Esteban Ortiz

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Currently, two different formulations of Ty21a live oral typhoid vaccine are commercialized. The enteric-coated capsule formulation was licensed based on results of three years of follow-up of a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind field trial in Area Occidente, Santiago, Chile, which demonstrated that three doses of this formulation, given on an(More)
Cost-benefit analyses can be integral to the evaluation of interventions in developing countries. The authors compare the potential benefits to the Chilean Ministry of Health, in terms of treatment costs averted, by prevention of Haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB) invasive disease, with the costs of adding HIB conjugate vaccine to the(More)
INTRODUCTION Fertility preservation needs have increased dramatically in recent years due to a rising cancer incidence and also a significant increase in survival rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS We report on 200 women participating in the Valencia Programme for Fertility Preservation, of whom 55% were breast cancer patients, 25% Hodgkin's disease patients,(More)
Owing to their low reactogenicity, confirmed efficacy and availability in combination vaccines, acellular pertussis (aP)-inactivated poliovirus (IPV) combined vaccines are now included in various national immunization programs worldwide. We provide an overview of 16 years of clinical experience with a diphtheria (D), tetanus (T), aP, IPV and Haemophilus(More)
In a randomised, double-blind, controlled field trial in Santiago, Chile, 81,621 schoolchildren aged 5-19 years received three doses, within a week, of attenuated Salmonella typhi oral vaccine Ty21a in enteric-coated capsules or in a new liquid suspension, or placebo. Over 36 months of surveillance, the liquid formulation (76.9% vaccine efficacy) was(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this open, multicenter, randomized trial was to evaluate the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of a candidate combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B virus-inactivated polio virus (DTaP-HBV-IPV) vaccine when given as either a mixed or as separate concomitant injections with Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib)(More)
The aim was to demonstrate the immunogenicity and safety of a DTaP-IPV//PRP-T combined vaccine (Pentaxim(®)) compared to individual vaccines in infants in the People's Republic of China. Infants (N=792) were randomly assigned to receive DTaP-IPV//PRP-T at 2, 3 and 4 months of age (Group A) or 3, 4 and 5 months of age (Group B), or DTaP (Wuhan Institute of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the immunogenicity of a fully liquid diphtheria-tetanus-five component acellular pertussis-inactivated poliomyelitis-Haemophilus influenzae type b (DTaP-IPV-Hib) conjugate vaccine compared to DTaP-IPV and lyophilized Hib conjugate vaccines given simultaneously at separate sites as a three-dose primary vaccination in Taiwanese infants. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the immunogenicity and safety data for a pentavalent combination vaccine containing acellular pertussis, inactivated poliovirus, and Haemophilus influenzae (Hib) polysaccharide-conjugate antigens. METHODS A DTaP-IPV//PRP T vaccine (Pentaxim) was given at 6, 10 and 14 weeks of age to 212 infants in South Africa. Monovalent hepatitis B(More)
Clinical discharge and laboratory records were reviewed in the seven government hospitals that provide care for 93% of the pediatric population of Santiago, Chile, to detect cases of meningitis and other invasive (bacteremia-associated) infections caused by Haemophilus influenzae. infections that occurred in children less than five years of age from(More)