Tag: "pneumococcal" at medical news

The Use Of Antimicrobial Drugs In Developing Countries Must Be Limited To Avoid Producing Untreatable Diseases

... of antibacterial resistance in diseases including pneumococcal meningitis, tuberculosis and typhoid fever. They conclude that there must be improved surveillance of resistance, better regulation of antimicrobial drugs to increase their usefulness, and better education of medical personnel, veterinarians and the...

Flu Shots Keep Health Workers On The Job

... a control injection(either meningococcal vaccine, pneumococcal vaccine, or placebo over athree-year period). The mean age was 28.4 years; 77 percent were residentphysicians, 57 percent were women, and 18 percent were nurses. All vaccines and placebos were administered in October and November of1992, 1993...

UI study indicates many older adults still not receiving recommended vaccinations

... past year. Of the 768 people whoprovided complete pneumococcal vaccination information, 51 percent reportedhaving...increase inits usage, and Medicare coverage of the pneumococcal vaccine has only recentlybeen provided. Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations have tremendous bene...

Many uninsured adults do not receive needed medical care

...xcept for glycosylated hemoglobin measurements and pneumococcal vaccinations among adults with diabetes and HIV screening among those with self-perceived risk. For clinical services such as breast cancer or hypertension screening, long-term uninsured adults were 3 to 4 times more likely not to have received thes...

Stress levels can affect success of pneumonia vaccinations

... immune status. They received a vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria, the causative agent ...formed by the body to fend off pneumococcal bacteria. Strong IgG levels indicated a healthy immune response ready to protect...

One more visit could close demographic gaps in infant immunization efforts

... system. With the recent addition of four doses of pneumococcal vaccine, however, this will will play an increasing important role in childhood vaccination. MISSED OPPORTUNITIES Among African-American children, the primary reason for inadequate vaccination coverage does not appear to be too few visits...

Pain, price, insurance delays for new vaccines concern kids' doctors

...e for children - including those who recommend the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, known as Prevnar - are expressing concerns that the vaccine is too expensive, adds yet another injection to infants' already vaccine-heavy office visits, and initially wasn't covered by many public and private insurers, creating an...

Emory vaccine study in South Africa achieves significant reductions in pneumonia

...ity of Witwatersrand found that a new version of a pneumococcal vaccine reduced the incidence of pneumonia in vacc...ion, the vaccine reduced the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease pneumococcal bacteria that can be measured in the bloodstream by more than 80% in these ch...

Mayo Clinic vaccine researcher calls for universal flu vaccine for elderly

... to screen and immunize patients for influenza and pneumococcal disease without a physician's order in hospitals Development of clinic office systems designed to increase immunization rates, such as reminder systems, flu clinics and standing-order programs Reimbursement by Medicare and other third-party payers ...

TRUST 2002 study shows levofloxacin resistance remains rare in S. pneumoniae

...y season, and the current study consisted of 7,671 pneumococcal isolates collected from 238 clinical hospital laboratories geographically dispersed throughout 49 states. TRUST is the largest and most comprehensive annual surveillance program to monitor antimicrobial resistance among clinical isolates of S. pneum...

St. Jude to receive multi-million dollar grant for sickle cell program

...al projects focusing on stem cell transplantation, pneumococcal infection in sickle cell patients, combination drug therapy, gene therapy and molecular biology of hemoglobin development. The proposal also includes a multi-center project examining the effectiveness of the drugs hydroxyurea and magnesium used in co...

Vaccine shortage study exposes nations 'patchwork' system

... states in availability of Prevnar, or heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine. Many of the doctors' offices sa...ar be approved to prevent ear infections caused by pneumococcal bacteria. The U-M researchers designed their study to get a snapshot of how and why the Prevnar sho...

Preventive Medicine 2003 to feature research findings, plenary sessions on disease prevention

... A population-based analysis of mortality due to pneumococcal disease in California from 1989 to 1998 and resulting public health recommendations. An evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and success of an E-mail-based program for nutrition intervention. An examination of whether mammography screening guidel...

More health care doesnt mean better health care for medicare patients

...certain preventive 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 Stat...

Docs see missed opportunities for adult, kid vaccinations

...ive an annual flu vaccine and at least one dose of pneumococcal vaccine, according to goals set by the National Va... In 2000, only half of these adults had received a pneumococcal vaccine, while 66 percent received an annual flu shot. As part of the revised standards, the committ...

Wyeth chemists honored for Prevnar first combined pneumococcal vaccine for infants

...rotect infants and young children against invasive pneumococcal disease. The disease is caused by seven common str...children. If untreated or resistant to treatment, pneumococcal disease can result in hearing loss, learning disabilities, speech and hearing problems, and brain da...

High cost of life-saving childrens vaccine may be keeping some doctors from giving it

...ndian descent. Such children have a higher risk of pneumococcal disease. Where those children get their Prevnar do...d a child who had suffered a severe illness from a pneumococcal infection -- or who had had a patient who died of such an infection -- were far more likely to say t...

Pneumococcal vaccine significantly reduces disease in South African children

...y 40,000 young children in Soweto, South Africa, a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine aimed at nine strains of disease...ion, the vaccine reduced the incidence of invasive pneumococcal disease (pneumococcal bacteria in the bloodstream) by more than 83 percent in non-HIV-infected chil...

National vaccine advisory committee issues recommendations to strengthen supply of routine vaccines

...s, and rubella (MMR), varicella [chicken pox], and pneumococcal conjugate [pneumonia] vaccines; combined tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) was also in short supply. Vaccine supply disruptions affected private practices and public clinics because both sectors purchase vaccines from the same manufacturers." The ...

Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...identifies a number of barriers to vaccination for pneumococcal disease, one of the leading causes of death in the elderly. A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Testing for Influenza A in High-Risk Adults by William J. Hueston, M.D., et al There is a need for different clinical approaches when treating influenza...

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