Influenza vaccine for children and adults with bronchiectasis

Chang, Christina C., Morris, Peter S. and Chang, Anne B. (2007) Influenza vaccine for children and adults with bronchiectasis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3: CD006218.1-CD006218.11. doi:10.1002/14651858

Author Chang, Christina C.
Morris, Peter S.
Chang, Anne B.
Title Influenza vaccine for children and adults with bronchiectasis
Journal name Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-493X
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1002/14651858
Issue 3
Start page CD006218.1
End page CD006218.11
Total pages 11
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Background: Bronchiectasis is a major cause of respiratory morbidity especially in developing countries. In affluent countries, bronchiectasis is increasingly recognised in certain subsections of communities (e.g. Aboriginal communities) as well as a coexistent disease/comorbidity and disease modifier in respiratory diseases such as COPD (reported rates of 29-50% in adults). Respiratory exacerbations in people with bronchiectasis are associated with reduced quality of life, accelerated pulmonary decline, hospitalisation and even death. Current recommendations for inactivated influenza vaccination includes adults aged 65 years and over, those in residential care and health care workers and also all adults and children with chronic illness, particularly cardiac and pulmonary diseases.
Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of influenza vaccine as routine management in children and adults with bronchiectasis in (a) reducing the severity and frequency of respiratory exacerbations and (b) pulmonary decline
Search strategy: The Cochrane Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the Cochrane Airways Group Specialised Register, MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched by the Cochrane Airways Group. Pharmaceutical manufacturers of influenza were also contacted. The latest searches were performed in July 2010.
Selection criteria: All randomised controlled trials with at least one annual influenza vaccine involving children or adults with bronchiectasis.
Data collection and analysis: Results of searches were reviewed against pre-determined criteria for inclusion. It was planned that two independent reviewers selected, extracted and assessed data for inclusion.
Main results: No eligible trials were identified and thus no data were available for analysis.
Authors' conclusions: There is neither evidence for, nor against, routine annual influenza vaccination for children and adults with bronchiectasis.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Article # CD006218.

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