Michael E. Rush

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We describe a new method for active post-marketing surveillance of vaccine safety based on patient records. We studied the association between diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTP) vaccination and febrile convulsion, and between measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccination and febrile convulsion and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) in five district health(More)
Infection with parvovirus B19 is an important cause of late fetal mortality in the second trimester, and many infections in pregnancy remain undiagnosed. A serological survey stratified by age has been used to estimate the incidence of maternal infection with parvovirus B19 in pregnancy. Serum remaining from specimens submitted for diagnosis from 6864(More)
Experiments were conducted in vivo to investigate further if the control of the pulsatile plasma LH phenomenon in ovariectomized (OVX) rats is located in the brain or in the adenohypophysis. Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) was infused at a constant rate (2--100 ng/h) through an indwelling venous cannula in unanesthetized, unrestrained OVX rats.(More)
Bone loss developing after cessation of ovarian function in humans represents a major health problem. To establish the value of ovariohysterectomy in female beagle dogs as a model for bone loss and to study static and dynamic parameters of bone associated with the negative bone balance occurring after cessation of ovarian function, we performed iliac crest(More)
Nerves immunoreactive for the peptides substance P, neurokinin A, calcitonin gene-related peptide or cholecystokinin-octapeptide innervate the uterine cervix in the rat. Nerve terminals are associated with the myometrial and vascular smooth muscle and are distributed throughout the endocervix. These nerves degenerate following neonatal capsaicin treatment(More)
Persistence of antibodies 4 years after vaccination with measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine from three different manufacturers was compared in 475 children who received a single injection of vaccine when aged 12-18 months. Antibodies to measles and mumps were measured using a plaque reduction neutralisation assay; rubella antibodies were measured by(More)
A study was performed to compare adverse events and antibody response in term and preterm children vaccinated with diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine at 2, 3, and 4 months of age. A total of 124 children were recruited and grouped according to gestational age: 37 weeks or more (n = 52), 34 to 36 weeks (n = 40), and less than 34 weeks (n = 32). Study(More)