Tag: "vaccination" at medical news
Time with patients, staff support boost flu shot rates
...han twice their face-to-face time with the doctor, vaccination
rates dropped dramatically, he says. That may repr...reflection of organizational inefficiency in which vaccination
may be sacrificed for the sake of time, Fontanesi says. Routine immunization should not be viewed me...
HIV-positive U.S. military personnel accidentally vaccinated against smallpox
...V-positive would not typically be given a smallpox vaccination
because of this potentially fatal risk. More than...of the soldiers had full-blown AIDS at the time of vaccination
was probably a key factor in preventing a dangerous reaction. "Fundamentally, it is because their im...
Smallpox vaccine may cause harmless skin rashes
People who have never received a smallpox vaccination
may develop any of a variety of benign skin rashes a few days after getting vaccinated for smallpox that should not be confused with a more serious complication of the vaccine, according to an article in the April 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Disea...
Making the case for a dental caries vaccine
...nd desirable method of preventing disease. Indeed, vaccination
is a very significant method of combating an infectious disease whose importance has been recognized in a recent report by the Institute of Medicine. The moral and social imperative of a vaccine as a true public health measure will be discussed, part...
Effectiveness of safer smallpox vaccine demonstrated against monkeypox
... serve as an important pre-vaccine for large-scale vaccination
efforts in the event of a bioterror threat involving smallpox." NIAID's Bernard Moss, M.D., Ph.D., the senior author on the paper, adds, "This study shows that the MVA vaccine holds great promise as an alternative to the current vaccine. Although MVA...
New animal model for Alzheimer vaccine
...etermine whether the brain changes associated with vaccination
of humans could be modeled in aged nonhuman primat...eam were successful. "These monkeys respond to the vaccination
by producing lots of antibodies to Alzheimer amyloid and by showing elevated plasma amyloid that is ...
Vaccine nips breast cancer in the bud
...signed a combined approach consisting of a primary vaccination
with plasmids encoding portions of the oncogenic protein rp185neu and a booster vaccination
one week later with cells expressing this protein and also engineered to release IFN-gamma. Of mice ...
Targeted antiviral prophylaxis of flu case contacts could successfully contain pandemic influenza
...of the entire population. "Although we know that vaccination
is the best intervention for influenza, vaccine supplies may be limited," Dr. Halloran emphasized. "Using 80 percent TAP for six to eight weeks is almost as effective as vaccinating 80 percent of the entire population, but even given more limited su...
Report finds inactivated influenza virus vaccines effective in children
...nths this fall. According to the review, a flu vaccination
can literally pay off in the long run. There is ev...ts to get themselves vaccinated, either, since flu vaccination
drives frequently target elderly people or other high-risk groups, she added. The severity of th...
Effectiveness of chickenpox vaccine decreases after one year
...ned the influence of age at the time of chickenpox vaccination
and the time since vaccination
on the vaccine's effectiveness. The study, conducted from March 1997 through June 2003, included 339...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for February 2004 (second issue)
No asthma exacerbation helpfrom children's flu vaccination
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-contr...es 6 to 18, Dutch researchers found that influenza vaccination
did not significantly reduce the number, severity, or duration of asthma exacerbations caused by the...
A little stress may go a long way toward boosting skin's immunity
...ating more effective vaccines. "The whole point of vaccination
is to generate more memory cells," Dhabhar said. "The way the stressed animals' immune systems responded to the antigen the second time around suggests that acute stress may help generate more of these memory cells. "Most people believe that stress w...
Cancer vaccine using low affinity epitopes proves successful in mice
...lf-proteins expressed on normal tissues. The ideal vaccination
approach requires self-tolerance while eliciting an effective antitumor response. In an effort to design the ideal vaccine, David-Alexandre Gross and colleagues from Institut Gustave Roussy, France, examined epitopes (parts of antigen molecules) deri...
Study shows low risk of vaccinia transfer after smallpox immunization
...ed against smallpox, because civilian and military vaccination
campaigns have created a safety net of sorts. "If someone were to intentionally release smallpox, we have our first wave of health care responders protected," he says. The vaccine can be administered as long as three to four days after exposure, so h...
Call for increase in flu vaccination among young children
... current research supports a widening of influenza vaccination
to specific groups of young children-including inf...iew the current research into paediatric influenza vaccination
and of the logistical and economic considerations that will influence the implementation of more wid...
No adverse effects of aluminium in vaccines
...recipients, such as local reactions at the site of vaccination
and a chronic progressive syndrome called macrophagic myofasciitis. However, replacing aluminium with another adjuvant would be a massive undertaking because all such vaccines would have to be tested in clinical trials and relicensed; besides, no obv...
Jan/Feb 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...ased immunization coverage for the 4:3:1 childhood vaccination
series. According to data from the National Immunization Survey, following the policy change, vaccination
rates fell from 80 percent in 1996 to 73 percent in 2001, among the lowest in the nation. Although...
Researchers add new drug prophylactic option against flu
...if vaccines are not available, in conjunction with vaccination
late in the influenza season, before vaccine has induced an immune response, or if there is no immune response to the vaccine....
Why is this year's flu so severe?
...d Prevention recently began to recommend influenza vaccination
for all children six months to 23 months of age. Flu vaccines typically are designed to protect against several strains of virus from different families of influenza. But over time viruses change, or mutate. Scientists studying this year's flu viru...
Chagas' disease: virulence factor identified
...of this factor raises the prospects for developing vaccination
strategies or drugs to combat T. cruzi. Chagas' disease or American trypanosomiasis is a parasitic illness which affects nearly 20 million people mainly in tropical regions of Central and South America. The aetiological agent that causes it is a f...
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