R T Chen

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Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Challenges and controversies in immunization safety
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 15:21-39, viii. 2001
  2. pmc The Vaccine Safety Datalink: immunization research in health maintenance organizations in the USA
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 78:186-94. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint Ukraine, 1992: first assessment of diphtheria vaccine effectiveness during the recent resurgence of diphtheria in the Former Soviet Union
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:S178-83. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Vaccine risks: real, perceived and unknown
    R T Chen
    Vaccine Safety and Development Branch, National Immunization Program MS E61, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    Vaccine 17:S41-6. 1999
  5. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of diarrheal disease among children enrolled in four West Coast health maintenance organizations. Vaccine Safety Datalink Team
    U D Parashar
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Viral Gastroenteritis Section, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:605-11. 1998
  6. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination in children with asthma in health maintenance organizations. Vaccine Safety Datalink Team
    P Kramarz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 18:2288-94. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Childhood vaccinations, vaccination timing, and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus
    F DeStefano
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 108:E112. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Does influenza vaccination exacerbate asthma? Analysis of a large cohort of children with asthma. Vaccine Safety Datalink Team
    P Kramarz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:617-23. 2000
  9. ncbi request reprint Addressing the challenges to immunization practice with an economic algorithm for vaccine selection
    B G Weniger
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 16:1885-97. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Enhancing vaccine safety surveillance: a capture-recapture analysis of intussusception after rotavirus vaccination
    T Verstraeten
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:1006-12. 2001

