Eva P Galiza

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BACKGROUND An association was previously established between facial nerve paralysis (Bell's palsy) and intranasal administration of an inactivated influenza virosome vaccine containing an enzymatically active Escherichia coli Heat Labile Toxin (LT) adjuvant. The individual component(s) responsible for paralysis were not identified, and the vaccine was(More)
BACKGROUND A 2-, 4-, and 12-month schedule of a novel 13-valent-pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13), containing serotype 1, 3, 4, 5, 6A, 6B 7F, 9V, 14, 18C, 19A, 19F, and 23F polysaccharides individually conjugated to CRM197 was evaluated in a randomized, double-blind, controlled infant study. METHODS Two hundred eighty-six healthy infants received(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Neonatal meningitis is an important cause of mortality and morbidity worldwide, and although mortality has declined in developed countries over the last two decades, improvement in morbidity has been less evident. This review focuses on recent advances in the management of neonatal meningitis and its implications for improved outcomes. (More)
The pneumococcus is currently the most common cause of vaccine-preventable death in children aged less than 5 years, and in 2002 was responsible for 716,000 deaths worldwide. Treatment with antibiotics was the main approach to contain the pneumococcus, however, even with effective antibiotics, pneumococcal meningitis has a poor prognosis and with the(More)
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