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„Die Pertussis-Impfung in der Schwangerschaft ist einfach eine gute Schutzmaßnahme“ – Interview mit Dr. Christian Albring

Dr. Christian Albring ist Facharzt für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe und Präsident des Berufsverbandes der Frauenärzte e.V. (BVF). Zu seinen Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkten gehören auch das Impfen und die Impfaufklärung. EFCNI: Pertussis, auch als Keuchhusten bekannt, wird in der Öffentlichkeit oft als Kinderkrankheit wahrgenommen. Dabei kommt diese schwere Infektionskrankheit in allen Altersgruppen vor und ist besonders für Früh- und Neugeborene eine ernstzunehmende Gefahr. Warum sollte man sich schon in der Schwangerschaft mit dem Thema…
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Parental knowledge of respiratory infections in preterm infants

A survey among parents regarding their understanding of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and other respiratory infections in preterm babies showed a highly established knowledge. Most parents consider RSV illness a very serious condition and identified nurses, doctors, and pamphlets as their primary sources of information. The Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (CPBF), a parent-led organisation, strives to minimise the overwhelming challenges of families of preterm babies through the provision of evidence-based information. These educational mandates,…
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Preventing preterm births in Romania: new project by Asociatia Prematurilor

Asociatia Prematurilor, one of our collaboration partners in Romania, started a new project called ‘Caravan for pregnant women and mothers at risk’. The objective is to prevent preterm births in the country by providing preventive medical check-ups for pregnant women from disadvantaged areas in Romania. The initiative aims to evaluate and monitor pregnant women in ten disadvantaged localities in Romania, with a high infant mortality. Therefore, a mobile caravan accompanied by two doctors,…
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RSV – a respiratory virus that can become dangerous for preterm babies

Interview with Prof Luc J.I. Zimmermann Prof. Zimmermann, in adults, how does a typical course of infection with RSV look like and how frequent is it? RSV infections are very common, and, just like the influenza virus, RSV appears during flu season, in the coldest and wettest months of the year. In healthy adults, an RSV infection shows only mild symptoms similar to the common cold, like a running nose or a sore throat, and normally does not need to…
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