Truxton Fulton

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BACKGROUND Patient identification within and between health services is an operational challenge in many resource-limited settings. When following HIV risk groups for service provision and in the context of vaccine trials, patient misidentification can harm patient care and bias trial outcomes. Electronic fingerprinting has been proposed to identify(More)
BACKGROUND Immunization during pregnancy can provide protection for mother and child. However, there have been only a limited number of studies documenting the efficacy and safety of this strategy. AIMS To determine the extent and nature of subject matter related to ethics in maternal immunization by systematically documenting the spectrum of ethical(More)
Decision trees are an important data mining tool with many applications. Like many classification techniques, decision trees process the entire data base in order to produce a generalization of the data that can be used subsequently for classification. Large, complex data bases are not always amenable to such a global approach to generalization. This paper(More)
BACKGROUND Acellular pertussis (aP) and whole-cell (wP) pertussis vaccines are presumed to have similar short-term (<3 years after completion of the primary series) efficacy. However, vaccine effect varies between individual pertussis vaccine formulations, and many originally studied formulations are now unavailable. An updated analysis of the short-term(More)
In 2013, the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) requested WHO to develop a process and a plan to move the maternal immunization agenda forward in support of an increased alignment of data safety evidence, public health needs, and regulatory processes. A key challenge identified was the continued need for harmonization of maternal(More)
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