July 2010. Volume 6. Number 2

Mexico population data suggest effectiveness of rotavirus vaccine in reducing mortality from diarrhea in young children

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Richardson V, Hernandez-Pichardo J, Quintanar-Solares M, Esparza-Aguilar M, Johnson B, Gomez-Altamirano CM et al. Effect of rotavirus vaccination on death from childhood diarrhea in Mexico. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:299-305
Reviewers: Aizpurua Galdeano P1, García Vera C2.
1ABS 7 La Salut Badalona. Badalona. España.
2CS Sagasta-Ruiseñores. Zaragoza. España.
Correspondence: Pilar Aizpurua Galdeano. Email: 19353pag@gmail.com
Acceptance date: 15/06/2010
Publication date: 21/06/2010

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: after the introduction of a rotavirus vaccine, a significant decline in diarrhea-related deaths among Mexican children was observed, suggesting a potential benefit from rotavirus vaccination

Reviewers’ commentary: even if the data are not precise (come from ecological study that studies mortality from diarrhea of all causes) rotavirus vaccine could have decreased the mortality from diarrhea in Mexican pediatric population.

How to cite this article

Aizpurua Galdeano P, García Vera C. Datos poblacionales de México sugieren efectividad de la vacuna frente al rotavirus en la disminución de la mortalidad por diarrea en niños pequeños. Evid Pediatr. 2010;6:34.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Richardson V, Hernandez-Pichardo J, Quintanar-Solares M, Esparza-Aguilar M, Johnson B, Gomez-Altamirano CM et al. Effect of rotavirus vaccination on death from childhood diarrhea in Mexico. N Engl J Med. 2010;362:299-305
Reviewers: Aizpurua Galdeano P1, García Vera C2.
1ABS 7 La Salut Badalona. Badalona. España.
2CS Sagasta-Ruiseñores. Zaragoza. España.
Correspondence: Pilar Aizpurua Galdeano. Email: 19353pag@gmail.com
Acceptance date: 15/06/2010
Publication date: 21/06/2010

How to cite this article

Aizpurua Galdeano P, García Vera C. Datos poblacionales de México sugieren efectividad de la vacuna frente al rotavirus en la disminución de la mortalidad por diarrea en niños pequeños. Evid Pediatr. 2010;6:34.

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