Patient characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries who report not getting influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations, 2001 –2013

Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Microbes and InfectionAuthor(s): Kazuyuki Mimura, Soichiro Kimura, Chiaki Kajiwara, Sho Nakakubo, Matthew A. Schaller, Yoshikazu Ishii, Theodore J. Standiford, Steven L. Kunkel, Kazuhiro TatedaAbstractPneumococcal conjugate vaccination (PCV) may prevent influenza-related pneumonia, including Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia. To investigate PCV efficacy against secondary pneumococcal pneumonia following influenza, PCV was administered intramuscularly 2 and 5 weeks before S. pneumoniae serotype-3 colonization of murine nasopharynges followed by intranasal challenge ...
Source: Microbes and Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
The rise of vaccine-preventable illnesses, such as measles and hepatitis, in the United States and around the globe has been alarming in recent years. For women — especially those hoping to become pregnant, as well as women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby — vaccines can be a worrisome topic. There are many misconceptions about vaccine safety in and around pregnancy that can lead to confusion and unnecessary fear of a lifesaving medical tool. As a practicing ob/gyn, I often discuss vaccines with my patients and help them sort out fears versus facts. Which vaccines should you consider before concepti...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Parenting Pregnancy Vaccines Women's Health Source Type: blogs
In vaccinating adults, clinicians face 2 types of challenges: (1) staying current on recommendations for influenza, pneumococcal, hepatitis A and B, zoster, and other vaccines and (2) addressing systemic barriers to implementing practices that increase vaccination rates. Although adult immunization rates remain suboptimal, there has been much good news in adult vaccination recently. New high-dose and adjuvanted influenza vaccines help improve immune response and may reduce influenza complications in older adults.
Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Thematic review on vaccines Source Type: research
Authors: Attal S, Mahmoud MH, Aseel MT, Candra A, Amuna P, Elnagmi M, Abdallah M, Ismail N, Abdelrazek A, Albaw D, Albashir A, Elmahdi H Abstract Background: Despite the high prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Gulf countries, standards of diabetes care at the primary care level have not been widely studied. Aim: To compare the results of diabetes clinical indicators from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2017 guidelines to the reference benchmarks in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional analysis of electronic medical records in 643 randomly se...
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
This study assessed which HIV care quality indicators were associated with healthcare resource utilization and costs. Design: Retrospective analysis of Texas Medicaid claims data (01 January 2012 to 31 September 2016). Methods: Included patients had at least two HIV-related medical claims during the identification period (01 July 2012 to 31 August 2014) (index = date of first HIV claim), were 18–62 years at index, and were continuously enrolled in the 6-month pre-index and 1-year post-index periods. Dependent variables included emergency department (ED) visits, inpatient hospitalizations, prescription count...
Source: AIDS - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Epidemiology and Social Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study indicates that older workers lack appropriate knowledge of national recommendations and correct risk perception of SID and PND infections, but also vaccines' side effects. As the latter has been recognized as predictive factor for SID vaccination, our results stress the importance for tailored informative interventions in the workplaces aimed to increase risk perception and vaccine acceptance. ( PMID: 31910168 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Acta Bio-Medica : Atenei Parmensis - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Acta Biomed Source Type: research
Source: Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractObjectivesPneumococcal and influenza vaccination rates have been suboptimal in studies of immunosuppressed patients. We aimed to assess barriers to and increase rates of 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV23) and influenza vaccination in this group. The primary endpoint was a statistically significant increase in adequate PPSV23 and influenza vaccination.MethodsIn 2017, rheumatology outpatients completed an anonymous questionnaire recording vaccination knowledge, status, and barriers. Simultaneously, a low-cost multifaceted quality improvement (QI) intervention was performed. All outpatients on oral...
Source: Clinical Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
This study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of PPSV23 in reducing the risk of pneumonia among elderly patients with colorectal cancer. A total of 120,605 newly diagnosed patients with colorectal cancer were identified from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database between 1996 and 2010. Of these patients, 18,468 were 75 years or older in 2007 to 2010, and 3515 received PPSV23. People aged 75 years or older have been considered eligible for receiving PPSV23 vaccination in Taiwan since 2007. The specific “vaccination period” of October 2008 to December 2008 was used to minimize the potential i...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
Abstract Current vaccination coverage rates in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) are lower than the region-wide rates set by the Pan American Health Organization. To improve vaccination uptake, it is crucial to identify barriers to vaccination. We conducted a systematic literature review to identify the key barriers to vaccination in the LAC region, and to classify and quantify factors affecting vaccination coverage using the barrier categories outlined by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) working group. We mapped knowledge gaps in the understanding of region-specific and population-specific vacci...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
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