Tag: "immunization" at medical news
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...be addressed. It is still unknown whether passive immunization
by administration of immunoglobulin may provide some benefit in reducing perinatal transmission. Therefore, further study in appropriate settings is warranted. Glaxo Wellcome provided AZT for the study. IVIG was acquired from Bayer Pharmaceutical...
DNA-Based Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise To Successfully Treat Melanoma In Mice
...thertissues. "Our study shows how we can use DNA immunization
to make the immune system recognize and attack cancer cells," said Dr. Alan Houghton, Chief of theClinical Immunology Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and senior author of thestudy. The same strategy is being tested against prostate, breast and ...
PAHO To Provide $1 Million For Cholera Programs In Central America
...gthening of vector control programs; bolstering of immunization
programs, and prevention and control of contagious diseases. The Pan American Health Organization, founded almost 100 years ago, works with the countries in the Western Hemisphere to protect the health of all. PAHO also serves as the regional office ...
Engineering Study For The CDC Shows How To Fight Low Childhood Immunization,Save Millions In Health Costs
...-writers focus on a potentially costly part of the immunization
system:purchasing vaccines. The pilot study looked...ld be a valuable serviceto its constituents in the immunization
community. OR offers the analyticaltools to help them make their decisions, using cost minimization...
Study Highlights Flu Risks For Women With Chronic Illness
...rts to reach these populations forannual influenza immunization
is needed. "At the very minimum, targeted efforts to improve influenza prevention amonghigh-risk young and middle-aged adults are warranted," they write in the study'sconclusions. "Furthermore, these data may be useful in determining thecost-benefit ...
Experts Meet In Canada To Discuss Vaccine Progress
...a to look at vaccine issues andchart the course of immunization
programs in the Americas. The Pan American Health Organization's Technical Advisory Group on VaccinePreventable Diseases brings together experts in vaccines, disease surveillance,laboratories, research, quality control, safety, financing and producti...
University of Chicago study finds therapy to prevent miscarriage is not helpful
...ternal lymphocyte immunization, ormononuclear-cell immunization
-- had more and later miscarriages than those wome...ents. A few patients, who stillrequired follow-up immunization
when they did not become pregnant after sixmonths, where not immunized a second time due to the non-...
New mathematical model explains changing patterns in epidemics
...ce that reported on radically different effects of immunization
programs on measles and whooping cough epidemics....
Vaccination reform may improve consistency of care for children
...ntrol and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga., compared the immunization
policies of New York physicians before and after the state enacted two vaccine-financing reforms in 1994. One reform, called "Vaccines for Children," was geared mainly toward families on Medicaid and the uninsured; the other, called the "First Dollar...
Baltimore researchers receive $40 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
...e Foundation has become a major force in promoting immunization
as a way to reduce childhood deaths in developing countries," says Donald E. Wilson, M.D., M.A.C.P, University of Maryland vice president for medical affairs and dean of its School of Medicine. "Not only is this a wonderful opportunity for us to help...
University of Toronto researchers develop potent vaccine for Alzheimer's
... Neurodegenerative Diseases (CRND) determined that immunization
with amyloid peptides blocked both the production of the plaques and learning impairment. "Not only were we able to clean up the brain tissue, but we also prevented the behavioural consequences of Alzheimer's," says Dr. Peter St George-Hyslop, direc...
Measles and pertussis risk higher for children with personal exemptions from immunization
...children CHICAGO -- Children who are exempt from immunization
for religious or philosophical reasons have a high... study to evaluate whether personal exemption from immunization
is associated with the risk of measles and pertussis at individual and community levels. They colle...
One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts
...de rapid strides toward achieving goals for infant immunization
set by the Healthy People initiative, many African...America would have exceeded the goal of 90 percent immunization
in 1999. The actual immunization
rate that year was just more than 73 percent. Several analyse...
Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids' doctors
...me doctors said they wanted to move slowly, as the immunization
schedule gets more congested and complex," says Davis. "Others said they wanted primary care to have a seat at the table when vaccination recommendations are being formulated, and to see better coordination among manufacturers and insurers in the tim...
NIAID study results support diluting smallpox vaccine stockpile to stretch supply
...nd then monitored the volunteers for 56 days after immunization
to assess take rates and side effects. More than 97 percent (665) had a take after the first vaccination. Those who failed to develop a take within seven to nine days were revaccinated. About half of the 15 individuals who did not have an initial ...
Aventis Pasteur donates approximately 75 to 90 million doses of smallpox vaccine to the U.S.
... next generation smallpox vaccine should a broader immunization
effort be contemplated. We are offering both short-term and what we hope will be long-term relief from concerns about vulnerability to smallpox as an agent of bioterrorism, said Richard J. Markham, chief executive officer of Aventis Pharma. HHS has...
Tool pinpoints acceptable pricing of combination vaccines
... percentages and what consumers will pay. The 2002 immunization
schedule is crowded, with up to five injections re...ases, pressure mounts to add those vaccines to the immunization
schedule. In 1999, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatr...
UNC Center for AIDS Research database collaboration with SAS also helping patient care
... immune system functioning, medication history and immunization
history. Also included is health condition at time of initial care at UNC, demographic and social support information. Entered into the database, the information, now organized, allows for more effective and efficient data analysis, including group c...
Preventive medicine residency
...ined chicken pox data, and looked at the statewide immunization
trends, all with an eye on helping populations better maintain their health. This new residency received $750,000 in funding from the Michigan Department of Community Health, to help get it up and running, and it is also an alternate training site fo...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet
...s far from perfect. (See article on rates of adult immunization
and cancer screening services in this issue of Ann...liminating copayments, also helped increase use of immunization
and cancer screenings. Teaching patients and clinicians was the least effective technique studied....
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