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Respiratory syncytial virus-associated hospitalization rates in high-risk populations: an observational comparative cohort analysis

  • B. ReschEmail author
  • C. Puchas
  • B. Urlesberger
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Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

The study was approved by the local ethic committee (No. 28-383 ex 15/16).

Conflicts of interest

BR received honoraria for oral lectures form Abbvie Austria and Germania Pharmaceuticals. The other authors reported none.

Research involving human participants and/or animals

Yes, infants and children.

Informed consent

Not applicable due to the retrospective study design.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineMedical University of GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Research Unit for Neonatal Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, MedicalUniversity of GrazGrazAustria

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