This study evaluates the tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine’s effect over time among adolescents 11 to 18 years old and accounts for the transition from whole-cell to acellular pertussis vaccines for the childhood primary series.
This retrospective analysis reports that the incidence of IPD in NYC children younger than 5 years and, particularly, the incidence of IPD caused by serotype 19A decreased dramatically following the introduction of PCV13, with reductions among all age and racial/ethnic groups. This represents a significant achievement for public health immunization programs and underscores the importance of achieving high immunization coverage.
Opel et al determine the predictive validity and test-retest reliability of the Parent Attitudes About Childhood Vaccines survey, a recently developed measure of vaccine hesitancy.
This review article summarizes the role of innate immunity in influenza A virus infection in the young child and highlights possible differences between children and adults that may make children more susceptible to severe influenza A infection.
This retrospective study demonstrates a significant practice change in the management of newly diagnosed immune thrombocytopenia at a pediatric care tertiary care hospital surrounding revision of management guidelines for childhood immune thrombocytopenia from the American Society of Hematology.
This randomized pragmatic trial reports improved rates of up-to-date immunizations when primary care practices instituted a collaborative centralized reminder/recall. See also the Editorial comment by Fiks.
This Special Communication emphasizes the need to develop practices and policies to address adverse childhood experiences from the prenatal period through the first 3 years of life to prevent and manage stress-related disorders.
This cohort study found an increase in adverse events after immunization of extremely low-birth-weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit.
This nationwide cohort study evaluates the risk of asthma in preschool-aged and school-aged children based on their exposure to dogs and/or farm animals.