Michael L Leonardi

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BACKGROUND DTaP5-IPV-Hib-HepB is a fully liquid investigational hexavalent vaccine directed against 6 diseases. METHODS This multicenter, open-label, comparator-controlled, phase III study randomly assigned healthy infants 2-to-1 as follows: group 1 received DTaP5-IPV-Hib-HepB, PCV13, and RV5 at 2, 4, and 6 months of age followed by DTaP5, Hib-OMP, and(More)
BACKGROUND This study compared single-dose tetravalent measles, mumps, rubella, varicella vaccine, Priorix-Tetra, stored refrigerated (GSK+4C) or frozen (GSK-20C), with ProQuad (Merck-20C), when coadministered with hepatitis A vaccine (HAV) and 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV7). METHODS Multicenter, observer-blind phase 2 study in 1783(More)
Ritscher-Schinzel syndrome, also known as the 3C syndrome, is a rare, autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by craniofacial, cerebellar, and cardiac anomalies. Cardiac manifestations include ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, double outlet right ventricle, hypoplastic left heart, aortic stenosis, pulmonic stenosis and(More)
OBJECTIVE We assessed the immunogenicity and safety of a combination measles, mump, rubella, and varicella vaccine (MMRV) (ProQuad [Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA]) administered to healthy children concomitantly with a pneumococcal 7-valent conjugate vaccine (PCV-7) (Prevnar [Pfizer, Philadelphia, PA]). PATIENTS AND METHODS Healthy 12- to 15-month-old(More)
BACKGROUND M-M-R(TM)II (MMRII; Merck & Co) is currently the only measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine licensed in the United States. Another licensed vaccine would reinforce MMR supply. This study assessed the immunogenicity of a candidate vaccine (Priorix(TM), GlaxoSmithKline Vaccines [MMR-RIT]) when used as a first dose among eligible children in the(More)
Background. Children under 3 years of age may benefit from a double-dose of inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (IIV4) instead of the standard-dose. Methods. We compared the only United States-licensed standard-dose IIV4 (0.25 mL, 7.5 µg hemagglutinin per influenza strain) versus double-dose IIV4 manufactured by a different process (0.5 mL, 15 µg(More)
Ritscher-Schinzel syndrome is also known as the 3C syndrome because it involves principally the cardiac, cerebellar and cranio-facial structures. However, a review of the 29 published cases shows considerable variability in its clinical manifestations. As many as half of all cases may involve only two of the three systems. Here we wish to report on three(More)
BACKGROUND Vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is included in routine pediatric immunization schedule in the United States. Previous vaccine shortages have created the need for additional options for Hib vaccination. METHODS This phase III, randomized, multi-centered study (NCT01000974) evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a(More)
One combined measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine without Human Serum Albumin (HSA) is currently licensed in the USA (M-M-R II; Merck, USA) and another has been developed (Priorix™ [MMR-RIT, GSK, Belgium]). In this follow-up study, children from USA or Puerto Rico, who had received one dose of M-M-R II or MMR-RIT at 12-15 months of age in the primary study(More)
BACKGROUND Immunogenicity and safety of a single dose of MenACWY-TT or a fourth dose of HibMenCY-TT were evaluated in the second year of life in HibMenCY-TT-primed toddlers. METHODS Healthy infants were randomized (5:1) and primed at 2, 4 and 6 months of age with HibMenCY-TT and diphtheria-tetanus-acellular pertussis-hepatitis B-inactivated poliovirus(More)