Navigation Links
Minor shift in vaccine schedule has potential to reduce infant illness, death
Date:11/2/2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University suggests that protecting infants from a common, highly contagious and even deadly disease may be as easy as administering a routine vaccine two weeks earlier than it is typically given.

The shift has the potential to prevent at least 1,236 cases of pertussis, 898 hospitalizations and seven deaths attributable to pertussis each year in the United States, said Timothy R. Peters, M.D., co-lead author and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Brenner Children's Hospital, which is part of Wake Forest Baptist.

"Rates of pertussis, which can be life-threatening in young infants, are increasing," Peters said. "Pertussis vaccine has been highly effective in defending children against this disease, and we find that modest adjustments in the timing of vaccine administration may offer enhanced protection to very young infants who are especially susceptible to severe disease."

The study appears in the November issue of Pediatrics.

Pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough" or "the 100-day cough," is a disease marked by severe coughing. Young infants are at the highest risk for pertussis-related complications, including pneumonia, seizures, brain swelling and even death. Among infants in the United States, the incidence of pertussis peaks at 1 month of age and progressively decreases over the next year. Pneumonia is the most common complication and cause of infant pertussis-related deaths and, in 2003 13 children died from pertussis. Most deaths occur among unvaccinated children or infants too young to be vaccinated.

While there is no lifelong protection against whooping cough, immunization is the best preventative measure. Current recommendations suggest five doses of the diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine at 2, 4 and 6 months of age, with booster doses at 15 to 18 months and 4 to 6
'/>"/>

