Navigation Links
Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays
Date:9/23/2009

ing lab tests.

Participants who'd received the nasal spray vaccine were 36 percent less likely to get the flu than those who'd received a placebo.

The injection was 50 percent better in preventing the flu than the nasal spray, according to the study.

Though researchers did not test vaccines in children, nasal sprays may work just as well in children as injections, Monto said.

There are two different types of vaccines, usually referred to as live attenuated, which contain very weakened or modified live virus, and inactivated, which contain bits of dead virus.

Live attenuated influenza vaccine, which comes in nasal sprays, must replicate in the body in order to provoke the immune system to produce antibodies against the virus. In adults who may already have some immunity against that or other flu strains, the live attenuated virus may not be strong enough to cause that response, Monto said.

Children are more likely to lack antibodies to the virus. Without any natural immunity, the nasal spray may be equally effective, Monto said.

Live attenuated vaccines "must infect in order to protect," Monto said. "Adults, unlike children, have antibodies to the virus included in the vaccine. They are not infected by it and therefore are not protected. This would explain why the LAIV [live attenuated influenza vaccine] is highly effective in younger children."

In some cases, the live attenuated influenza vaccine may even provide enhanced protection, said Dr. Kenneth Bromberg, director of the Vaccine Research Center at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York City.

In addition to immunity involving antibodies, live attenuated vaccines can also provide cell-mediated immunity, an added type of immune response that can boost effectiveness.

"They are different approaches, and in the case of a well-matched strain, the inactivated vaccine worked better than the live attenuated," Bromberg
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Nanomedicine system engineered to enhance therapeutic effects of injectable drugs
2. Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice
3. Clarity on Cosmetic Injectable Labeling and Use
4. Dr. Arnold Klein Warns of Dangers With Permanent and Longer Lasting Injectable Fillers
5. New Survey Suggests That Consumers Are Naive to the Risk of Botox Parties and the Importance of FDA Approval for Cosmetic Injectables
6. New Injectable Collagen Filler Offers Natural Results
7. Prism Pharmaceuticals Study of Injectable Clopidogrel Accepted for Presentation at the American College of Cardiology
8. Study finds injectable birth control causes significant weight gain and changes in body mass
9. The Texas Institute of Dermatology Team Finds Easy-to-Apply, Topical Drug Just as Good as Injectable Compound for a Disfigurating Skin Infection
10. Video: Injectable-Grade Filler, Now Without the Injections
11. Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety Says There are No Substitutes for Cosmetic Injections, Offers Solutions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Injectable Vaccines More Effective for Adult Flu Than Nasal Sprays
(Date:9/17/2014)... 2014 In Pretrial Order #139 (Scheduling ... discovery conferences would be beneficial in this [MDL].” Accordingly, ... “At the end of December,” the order further provides, ... additional conferences. , “The plain import of this ... still much to be discussed as these cases progress ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... -- Exposure in the womb to household chemicals known ... developing asthma, Columbia University researchers reported in a new ... risk of developing asthma between age 5 and 11 ... levels of two phthalates (pronounced thal-ates), the researchers found. ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised a new ... against vancomycin-resistant strains of MRSA and other disease-causing ... have not one but two distinct mechanisms of ... resistance quickly. , "This is the prototype of ... clinical use a generation or maybe even two ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... York, New York (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... filings involving the Conserve line of metal-on-metal hip ... now underway in U.S. District Court, Northern District ... an updated Case List issued by the U.S. ... 2014, at least 397 product liability claims have ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 ... hearing for today, September 17, 2014, to consider: , ... Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT), and, 2. ... of TRT. , With the TRT litigation ongoing, an ... FDA on the dangers of testosterone replacement therapy. Among ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Order in C.R. Bard MDL Sets Schedule of Conferences for September to December, the Rottenstein Law Group LLP Reports 2Health News:Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids 2Health News:Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids 3Health News:Prenatal Exposure to Chemicals in Plastics Linked to Asthma Risk in Kids 4Health News:Scripps Research Institute chemists modify antibiotic to vanquish resistant bacteria 2Health News:Scripps Research Institute chemists modify antibiotic to vanquish resistant bacteria 3Health News:Wright Hip Lawsuit News: Nearly 400 Filings Reported in Federal Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Wright Hip Lawsuit News: Nearly 400 Filings Reported in Federal Wright Conserve Hip Replacement Litigation, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:FDA Advisory Committee Holds Hearing on Testosterone Safety 2
... From June Dairy Month through,the State Fair, summer ... June 1, Minnesotans will be able get details about ... mouse. ExploreDairy.com is a,one-stop resource for all the latest ... hardworking dairy farm families., ExploreDairy.com is designed to ...
... 29 The following is a,statement by Matthew L. ... Health Organization,s World No Tobacco Day, to be celebrated,May ... of the global,tobacco epidemic and the urgent need for ... save lives., This year,s theme -- Tobacco-Free Youth: ...
... May 29 The Academy of General,Dentistry (AGD) expresses ... reauthorize the Dental Health Improvement Act (S,3067) for another ... and Benjamin Cardin (D-MD). The intent of the Act ... shortage of dental health,professionals., "Last week was a ...
... Leaders of Indiana and Purdue universities Thursday ... Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), a medical research initiative ... business and government to swiftly transform discoveries into ... National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year ...
... The Musculoskeletal Transplant,Foundation (MTF) will provide military hospitals ... joint repair for injured servicemen and,women., Military ... obtaining,tissue used for cartilage transplantation and meniscus grafts ... types of tissue are in high,demand for U.S. ...
... NY) The National Institutes of Health has ... University and Montefiore Medical Center one of its ... million over five years. The grant will support ... Research (ICTR), whose overarching goal is to collaboratively ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:ExploreDairy.com Debuts With Information on Minnesota Dairy Events, People and Products 2Health News:World No Tobacco Day Sounds Urgent Call for Nations to Fight Tobacco Use, Save Lives 2Health News:World No Tobacco Day Sounds Urgent Call for Nations to Fight Tobacco Use, Save Lives 3Health News:AGD Thanks Senators for Introducing Bill to Reauthorize the Dental Health Improvement Act 2Health News:NIH awards Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center $22M grant 2Health News:NIH awards Einstein College of Medicine & Montefiore Medical Center $22M grant 3
(Date:9/17/2014)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... that details how to implement GS1 Standards to ... (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in ... Applying GS1 Standards to U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply ... Chain Security Act , was developed in ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Sept. 17, 2014 Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ... has earned a $4 million milestone payment from ... with the initiation of a Phase 3 study ... (MDR), gram-negative bacterial infections.  The Phase 3 study ... the efficacy and safety of plazomicin compared to ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 17, 2014 Sutro ... bispecific antibodies, and the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, ... EMD Serono in the United States ... a collaboration and license agreement to develop antibody drug ... to a cytotoxic drug. The antibody is thought to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 2New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 3New Healthcare Industry Guideline Delineates How to Implement GS1 Standards to Support Requirements of the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act 4Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million from Achaogen for the Initiation of a Phase 3 Study of Plazomicin 2Isis Pharmaceuticals Earns $4 Million from Achaogen for the Initiation of a Phase 3 Study of Plazomicin 3Sutro Biopharma and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Partner on Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates 2Sutro Biopharma and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Partner on Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates 3Sutro Biopharma and Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, to Partner on Development of Antibody Drug Conjugates 4
... The Board of Directors of Stereotaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... that it reaffirmed the Company,s plans for both the launch ... Odyssey ™  platform into standard labs. "At ... commercial strategies put forth for the launch of Epoch, as ...
... 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Pharmaceutical Manufacturers - India ... This register contains information about 1327 ... includes the following details of the manufacturers: ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Stereotaxis' Board of Directors Reaffirms Commercialization Plans for Epoch™ and Odyssey™ Product Platforms 2Stereotaxis' Board of Directors Reaffirms Commercialization Plans for Epoch™ and Odyssey™ Product Platforms 3
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative detection and quantitative determination of antibodies to streptococcal extracellular antigens in serum, plasma, or whole blood....
Color-enhanced slide agglutination test for the rapid qualitative and semi-quantitative detection of antistreptolysin O....
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative and quantitative detection of Rheumatoid Factor in serum or synovial fluid....
Hemagglutination slide test for the qualitative and quantitative detection of infectious mononucleosis heterophile antibodies in serum or plasma....
Medicine Products: