H1N1 vaccine for asthmatics studied

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 9:19 AM
Last updated Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 1:21 PM
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CLEVELAND -– The federal government has begun a study of how much swine flu vaccine to give to people with asthma.

Asthma sufferers are considered a group at higher risk of complications from H1N1, but medication taken by many asthmatics may interfere with the vaccine.

Dr. Serpil Erzurum, the study coordinator at the Cleveland Clinic, says the goal is to find the right dosage for them.

Doctors vaccinated the clinic's first participant in the research Monday.

The study also is being conducted at Emory University in Atlanta; the University of Pittsburgh Asthma Institute; the University of Virginia; the University of Wisconsin; Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; and Washington University in St. Louis.

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soldout 10/20/09 - 10:27 am
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I have been told that NAET is

I have been told that NAET is effective for asthmatics.

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corgimom 10/20/09 - 07:35 pm
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I have been told that there

I have been told that there are total maroons out there who are obsessed with quack medical treatments.

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soldout 10/20/09 - 10:32 pm
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I just put out the info

I just put out the info corgimom and let people make up their minds and do their own research. I don't attack anyone who rejects what I say. At least those who attack me now know it is out there and some day it could bless their life.

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soldout 10/21/09 - 07:07 am
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The recommendation of the

The recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics to vaccinate all children between 6 months and 18 years every year, a recommendation that the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program endorses puts all or our children at risk.

The Mayo Clinic study spanned eight consecutive flu seasons and involved 263 children ages 6 months to 18 years. All of the children had laboratory-confirmed influenza between 1996 and 2006. Researchers verified which children had or had not received the vaccine, which were asthmatics, and which had to be hospitalized with flu-related symptomologies.

The study showed that children who had been vaccinated had three times the risk of hospitalization of children who had not been vaccinated.

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