Contact: Jessica Guenzel
jguenzel@wfubmc.edu
336-716-3487
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Minorities more likely to have sleep durations associated with increased mortality
2. Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursings Future Joins With AACN to Offer New Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars Program
3. Eight Graduate Nursing Students Selected to Receive The California Endowment-AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
4. USC receives $7.5M for Comprehensive Center of Excellence in Minority Health
5. Pressure to Promote Healthier Eating to Cause Minor Growing Pains for Kids Licensed Foods and Beverages
6. Contents of the McGinnis Mansion Refurbishes Portland, Oregon Sexual Minority Youth Center
7. SIAD Healthcare S.p.A. Acquires Minority Ownership in GENICON
8. Patient navigators help minority, low-income cancer patients get life-saving treatments
9. Minority patients prefer optical colonoscopy for colorectal cancer screening
10. New technique to determine the age of immigrant minors through ribs and teeth
11. Study of minority New York City youth finds unequal burden of poor dental health
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... teaching hospital in Ireland has shown than many of them ... minimise the risk of entrapment. The report, published online in ... need for careful selection of patients for whom bedrails are ... and maintenance of hospital bed systems. , Bedrails are commonly ... However, although the risk for any individual is extremely low, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... July 30, 2014 Victory Medical ... proud to announce the launch of a pediatric unit ... general surgery. The doctors working in the pediatrics departments ... infants, children, and adolescents. Dr. Timothy Cole, Dr. Dale ... McDuffie, Dr. Neelesh Mehendale, and Dr. Nicholas Peiffer lead ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Dialogic Inc. ... announced that DollarPhone, the largest privately owned calling ... Dialogic® ControlSwitch™ softswitch to offer enhanced ... portability (LNP) to both its wholesale and prepaid ... is able to power DollarPhone’s network infrastructure, allowing ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 A formal complaint ... Office against the maker of the dialysis products ... Medical Care defrauded the state, its residents, physicians ... dialysates, before they were recalled in 2012. There ... these products pending in the U.S. District Court, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... -- ,Middle-aged adults with a history of alcohol abuse ... develop severe memory problems later in life, according to ... findings could help doctors identify those at risk for ... drinking. "We already know there is an association ... -- that understanding is based on asking older people ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:High frequency of potential entrapment gaps in hospital beds 2Health News:Victory Medical Center Craig Ranch Debuts Pediatric Care Unit 2Health News:Victory Medical Center Craig Ranch Debuts Pediatric Care Unit 3Health News:DollarPhone Expands Prepaid and Wholesale Offerings With Enhanced Dialogic ControlSwitch 2Health News:DollarPhone Expands Prepaid and Wholesale Offerings With Enhanced Dialogic ControlSwitch 3Health News:Louisiana Attorney General Files Complaint Against GranuFlo Manufacturer, Baron and Budd Reports 2Health News:Louisiana Attorney General Files Complaint Against GranuFlo Manufacturer, Baron and Budd Reports 3Health News:Adults Who've Abused Alcohol May Be at Risk for Memory Problems 2
... Children hospitalized with pandemic H1N1 influenza in 2009 ... medical conditions than children hospitalized with seasonal influenza ... to be presented Tuesday, May 4 at the ... British Columbia, Canada. Population-based surveillance of ...
... physicians for providing better care to patients could end ... those belonging to racial and ethnic minorities, according to ... under a typical pay-for-performance program medical practices that serve ... practices, a result of existing gaps in the quality ...
... opioid prescriptions, leading to increased misuse, serious injuries, ... physicians and surgeons to create a new guideline ... an article in CMAJ ( Canadian ... http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100187.pdf . Opioid use in Canada has ...
... ... Alert #80-04, “Surveillance and Detention Without Physical Examination of Surgeon’s and Patient Examination Gloves” (IA ... and/or shippers on Import Alert #80-04; two of which were listed multiple times and one ... ...
... "extraordinarily high prevalence" of vitamin D deficiency a potential ... new Cincinnati Children,s Hospital Medical Center study. The vitamin ... preventing exposure of the skin to sunlight and subsequent ... in the Center for Global Child Health at Cincinnati Children,s ...
... has been awarded a $10 million grant from the National ... Urban Health Equity. The aim of the Center is to ... heart and lung disease affecting inner city residents, in particular ... have persisted or worsened in the past two decades, despite ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:H1N1 influenza hits older children 2Health News:Pay-for-performance programs may worsen medical disparities, study finds 2Health News:Pay-for-performance programs may worsen medical disparities, study finds 3Health News:Many Non-U.S. Firms Affected by U.S. FDA Import Alert 80-04 for Medical Glove Manufacturing Defects, According to FDAImports.com, LLC 2Health News:Many Non-U.S. Firms Affected by U.S. FDA Import Alert 80-04 for Medical Glove Manufacturing Defects, According to FDAImports.com, LLC 3Health News:Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant Arab women requires urgent attention 2Health News:NIH awards $10 million to Rush University Medical Center to address health disparities 2Health News:NIH awards $10 million to Rush University Medical Center to address health disparities 3Health News:NIH awards $10 million to Rush University Medical Center to address health disparities 4
(Date:7/29/2014)... 29, 2014  Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... two healthcare conferences during the third quarter, the 2014 ... Global Healthcare 2014 Conference.  Alexza,s corporate presentation will be ... on each event are below: , 2014 ... in Boston , MA.  The format ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... Inc. (NYSE: CVD ) today reported results ... revenue was $639 million, representing 8.0% growth from the ... company reported earnings of $0.29 per diluted share in ... per diluted share of $0.95, up 21.5% over the ... impairment charges totaling $52.6 million, or $0.61 per share, ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... New technology in the form of a ... see and assess brain tissue more clearly while treating ... who released their findings today at the Society of ... Colorado Springs, CO. ... a specialty that facilitates stroke treatment by navigating a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alexza Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences 2Alexza Pharmaceuticals Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conferences 3Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 2Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 3Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 4Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 5Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 6Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 7Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 8Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 9Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 10Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 11Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 12Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 13Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 14Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 15Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 16Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 17Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 18Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 19Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 20Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 21Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 22Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 23Covance Reports Second Quarter Net Revenue Growth of 8.0% to $639 Million, Pro Forma EPS Growth of 21.5% to $0.95 and Adjusted Net Orders of $773 Million 24New Technology May Improve Visualization Of The Brain During Stroke Treatment 2New Technology May Improve Visualization Of The Brain During Stroke Treatment 3
... First Advantage , a leading global provider ... that it has made a significant minority investment in ... Workstream was announced by Todd Mavis, CEO of First ... supplier of talent acquisition and talent management solutions and ...
... Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc. , (MID) has been ... laparoscopic visualization system.  This certification is mandatory for sale ... The FloShield system provides for an uninterrupted ... the insufflator to defog and deflect debris from the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:First Advantage Invests in Workstream Inc. 2First Advantage Invests in Workstream Inc. 3Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc. Awarded CE Mark for FloShield™ 2
... requirements of blood banking and processing ... meets American Association of Blood Banks ... and U.S. Food & Drug Administration ... platelet incubators feature alarm systems that ...
Refrigerator specially designed for the storage of blood in standard 500ml bags, complying with Australian Standard AS3864 1997....
The Testosterone Enzyme Immunoassay is intended for the quantitative determination of Testosterone concentration in human serum. No special pretreatment of the sample is necessary. For in vitro Diag...
... assay is a direct competitive EIA ... in human serum or plasma. A ... proteins, making it available for antibody ... anti-Testosterone antibody linked to fluorescein isothiocyanate ...
Medicine Products: