U Heininger

Summary

Affiliation: University Children's Hospital
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. doi request reprint A risk-benefit analysis of vaccination
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, P O Box, CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 27:G9-G12. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Vaccination of health care workers against pertussis: Meeting the need for safety within hospitals
    U Heininger
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:4840-3. 2014
  3. pmc Protecting newborns from pertussis - the challenge of complete cocooning
    Pascal Urwyler
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel UKBB, Spitalstrasse 33, PO Box, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 14:397. 2014
  4. doi request reprint The protective role of maternally derived antibodies against Bordetella pertussis in young infants
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:695-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of clinical characteristics of pandemic influenza a/h1n1 and seasonal influenza a infections in hospitalized children
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:293-6. 2013
  6. doi request reprint The concept of vaccination failure
    U Heininger
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 30:1265-8. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint [Influenza in children--an epidemiological problem]
    U Heininger
    Pädiatrische Infektiologie und Vakzinologie, Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel UKBB, Basel
    Ther Umsch 64:643-7. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of the compliance with recommended procedures in newborns exposed to HBsAg-positive mothers: a multicenter collaborative study
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:248-50. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Maternally derived antibodies against Bordetella pertussis antigens pertussis toxin and filamentous hemagglutinin in preterm and full term newborns
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:443-5. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Update on pertussis in children
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:163-73. 2010

Detail Information

Publications69

  1. doi request reprint A risk-benefit analysis of vaccination
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, P O Box, CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 27:G9-G12. 2009
    ..Therefore, continuous evaluation of risks and benefits of vaccines is required and results of these need to be communicated broadly to strengthen the confidence in immunisation programmes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Vaccination of health care workers against pertussis: Meeting the need for safety within hospitals
    U Heininger
    Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland Electronic address
    Vaccine 32:4840-3. 2014
    ..In addition, health care workers need to be informed and regularly reminded about the impact of exposure to pertussis. ..
  3. pmc Protecting newborns from pertussis - the challenge of complete cocooning
    Pascal Urwyler
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel UKBB, Spitalstrasse 33, PO Box, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    BMC Infect Dis 14:397. 2014
    ..The goal of this study was to assess knowledge about pertussis among parents of newborns and acceptance, practicability and implementation of the recently recommended pertussis cocoon strategy in Switzerland...
  4. doi request reprint The protective role of maternally derived antibodies against Bordetella pertussis in young infants
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:695-8. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Comparative analysis of clinical characteristics of pandemic influenza a/h1n1 and seasonal influenza a infections in hospitalized children
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 32:293-6. 2013
    ..Oseltamivir use was 20%/0%. Severity of pandemic influenza disease was not different compared with seasonal influenza A in preceding years...
  6. doi request reprint The concept of vaccination failure
    U Heininger
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4031 Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 30:1265-8. 2012
    ..Here we propose general definitions for types of vaccination failure. In the future, these should be complemented by specific definitions for specific vaccines as needed depending on public health considerations...
  7. ncbi request reprint [Influenza in children--an epidemiological problem]
    U Heininger
    Pädiatrische Infektiologie und Vakzinologie, Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel UKBB, Basel
    Ther Umsch 64:643-7. 2007
    ..However, the need for repeated yearly vaccination as well as suboptimal acceptance of influenza immunization amongst physicians and the public are significant hurdles, which would need to be overcome...
  8. doi request reprint Evaluation of the compliance with recommended procedures in newborns exposed to HBsAg-positive mothers: a multicenter collaborative study
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:248-50. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the compliance with official recommendations for prevention of perinatal HBV transmission in hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) exposed infants...
  9. doi request reprint Maternally derived antibodies against Bordetella pertussis antigens pertussis toxin and filamentous hemagglutinin in preterm and full term newborns
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 28:443-5. 2009
    ..Transfer ratios increased with gestational age of the newborns. Based on these findings, maternal and neonatal immunization strategies should be considered to protect young infants from pertussis...
  10. doi request reprint Update on pertussis in children
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 8:163-73. 2010
    ..This apparently requires more than immunization of children--that is, expanding routine immunization into adolescence and adulthood...
