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- Global and Regional Risk of Disabling Sequelae From Bacterial Meningitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
This article, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, provides an overview of a systematic review and meta-analysis of published papers from 1998 to 2008 to estimate the risks of major and minor sequelae caused by bacterial meningitis, …
Author: Edmond K, Clark A, Korczak VS, et al.
- Global Burden of Acute Lower Respiratory Infections Due to Respiratory Syncytial Virus in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
This article, published in The Lancet, describes research to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from episodes of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) due to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in children younger than five years …
Author: Nair H, Nokes DJ, Gessner BD, et al.
- Global Burden of Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhoea
This article, published in The Lancet, reviews the epidemiology of childhood diarrhea and pneumonia in 2010 to 2011 to inform the planning of integrated control programmes for both illnesses. The estimates show 1.731 billion episodes of diarrhea and …
Author: Walker CL, Rudan I, Liu L, et al.
- Global Burden of Respiratory Infections Due to Seasonal Influenza in Young Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
This article, published in The Lancet, details a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the global incidence of and mortality from lower respiratory infections associated with influenza in children younger than five years of age. Based on …
Author: Nair H, Brooks WA, Katz M, et al.
- Global Epidemiology of Invasive Meningococcal Disease
Neisseria meningitidis is one of the leading causes of bacterial meningitis globally and can also cause sepsis, pneumonia, and other manifestations. The worldwide epidemiology of invasive meningococcal disease (IMD) varies markedly by region and …
Author: Jafri RZ, Ali A, Messonnier NE, et al.
- Global Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease
This article, published in the journal Vaccine, reviews meningococcal disease epidemiology and its variability across geographic area and time. The review summarizes the current status of meningococcal disease epidemiology by region, but notes that …
Author: Harrison LH, Trotter CL, Ramsay ME
- Global Epidemiology of Meningococcal Disease and Vaccine Efficacy
This article, published in the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, reviews outbreaks of meningococcal disease across the globe and the serotypes associated with these outbreaks. The author also discusses the different vaccines …
Author: Pollard AJ
- Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS): A Mid-term Analysis of Progress in 50 Countries
Over 70 countries developed comprehensive Multi-Year Plans (cMYPs) for implementing the Global Immunization Vision and Strategy (GIVS) for the period 2006 to 2015. This paper, published in Health Policy and Planning, describes the outcomes of a …
Author: Kamara L, Lydon P, Bilous J, et al.
- Global Impact of Diarrheal Diseases That Are Sampled by Travelers: The Rest of the Hippopotamus
Travelers who experience diarrhea are exposed to the same pathogens and illnesses that pose some of the greatest threats to life and development among malnourished children in developing areas around the world, where inadequate water and poor …
Author: Guerrant RL, Oria R, Bushen OY, et al.
- The Global Meningococcal Initiative: Recommendations for Reducing the Global Burden of Meningococcal Disease
The Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI) is composed of an international group of scientists, clinicians, and public health officials that aim to promote the global prevention of invasive meningococcal disease through education and research. In …
Author: Harrison LH, Pelton SI, Wilder-Smith A, et al.
- Global Production of Seasonal and Pandemic (H1N1) Influenza Vaccines in 2009-2010 and Comparison with Previous Estimates and Global Action Plan Targets
This article, published in Vaccine, summarizes results from a World Health Organization (WHO) survey assessing global influenza vaccine production in the context of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) pandemic. The authors compare results …
Author: Partridge J, Kieny MP, World Health Organization H1N1 Influenza Vaccine Task Force
- Global, Regional, and National Causes of Child Mortality in 2008: A Systematic Analysis
This article, published in The Lancet, reports new estimates for 2008 of the major causes of death in children younger than five years. The authors estimated proportional causes of death for 193 countries, and by application of these proportions to …
Author: Black RE, Cousens S, Johnson HL, et al.
- GMP-Grade Pneumococcal Whole-Cell Vaccine Injected Subcutaneously Protects Mice From Nasopharyngeal Colonization and Fatal Aspiration-Sepsis
This article, which appeared in Vaccine, details research conducted at Children’s Hospital Boston to determine the performance of subcutaneous injection of pneumococcal whole-cell vaccine in preclinical studies. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users …
Author: Lu YJ, Leite L, Gonçalves VM, et al.
