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Efficacy of a pneumococcal conjugate vaccine against acute otitis media.
BACKGROUND Ear infections are a common cause of illness during the first two years of life. New conjugate vaccines may be able to prevent a substantial portion of cases of acute otitis media causedExpand
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Invasiveness of Serotypes and Clones of Streptococcus pneumoniae among Children in Finland
ABSTRACT Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) causes diseases from otitis media to life-threatening invasive infection. The species is extremely antigenically and clonally diverse. We wishedExpand
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Serotypes, hemolysin production, and receptor recognition of Escherichia coli strains associated with neonatal sepsis and meningitis.
Sixty-three Escherichia coli strains isolated from neonatal sepsis or meningitis were studied and compared with previous data on fecal or urinary pyelonephritis-associated isolates from children.Expand
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Risk factors for pneumonia in the elderly.
PURPOSE To investigate the prevalence of certain chronic conditions among the elderly and to estimate the relative risk for pneumonia associated with each condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS MedicalExpand
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Etiology of childhood pneumonia: serologic results of a prospective, population-based study.
BACKGROUND To investigate the etiology of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia, we conducted a prospective, population-based study covering the total population <15 years of age (n = 8851) in 4Expand
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Recurrence of urinary tract infection in a primary care setting: analysis of a 1-year follow-up of 179 women.
In a prospective study, 179 adult women (age range, 17-82 years) were followed up for 12 months after an index episode of community-acquired cystitis caused by Escherichia coli. Episodes ofExpand
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A randomized, prospective field trial of a conjugate vaccine in the protection of infants and young children against invasive Haemophilus influenzae type b disease.
BACKGROUND Haemophilus influenzae type b is the leading cause of invasive bacterial disease in young children. The capsular polysaccharide vaccine does not protect children at greatest risk (thoseExpand
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Association of clinical signs and symptoms with bacterial findings in acute otitis media.
In acute otitis media (AOM), a means of prediction of the bacterial pathogen based on symptoms and signs would be valuable in selecting appropriate antimicrobial treatment. Children in the controlExpand
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Reduction of oropharyngeal carriage of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in children immunized with an Hib conjugate vaccine.
The oropharyngeal carriage of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was studied among 725 healthy 3-year-old children who had or had not been immunized with an Hib conjugate vaccine. OropharyngealExpand
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