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2011-02-22 21:42:02

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are at greater risk of shingles compared with the general population, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj101137.pdf. The risk is greatest for patients taking oral steroids to treat COPD. Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus resulting in a painful rash with lesions. People with a compromised immune system...

2011-01-12 14:11:24

Kaiser Permanente research strengthens national recommendations Receiving the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55 percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a Kaiser Permanente study of 300,000 people that appears in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. This retrospective study observed the outcomes of the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in a large, diverse population of men and women ages 60 years and older. Researchers...

2011-01-12 07:43:36

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are more than 1 million episodes of shingles every year in the United States. It is a painful condition that can last months or years and can seriously impact quality of life. Getting the herpes zoster vaccine was associated with a 55-percent reduced risk of developing shingles, according to a new study. This study observed the outcomes of the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine in a large, diverse population of men and women ages 60 years and older....

2011-01-07 07:21:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Two doses of the chickenpox vaccine provide excellent protection in children against the highly-contagious itchy disease, according to a new study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began recommending a single dose of chickenpox vaccine in children aged 1 to 13 years old in 1995. Although the incidence of chickenpox fell by 90 percent after introduction of the vaccine, there was a high rate of breakthrough chickenpox illness in immunized children and...

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2011-01-05 09:36:17

Two doses of the varicella, or chickenpox, vaccine provide excellent protection in children against this highly contagious and, in some cases, severe disease. To be published in the February 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, the findings support the two-dose vaccine regimen recommended in the United States since 2006. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) began recommending a single dose of varicella vaccine in children aged 1 to 13 years old in 1995. Although the...

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2011-01-03 15:00:00

Government researchers reported on Monday that the number of Americans sent to hospitals each year due to a chickenpox infection has dropped by over two-thirds since routine vaccinations began in 1995. Studies have shown that after vaccinations against chickenpox became standard, yearly rates of chickenpox infections in the U.S. dropped 80 percent to 90 percent over the next decades. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looked at how rates of...

2010-10-04 22:50:25

Multicenter study looks at impact for prevention strategies Acute herpes zoster, or shingles, interferes with all health areas for people with the condition, including sleep, enjoyment of life and general activities, according to a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj091711.pdf. Herpes zoster is a reactivation of the chicken pox (varicella-zoster) virus which results in pain and a rash with small blisters. It...

2010-09-16 07:00:00

BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ --The American Pain Foundation (APF), in partnership with professional baseball player LaTroy Hawkins, acknowledges those suffering from Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) today, as it recognizes the second annual PHN Awareness Day. PHN Awareness Day was created to raise awareness to the pain caused by shingles and PHN, also known as after-shingles pain. Shingles is caused by the reactivation of the same virus that causes chickenpox and can affect an...

2010-06-29 02:53:33

Electronic health records study of 459,000 children sparked new CDC recommendations The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study appearing online in the journal Pediatrics. A...

2010-06-27 23:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The combination vaccine for measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox (MMRV) is associated with double the risk of febrile seizures for 1- to 2-year-old children compared with same-day administration of the separate vaccine for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and the varicella (V) vaccine for chicken pox, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study appearing online in the journal Pediatrics. A febrile seizure is a brief, fever-related...


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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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