Tag: "immunizations" at medical news
Mayo Clinic study suggests no link between autism and immunizations
...re has been speculation about a connection between immunizations
and an increase in autism. However, a study by May...ty category. Both events occurred many years after immunizations
were mandated for school entry. Broader, more precise diagnostic criteria for autism were introduced...
Old T cells cripple immune function in the elderly
...ells. The authors think this may help explain why immunizations
are less effective in the elderly. B cell activation and antibody production are known to be impaired with age in both mice and humans, but it was not clear whether this defect is intrinsic to B cells or is a by-product of declining CD4 T cell helper...
Circumcised newborns respond best to anesthetic relief
...sthesia exhibit stronger pain responses to routine immunizations
during the first six months of life than infants who were not circumcised," Brady-Fryer says, citing one study. The most effective method for reducing pain of circumcision, according to Brady-Fryer's review, is the dorsal penile nerve block, using in...
Texas Children's Hospital specialists say proactive approach best defense against flu season
...upcoming flu season, parents are urged to schedule immunizations
for at-risk youngsters and seek early treatment when symptoms are present. "There is no reason to believe that the upcoming flu season will not be just as significant as those of the past three to four years," said Dr. Ralph D. Feigin, physician-i...
Partnership for Prevention and ACPM commend expanded coverage of preventive services under Medicare
... used by doctors to administer screening tests and immunizations
or to make arrangements for their delivery at a later date. "The Welcome to Medicare visit is an opportunity to start seniors off on the right foot," said Robert Harmon, MD, MPH, president of the American College of Preventive Medicine. "It's a chan...
National Academies news: vaccines and autism
...related to possible biological mechanisms by which immunizations
might trigger autism. For example, it has been hypothesized that the measles virus in the MMR vaccine might lodge in the intestines and trigger the release of toxins that lead to autism. Another hypothesis suggests that the MMR vaccine might stimul...
Business strategy used to increase immunization rates in children
...s world can be used to increase rates of influenza immunizations
in children in the hospital setting, according to ... Dr. Britto. "In the cystic fibrosis clinic, where immunizations
are particularly important, rates were above 90 percent, which is the highest of any published repor...
Time with patients, staff support boost flu shot rates
...f people, that a staff person should inquire about immunizations
before the exam began, and that the doctor spend at least 10 minutes with the patient and ask about a flu shot during the exam. When all four elements were in place, more than 90 percent of the patients studied left properly vaccinated. But all four ...
Dads miss opportunity to learn about their kids
...istory, such as whether his child is up-to-date on immunizations
or has any allergies. Not having that information can lead to less than optimal care," says Trevena Moore, M.D., principal research investigator, assistant professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a pediatrician at SSM...
Texas nonprofit corporation launches vaccine information service
...cientifically valid information about vaccines and immunizations
through its Web site www.immunizationinfo.org . Recently, I4PH redesigned NNii's Web site and incorporated new content for parents, health professionals and the media. NNii was established in 2000 to meet the public's need for science-based informa...
Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
... reform on safety net institutions responsible for immunizations
and other necessary preventive services. Immunization Coverage and Medicaid Managed Care in New Mexico: A Multimethod Assessment Michael A. Schillaci, Ph.D., et al Adult Childhood Cancer Survivors Contact with Medical System Decreases with...
A novel way to boost childhood immunizations: Use baby pictures on personalized calendars
... calendar of their baby with the dates of upcoming immunizations
clearly marked, are more likely to have their chil...milies received calendars were up to date in their immunizations
versus 47 percent of babies who did not receive calendars. In recent years, immunization rates in th...
A penny a month could bolster kids' immunization practices
...data. It is unclear whether a clinic's funding for immunizations
is enough to cover the current cost, Fontanesi says, adding that "it is unlikely to cover the costs of practice improvement." Until new funding opportunities are made available, "this essential preventive service will continue to rely on the good int...
IU Medical School, Merck take shot at vaccinating Kenyan kids
... eight diseases covered by the extended program on immunizations
in Kenya," says Dr. Esamai. "This in the long term translates into reduced infant morbidity and mortality due to these diseases." Among those diseases are tuberculosis, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, hepatitis B and haemophi...
Many children in Medicaid managed care do not receive same quality of care
... performance for commercial enrollees on childhood immunizations
was 64% of 2-year-olds completely immunized, whereas for plans with Medicaid enrollees the mean performance was 49%. For HEDIS measures for well-child visits for children in the first 15 months of life, the mean plan performance was 50% for commercia...
Intervention decreases childhood pneumonia mortality
...ia and other life-threatening diseases, as well as immunizations
and other effective preventive approaches."...
ACPM recommends research priorities for child and adolescent immunizations
...s are in accordance with the schedule of childhood immunizations
recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunizat...ion Practices. ACPM's recommendations on childhood immunizations
appear in the August 2003 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The statement can be...
Docs see missed opportunities for adult, kid vaccinations
.... Systems that remind physicians and patients when immunizations
are due, regular monitoring of immunization rates ...eminder systems. The recommendations for childhood immunizations
endorse similar interventions, and encourage physicians to report adverse vaccine reactions to a nat...
More health care doesnt mean better health care for medicare patients
...ntive services, such as influenza and pneumococcal immunizations
and Pap tests. "Our study shows quite clearly that perhaps 30 percent of medical care is devoted to services that do not necessarily improve health outcomes or the quality of care," said Fisher. "It suggests that care in the United States could be ju...
UC Davis Children's Hospital launches unique program to develop community pediatricians
...attend to children's basic health needs, including immunizations
and other preventive care. "There are many, many children who don't receive even the most basic of medical care," said Arnold Gold, a Yuba City pediatrician who is the founder of the Yuba Sutter School-based Health Clinic. "Our free clinics in Marys...