  11. doi request reprint Bordetella pertussis and concomitant viral respiratory tract infections are rare in children with cough illness
    Ulrich Heininger
    Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 30:640-4. 2011
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  12. ncbi request reprint Human metapneumovirus infections--biannual epidemics and clinical findings in children in the region of Basel, Switzerland
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 168:1455-60. 2009
    ..RSV epidemics usually follow a reciprocal biannual pattern, leading to annually alternating major RSV and hMPV epidemics...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of nasal colonization with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in children a multicenter cross-sectional study
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 26:544-6. 2007
    ..7 years, interquartile range 1.3-10.4 years) and 562 (41.3%) grew S. aureus. Only one isolate was MRSA (0.18%) which encoded mecA and femA genes as well as SCCmec type IV, whereas Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) was absent...
  14. doi request reprint Preventive medicines: vaccination, prophylaxis of infectious diseases, disinfectants
    Ulrich Heininger
    Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Handb Exp Pharmacol 205:317-37. 2011
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  15. ncbi request reprint Long-term safety and effectiveness of lopinavir/ritonavir in antiretroviral-experienced HIV-1-infected children
    Christoph Rudin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Arch Dis Child 95:478-81. 2010
    ..To evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of lopinavir/ritonavir (LPV/r) in a population-based cohort of HIV-1-infected children...
  16. ncbi request reprint Built environment, parents' perception, and children's vigorous outdoor play
    Bettina Bringolf-Isler
    Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland
    Prev Med 50:251-6. 2010
    ..To evaluate the combined effects and relative importance of socio-cultural factors as well as parents' subjectively perceived and objectively assessed environment on time children spent vigorously playing outdoors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of varicella-zoster virus immunoglobulin G antibodies in Swiss adolescents and risk factor analysis for seronegativity
    U Heininger
    University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:775-8. 2001
    ..Little is known about the seroprevalence of anti-varicella-zoster virus (VZV) serum antibodies in adolescents in Switzerland as in most other European countries...
  18. ncbi request reprint The role of Bordetella infections in patients with acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis
    J Bonhoeffer
    University Children s Hospital Basel, P O Box, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Infection 33:13-7. 2005
    ..Bordetella pertussis, which causes whooping cough, has not been studied in this context. We aimed to assess the role of Bordetella infections in patients with AECB...
  19. ncbi request reprint Pertussis: an old disease that is still with us
    U Heininger
    University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 14:329-35. 2001
    ..The present review provides an update on recent progress...
  20. ncbi request reprint Recent progress in clinical and basic pertussis research
    U Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 160:203-13. 2001
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Long-term safety and effectiveness of ritonavir, nelfinavir, and lopinavir/ritonavir in antiretroviral-experienced HIV-infected children
    Christoph Rudin
    Division of Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:431-7. 2008
    ..To evaluate the long-term safety and effectiveness of ritonavir, nelfinavir, and lopinavir/ritonavir in antiretroviral-experienced, initially protease inhibitor (PI)-naive, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1-infected children...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Prevalence of perianal streptococcal dermatitis in children and adolescents]
    M Landolt
    Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel UKBB, Basel
    Praxis (Bern 1994) 94:1467-71. 2005
    ..In conclusion, PSD was frequent in our study cohort; signs and symptoms of PSD should be searched for systematically in order to treat affected patients appropriately...
  23. ncbi request reprint Role of Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae as causative agents of community-acquired pneumonia in hospitalised children and adolescents
    G Baer
    University Children s Hospital, P O Box, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis 22:742-5. 2003
    ..Acute Chlamydia pneumoniae infection was substantially less common than Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection in our study cohort...
  24. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for adverse events following immunization (AEFI) in Switzerland--1991-2001
    Z Schumacher
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 28:4059-64. 2010
    ..Vaccines distributed in Switzerland have proven to be generally safe. Limitations of the passive surveillance system, however, warrant improvements in the future...
  25. doi request reprint Lemierre syndrome and nosocomial transmission of Fusobacterium necrophorum from patient to physician
    J Bonhoeffer
    Paediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Klin Padiatr 222:464-6. 2010
    ..Human-to-human transmission of Fusobacterium necrophorum has not been described before...
  26. ncbi request reprint Booster immunization with a hexavalent diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis, hepatitis B, inactivated poliovirus vaccine and Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate combination vaccine in the second year of life: safety, immunogenicity and persistence
    U Heininger
    University Children s Hospital, Division for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 25:1055-63. 2007
    ....
  27. ncbi request reprint Reporting of vaccine safety data in publications: systematic review
    J Bonhoeffer
    Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital UKBB, Basel, Switzerland
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:101-6. 2005
    ..To assess current reporting practices of immunisation safety data in the scientific literature...
