Tag: Influenza vaccine

1. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) reaffirms its support for mandatory influenza vaccination for all health care personnel (HCP). 2. The AAP supports nationwide implementation of mandatory vaccination programs in accordance with the 2020 goal of reaching a 90% coverage rate among HCPs. Rundown: Illness from influenza has an annual...
1. Text message reminders to parents that contained educational information resulted in increased second-dose influenza vaccination uptake among children aged 6 months to 8 years. 2. Parents receiving text message reminders were more likely to get their child’s second dose of influenza vaccine within 2 weeks of its due date...
1. Seasonal influenza vaccination protected HIV-uninfected and HIV-infected pregnant women against confirmed influenza. 2. In infants from HIV-uninfected mothers, the benefits of this protection extended for up to 24 weeks post-partum. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: During pregnancy, the mother is in an immunocompromised state of health....
Image: PD 1. Pregnant mothers vaccinated with the MF59 A/H1N1 vaccine showed no differences in spontaneous delivery, post-partum intensive care admission, perinatal death, or low-birth weight. 2. Mothers vaccinated were found to be at slightly higher risk for eclampsia and gestational diabetes. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In 2009 the A/H1N1...
Image: PD 1. Trivalent influenza vaccine (TIV) was found to be 85.5% effective in children aged 6 months to 2 years. 2. TIV was more effective against influenza A than influenza B among children aged 6 months to 5 years. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Annual influenza vaccination is the mainstay...
Image: PD 1. Although around 1 in 5 of the unvaccinated population become infected with influenza each winter season, only 23% of these infections were symptomatic. 2. Of infected patients consulting with influenza-like illness, only 8% had influenza or influenza-like illness noted in their medical records. Evidence Rating Level: 2...
Image: PD  1. Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (QIV) was found to have efficacy of approximately 60% in protecting children from influenza.  2. QIV protection was more efficacious against moderate-to-severe influenza, with efficacy over 70%. Seroprotection rates after vaccination was over 95% for all four strains.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)        Study...
Image: PD In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week. Thrombus Aspiration during ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction Thrombus aspiration is used as an adjunct for managing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions (STEMI) and occurs prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).  Previous...
Image: PD 1. Influenza vaccination is associated with lower risk of major adverse cardiovascular events within one year.  2. Patients with acute coronary syndrome substantially benefit from lower rates of adverse cardiovascular events compared to those with stable coronary artery disease.  Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)        Study Rundown: Each year,...
Image: PD 1. No connection was found between influenza immunization and health service utilization among pediatric Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD) patients.  2. Only 25.3% of IBD patients received the vaccine during the study period despite international guidelines supporting influenza immunization.  Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair)  Study Rundown: IBD therapy frequently causes immunosuppression in...