Martin Schweiger

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BACKGROUND Controversy over the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine has reduced uptake, raising concerns of a future disease epidemic. AIMS To explore parents' accounts of decision making relating to the MMR vaccine controversy, identifying uptake determinants and education needs. DESIGN OF STUDY Qualitative interviews analysed using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of a web based decision aid versus a leaflet versus, usual practice in reducing parents' decisional conflict for the first dose MMR vaccination decision. The, impact on MMR vaccine uptake was also explored. DESIGN Three-arm cluster randomised controlled trial. SETTING Fifty GP practices in the north of, England.(More)
A retrospective cohort study of current rabies antibody titres from adults who received pre-exposure immunisation administered intradermally between 1994 and 2005, examining the decay in titre over time relative to the interval since last dose, and the total dose received. Participants receiving at least 0.6 ml total dose intradermally of vaccine over at(More)
Intradermal rabies vaccine is recommended by the World Health Organisation, but not all countries, including England, follow this recommendation. A group of 12 adults in England previously given pre-exposure intradermal rabies vaccine were considered to be non-immune to rabies because their rabies antibody titres were known to be less than 0.5 IU/mL. A(More)
Die Implantation von Herzunterstützungssystemen („ventricular assist devices“, VAD) ist mittlerweile eine effektive und anerkannte chirurgische Behandlungsmöglichkeit für Patienten mit terminaler chronischer oder akuter Herzinsuffizienz. In Deutschland leben schätzungsweise ca. 400–600 Patienten mit Herzunterstützungssystemen verschiedener Art in häuslicher(More)