Navigation Links
Young children hospitalized for flu associated with higher costs and higher risk illness
Date:5/4/2008

CINCINNATI The high costs of hospitalizing young children for influenza creates a significant economic burden in the United States, underscoring the importance of preventive flu shots for children and the people with whom they have regular contact, according to research led by Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center and presented May 4 at the Pediatric Academic Society annual meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

After analyzing data in three U.S. cities over the course of three flu seasons (2003-2006), the researchers found that 90 percent of the highest-cost hospitalizations for children were linked to influenza, or flu with a co-infection of the respiratory tract. Children with the highest-cost visits were more likely to have high-risk conditions, emphasizing the importance of having these children immunized, said Gerry Fairbrother, Ph.D., a researcher in the Center for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Care Policy at Cincinnati Childrens and senior author of the study.

Contributing most to the highest-cost hospitalizations were stays in the intensive care unit (ICU), with 65 percent of high-cost visits requiring ICU stays. Fifty-nine percent of children hospitalized for flu who also had high risk conditions spent time in the ICU, compared to 23 percent of children without high-risk conditions.

Our study emphasizes the importance of ensuring that children and people they are in regular contact with be immunized for flu. Its vital to protect their health and to avoid the high costs of hospitalizations that are preventable, said Mary Staat, M.D., Ph.D., a physician and researcher in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Cincinnati Childrens and study co-author.

In the study, researchers identified children under the age of 5 years who were hospitalized with influenza between 2003 and 2006. Identification came through active population-based acute respiratory surveillance programs in Hamilton County, Ohio, Monroe County, N.Y.,
'/>"/>

