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Systematic review of the non-specific effects of BCG , DTP and measles containing vaccines

@inproceedings{SoaresWeiser2014SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of the non-specific effects of BCG , DTP and measles containing vaccines},
  author={Soares-Weiser},
  year={2014}
}

Analysis of risk factors for infant mortality in the 1992-3 and 2002-3 birth cohorts in rural Guinea-Bissau

Due to beneficial non-specific effects for girls, the increased coverage of measles vaccination may have contributed to the disproportional decline in mortality by sex and age group.

Evidence of Increase in Mortality After the Introduction of Diphtheria–Tetanus–Pertussis Vaccine to Children Aged 6–35 Months in Guinea-Bissau: A Time for Reflection?

Although having better nutritional status and being protected against three infections, 6–35 months old DTP-vaccinated children tended to have higher mortality than D TP-un vaccinated children.

Cost-effectiveness of providing measles vaccination to all children in Guinea-Bissau

Taking the low cost of MV and the beneficial non-specific effects of MV into consideration, a 10-dose MV vial should be reclassified as a ‘1+ dose vial’.

Sex-differential heterologous (non-specific) effects of vaccines: an emerging public health issue that needs to be understood and exploited

This review discusses the evidence, mechanisms and public health implications of the non-specific effects of vaccines (NSEs), including sex-differential effects, and describes how advances in systems biology might be applied to study such effects.

Randomized Trials Comparing Inactivated Vaccine After Medium- or High-titer Measles Vaccine With Standard Titer Measles Vaccine After Inactivated Vaccine: A Meta-analysis.

Mortality in girls was higher when they had received inactivated vaccines (after MTMV or HTMV) rather than live standard titer MV (after an inactivated vaccine) after 9 months of age.

The WHO Review of the Possible Nonspecific Effects of Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Vaccine

Bias does not seem to explain why DTP is associated with higher mortality, and the observed inconsistencies in results were because of methodologic differences between studies.

Randomized Trials Comparing Inactivated Vaccine After Medium or High Titer Measles Vaccine with Standard Titer Measles Vaccine After Inactivated Vaccine: A Meta-Analysis.

After 9 months of age, all children had been immunized against measles, and mortality in girls was higher when they had received inactivated vaccines (after medium or high titer MV) rather than live standard titer VM (after an inactivated vaccine).
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