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Prenatal Tdap vaccination more effective than postpartum immunization

September 27, 2016

Tdap vaccination from 27 to 36 weeks’ gestation was 85% more effective than postpartum vaccination at preventing pertussis in infants aged younger than 8 weeks, according to a retrospective cohort study using data from the California Immunization Registry.

“This is an important study demonstrating that prenatal Tdap vaccination more effectively prevents pertussis in young infants than postpartum Tdap vaccination,” Kathleen Winter, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and colleagues wrote. “Importantly, our study also found that vaccination during the recommended window of 27 to 36 weeks’ gestation was more protective than vaccinations received earlier in pregnancy.”

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Retinoblastoma Control With Primary Intra-arterial Chemotherapy: Outcomes Before and During the Intravitreal Chemotherapy Era

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, September/October 2016, Volume 53 Issue 5
To compare outcomes of intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma as primary therapy before (Era I) and during (Era…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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