  28. ncbi request reprint Multiple herpetic whitlow lesions in a 4-year-old girl: case report and review of the literature
    G Szinnai
    University Children's Hospital (UKBB, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 160:528-33. 2001
    ..The high rate of misdiagnosed cases indicates that this entity is not sufficiently known. Lesions are self-limited; surgical interventions can be harmful and should be avoided. Recurrences occur as frequently as in adults...
  29. ncbi request reprint Personal and environmental factors associated with active commuting to school in Switzerland
    Bettina Bringolf-Isler
    Department of Environmental Health, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, CH 4051 Basel, Switzerland
    Prev Med 46:67-73. 2008
    ..To assess whether prevalence of active commuting and regular car trips to school varies across communities and language regions in Switzerland and to determine personal and environmental correlates...
  30. ncbi request reprint Prospective study on central venous line associated bloodstream infections
    Mine Wagner
    University Children s Hospital Basel UKBB, PO Box CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Arch Dis Child 96:827-31. 2011
    ..To prospectively assess the incidence rates and characteristics of central venous line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) in one institution...
  31. ncbi request reprint Compliance with antenatal screening for hepatitis B surface antigen carrier status in pregnant women and consecutive procedures in exposed newborns
    Kirsten Beckers
    Department of Internal Medicine, Spital Zofingen, Zofingen, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 163:654-7. 2004
    ..This will require improved communication between neonatology units and care-providing paediatricians in private practices...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adverse events following immunization: perception and evidence
    Jan Bonhoeffer
    University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    Curr Opin Infect Dis 20:237-46. 2007
    ..The aim of this article is to highlight the evidence on new and ongoing vaccine safety concerns in the light of several vaccines recently licensed and others made available and recommended more widely...
  33. ncbi request reprint Acceptance and timeliness of standard vaccination in children with chronic neurological deficits in north-western Switzerland
    Bettina Ute Tillmann
    Department of Neuropaediatrics, University Children s Hospital, P O Box, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 164:320-5. 2005
    ..53, 1.53, and 1.54 respectively, P < 0.01 for all comparisons), the second (RR = 1.60, P < 0.05) and third Hib vaccinations (RR = 1.52, P < 0.05), and the third polio vaccination (RR = 1.43, P < 0.05) later than controls...
  34. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence and immunization history of selected vaccine preventable diseases in medical students
    Gurli Baer
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, P O Box 8, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 23:2016-20. 2005
    ..In conclusion, the great majority of medical students had immunization gaps. Systematic immunization programmes for medical students should be implemented...
  35. ncbi request reprint New pertussis vaccination strategies beyond infancy: recommendations by the global pertussis initiative
    Kevin D Forsyth
    Department of Paediatraics and Child Health, Flinders Medical Center, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
    Clin Infect Dis 39:1802-9. 2004
    ..The Global Pertussis Initiative, an expert scientific forum, was established to address the ongoing problems associated with pertussis disease worldwide...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of nosocomial infections in Swiss children's hospitals
    Kathrin Mühlemann
    University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 25:765-71. 2004
    ..To acquire data on pediatric nosocomial infections (NIs), which are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality and for which data are scarce...
  37. ncbi request reprint Attitudes of pediatricians regarding influenza self-immunization: a survey in a Swiss university children's hospital
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, PO Box CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:391-4. 2003
    ..To assess the attitude toward influenza immunization of doctors among physicians in our hospital...
  38. ncbi request reprint Prospective surveillance of hospitalisations associated with varicella-zoster virus infections in children and adolescents
    Jan Bonhoeffer
    Division of Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital, P O Box, 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 164:366-70. 2005
    ..CONCLUSION: This study describes a sizeable hospitalisation and complication rate of varicella-zoster virus infections and provides a solid basis for future immunisation recommendations in Switzerland...
  39. ncbi request reprint [Shock behavior state after vaccination in children--should you continue vaccination?]
