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  BCG vaccine Pediatric Oncall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BCG vaccine is a live bacterial vaccine given for protection against tuberculosis, mainly severe forms of childhood tuberculosis.
BCG is given anytime from birth to 15 days of life along with the zero dose of oral polio vaccine.
Also, by convention BCG scars are looked for over the left arm & hence it is easier to recognize for the doctor when parents do not remember whether BCG was given in the past or not.
www.pediatriconcall.com /fordoctor/DiseasesandCondition/bcg_vaccine.asp   (1687 words)

 Division of Tuberculosis Elimination - Fact Sheets - BCG Vaccine
BCG, or bacille Calmette-Guérin, is a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB) disease.
BCG is used in many countries with a high prevalence of TB to prevent childhood tuberculous meningitis and miliary disease.
However, BCG is not generally recommended for use in the United States because of the low risk of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the variable effectiveness of the vaccine against adult pulmonary TB, and the vaccine’s potential interference with tuberculin skin test reactivity.
www.cdc.gov /nchstp/tb/pubs/tbfactsheets/250120.htm   (781 words)

 WHO | BCG - the current vaccine for tuberculosis
BCG was first used as a vaccine to protect humans against tuberculosis in 1921.
Indeed, the "original" strain of BCG maintained at in Paris had continued to change during the subcultures needed to maintain the viability of the culture.
BCG is widely used and the safety of this vaccine has not been a serious issue until recently.
www.who.int /entity/vaccine_research/diseases/tb/vaccine_development/bcg/en   (584 words)

 Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) for bladder cancer - [Medication]
BCG has been used to treat stage 0 and I (superficial) cancer but is used most commonly to prevent the return (recurrence) of superficial bladder cancer.
BCG is also used in some countries as a vaccine to provide protection against tuberculosis (TB).
BCG is given through a urinary catheter (intravesically) into the bladder.
www.peacehealth.org /kbase/topic/detail/drug/uh1438/detail.htm   (415 words)

 The Role of BCG Vaccine in the Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in the United States A Joint Statement by the ...
BCG vaccination should be considered for infants and children who reside in settings in which the likelihood of M. tuberculosis transmission and subsequent infection is high, provided no other measures can be implemented (e.g., removing the child from the source of infection).
BCG vaccination is not recommended for children and adults who are infected with human immunodeficiency virus because of the potential adverse reactions associated with the use of the vaccine in these persons.
BCG vaccines are live vaccines derived from a strain of Mycobacterium bovis that was attenuated by Calmette and Guerin at the Pasteur Institute in Lille, France (29).
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00041047.htm   (7786 words)

 CDC Core Curriculum: BCG Vaccination   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BCG vaccination is not generally recommended in the United States because of the low risk of infection and the variable effectiveness of the BCG vaccine.
Because BCG varies so widely in effectiveness and because the reasons for this variation are unknown, estimates of its effectiveness in different populations cannot be translated directly to equal protective effects in individuals.
BCG is contraindicated in persons who have an impaired immune response (e.g., persons who have HIV infection, leukemia, or lymphoma) or who are immunosuppressed because of steroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites, or radiation therapy.
www.umdnj.edu /~ntbcweb/corebcg.htm   (591 words)

 Administration of the BCG vaccination using the multipuncture method in schoolchildren: a comparison with the ...
transverse diameter of the induration of the response to BCG was
BCG and vole bacillus vaccines in the prevention of tuberculosis in adolescents.
Multiple-puncture vaccination with freeze-dried BCG vaccine in schoolchildren.
www.thoraxjnl.com /cgi/content/full/54/9/762   (1810 words)

 Pediatric Oncall - Vaccination [ BCG Vaccine ]
As BCG does not prevent primary TB or the adult type of tuberculosis no benefit will be derived by routine BCG vaccination in such countries.
By convention BCG scars are looked for over the left arm and hence it is easier to recognize for the doctor when parents do not remember whether BCG was given in the past or not.
In fact, BCG is given along with zero dose of OPV and 1st Dose of Hepatitis B vaccine at birth.
www.pediatriconcall.com /forpatients/vaccination/bcg1.asp   (441 words)

 BCG - Tuberculosis FACT SHEET - Tuberculosis Prevention and Control
BCG (Bacille Calmette-Guérin) is a live vaccine that was developed by two French scientists Calmette and Guérin in the 1920s.
BCG is one of the most common vaccines in the world.
The reaction from BCG fades over time, and adults who were vaccinated as children should consider a positive skin test as true TB infection.
www.phac-aspc.gc.ca /publicat/tbfs-fitb/bcg_e.html   (196 words)

