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Menactra (Polysaccharide Diphtheria Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine) - updated on RxList

Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

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Last week I made a patient’s chart perfect. Not bragging, but ultimately it ended up being pretty easy, and I’ll explain how and why in a little bit. This was a patient I had not seen in several years, with a number of chronic medical problems, for which he had been taking less than optimal care of himself since I had seen him last. Here for a “checkup,” we talked about his health conditions and how he had been over the past few years. I got a little update on his family and all the things he had been up to, and then he and I — along with his wife, who was here with him for the appointment &md...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Health IT Primary Care Source Type: blogs
The vaccine is a combination of six antigens to protect against six dreaded diseases - Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenza type B and Polio.
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
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Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our work highlights the use of mathematical modeling to quantify the benefits of the existing vaccination schedules and the strategies that could be implemented to improve their compliance. Our results indicated that the 6–10–14 weeks is the best schedule option and that the Belgium vaccination campaign significantly reduced the incidence of severe cases.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Vaccine Report Source Type: research
, Liese J, Knuf M Abstract BACKGROUND: Infants with history of prematurity (
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
AbstractThe present study was aimed to test the hypothesis that paracetamol (PCM) can precipitate autistic like features when used to counteract vaccine-induced fever using experimental rat pups. The pups were treated with measles mumps rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria tetanus and pertussis (DPT) vaccines and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) with subsequent PCM treatment. The pups were evaluated for postnatal growth (weight gain, eye opening) and behavior alterations (swimming performance, olfactory discrimination, negative geotaxis, nociception, and locomotor activity) by performing battery of neurobehavioral test. Significant c...
Source: Inflammopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese data show a low percentage of patients with positive vaccination titres pre-transplant, a low revaccination rate post-transplant with limited antibody response, and a high rate of vaccination titre losses.
Source: Pediatric Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare pertussis antibody concentrations in maternal venous serum (at the time of delivery) and umbilical cord arterial serum among women vaccinated with the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine from either 27-30 6/7 weeks of gestation or from 31-35 6/7 weeks of gestation. METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of pregnant women divided into two groups based on when Tdap was administered: 27-30 6/7 weeks of gestation and 31-35 6/7 weeks of gestation. Paired maternal and umbilical cord samples were obtained at the time of delivery t...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CP Abstract Vaccine coverage of the general population in Luxembourg is high, but refugees or asylum seekers may be incompletely vaccinated and susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases. In order to assess protection rates, serum and oral fluid samples were collected from 406 newcomers aged between 13 and 70 years arriving between May and September 2012. Sera were screened for IgG antibodies against measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Oral fluid samples were screened for antibodies against measles, mumps and rubella virus to investigate their suitability for antibody preva...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Despite recommendations from the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice and ACOG, tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination rates during pregnancy remain very low at about 10%. Vaccinating pregnant women confers passive immunity to infants against pertussis, who experience significantly higher mortality from whooping cough. We sought to highlight the importance of this recommendation by assessing the cost-effectiveness of the Tdap vaccine in pregnant women for preventing pertussis infection in infants.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session V Source Type: research
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