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Intussusception risk after rotavirus vaccination in U.S. infants.
BACKGROUND International postlicensure studies have identified an increased risk of intussusception after vaccination with the second-generation rotavirus vaccines RotaTeq (RV5, a pentavalentExpand
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Bordetella holmesii-Like Organisms Isolated from Massachusetts Patients with Pertussis-Like Symptoms
We isolated Bordetella holmesii, generally associated with septicemia in patients with underlying conditions, from nasopharyngeal specimens of otherwise healthy young persons with a cough. TheExpand
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Evaluating Real-Time Syndromic Surveillance Signals from Ambulatory Care Data in Four States
Objectives. We evaluated a real-time ambulatory care-based syndromic surveillance system in four metropolitan areas of the United States. Methods. Health-care organizations and health departments inExpand
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Integrating clinical practice and public health surveillance using electronic medical record systems.
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems have rich potential to improve integration between primary care and the public health system at the point of care. EMRs make it possible for clinicians toExpand
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The incidence of varicella and herpes zoster in Massachusetts as measured by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) during a period of increasing varicella vaccine coverage, 1998–2003
BackgroundThe authors sought to monitor the impact of widespread varicella vaccination on the epidemiology of varicella and herpes zoster. While varicella incidence would be expected to decrease,Expand
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Evidence for transmission of pertussis in schools, Massachusetts, 1996: epidemiologic data supported by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis studies.
In 1996, 18 of 20 pertussis outbreaks reported in Massachusetts occurred in schools. Pertussis surveillance data were reviewed and a retrospective cohort study was conducted in a high school thatExpand
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INTUSSUSCEPTION RISK AFTER ROTAVIRUS VACCINATION
Author Affiliations: 1. Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA; 2. Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente NorthernExpand
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Measles-Mumps-Rubella-Varicella Combination Vaccine and the Risk of Febrile Seizures
OBJECTIVE: In February 2008, we alerted the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to preliminary evidence of a twofold increased risk of febrile seizures after the combinationExpand
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Real-Time Surveillance to Assess Risk of Intussusception and Other Adverse Events After Pentavalent, Bovine-Derived Rotavirus Vaccine
Background: A pentavalent, bovine-derived rotavirus vaccine (RotaTeq, Merck) was licensed in 2006 for use in infants. A previously licensed rotavirus vaccine was withdrawn due to elevated risk ofExpand
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Guillain-Barré Syndrome Incidence in a Large United States Cohort (2000–2009)
Background/Aim: We describe the incidence of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) in a large United States cohort. Methods: Between 2000 and 2009, we identified visits with an ICD-9 code for GBS (357.0)Expand
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