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Publications25

  1. ncbi request reprint Challenges and controversies in immunization safety
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Infect Dis Clin North Am 15:21-39, viii. 2001
    ..It also provides information on how various safety research is conducted, some of the concurrent challenges, and finally, some guidance on communicating with patients on vaccine risks...
  2. pmc The Vaccine Safety Datalink: immunization research in health maintenance organizations in the USA
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 78:186-94. 2000
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  3. ncbi request reprint Ukraine, 1992: first assessment of diphtheria vaccine effectiveness during the recent resurgence of diphtheria in the Former Soviet Union
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Infect Dis 181:S178-83. 2000
    ..It is concluded that initial priority for scarce resources for controlling this outbreak should be placed on vaccination of persons susceptible to diphtheria (e.g., adults) rather than revaccination of children...
  4. ncbi request reprint Vaccine risks: real, perceived and unknown
    R T Chen
    Vaccine Safety and Development Branch, National Immunization Program MS E61, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA
    Vaccine 17:S41-6. 1999
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  5. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of diarrheal disease among children enrolled in four West Coast health maintenance organizations. Vaccine Safety Datalink Team
    U D Parashar
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Viral Gastroenteritis Section, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 17:605-11. 1998
    ..We used information from the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) about approximately 1 million children enrolled in four health maintenance organizations to assess the morbidity from diarrhea and estimate the disease burden of rotavirus...
  6. ncbi request reprint Influenza vaccination in children with asthma in health maintenance organizations. Vaccine Safety Datalink Team
    P Kramarz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E61, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 18:2288-94. 2000
    ..Vaccination coverage could be increased by taking advantage of all opportunities to vaccinate children with asthma whenever they make clinic visits in the fall and early winter...
  7. ncbi request reprint Childhood vaccinations, vaccination timing, and risk of type 1 diabetes mellitus
    F DeStefano
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 108:E112. 2001
    ..To evaluate suggested associations between childhood vaccinations, particularly against hepatitis B and Haemophilus influenzae type b, and risk of developing type 1 diabetes; and to determine whether timing of vaccination influences risk...
  8. ncbi request reprint Does influenza vaccination exacerbate asthma? Analysis of a large cohort of children with asthma. Vaccine Safety Datalink Team
    P Kramarz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Arch Fam Med 9:617-23. 2000
    ..One reason for low influenza vaccine coverage among children with asthma may be concern that influenza vaccination may induce an exacerbation of asthma...
  9. ncbi request reprint Addressing the challenges to immunization practice with an economic algorithm for vaccine selection
    B G Weniger
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 16:1885-97. 1998
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  10. ncbi request reprint Enhancing vaccine safety surveillance: a capture-recapture analysis of intussusception after rotavirus vaccination
    T Verstraeten
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:1006-12. 2001
    ..7 and 4.4, respectively) were comparable with those reported in the two studies. Linkage of VAERS to complimentary data sources may permit more timely postmarketing assessment of vaccine safety...
  11. ncbi request reprint Does influenza vaccination prevent asthma exacerbations in children?
    P Kramarz
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Pediatr 138:306-10. 2001
    ..The effectiveness of influenza vaccine in preventing influenza-related asthma exacerbations, however, is not known. We evaluated influenza vaccine effectiveness in protecting children against influenza-related asthma exacerbations...
  12. ncbi request reprint A 'post-honeymoon period' measles outbreak in Muyinga sector, Burundi
    R T Chen
    National Immunization Program MS E61 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Int J Epidemiol 23:185-93. 1994
    ..Such outbreaks present new challenges to newly maturing immunization programmes in improving skills in surveillance, outbreak investigation, and public relations...
  13. ncbi request reprint The incidence of Kawasaki syndrome in West Coast health maintenance organizations
    E D Belay
    Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 19:828-32. 2000
    ..Kawasaki syndrome (KS) causes an acute vasculitis of unknown etiology. It is a leading cause of acquired heart disease of children in Japan and the United States...
  14. ncbi request reprint Individual and community risks of measles and pertussis associated with personal exemptions to immunization
    D R Feikin
    Respiratory Diseases Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS C23, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 284:3145-50. 2000
    ..The risk of vaccine-preventable diseases among children who have philosophical and religious exemptions from immunization has been understudied...
  15. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of rotavirus vaccination and intussusception
    P Kramarz
    National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 20:410-6. 2001
    ..0. The attributable risk was one case of intussusception per 11 073 children vaccinated. CONCLUSIONS: RRV-TV is associated with an increased risk of intussusception. The risk is greatest 3 to 7 days after the first vaccination dose...
  16. ncbi request reprint National Immunization Information Hotline: Calls concerning adverse events, 1998-2000
    D A Gust
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgi 30333, USA
    J Health Commun 9:387-94. 2004
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  17. ncbi request reprint An overview of the vaccine adverse event reporting system (VAERS) as a surveillance system. VAERS Working Group
    J A Singleton
    Vaccine Safety and Development Activity, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vaccine 17:2908-17. 1999
    ..The acceptability, sensitivity and representativeness of VAERS are unknown. The study of vaccine safety is complicated by underreporting, erroneous reporting, frequent multiple exposures and multiple outcomes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of autoimmune reactions induced by vaccination
    R T Chen
    Vaccine Safety and Development Activity, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Autoimmun 16:309-18. 2001
    ..Examples include the possible association of immunization and multiple sclerosis (and other demyelinating diseases), type 1 diabetes mellitus, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, and rheumatoid arthritis...
  19. ncbi request reprint Surveillance for poliovirus vaccine adverse events, 1991 to 1998: impact of a sequential vaccination schedule of inactivated poliovirus vaccine followed by oral poliovirus vaccine
    W A Wattigney
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Immunization Program, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 107:E83. 2001
    ..We compared VAERS reports after the receipt of IPV to reports after OPV in infants from 1991 through 1998. Comparisons included reports listing IPV and OPV coadministered with other vaccines...
  20. ncbi request reprint Combination vaccines: postlicensure safety evaluation
    R T Chen
    Vaccine Safety and Development Activity, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 33:S327-33. 2001
    ..Only by investing in vaccine safety infrastructure at a level commensurate with investments in vaccine development can we hope to retain the public's confidence in immunization...
  21. ncbi request reprint Autism and measles-mumps-rubella vaccination: controversy laid to rest?
    F DeStefano
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    CNS Drugs 15:831-7. 2001
    ..Currently, the weight of the available epidemiological and related evidence does not support a causal association between MMR vaccine, or any other vaccine or vaccine constituent, and autism...
  22. pmc Processes for obtaining nonmedical exemptions to state immunization laws
    J S Rota
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Measles Virus Section, Mail Stop C 22, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:645-8. 2001
    ..This study sought to determine the specific processes required for obtaining religious and philosophical exemptions to school immunization laws...
  23. pmc Advanced age a risk factor for illness temporally associated with yellow fever vaccination
    M Martin
    Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 7:945-51. 2001
    ..For elderly travelers, the risk for severe illness and death due to YF infection should be balanced against the risk for systemic illness due to YF vaccine...
  24. ncbi request reprint The National Immunization Information Hotline
    D A Gust
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Health Commun 9:371-9. 2004
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  25. pmc Principles of measles control
    F T Cutts
    Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA 30333
    Bull World Health Organ 69:1-7. 1991
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