Navigation Links
Rotavirus vaccination may also protect children against seizures
Date:11/20/2013

[EMBARGOED UNTIL THURSDAY, NOV. 21] A new study suggests an additionaland somewhat surprisingpotential benefit of vaccinating children against rotavirus, a common cause of diarrhea and vomiting. Besides protecting kids from intestinal illness caused by rotavirus, immunization may also reduce the risk of related seizures, according to findings published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online.

Lead study author Daniel C. Payne, PhD, MSPH, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and colleagues from CDC and other institutions carried out a retrospective analysis that included roughly a quarter of a million U.S. children born between March 2006 and November 2009. All were enrolled in the Vaccine Safety Datalink, a nationwide project that collects data for vaccine safety research, and included 186,502 children fully immunized against rotavirus (74.4 percent) and 64,099 who were not (25.6 percent).

The researchers found that children who were fully vaccinated against rotavirus had an approximately 20 percent reduced risk of seizure-related hospitalizations and emergency department visits during the year following vaccination, compared to unvaccinated children. "The protective association we found between rotavirus vaccination and seizures is another good reason for having your child fully vaccinated against rotavirus," Dr. Payne said.

Although several mechanisms could explain the protective association, the most probable, the study authors wrote, is that "vaccination directly prevents systemic rotavirus infection, including extra-intestinal complications involving the central nervous system." Seizures have been observed in children with acute intestinal illness caused by rotavirus: A large multi-center Canadian study from 2007, for example, estimated that 7 percent of young patients hospitalized with rotavirus illness experienced seizures.