    Ulrich Heininger
    Abt Pädiatrische Infektiologie, Universitäts Kinderspital beider Basel, Schweiz
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 27:279. 2004
  40. ncbi request reprint The Brighton Collaboration-enhancing vaccine safety
    Jan Bonhoeffer
    Division of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, University Children s Hospital, P O Box 8, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 22:2046. 2004
  41. pmc Comparative phenotypic analysis of the Bordetella parapertussis isolate chosen for genomic sequencing
    Ulrich Heininger
    Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics, University of California at Los Angeles School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1747, USA
    Infect Immun 70:3777-84. 2002
    ..pertussis (by lack of motility and cytotoxicity to a macrophage-like cell line). These results begin to provide phenotypes that can be related to genetic differences identified in the genomic sequences of bordetellae...
  42. pmc Shortage of vaccines: USA, Europe, who next?
    Ulrich Heininger
    Arch Dis Child 87:9. 2002
  43. ncbi request reprint The Brighton Collaboration: addressing the need for standardized case definitions of adverse events following immunization (AEFI)
    Jan Bonhoeffer
    University Children s Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 21:298-302. 2002
    ..Comparability requires the availability of standardized case definitions for adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and guidelines for case determination, recording and data presentation...
  44. ncbi request reprint Protection against vaccine-preventable diseases in medical students
    Gurli Baer
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:373-4. 2003
  45. ncbi request reprint The Brighton Collaboration: enhancing comparability of vaccine safety data
    Katrin S Kohl
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program, 1600 Clifton Rd, Mailstop E 61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 12:335-40. 2003
  46. ncbi request reprint An update on the prevention of influenza in children and adolescents
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 162:828-36. 2003
    ..Most European countries do have guidelines for the use of influenza vaccines and current strategies primarily aim at decreasing the burden of influenza disease in certain, heterogeneously defined high risk groups...
  47. ncbi request reprint Health care-associated rotavirus illness in pediatric inpatients in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
    Ivo M Foppa
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Arnold School of Public Health, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 27:633-5. 2006
    ..The effectiveness of vaccination against RV from 2 months of age onward remains to be evaluated...
  48. ncbi request reprint Comparison of pulsed field gel electrophoresis patterns of Bordetella pertussis isolates from unvaccinated children with severe or mild pertussis
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Hospital for Children and Adolescents, Erlangen, Germany
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:211-7. 2004
    ..We performed comparative genotyping of Bordetella pertussis isolates from children in Germany with severe or mild pertussis...
  49. ncbi request reprint [Protection with influenza vaccine from bird flu?]
    Ulrich Heininger
    Universitätskinderspital beider Basel UKBB, Schweiz
    Med Monatsschr Pharm 30:418. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Assessment of immunization status in hospitalized children followed by counseling of parents and primary care physicians improves vaccination coverage: an interventional study
    Beda Muehleisen
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Basel University Children s Hospital, Basel, Switzerland
    J Pediatr 151:704-6, 706.e1-2. 2007
    ..One month after hospital discharge, significantly more children in the intervention group (27%) than the controls (8%) had received catch-up immunizations (P < .001)...
  51. ncbi request reprint Pertussis immunisation in adolescents and adults--Bordetella pertussis epidemiology should guide vaccination recommendations
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, PO Box, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Expert Opin Biol Ther 6:685-97. 2006
    ..pertussis could be eliminated...
  52. ncbi request reprint Reliability of varicella history in children and adolescents
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital Basel, Switzerland
    Swiss Med Wkly 135:252-5. 2005
    ..Our goal was to determine positive and negative predictive values of varicella history in a prospective cross-sectional study...
  53. ncbi request reprint Compliance with recommended immunizations in adolescents
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, P O Box CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 165:671-6. 2006
    ..The goal of this study was to determine compliance with official standard immunization recommendations in adolescents attending secondary schools in the city of Erlangen, Germany...
  54. ncbi request reprint Seroprevalence of Varicella-Zoster virus IgG antibodies in Swiss children during the first 16 months of age
    Ulrich Heininger
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, P O Box CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 24:3258-60. 2006
    ..To investigate the persistence of maternal IgG antibodies against Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV) in infants and young children...
  55. ncbi request reprint Immunization rates and timely administration in pre-school and school-aged children
    Ulrich Heininger
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, P O Box, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 165:124-9. 2006
    ..This may lead to fatal disease in individuals, epidemics in the community, and threatens national and international targets of disease elimination, such as measles and congenital rubella syndrome...
  56. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in a university children's hospital
    Terhi Tapiainen
    University Children s Hospital, PO Box, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 26:855-8. 2005
    ..To evaluate the attitudes of pediatric healthcare workers (HCWs) toward influenza vaccination and to increase their rate of immunization...
