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Injectable vaccines for preventing pneumococcal infection in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review)

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Granger, RH and Walters, JAE and Poole, P and Lasserson, TJ and Mangtani, P and Cates, CJ and Wood-Baker, R (2006) Injectable vaccines for preventing pneumococcal infection in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Oct 18 (4). CD001390. ISSN 1469-493X

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Abstract

There is strong evidence that vaccines can protect healthy persons against infection by the pneumococcus bacteria, but little is known about the effectiveness of the vaccine in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The results from the four randomised controlled trials included in this review with 941 participants do not show that pneumococcal vaccination provides significant protection against disease caused by the bacteria.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Page Range: CD001390
ISSN: 1469-493X
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001390.pub2
Additional Information: The definitive published version is available online at: http://interscience.wiley.com
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2008 23:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:49
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/7431
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