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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Chabra S, Hofstetter AM
Timely hepatitis B birth dose receipt for newborns: within 24 hours.
In this paper, the authors discuss the importance of timely administration of the hepatitis B birth dose to achieve the national goal of zero perinatal hepatitis B transmission in the near future. They state that the necessity of capturing vaccination opportunities in diverse health care settings is clearly evident during the coronavirus pandemic.
Citation: Chabra S, Hofstetter AM . Timely hepatitis B birth dose receipt for newborns: within 24 hours. Hosp Pediatr 2020 Dec;10(12):e18-e20. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2020-001255..
Keywords: Newborns/Infants, Hepatitis, Vaccination
Simons BC, Spradling PR, Bruden DJ
A longitudinal hepatitis B vaccine cohort demonstrates long-lasting hepatitis B virus (HBV) cellular immunity despite loss of antibody against HBV surface antigen.
The purpose of this paper is to determine long-lasting protection resulting from hepatitis B vaccine, despite loss of antibody against hepatitis B virus (HBV) surface antigen (anti-HBs). All participants tested positive for tumor necrosis factor α, interleukin 10, or interleukin 6 production by HBV surface antigen-specific T cells. No participant had evidence of breakthrough HBV infection. The authors concluded that protection afforded by primary immunization with plasma-derived hepatitis B vaccine during childhood and adulthood lasts at least 32 years.
Citation: Simons BC, Spradling PR, Bruden DJ . A longitudinal hepatitis B vaccine cohort demonstrates long-lasting hepatitis B virus (HBV) cellular immunity despite loss of antibody against HBV surface antigen. J Infect Dis 2016 Jul 15;214(2):273-80. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiw142.
Keywords: Hepatitis, Prevention, Vaccination