This includes invasive pneumococcal disease and influenza. The primary aim of this study was to describe compliance with current Australian guidelines for vaccination of children and adolescents diagnosed with IBD. A secondary aim was to review the serological screening for VPD. Methods A random sample of patients (0-18 years at diagnosis), were selected from the Victoria Australia state based Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Register. A multi-faceted retrospective review of immunization status was undertaken, with hospital records audited, a telephone interview survey conducted with consenting parents and the vaccination history was checked against the primary care physician and Australian Childhood Immunization Register (ACIR) records. The routine primary childhood vaccinations and administration of the recommended additional influenza and pneumococcal vaccines was clarified. Results This 2007 audit reviewed the immunization status of 101individuals on the Victorian Pediatric IBD database. Median age at diagnosis was 12.1 years, 50% were on active immunosuppressive therapy. 90% (38/42) [95% confidence intervals (CI) 77%; 97%] with complete immunization information were up-to-date with routine primary immunizations. Only 5% (5/101) [95% CI 2%; 11%] received a recommended pneumococcal vaccine booster and 10% (10/101) [95% CI 5%; 17%] had evidence of having ever received a seasonal influenza vaccine. Those living in rural Victoria (p = 0.005) and younger at the age of diagnosis (p = 0.002) were more likely to have ever received an influenza vaccine Serological testing, reviewing historical protection from VPD, identified 18% (17/94) with evidence of at least one serology sample. Conclusion This study highlights poor compliance in IBD patients for additional recommended vaccines.
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Personally my hubby was gulten and lactose intolerant. Now after 6 months he’s digestive health is at a state where he can go out for dinner and not worry what he is eating. You can email me at merly at mysuperheroes.com.au Cheers Merly Post a Reply Alert a Moderator fixing Crohn s with SynbioticPosted by Isabel Espoueys on 15 May 2011 at 8:18 pmMy son suffers Crohn s disease and I would like get in contact with John Ellerman, in order to have more information and eventually try his products. Post a Reply Alert a Moderator Fixing Crohn’s with a synbioticPosted by John Ellerman on 22 Sep 2010 at 5:41 amI won’t mention the product because of my pecuniary interest in it but thought you may be interested in what I have to share. I am producing a synbiotic which is a probiotic plus prebiotic fibre ingredients which boost the 30 billion acidophilus and bifidos in each dose more than 50-fold to be equivalent to taking over a trillion cells per dose. I was speaking at a meeting in Sydney some months ago and a naturopath shared that she had been treating (with our product) a 14 year old girl who had Crohn’s and whose colon the doctors wanted to remove. After four days the rectal bleeding and pain stopped and six months later, after using the product every day, she had a colonoscopy and the gastroenterologist afterwards demanded to know “why they were subjecting a 14 year-old girl with a perfect colon to this procedure”. Another naturopath jumped up and said she had had the same experience with one of her patients. I personally have seen quite a few individuals with Crohn’s who have had the same sort of experience as far as pain relief within days and being able to stay out of hospital. It seems to me that the answer is quite simple. You simply deliver the best strains in high levels to the colon and the colon repairs itself while the pathogens are being supressed.