Monday Nov 06, 2023

RSV in Infants: An Ounce of Prevention - Frankly Speaking Ep 353

Credits: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
 
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Overview: Bronchiolitis caused by respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection in infants is common and can lead to hospitalization if severe. There are now 2 ways to prevent this: immunizing the mother during pregnancy or giving monoclonal antibodies. Listen in as we discuss the recommendations for RSV prevention and how to best incorporate them into your practice.

Episode resource links:

  • Fleming-Dutra KE, Jones JM, Roper LE, et al. Use of the Pfizer Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine During Pregnancy for the Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus–Associated Lower Respiratory Tract Disease in Infants: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2023. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:1115–1122.
  • Jones JM, Fleming-Dutra KE, Prill MM, et al. Use of Nirsevimab for the Prevention of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Disease Among Infants and Young Children: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2023. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2023;72:920–925
  • Kampmann B, Madhi SA, Munjal I, et al. Bivalent Prefusion F Vaccine in Pregnancy to Prevent RSV Illness in Infants. N Engl J Med. 2023;388(16):1451-1464.

Guest: Alan M. Ehrlich MD, FAAFP
 
Music Credit: Richard Onorato

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