Contact: Nick Miller
nicholas.miller@cchmc.org
513-803-6035
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Mothers less likely to pursue HPV vaccination for youngest daughters
2. Fixing up this old house may increase young
3. Younger Women Often Miss Signs of Heart Attack
4. Young Children Hospitalized for Flu Associated With Higher Costs and Higher Risk Illness
5. Mothers Less Likely to Pursue HPV Vaccination for Youngest Daughters
6. Youngest Drug Users Most Likely to Leave Treatment Programs
7. Young Innovations, Inc. Announces Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2008
8. Pot Plus Alcohol Kills Young Rats Brain Cells
9. Stem Cells(R) and International Stem Cell Symposium Present Annual Stem Cells(R) Young Investigator Award
10. Young Innovations, Inc. Provides First Quarter Conference Call Details
11. Prozac Makes Old Brain Cells Young
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 Energy Textiles has ... The new gear is now available online, and Energy ... benefits of Celliant infrared-active athletic gear over compression gear. ... another contract has been signed for Under Armour to ... the next eight years. In light of this decision, ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... News) -- Obesity increases the risk of certain types ... two new U.S. studies show. One study of ... obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative and progesterone ... this for a long time for white women, but ... study author Esther John, a senior research scientist at ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... older Americans say that either they or a family ... to the latest issue of The Gerontological Society of ... PP&AR ), which goes on to show that Americans ... honor patients, end-of-life health care wishes. , This ... Options ," features 12 articles that present new ways ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Colorado (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 The ... that this workout program was developed by Dan Long, ... become well-known as a fitness professional and life coach. ... fat and having toned muscles is not impossible , ... based on suspension training. Suspension training promises efficiency when ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... RESEARCH UK scientists have found a drug combination that ... - paving the way for new treatments, according to ... Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool next week*. ... initiate a chain of events culminating in self destruction. ... and become immortal. This means that cells grow out ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Compression Gear--Is There a Better Alternative? 2Health News:Compression Gear--Is There a Better Alternative? 3Health News:Compression Gear--Is There a Better Alternative? 4Health News:Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics 2Health News:Advance directives can benefit patients, families, and health care system 2Health News:Suspension Revolution Review Reveals Dan Long's New Suspension Workout Plan 2Health News:Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells 2
... with hepatitis C are fine for patients with the ... News) -- Every year, hundreds of kidneys are thrown ... but they could help many hepatitis C-infected patients waiting ... fact, since 1995, more than 3,500 kidneys infected with ...
... journal Cell , a Cell Press publication, reveal a new ... and quickly in the tumors of cancer patients undergoing therapy. First ... enter a drug-tolerant state. But there,s some potentially very good news ... or block cancer,s drug resistance. "The problem with cancer ...
... Finding shows drug resistance can be lost, treatment can work ... identified a mechanism by which certain tumor cells that become ... , The discovery may lead to new ways to combat ... new study, published online April 1 in the journal ...
... Although new developments in the management of spinal cord injuries ... condition is more likely to involve a multidisciplinary approach, drawing ... published in the April 2010 issue of the Journal ... ). Each year, approximately 12,000 men ...
... ... in the hands of college students and challenging them to do good in their community in ... Your Community? , ... April 1, 2010 -- 5-Hour Energy® is traveling to campuses across the nation to put its ...
... ... real-time a key differentiator , ... Marlborough, MA (PRWEB) April 1, 2010 -- LogMatrix, a provider of log management, threat management ... currently using the LogMatrix LogCenter solution to capture and report on over 2 billion events ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hundreds of Donor Kidneys Tossed Away Each Year 2Health News:Hundreds of Donor Kidneys Tossed Away Each Year 3Health News:Tumor cells seek temporary shelter from cancer drugs 2Health News:Tumor cells seek temporary shelter from cancer drugs 3Health News:Study Suggests How Some Cancers Resist Treatment 2Health News:Study Suggests How Some Cancers Resist Treatment 3Health News:Next decade offers promise for treatment of spinal cord injuries 2Health News:5-Hour Energy Challenges College Students To Make a Difference In Their Community 2Health News:LogMatrix Log Management Solution Easily Supports Customer's Extreme Scalability and Data Retrieval Requirements 2
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014  Zebra Imaging, Inc., the world,s ... today a strategic partnership with the Zygote Media ... anatomy and biomedical models for animation and visual ... markets.  Zygote maintains the world,s most comprehensive library ... has pioneered development of high-end solid 3D anatomy ...
(Date:10/31/2014)...  Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia (STA) is ... in combination with gemcitabine, will be reimbursed via the ... cancer from 1 November. In ... th most common cause of cancer mortality. Pancreatic ... the lowest 5-year survival of all common cancers at ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... 31, 2014 Oramed Pharmaceuticals ... company focused on the development of oral drug ... a conference call to discuss the clinical results ... the company,s proprietary oral insulin capsules, to treat ... at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Shareholders ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Zebra Imaging and Zygote Media Partner to Bring 3D Visualization to the Medical Community 2Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 2Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 3Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 4Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 5Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 6Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 7Specialised Therapeutics Australia Announces Breakthrough Cancer Drug Abraxane(R) to be PBS Listed for Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer 8Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 2Oramed to Report Key Top Line Results from U.S. Phase IIa Trial with Oral Insulin in Type 1 Diabetes 3
... SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28, 2011 OncoSec Medical ... advanced-stage OMS ElectroOncology therapies to treat skin cancer ... Punit Dhillon, President and CEO, will be presenting ... Conference in New York City. (Logo: ...
... 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ShangPharma Corporation (NYSE: SHP ... and biotechnology research and development outsourcing company, today announced ... investor conferences in December 2011: Ms. Lan ... ShangPharma, will present at the following conferences: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:OncoSec to Present at 15th Annual Biotech and Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference 2ShangPharma to Attend Two Upcoming Investor Conferences 2
This ENDOLOOP suture has a suture type - 0 ETHIBOND EXCE and a 1.5 inch diameter....
... ENDOLOOP consists of 18'' long ligature inserted into a ... end and scored on the other. The suture protrudes ... ligature loop with a knot which becomes secure after ... suture is fastened to the scored end of the ...
... inserted into a plastic tube. The plastic tube is ... The suture protrudes from the narrow end and is ... becomes secure after the device is activated. The opposite ... end of the plastic tube. The scored end acts ...
... inserted into a plastic tube. The plastic tube is ... The suture protrudes from the narrow end and is ... becomes secure after the device is activated. The opposite ... end of the plastic tube. The scored end acts ...
Medicine Products: