Impact of a nurse vaccination program on hepatitis B immunity in a Swiss HIV clinic

Boillat Blanco, Noémie; Probst, Arnold; Da Costa, Vreneli Waelti; Giulieri, Stefano; Bernasconi, Enos; Calmy, Alexandra; Elzi, Luigia; Rauch, Andri; Weber, Rainer; Bertisch, Barbara; Cavassini, Matthias; Bochud, Pierre-Yves (2011). Impact of a nurse vaccination program on hepatitis B immunity in a Swiss HIV clinic. Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes JAIDS, 58(5), pp. 472-4. Philadelphia, Pa.: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins 10.1097/QAI.0b013e318237915e

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We evaluated the impact of a nurse program for hepatitis B virus vaccination in a center from the Swiss HIV Cohort Study. Immunity (anti-HBs >10 IU/mL) increased from 32% to 76% in the intervention center (n = 238) where vaccine management was endorsed by nurses, but only from 33% to 39% in control centers (n = 2712, P < 0.001) where management remained in charge of physicians. Immunity against HBV in the HIV population is insufficient in Switzerland. Specific nurse vaccination program may efficiently improve health care.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Infectiology

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Rauch, Andri




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04 Oct 2013 14:24

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