Navigation Links
Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says

FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Updated vaccines for rotavirus -- once the leading cause of gastrointestinal illness among U.S. children -- do not appear to increase the risk of potentially deadly side effects, a new study finds.

The original rotavirus vaccine was taken off the market in 1999 after it was associated with severe bowel obstruction called intussusception.

The two updated versions of the vaccine were reintroduced in 2006 and 2008, and more than 70 percent of infants in the United States have been vaccinated against rotavirus, which causes abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and vomiting.

Hospitalization is required for many infants and young children infected with rotavirus.

In this study, a team at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital examined national data in order to compare intussusception rates among children younger than age 1 before and after vaccine reintroduction.

The investigators expected to find 36 intussusception-related hospitalizations per 100,000 children in 2009, but found that the rate was only 33.3 cases per 100,000. This suggests that it's very unlikely that the reintroduced vaccines led to any additional cases of intussusception, the researchers said.

The study was published online Jan. 2 in the journal Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.

"We always need to carefully weigh the risks and benefits of childhood vaccines. Fortunately, our results suggest that rotavirus vaccines have not increased the rate of intussusception in the U.S.," lead author Dr. Joseph Zickafoose, a pediatrician and research fellow with the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit, said in a University of Michigan news release.

"We hope that our study provides information that will continue to reassure parents that the benefits of rotavirus vaccine outweigh the risks," he added.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about rotavirus.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: University of Michigan, news release, Jan. 2, 2012

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Study suggests early ART in recently HIV-infected patients preferable to delayed treatment
2. MRI Safe With More Recent Defibrillators, Pacemakers: Study
3. Re-admission rates via emergency rooms climbing among patients who have recently been hospitalized
4. Most recent mammography recommendations confuse public
5. Inner Ear Can Store Recent Sounds, Study Finds
6. $4.37 million NCI grant accelerates recent laboratory finding in Ewings sarcoma
7. Sex With Recent Smallpox Vaccine Recipient Can Lead to Illness
8. Dr. Randolph C. Robinson Recently Awarded AAOMS (American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons) Humanitarian Award
9. Recent Study Confirms that Eating a Low Calorie Diet Can Boost Your Immune System
10. Construction Accident Lawyer Says Recent News Of Mine Disaster Holds Lessons For Construction Safety
11. Recent Book Moves Beyond Defensive Medicine, Tackles Entitlement Reform
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Recent Rotavirus Vaccines Safe, Study Says
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts ... applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention ... health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Francisco, CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 ... ... CitiDent, is now offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive ... self-ligating Damon brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, ... M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Any dentist who has made ... the current process. Many of them do not even offer ... difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE ... at such a high cost that the majority of today,s ... Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: