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HBV while pregnant increases risk for HBV vaccination failure in newborns

July 20, 2017

Researchers observed a significant association between the presence of higher hepatitis B DNA at 28 to 30 weeks of gestation in pregnant women and immunoprophylaxis failure in newborns.

“The risk of vertical transmission leading to chronic infection is dramatically reduced by administering hepatitis B immunoglobulin (HBIG) to newborns at birth together with a complete course of HBV vaccination,” the researchers wrote. “A high maternal HBV DNA level during pregnancy is the strongest risk factor leading to immunoprophylaxis failure.”

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Study suggests link between antidepressant exposure, autism

July 20, 2017
Autism was more common in children exposed to antidepressants during pregnancy, compared with children not exposed to antidepressants whose mothers had a history of…
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Researchers identify gaps in care in patients with autism

July 20, 2017
Although significant strides have been made in helping youths with autism transition to adulthood, there are still areas where research can help facilitate this process…
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Sand flies, wild mammals likely to transmit visceral leishmaniasis to dogs in protected areas

July 20, 2017
Sand flies and wild animals sustain a natural infection from visceral leishmaniasis, making household pet exposure near forested and protected areas concerning for…
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Enhanced antibiotic prophylaxis lowers death rate in patients with advanced HIV

July 19, 2017
In sub-Saharan African patients with advanced HIV who were starting ART for the first time, enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis reduced the rate of death by 27% after 24…
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Detecting High Hyperopia: The Plus Lens Test and the Spot Vision Screener

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, May/June 2017, Volume 54 Issue 3
To evaluate the usefulness of the Plus Lens (Goodlite Company, Elgin, IL) test and the Spot Vision Screener (Welch…
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Immunization Updates 2015: Pediatrics & Adolescents

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co. Inc.

Despite the proven remarkable effectiveness of vaccines and the striking global impact of immunization campaigns in…
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American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

American Association of Nurse Practitioners National Conference

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VIDEO: Anthony Fauci, MD, discusses progress with malaria vaccine

April 3, 2017
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