Search for dissertations about: "Pneumococcal vaccine"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 25 swedish dissertations containing the words Pneumococcal vaccine.

  1. 1. Impact of the inflammatory response on specific immunity in neurosurgical patients

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Anna Ljunghill Hedberg; Jan Sjölin; Karlis Pauksen; Lars Hagberg; [2019]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; T-cell-dependent vaccine; T-cell-independent vaccine; CNS injury-induced immune deficiency syndrome; pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine; posttraumatic meningitis.; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science; Infektionssjukdomar; Infectious Diseases;

    Abstract : Vaccination with a T-cell-dependent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) followed by a T-cell-independent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPSV) is recommended after basilar skull fracture to reduce the risk of meningitis. The optimal time frame for vaccination has not yet been established and varies widely in practice. READ MORE

  2. 2. Infectious and bleeding complications in patients with hematological malignancies Studies on diagnosis and prevention

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Tobias Svensson; Honar Cherif; Martin Höglund; Jan Sjölin; Christine Wennerås; [2017]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Chronic lymphocytic leukemia; Immunodeficiency; Hypogammaglobulinemia; IgG subclass; Pneumococci; Pneumococcal vaccine; Polysaccharide vaccine; Protein-conjugate vaccine; Aspergillosis; Bronchoalveolar lavage; Invasive fungal disease; Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia; Myelodysplastic syndrome; Azacitidine; Eltrombopag; Thrombocytopenia; Thrombopoietin receptor; Oncology; Onkologi;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to improve knowledge about the prevention of infectious and bleeding complications in patients with hematological malignancies, primarily in those with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and myelodysplatic syndrome (MDS).Hypogammaglobulinemia, impaired production of immunoglobulins (Ig), is an established risk factor for infection, but the impact of IgG pure subclass deficiency (IgG subclass deficiency with adequate production of IgG, IgA, and IgM) has been debated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Invasive Pneumococcal Infections

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Erik Backhaus; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Streptococcus pneumoniae; epidemiology; risk factors; pneumonia; meningitis; serotype; clonal complex;

    Abstract : Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of disease, ranging from uncomplicated respiratory infections to severe invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD), including bacteraemic pneumonia, septicaemia with unknown focus and meningitis. Case fatality rate (CFR) remains high and antibiotic resistance is increasing globally. S. READ MORE

  4. 4. Infectious immunity and pneumococcal vaccine responses in multiple myeloma and related disorders

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Johanna Karlsson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; multiple myeloma; Waldenstrom s macroglobulinemia; MGUS; elderly; immunity; infection; pneumococcal vaccination; ELISA; opsonophagocytosis;

    Abstract : Multiple myeloma (MM), Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia (WM), and monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS) are B cell conditions associated with suppressed immune functions and susceptibility to infection. Severe pneumococcal disease is common not least in MM patients and vaccination is considered important, although the protective efficacy is debated. READ MORE

  5. 5. Impact of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine on pneumococcal disease, carriage and serotype distribution : comparative studies in Sweden and Uganda

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Karolinska Institutet, Dept of Public Health Sciences

    Author : Ann Lindstrand; Karolinska Institutet.; Karolinska Institutet.; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Background: Streptococcus pneumoniae is a leading infectious cause of child deaths worldwide. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) was first introduced in the US in the year 2000, and included the major seven pneumococcal serotypes (PCV7) causing invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) there. READ MORE