Controversies in Vaccine Safety: A Critical Review covers the topic of the safety of vaccines, an area that is often assumed rather than demonstrated. Further, indications that any vaccine may have adverse effects tend to be downplayed in context to presumed vaccine effectiveness against infectious disease.
In reality, some vaccines have much better safety profiles than others and the cumulative safety impact of multiple vaccinations may be different than a simple combination of individual vaccines. The latter point becomes more significant as western medicine adds more vaccines to the recommended schedule each year.
Most of the existing mainstream literature tends to be both narrowly focused and dismissive of concerns about adverse effects. The latter is particularly problematic in cases where effectiveness has not been well established.
- Presents scientific evidence about vaccine safety, from both a conventional and a critical perspective
- Subjects the various assertions in the field to a re-evaluation based on emerging evidence
- Provides a critical focus on vaccine adjuvants in theory, the potential for adverse effects and in regard to new forms
- Ideal guide for researchers and medical professionals who will gain a more in-depth appreciation of a complex subject
Preface Christopher A. Shaw, Lisa Claire Dwoskin, Lluis Lujan and Lucija Tomljenovic Foreword Alan Cassels 1. Vaccine safety concerns: separating fact from fiction Donald E. Greydanus 2. Vaccine effectiveness: several views from the historical record Christopher A. Shaw and Jessica Morrice 3. Vaccines as tools against infectious diseases in veterinary medicine James Roth 4. Vaccines and Autoimmunity Yehuda Shoenfeld, Nancy Agmon-Levin and Jose Jiram Torres 5. Dietary, infectious and vaccine antigens and toxic metals as contributors of autoimmunity Aristo Vojdani 6. Vaccine components and host interactions: genetics, epigenetics, antigenic load and compromised immunity Judy Mikovits and Francis Ruscetti 7. Low dose thimerosal (ethyl-mercury) neurotoxicity and vaccines Jose G. Dorea 8. Vaccine Induced Allergies Vinu Arumugham 9. Immunotoxicology of vaccine adjuvants Alexander Batista-Duharte 10. Aluminum adjuvants Christopher Exley 11. Aluminium adjuvant alternatives: a chemist's point of view Vincent Vande Velde 12. Characterization and pathophysiology of macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome Romain K. Gherardi, Francois Jerome Authier and Guillemette Crepeaux 13. Neurodevelopmental toxicity associated with the use of aluminum vaccine adjuvants Christopher A. Shaw and Lucija Tomljenovic 14. Immunotoxicity of nanoparticles: implication in vaccine adjuvant use Georgi Yordanov 15. Alternatives to current adjuvants Nikolai Petrovsky 16. The significance of heterologous immunity in shaping immune responses to vaccinations and infections: a double edged sword Lucija Tomljenovic and Christopher A. Shaw 17. Controversies in Vaccines safety, Adjuvants and ASIA syndrome Abdulla Watad and Yehuda Shoenfeld 18. Vaccine safety in veterinary practice W. Jean Dodds 19. Over-immunization in sheep and associated neurodegenerative syndromes Lluis Lujan 20. Adverse reactions associated with HPV vaccines : examination of epidemiological studies and pharmacovigilance data Rokuro Hama 21. HPV vaccine and orthostatic hypotension Louise Schouborg Brinth, Svetlana Blitshteyn, Jeanne Hendrickson and Manuel Martinez-Lavin 22. Research on drugs and vaccines: a call for formal study of drug harm Beatrice Golomb 23. Seeking the correct balance between vaccine social benefits versus individual adverse effects Rajesh K. Gupta 24. New classification of vaccine adverse events causality criteria by the WHO Jacob Mammen Puliyel 25. HPV vaccine and ovarian failure: deficiencies in the clinical trial study design and vaccine surveillance systems reporting guidelines which impede accurate assessment of vaccine-related risks Deirdre T. Little 26. Reanalysis of the U.S CDC data on the timing of the first MMR vaccine and autism incidence Brian Hooker 27. The role of institutional scientific misconduct David L. Lewis
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 9th November 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 1.22
Edition Number: 1