Plotkin's Vaccines

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Elsevier, Jun 6, 2017 - Vaccines - 1720 pages
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From the development of each vaccine to its use in reducing disease, Plotkin's Vaccines, 7th Edition, provides the expert information you need to provide optimal care to your patients. This award-winning text offers a complete understanding of each disease, as well as the latest knowledge of both existing vaccines and those currently in research and development. Described by Bill Gates as "an indispensable guide to the enhancement of the well-being of our world," Plotkin's Vaccines is a must-have reference for current, authoritative information in this fast-moving field.

  • Includes complete information for each disease, including clinical characteristics, microbiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment, epidemiology, and public health and regulatory issues - plus complete information for each vaccine, including its stability, immunogenicity, efficacy, duration of immunity, adverse events, indications, contraindications, precautions, administration with other vaccines, and disease-control strategies.
  • Analyzes the cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness of different vaccine options.
  • Helps you clearly visualize concepts and objective data through an abundance of tables and figures.
  • Covers the new oral cholera and zoster vaccines, as well as newly licensed meningococcal group B vaccines and a newly licensed dengue vaccine.
  • Brings you up to date on successful human trials of Ebola vaccines, an enterovirus 71 vaccine licensed in China, and new recommendations and changes to polio vaccines.
  • Features a new chapter on maternal immunization.
  • Expert ConsultT eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience allows you to search all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

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I truly wish there was a way to leave a negative score for this book. The one-sided view points expressed by “doctors” who have created vaccines and thus have exceptionally biased opinions in order to sell their product, sickens me. Not as much as MMR sickened my child though. Our family became ex-vaxxers after our then 9 month old developed a fever, rash, swelling at injection site, before going into anaphylactic shock immediately following MMR vaccine in Dec. 2004. He is one of the “lucky” ones; he didn’t die because my best friend (RN), got him breathing again, while our pediatrician kept insisting that this was a NORMAL reaction and not to worry. Our son spent the next 8 years of his life in pain from extreme muscle weakness, living his life in constant Dr and therapy appointments, being bullied by children and staff at school (since he couldn’t speak, they felt they could get away with it); working exceptionally hard to try to be “normal”. I cannot even calculate the financial and time cost of trying to heal our child from the damage done to him. It broke my heart this year, when our son (13), asked me “Mom would I have been normal if I hadn’t been vaccinated. It is very troubling to have doctors who treated him as a young child and see him now, say that they are so sorry this happened to our son; that none of the classes or books they are taught from in medical school ever state that vaccines are anything but “safe and effective “. 

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