 BCG manual page
The BCG format is a computer representation for labelled transition systems, Kripke structures, and, more generally, state/transition models (hereafter called graphs) which are generated for the modelling of concurrent systems.
The BCG format is independent from any particular model-based verification technique; it can be used either by tools performing graph comparison and reduction modulo equivalence relations, or by tools checking properties expressed in temporal logics.
This is especially useful, since it is possible to establish a connection between the behaviour of a BCG graph and the source program from which the BCG graph was generated.
www.inrialpes.fr /vasy/cadp/man/bcg.html   (1294 words)

 BCG London
BCG also makes an effort to share its collective knowledge through the BCG Knowledge Management (KM) system, which provides a single source of information about BCG people, topics, experience, know-how, and more.
BCG has an unparalleled record of innovation (examples of which include portfolio analysis, experience curves, segmentation, time-based competition and deconstruction).
BCG delivers impact through insight, consistently going beyond the art-of-the possible to drive deeper change and competitive advantage.
www.bcglondon.com /chapters/contact/faqs.html   (1699 words)

 Theracys Online, Description, Chemistry, Ingredients - BCG Live (Intravesical) - RxList Monographs
BCG infections have been reported in health care workers, primarily from exposures resulting from accidental needle sticks or skin lacerations during the preparation of BCG for administration.
BCG is capable of dissemination when administered by the intravesical route, and serious infections, including fatal infections, have been reported in patients receiving intravesical BCG (see WARNINGS, PRECAUTIONS, and ADVERSE REACTIONS).
The BCG organisms in the product are grown on media containing potatoes, glycerine, asparagine, citric acid, potassium phosphate, magnesium sulfate, ferric ammonium citrate, calcium chloride, copper sulfate and zinc sulfate.
www.rxlist.com /cgi/generic/theracys.htm   (299 words)

 BCG Offices - Moscow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BCG Moscow opened in 1994 and has enjoyed a decade of significant growth in one of the world's most dynamic emerging markets.
BCG Moscow has engaged in client work in more than 25 industries throughout Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
BCG Moscow also contributes a significant portion of its time to the not-for-profit sector and played a significant role in the creation of a sponsorship program for the State Tretyakov Gallery.
www.bcg.com /offices/office_moscow.jsp   (212 words)

 NIDDK : Welcome : News Briefs : Clinical Trial Tests BCG for Interstitial Cystitis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BCG is a vaccine for tuberculosis and a treatment for superficial bladder cancer.
Exactly how BCG works in the bladder is still a mystery, but research suggests it may stimulate a protective immune response and downplay a harmful one in the IC bladder.
If BCG fulfills the promise of earlier studies, it could profoundly alter disease management and patients’ quality of life, which has been described as worse than being on kidney dialysis.
www.niddk.nih.gov /welcome/releases/10-25-01.htm   (436 words)

 FAQ about BCG
The limited length of time for which BCG appeared to be protective would therefore be maximal at the age when most people suffered from the disease.
This is because the BCG vaccine is continually being reproduced as part of the manufacturing process and in common with other live organisms, which undergo this process, may be becoming less virulent and therefore less able to provide immunity to those who are vaccinated.
BCG is not given as it is believed to interfere with the interpretation of the tuberculin test.
www.priory.com /cmol/bcg.htm   (1692 words)

 BCG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In both studies the administration of one dose of BCG vaccine at birth is associated with a decreased risk of about 50 cases of IDDM/100,000 children immunized.
The Israeli government routinely immunized newborns with BCG until the practice was stopped in 1982 (Zilber, Simchen, Wartskiet al.1984).
Since the discontinuation of the BCG vaccine at birth there has been a gradual increase in the incidence of IDDM in the younger populations in Israel (Shamis, Gordon, Albaget al.1997).
www.vaccines.net /bcg.htm   (227 words)

 Superficial Bladder Cancer Therapy
BCG is currently the most effective intravesical agent for the treatment and prophylaxis of superficial bladder cancer.
BCG treatments are postponed until all side effects from previous instillations have resolved.
BCG is a live organism, and even though virulence has been dramatically attenuated, regional or systemic infection may occur.
www.duj.com /Article/Schenkman.html   (6457 words)

 Sloan-Kettering - Bladder Cancer: Treatment
BCG uses inactivated tuberculosis bacteria (which cannot cause tuberculosis) to produce an inflammatory response in the bladder that controls tumor growth.
Our researchers are also evaluating new drugs, including gemcitabine (Gemzar), for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer in patients for whom BCG therapy is not successful in controlling tumor growth.
Surgery to remove the bladder is the most common treatment for invasive bladder cancer -- cancer that has spread into or beyond the muscle layer of the bladder wall -- and provides the best opportunity for a long-term cure for most patients.
www.mskcc.org /mskcc/html/348.cfm   (1114 words)

 BCG Logistics Consultants
BCG will customize a One America solution that is both flexible and adaptable to the change within your industry.
BCG can show your organization how to add millions of dollars to your cash flow by centralizing inventory and improving customer on-time order fill ratios.
BCG will analyze your current Canadian Supply Chain then develop and execute a plan that will save on the total supply chain cost while improving service levels.
www.bcglogistics.com   (185 words)

