vaccine hesitancy include misguided thinking, misinformation and a false perception of fear based on anecdotal…

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Recommendation challenges persist for HPV, influenza, meningoccocal vaccines

November 21, 2015
NEW YORK — Mark H. Sawyer, MD, professor of clinical pediatrics at University of California San Diego, discusses new developments in vaccines…

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To dismiss or not to dismiss: Practice policy on vaccine-refusing families

November 20, 2015
While the majority of pediatricians across the United States may believe they have an ethical and professional obligation to treat patients…

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Pediatric liver recipients display greater prevalence of RSV, influenza

November 19, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO — Vaccine-preventable diseases occur in 20% of pediatric liver transplant recipients, a rate nearly 66 times greater than that…

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