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II Serie Volume 31 Number 04
April 2018


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  1- Factors of recurrence of intraepithelial lesions of the uterine cervix.

2- Duodenoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis of biliary and pancreatic pathology.

3- Mephedrone (?Meow Meow?), The New Designer Drug of Abuse: Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynimics and Clinical and Forensic Issues

4- Natural history of fetal pyelocaliectasia.

5- Erysipelas.

6- Antidepressant drugs.

7- Pressure ulcer management--Evidence-based interventions.

8- Traumatic Brain Injury: Integrated Approach

9- Genital ulcers caused by sexually transmitted diseases: current therapies, diagnosis and their relevance in HIV pandemy.

10- Current management of gout.

11- Livedo vasculitis.

12- Tarlov's cyst: definition, etiopathogenesis, propaedeutic and treatment.

13- Antibiotic treatment of uncomplicated cystitis in non-pregnant women up to menopause.

14- Uterine inversion.

15- Urolithiasis and renal colic. Therapeutic approach in urology.

16- Surgical basic skills: surgical sutures.

17- Rhabdomyolysis.

18- Glioblastoma multiforme... with multifocal presentation.

19- Intrahepatic cholestasis in pregnancy. Its etiopathogenesis, prognosis and therapy.

20- Spondylodiscitis: which etiology?.


Streptococcus Pneumoniae Vaccination in Children and Adolescents at High

Background: In Portugal, pneumococcal vaccination is free of charge and recommended by the Directorate-General of Health for the pediatric population at high risk of invasive pneumococcal disease. Our main aim was to describe the vaccination uptake in a pediatric population attending a hospital outpatient clinic.
Material and Methods: Cross-sectional observational survey of a pediatric population attending a referral hospital outpatient clinic, from July to December 2014. Data was collected from clinical records, Individual Health Bulletin or the registry from Plataforma de Dados da Saúde®.
Results: Of the 122 participants, 95.9% had, at least, one shot of pneumococcal vaccine, but only 64.8% of these completed the age recommended vaccination scheme. Uptake was higher in children < 5 years old. The proportion of complete vaccination schemes was 100% in hemoglobinopathies and human immunodeficiency virus infection groups, 66.7% in prematures, 62.5% in splenectomized
and 54.7% in Down syndrome. Children had better complete vaccination schemes when they attended the Pediatric Infectious Disease (100%) and Pulmonology Clinics (88.2%). Children > 5 years old had a higher uptake of 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine than the 2 to 5-years old ones 74.5% vs 40.5%; p < 0.001).
Discussion: Most of our pediatric population at high risk of IPD was vaccinated; nevertheless, only two-thirds had completed the scheme for their age. The main failure was on the 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine administration.
Conclusions: Although these results are better than those reported in other European countries with similar recommendations, it is essential to explore the causes for the observed flaws in order to optimize vaccination rates.

Keywords: Adolescent; Child; Pneumococcal Vaccines; Streptococcus pneumoniae; Vaccination.

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