The authors of this latest study estimated that rot
'/>"/>

Contact: Jerica Pitts
jpitts@pcipr.com
312-558-1770
Infectious Diseases Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mayo Clinic: Rotavirus vaccine given to newborns in Africa is effective
2. Vaccinating children against rotavirus may indirectly protect adults too, study finds
3. Antibodies for new rotavirus vaccines
4. Penn Medicine physician argues for mandatory flu vaccinations of health care workers
5. Parental perceptions are preventing HPV vaccination success
6. Infant pertussis hospitalizations lower than expected after teen vaccinations
7. Vaccination and the gentle art of persuasion
8. New York City Residents Turn to Urgent Care for Vaccinations During the Flu Season
9. Vaccination with GM2-KLH-QS21 does not improve outcome of melanomas patients in EORTC study
10. Vaccinations: Separating Myth from Reality, from the August 2013 Harvard Women's Health Watch
11. Tumor cell vaccination trial to promote anti-leukemia responses
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/5/2015)... Sunny skies and cool temperatures made for great conditions last ... walkers participated in Global Lyme Alliance’s (GLA) inaugural “Lyme ... 5K and 10K runs and 1-and 3-mile walks were held ... for tick-borne disease research. The “Lyme Walk and Run” was ... of Lyme Research Alliance (LRA) and Tick-Borne Disease Alliance (TBDA), ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... May 05, 2015 Skedans Systems ... Victoria BC announced the Skedans Sensor Collaboration Platform at ... mobile and web app developers, provides tooling to deliver ... mobile sensors. , The Skedans Sensor Collaboration Platform is ... of the Internet of Things, Web Real Time Communications ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... year, PolyU researchers garnered two Grand Prizes, two Special ... and four Silver Medals at the world-renowned event. The ... Prize and Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury:, ... Investigator: Dr Allan Chee-kooi CHAN, Institute of Textiles and ... the “mannequin” for many tasks involved in apparel design, ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 ProTexting, LLC – a ... deploy Mobile Engagement Campaigns and other Mobile solutions, introduces ... can now leverage the power of Mobile Marketing to ... subscribers’ e-mail addresses into the Constant Contact Platform. , ... the growing trend of multi-channel marketing would become more ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... Rare Genomics Institute (RG) today announced ... determining how crowdfunding can promote scientific research to help ... rare disease patients with access to state of the ... and help for payment of these services through grants, ... how crowdfunding will not only help raise much needed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:1st Annual “Lyme Walk & Run” Event a Huge Success 2Health News:1st Annual “Lyme Walk & Run” Event a Huge Success 3Health News:Skedans Systems Announces Skedans Sensor Collaboration Platform at AUVSI's Unmanned Systems 2015 in Atlanta 2Health News:PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva’s Invention Expo 2Health News:PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva’s Invention Expo 3Health News:PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva’s Invention Expo 4Health News:PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva’s Invention Expo 5Health News:ProTexting SMS Mobile Marketing platform integrates with Constant Contact 2Health News:ProTexting SMS Mobile Marketing platform integrates with Constant Contact 3Health News:Rare Genomics Institute to Study Impact of Crowdfunding on Rare Diseases 2
... congratulates Jeffrey Crowley, an openly gay man with significant ... his appointment as Director of the Office of National ... dedicated team in the Executive Office of the President,s ... Barnes who has a long standing commitment to HIV/AIDS. ...
... best, south the worst; men and young adults also ... -- The federal government,s push to reduce motor vehicle ... in Massachusetts and the northeast getting the message loud ... -- particularly Mississippi -- are still dying in higher-than-acceptable ...
... Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences reveals that ... elementary schools are not only more physically active than their ... time. Specifically, those who volunteered burned twice as many calories ... led by Erwin Tan, PhD, of the Johns Hopkins University, ...
... Ltd, B2B, SEO Online PR & Marketing Consultancy, is pleased to ... its already successful Industry Directory, offering free listings to relevant specialist ... ... Marcomms Ltd, B2B, SEO Online PR & Marketing Consultancy , ...
... WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 The chief executive of ... Senate subcommittee today, addressing an alarming new report ... a dangerous shortage of veterinarians available to fill ... DeHaven, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association ...
... In the past 12 weeks, two ... Lifesaver, a nationwide tracking program established to quickly locate ... disabilities, such as autism and Alzheimer,s. The program is ... two fathers of children with autism, Sam Spencer and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AIDS Action Applauds President on Appointment of Jeffrey Crowley as Director of National AIDS Policy 2Health News:Car-Crash Death Rates Depend on Where You Live in U.S. 2Health News:Older women find health benefits through volunteer program 2Health News:Simply Marcomms Launch New Specialist Online Industry Directories 2Health News:AVMA Testifies at Senate Hearing on GAO Veterinary Shortage Report 2Health News:AVMA Testifies at Senate Hearing on GAO Veterinary Shortage Report 3Health News:Local Communities Get Serious About Saving Lives Through Project Lifesaver Tracking Equipment, Says NAA 2
(Date:5/5/2015)... 5, 2015  IBM Watson Health (NYSE: IBM ) ... and Mayo Clinic to advance patient health by ... Records (EHRs). As Watson,s capabilities are applied ... thorough analysis of the medical factors that could impact an ... than 350 customers – some of the largest and most-recognized ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets ( ... "Radiation Dose Management Market by Product (Dose ... Application (Computed Tomography, Angiography, Fluoroscopy), by End User ... report to their offering. The ... grow at a CAGR of around 50% during ...
(Date:5/5/2015)... , May 05, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Home Healthcare Global Market - Forecast to ... home healthcare market is expected to reach more than ... The home healthcare equipment market is expected ... healthcare services market. Home healthcare is gaining a tremendous ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to Unlock New Insights from Electronic Health Records 2IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to Unlock New Insights from Electronic Health Records 3IBM Watson Health, Epic and Mayo Clinic to Unlock New Insights from Electronic Health Records 4Radiation Dose Management (Dose Tracking, Monitoring, and Analytics Software, Consulting Services) Market - Global Forecasts to 2020 2Radiation Dose Management (Dose Tracking, Monitoring, and Analytics Software, Consulting Services) Market - Global Forecasts to 2020 3Global Home Healthcare Global Market 2015 - Forecast to 2020 for the $300 Billion Market 2
... RELISA ENA Single Well Screening Kit is designed ... most common autoantibodies. Each microtiter well is coated ... autoantigens. This allows the laboratory to cost effectively ... to determining the ENA specificity on any of ...
The K-ASSAY Rheumatoid Factor Control Set is intended to be used as a consistent test sample of known concentration for monitoring the performance of K-ASSAY immunoturbidimetric assay for quantifying...
... Lipid Control is intended for use in ... sample of known concentration for monitoring assay ... Liquid Lipid Control with patient serum specimens ... constituents. The user can compare observations with ...
The K-ASSAY Lp(a) Control Set is intended for use as an assayed quality control material for monitoring the performance of Lp(a) immunoturbidimetric assays....
Medicine Products: