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quad·ri·va·lent

 (kwŏd′rə-vā′lənt)
adj.
Tetravalent.

quad′ri·va′lence, quad′ri·va′len·cy n.

quadrivalent

(ˌkwɒdrɪˈveɪlənt)
adj
(Chemistry) chem another word for tetravalent
ˌquadriˈvalency, ˌquadriˈvalence n

quad•ri•va•lent

(ˌkwɒd rəˈveɪ lənt, kwɒˈdrɪv ə-)

adj.
1. having a valence of four; tetravalent.
2. exercising four different valences, as antimony with valences of 5, 4, 3, and −3.
[1860–65]
quad`ri•va′lence, quad`ri•va′len•cy, n.
quad`ri•va′lent•ly, adv.
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Lack of efficacy in treating condyloma acuminata and preventing recurrences with the recombinant quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in a case series of immunocompetent patients.
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HPA epidemiologist Dr Kate Soldan said: 'A study recently carried out at the HPA demonstrates the considerable impact which genital warts has on health services in England, and suggests a large proportion of this impact could be prevented through immunisation using the quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.
But doctors have suggested that young girls should instead use Gardasil, a quadrivalent vaccine which prevents both conditions.
now shows the quadrivalent vaccine to be effective and safe in the age group 25-45 years (Lancet 2009; 373: 1949-1957).
The quadrivalent vaccine was the first to be licensed and is available in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia in over 100 countries.
Comparison of the immunogenicity and reactogenicity of a prophylactic quadrivalent human papillomavirus (types 6, 11, 16, and 18) L1 virus-like particle vaccine in male and female adolescents and young women, Pediatrics, 2006, 118(5):2135-2145.
The projected drivers of sales growth include the growth of the elderly population and introduction of quadrivalent seasonal influenza vaccines.
Health care provider education initiatives, including reminding doctors and nurses to take every opportunity to strongly recommend HPV vaccine, especially when they recommend the two other vaccines recommended at age 11 to 12 years (the quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate and Tdap vaccines) and the annual flu vaccine;
The immunogenicity and efficacy of the recently approved 9-valent human papillomavirus vaccine were similar to those of the currently approved and recommended quadrivalent HPV vaccine, in an international study of more than 14,000 women.
This new indication for the quadrivalent HPV vaccine offers for the first time protection from this cancer thanks to a vaccine.