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The 2010 AHA Guidelines: The 4 Cs of Cardiac Arrest Care

The year 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). During these past 50 years, tremendous research has been conducted to evaluate techniques, medications, and devices designed to advance the care of victims of cardiac arrest.
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"Distracted Doctoring"

A recent front page story in the NY Times [12-15-11] highlights a disturbing trend about the potential for significant distraction from cell phones and messaging devices leading to patient harm, as physicians as
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Strengthening Immunisation for Children

The Government is introducing reforms to Australia’s childhood immunisation arrangements that aim to increase the immunisation rates of Australian children over time.
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Impact of routine PCV7 (Prevenar) vaccination of infants on the clinical and economic burden of pneumococcal disease in Malaysia

Background: Pneumococcal disease is the leading cause of vaccine-preventable death in children younger than 5 years of age worldwide. The World Health Organization recommends pneumococcal conjugate vaccine as a priority for inclusion into national childhood immunization programmes.
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Cost effectiveness of child pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in middle-income countries

Policy-makers require information on the potential benefits of and economic case for pneumococcal conjugate vaccination in middle-income countries. We built decision analysis models to evaluate a three-dose infant series of the 7-, 10- or 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccines in 77 middle-income countries compared with no vaccination, accounting for direct protection of vaccinated children as well as herd protection and serotype replacement in unvaccinated children and adults.
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MHRA PUBLIC ASSESSMENT REPORT: Cervarix (HPV vaccine): Update on UK safety covering the first two years of the HPV immunisation programme

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is the government agency responsible for regulating medicines and medical devices in the UK. We continually review the safety of
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Increased transmission and outbreaks of measles, European Region, 2011

Since 2003, substantial progress has been made towards the goal of eliminating measles from the WHO European Region1 by 2010.2, 3, 4 However, in late 2009, a widespread increase in transmission of the measles virus began. This report describes the epidemiology of measles cases and control efforts undertaken in the European Region during 2011,
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Magnesium Sulphate to Prevent Cerebral Palsy following Preterm Birth (SAC Opinion Paper 29)

The prevalence of preterm birth is increasing. While the survival of infants born preterm has improved, the prevalence of cerebral palsy has risen.3 The incidence of cerebral palsy decreases significantly with
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