Posts Tagged ‘influenza’

February 23, 2012

Influenza Vaccination in the Organ Transplant Recipient: Review and Summary Recommendations


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Annual influenza vaccination is recommended for organ transplant patients although the different types of influenza vaccines and timing of vaccination can be a source of confusion for the provider.  This review summarizes the current state of knowledge for annual influenza vaccination the organ transplant recipient.  It discusses the various studies done in the transplant population […]

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November 18, 2011

Persistence of Influenza Vaccine-Induced Antibodies in Lung Transplant Patients Between Seasons


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Immunization recommendations advise against immunizing too early before influenza seasons starts for concern of waning vaccine-specific antibody before the end of the season.  This 5-year study of influenza antibodies in lung transplant recipients measured the influenza antibody concentrations before annual immunizations in transplant recipients and healthy controls, finding that seroprotective influenza antibody concentrations are maintained […]

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June 18, 2011

Antibody Response After a Single Dose of an AS03-Adjuvanted Split-Virion Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccine in Heart Transplant Recipients


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Pandemic influenza caused a wide spectrum of disease in organ transplant recipients.    Monovalent adjuvanted H1N1 vaccine became available in Canada and Europe whereas a nonadjuvanted formulation was available in the U.S.  This European study showed that only one-third of the vaccinated cohort had seroprotective titers to vaccine.  These results are similar to other studies presented […]

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