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Consistent Use Of Diabetes Technology Across Multiple Environments Benefits Youth With Diabetes
In recent years, diabetes technology has evolved at a rapid pace, and the use of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems has grown tremendously. To foster a more active role in diabetes management among youth, professionals encourage consistent utilization of monitoring tools across multiple environments. A professional interest group presentation entitled "Diabetes Technology Use in Schools, Camps, and Emergency Rooms," focused on the use of diabetes technology for children and adolescents in a variety of settings, today at the American Diabetes Association's® (ADA's) 79th Scientific Sessions® at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
Coordination of Care Among Families, Schools and Health Care Providers
Type 1 diabetes (T1D) must be managed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including during the many hours children and adolescents spend at school. Short- and long-t
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Adjuvant That Prevents Vaccine-Enhanced Respiratory Disease In RSV Identified
A unique adjuvant, a substance that enhances the body's immune response to toxins and foreign matter, can prevent vaccine-enhanced respiratory disease, a sickness that has posed a major hurdle in vaccine development for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), according to a study led by the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University.
The study suggests that combining this adjuvant, which was created by the research team, with RSV vaccination might prime the body for protective immune responses and prevent inflammatory RSV disease after infection. The findings, published in the journal Virology, could lead to advances in RSV vaccine development.
RSV, a common respiratory virus that causes cold-like symptoms, is the leading cause of serious respiratory diseases such as bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger than 1 year of age in the United States. Each year in the
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Waning Potency Of Pertussis Vaccine A Significant Contributor To Recent Whooping Cough Outbreaks
In a large new Kaiser Permanente study, children who were up to date on their pertussis vaccine schedule were far less likely to develop the disease than unvaccinated children. However, most pertussis cases were in fully vaccinated children. The risk of vaccinated children becoming ill increased with the time since vaccination, suggesting that waning effectiveness between doses was a significant contributor to recent outbreaks.
The study, "Acellular Pertussis Vaccine Effectiveness Over Time," was published on June 10 in the journal Pediatrics.
Pertussis, widely known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. To help prevent it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends five doses of DTaP vaccine -- a combination vaccine that protects against pertussis, diphtheria,
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Payment Reform Paves The Way For Expanding Home-Based Primary Care
The field of home-based primary care (HBPC) received extraordinary news as the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), announced its groundbreaking CMS Primary Cares initiative in Washington, D.C.
CMS Primary Cares aims to improve quality, improve patient experience of care, and reduce expenditures by increasing patient access to advanced primary care services.
This revolutionary payment model includes several elements specifically designed to support practices caring for patients with complex chronic needs or serious illness, the patient population that can benefit so dramatically from home-based primary care.
About 4 million vulnerable adults in the United States have difficulty obtaining or are completely unable to access office-based pr