  57. ncbi request reprint How do physicians immunize their own children? Differences among pediatricians and nonpediatricians
    Klara M Posfay-Barbe
    Centre for Vaccinology and Neonatal Immunology, Department of Pathology Immunology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 116:e623-33. 2005
    ..Physicians are known to exert a direct influence on immunization rates by answering questions and clarifying misconceptions. Yet, it is unknown how they immunize their own children...
  58. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of the Brighton Collaboration case definition of acute intussusception during active surveillance
    Terhi Tapiainen
    University Children Hospital, Division of Pediatrics Infectious Diseases and Vaccines, Post Box, 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Vaccine 24:1483-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, the case definition was useful and applicable to assess the background rate of intussusception in the light of potential future rotavirus immunization...
  59. pmc Early appearance of bactericidal antibodies after polysaccharide challenge of toddlers primed with a group C meningococcal conjugate vaccine: what is its role in the maintenance of protection?
    Theodore F Tsai
    Wyeth Research, 500 Arcola Rd, Collegeville, Pennsylvania 19426, USA
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:854-61. 2006
    ..The majority of toddlers previously immunized with MCC and challenged 1 year later with PS antigen mounted protective levels of bactericidal antibody within 2 to 4 days...
  60. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the efficacy and safety of live attenuated cold-adapted influenza vaccine, trivalent, with trivalent inactivated influenza virus vaccine in children and adolescents with asthma
    Douglas M Fleming
    Northfield Health Centre, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 25:860-9. 2006
    ..LAIV has been studied in only a small number of children with asthma...
  61. ncbi request reprint Three-year surveillance of intussusception in children in Switzerland
    Michael Buettcher
    Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University Children s Hospital Basel, PO Box 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Pediatrics 120:473-80. 2007
    ..We attempted to obtain baseline data on the incidence of intussusception and its association with gastroenteritis in a cross-sectional observational study in children...
  62. ncbi request reprint Metaanalysis of vaccine effectiveness in varicella outbreaks
    Otmar Bayer
    Institute for Social Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University, Heiglhofstr 63, 81377 Munich, Germany
    Vaccine 25:6655-60. 2007
    ..Waning might also be an issue with the newly recommended two dose vaccination schedule. Sustained surveillance for varicella outbreaks in populations with varicella immunization programs therefore is mandatory...
  63. ncbi request reprint Defining pertussis epidemiology: clinical, microbiologic and serologic perspectives
    James D Cherry
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:S25-34. 2005
    ..In particular, polymerase chain reaction and single serum serology are 2 techniques that should be more widely adopted...
  64. ncbi request reprint No temporal association between influenza outbreaks and invasive pneumococcal infections
    Andre Michael Toschke
    Institute for Social Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Munich, Germany
    Arch Dis Child 93:218-20. 2008
    ..To assess whether the influenza peak in populations precedes the annual peak for invasive pneumococcal infections (IPI) in winter...
  65. ncbi request reprint The development of standardized case definitions and guidelines for adverse events following immunization
    Katrin S Kohl
    Vaccine 25:5671-4. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint Clinical findings and unusual epidemiologic characteristics of human metapneumovirus infections in children in the region of Basel, Switzerland
    Gurli Baer
    University Children s Hospital UKBB, P O Box CH 4005, Basel, Switzerland
    Eur J Pediatr 167:63-9. 2008
    ..In conclusion, hMPV leads to endemic and epidemic respiratory disease with features similar to those of RSV and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of upper and lower respiratory tract disease...
  67. ncbi request reprint Vaccinated students with negative enzyme immunoassay results show positive measles virus-specific antibody levels by immunofluorescence and plaque neutralisation tests
    Annedore Tischer
    National Reference Centre Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany
    J Clin Virol 38:204-9. 2007
    ..In 2003 and 2004, in contrast to previous years, surprisingly many negative results (33% and 54%, respectively) were observed...
  68. ncbi request reprint Health burden of pertussis in infants and children
    David P Greenberg
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 24:S39-43. 2005
    ....
  69. ncbi request reprint Fever following immunization
    Terhi Tapiainen
    University Children s Hospital, Postfach, CH 4005 Basel, Switzerland
    Expert Rev Vaccines 4:419-27. 2005
    ..A recent analysis by the Brighton Collaboration has provided a standardized case definition for fever, the use of which should be strongly encouraged...