Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk Study Confirms Safety of Tdap Vaccine in Pregnancy, Finds No Microcephaly Risk

A new analysis supports current recommendations for routine administration of tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine during pregnancy and expands on what is currently known about the vaccine's safety in pregnant women, researchers say.Reuters Health Information
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CONCLUSION: Advising pregnant women about behaviours and lifestyle habits to prevent infectious diseases remains important, and information about preventive practices needs to be complete and adequate. The health care providers who participated in this study did express a clear need for information related to food safety during pregnancy and listeriosis, as supported by their lack of knowledge in some areas. If that lack is remedied, the knowledge gained could improve counselling practices. PMID: 30030057 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 July 2018Source: Social Science &MedicineAuthor(s): Rebekah Burroway, Andrew HargroveAbstractNigeria is an interesting case study because it outperforms other lower middle-income countries in economic development, yet ranks among the lowest in the world in immunization coverage rates. Combining multi-level modeling with spatial data techniques, this study investigates the individual- and community-level factors that influence the likelihood that a child is fully immunized, underscoring the importance of maternal education for improving child health. Drawing on data from the Demogra...
Source: Social Science and Medicine - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
This study was conducted using 80 multiparous Awassi ewes during the breeding season to compare the effects of controlled internal drug release (CIDR) treatment durations on ewe reproductive performance, hormone profiles, and economic production measures. Ewes were evenly allotted to one of various CIDR treatment durations (3, 6, 9, or 12 d) in four groups (CIDR3, CIDR6, CIDR9, and CIDR12 (control), respectively). The ewes in all groups were injected with 300 IU of equine Chorionic Gonadotropin (eCG) at the time of withdrawal. Blood samples were collected at the time of CIDR insertion and withdrawal, as well as at the time...
Source: Small Ruminant Research - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Clostridium Difficile Immunisation;   Diphtheria;   Diphtheria Immunisation;   Pertussis;   Tetanus;   Tetanus Immunisation Interventions:   Biological: Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids Adsorbed;   Biological: Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine adsorbed onto aluminum hydroxide Sponsor:   National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Not yet recruiting
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Author Affiliations open 1Infectious Diseases Division, icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh), Dhaka, Bangladesh 2Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 3Maternal and Child Health Division, icddr,b, Dhaka, Bangladesh 4Department of Clinical Trial and Clinical Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan PDF Version (995 KB) Abstract About This Article Supplemental Material Background: Early-life arsenic exposure has been associated with reduced cell-mediated immunity, but little is known about its effects o...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
New mothers who quit breastfeeding earlier than they had wanted often chalk it up to not being able to produce enough milk. But a handful of researchers are exploring whether certain environmental exposures may affect some women’s ability to lactate.© Tony Anderson/Getty Images Lactation support includes teaching women techniques to breastfeed and build their milk supply, as well as reassuring them of their ability to nourish their infants.© Phanie/Alamy Stock Photo Education and counseling have been important tools in boosting breastfeeding rates, after decades of ma...
Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: News Focus January 2017 Source Type: research
The article is part of the PLOS Currents Outbreaks “Vaccine Hesitancy Collection“. Introduction Respiratory infections like influenza and pertussis during pregnancy can pose serious risks to mother and infant.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Pregnant women are at increased risk of complications from influenza, and infants are not recommended to receive an influenza vaccine until 6 months of age.9 For pertussis, infants under 2 months of age, prior to the recommended age for vaccination, have the highest rates of hospitalization and death.10 Antenatal vaccination against these diseases not only protects mothers, but studies ha...
Source: PLOS Currents Outbreaks - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Source Type: research
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