Infectious Disease

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Early Release of 2015 Red Book chapter on Measles

The American Academy of Pediatrics has published an online “early release” of the 2015 Red Book® “Measles” chapter .

Read more at:
http://redbook.solutions.aap.org/ss/measles.aspx

Access the early release chapter at: http://redbook.solutions.aap.org/DocumentLibrary/2015RedBookMeasles.pdf

For more resources on Measles, visit the Library’s Measles Resources page which links to selected library online resources.

Red Book Online eAlerts: HPV Vaccine Coverage Low

The Huntington Health Sciences Library subscribes to Red Book Online, access it from a hospital networked computer (or from off-site via Citrix/Connect access to the library’s webpage). Contact the library for more information.

Red Book Online Special Alert – July 26, 2013

A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, using the National Immunization Survey-Teen (NIS-Teen), shows that human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine coverage levels in the US among adolescent girls 13-17 years of age did not change from 2011 to 2012 despite steady increases each year from 2007 to 2011.In 2012, all missed vaccine HPV vaccination opportunities accounted for 84.0%. Had these missed opportunities been eliminated, coverage with ?1 doses could have reached 92.6%. The top reasons surveyed parents gave for not planning to vaccinate their daughters included:

  • They didn’t believe the vaccine was needed
  • The vaccine was not recommended
  • They had concerns regarding the vaccine’s safety
  • They lacked knowledge about the vaccine or the disease
  • Their daughter was not sexually active

By increasing three-dose HPV vaccination to 80% coverage, an additional 53,000 (estimated) cases of cervical cancer could be prevented over the lifetime of those 12 years of age and older. Healthcare providers can help increase coverage by taking advantage of every healthcare encounter to assess every adolescent’s vaccination status.

See the full report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

For additional information on HPV, visit Red Book Online.

Red Book Online Publishes Two New Updates

Red Book Online Special Alert – July 10, 2013: Red Book Online Publishes Two New Updates

Red Book Online Updates contain information that is developed specifically for Red Book Online to enhance or update current Red Book content between print editions. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently published a policy statement and clinical report for which related Updates have been added to Red Book Online. Please visit Red Book Online to see these new Updates.

Update: Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children

The incidence of Clostridium difficile infections among hospitalized children has been increasing in the United States since 1997. To address the diagnosis, treatment, and control of this important infection, the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases recently released a new policy statement, “Clostridium difficile Infection in Infants and Children” in Pediatrics (2013;131:196-200).

The recommendations in this new policy statement are consistent with the Clostridium difficile chapter in the current edition of Red Book (p. 285).

For a summary of this AAP policy statement, please see the AAP News article.

Update: Management of Asymptomatic Neonates Born to Women with Active Genital Herpes Lesions

A new clinical report from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and the AAP Committee on Fetus and Newborn seeks to simplify the approach to managing a baby born to a woman with genital herpes simplex virus lesions. “Guidance on Management of Asymptomatic Neonates Born to Women with Active Genital Herpes Lesions” was recently published in Pediatrics (2013;131:e635-e646) and provides updated, detailed guidance and clear algorithms for the management of babies born to women with active lesions.

These latest recommendations expand the approach as written in the Control Measures section of the Herpes Simplex chapter in the current edition of Red Book (p. 406-407).

A recent AAP News article highlights these latest recommendations.

The Huntington Health Sciences Library subscribes to Red Book Online, access it from a hospital networked computer.