- Guidelines for Collection, Analysis, and Presentation of Vaccine Safety Data in Pre- and Post-Licensure Clinical Studies
These guidelines, published in the journal Vaccine, seek to standardize vaccine safety assessment by improving the accuracy and completeness of collection, analysis, and presentation of information about Adverse Events Following Immunization in …
Author: Bonhoeffer J, Bentsi-Enchill A, Chen RT, et al.
- Haemophilus influenzae type b Conjugate Vaccine Impact Against Purulent Meningitis in Rwanda
Rwanda introduced Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine in January 2002 and simultaneously implemented pediatric bacterial meningitis surveillance at a major referral hospital in the capital Kigali. This study reviewed …
Author: Muganga N, Uwimana J, Fidele N, et al.
- Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)
This supplement to the Journal of Pediatrics features 13 original research articles on Hib. Several of the articles present new data on the impact of Hib vaccines in developing countries, including Bangladesh, The Gambia, Mongolia, and Mozambique. …
Author: Hajjeh R, Mulholland K, Santosham M, eds.
- Health Care Costs of Diarrheal Disease and Estimates of the Cost-Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccination in Vietnam
This study, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, estimated economic burden and the vaccination cost-effectiveness ratio to determine potential reductions in health care costs associated with rotavirus-specific diarrhea.
Author: Fischer T, Anh D, Antil L, et al.
- Health Economics of Rotavirus Immunization in Vietnam: Potentials for Favorable Cost-Effectiveness in Developing Countries
This article, published in Vaccine, reports on a study designed to assess the cost-effectiveness of rotavirus immunization in Vietnam. It specifically focused on the use of RotaTeq® and assessing the affordability of implementing universal …
Author: Tu HA, Rozenbaum MH, Coyte PC, Li SC, Woerdenbag HJ, Postma MJ
- A Heat-Stable Hepatitis B Vaccine Formulation
This article, published in Human Vaccines, discusses a study to develop a formulation of recombinant hepatitis B vaccine with improved stability at elevated temperatures. A new vaccine formulation has the potential to be used outside the cold chain …
Author: Jezek J, Chen D, Watson L, et al.
- Heat-Stable Measles Vaccine Produced by Spray Drying
This article, published in Vaccine, reports on the development of a heat-stable measles vaccine powder using a combination of unique stabilizers and mild spray-drying process conditions. The researchers identified spray drying as the optimal …
Author: Ohtake S, Martin RA, Yee L, et al.
- Hepatitis B Immunization Strategies: Timing is Everything
This article, published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, reviews the evidence for long-term effectiveness of vaccination programs for infants and adolescents against hepatitis B. Long-term observational data show that vaccinated …
Author: Mackie CO, Buxton JA, Tadwalkar S, Patrick DM
- Herd Immunity and Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine: A Quantitative Model
An empirical quantitative model was developed to estimate the herd (indirect) effects on the incidence of invasive disease among persons ≥5 years of age induced by vaccination of young children with 1, 2, or ≥3 doses of the …
Author: Haber M, Barskey A, Baughman W, et al.
- High Disease Burden of Diarrhea Due to Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli Among Rural Egyptian Infants and Young Children
Published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, this article examins the burden of diarrheal disease due to enterotoxigenic E. coli among rural Egyptian infants and young children, whic has an incidence of 1.5 episodes per child per …
Author: Rao M, Abu-Elyazeed R, Savarino S, et al.
- A Hopeful Beginning for Malaria Vaccines
This editorial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, discusses the RTS,S vaccine against malaria and the significance of this being the first malaria vaccine to reach an advanced stage of development.
Author: Collins WE, Barnwell JW
- Hospitalizations for Intussusception Before and After the Reintroduction of Rotavirus Vaccine in the United States
This article, published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, reports on a study that examined hospital discharges for intussusception among infants in the United States before and after the introduction of RotaTeq® and …
Author: Zickafoose JS, Benneyworth BD, Riebschleger MP, Espinosa CM, Davis MM