 Administration of the BCG vaccination using the multipuncture method in schoolchildren: a comparison with the ...
Administration of the BCG vaccination using the multipuncture method in schoolchildren: a comparison with the intradermal method -- Al Jarad et al.
Administration of the BCG vaccination using the multipuncture method in schoolchildren: a comparison with the intradermal method
BCG vaccination using the multipuncture device (the Heaf gun) is recommended in the UK for infants and very small children
www.thoraxjnl.com /cgi/content/abstract/54/9/762   (417 words)

 Biologictherapy.Org: Bladder Cancer: BCG plus Chemotherapy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BCG should be considered the primary treatment of choice for all superficial TCCs bearing the aggressive features of CIS, grade 3, or stage T1 disease.
Improved tolerance to BCG especially in the maintenance phases can be achieved by reducing the BCG dose and/or increasing the interval between treatments from 1 to 2 weeks as required.
The additions of Interferon-a to BCG may be appropriate for very high risk bladder cancer or for salvage of prior BCG failures.
www.biologictherapy.org /bladdercancer/bladder_intraimm_bcgpluschem.html   (354 words)

 BCG Matrix
The BCG Growth-Share Matrix is a portfolio planning model developed by Bruce Henderson of the Boston Consulting Group in the early 1970's.
From this reasoning, the BCG Growth-Share Matrix was born.
While its importance has diminished, the BCG matrix still can serve as a simple tool for viewing a corporation's business portfolio at a glance, and may serve as a starting point for discussing resource allocation among strategic business units.
www.netmba.com /strategy/matrix/bcg   (897 words)

 Product Label
DESCRIPTION PACIS BCG, Live (for intravesical use), is a lyophilized preparation of an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis (Bacillus Calmette-Gukin [BCG], substrain Montreal) which has been grown on glycerinized potato medium followed by further passages on Sauton medium.
It promotes a local inflammatory reaction with histiocytic and leukocytic infiltration in the urinary bladder that is apparently associated with an elimination or reduction of superficial cancerous lesions.
The first is the original randomized study of BCG for the treatment of superficial bladder cancer, which was initiated in 1978.
www.accessdata.fda.gov /scripts/cder/onctools/labels.cfm?GN=BCG+Live   (3042 words)

 BCG Systems Enterprise Resource Planning, CRM, HR, Payroll, Clinical, Pre-built, Network Consulting, Development ...
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www.bcgsys.com   (390 words)

 BCG Attorney Jobs - Employment Opportunities at Monster.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In a time with so many qualified candidates all aiming for the same positions, having a recruiter that is both trusted by the nation's top firms and regularly turned to when a hiring situation is imminent is of the utmost importance in getting the job you want.
BCG Attorney Search's work is valued among the legal community due to the focus we put on research.
BCG Attorney Search currently has more attorney law firm positions available, in more practice areas and locations, than any other legal recruiting firm.
company.monster.com /bcgas   (452 words)

 Honours - Immunology Unit - The University of Sydney
Although BCG became available in 1921 for use as a tuberculosis vaccine, suggestions that bacterial products could have a role in cancer therapy date back to the late 19th century.
BCG is now commonly used as a treatment for bladder cancer, and in general has proved more effective than chemotherapy, especially when trials have been weighted towards more aggressive disease.
The success of BCG is though to be due to the induction of cytokines and activated immuno-effector cells that result in improved recognition and killing of tumour cells by both non-specific and specific mechanisms.
www.medicine.usyd.edu.au /immunology/honours/honours.shtml   (11001 words)

 Failure of the Mycobacterium bovis BCG Vaccine: Some Species of Environmental Mycobacteria Block Multiplication of BCG ...
BCG multiplication is inhibited in mice previously sensitized with environmental mycobacteria.
Control of the Bcg gene of early resistance in mice to infections with BCG substrains and atypical mycobacteria.
Lack of evidence for a reduction in the efficacy of subcutaneous BCG vaccination in mice infected with nontuberculous mycobacteria.
iai.asm.org /cgi/content/full/70/2/672   (4548 words)

 BCG_MIN manual page
bcg_min takes as input the BCG graph input.bcg, minimizes this graph according to some bisimulation relation, and writes the resulting reduced graph to output.bcg, replacing input.bcg if output.bcg is omitted.
See the bcg manual page for a description of the environment variables used by all the BCG application tools.
See the bcg manual page for a description of the other files.
www.inrialpes.fr /vasy/cadp/man/bcg_min.html   (1570 words)

 bcg : bingham calnan group   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
BCG is a Brand Marketing Research company specialising in the b2b sector.
Launched in 1992 BCG provides Brand Marketing Research services to a wide range of clients from large blue-chip corporates to more specialised niche businesses.
BCG is a member of the Market Research Society
www.binghamcalnan.com   (107 words)

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