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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647490/sex-biased-eicosanoid-biology-impact-for-sex-differences-in-inflammation-and-consequences-for-pharmacotherapy
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REVIEW
Simona Pace, Lidia Sautebin, Oliver Werz
The incidence, severity and progression of autoimmune diseases (e.g. scleroderma, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis) and certain inflammatory diseases (e.g. asthma) are sex-biased where these pathologies dominate in women. However, other immune disorders such as sepsis, post-surgery infections and gout display higher incidence and severity in men. The molecular and cellular basis underlying this sex dimorphism remains incompletely elucidated but may provide important insights for sex-specific pharmacotherapy...
June 21, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647170/the-complexity-and-cost-of-vaccine-manufacturing-an-overview
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REVIEW
Stanley Plotkin, James M Robinson, Gerard Cunningham, Robyn Iqbal, Shannon Larsen
As companies, countries, and governments consider investments in vaccine production for routine immunization and outbreak response, understanding the complexity and cost drivers associated with vaccine production will help to inform business decisions. Leading multinational corporations have good understanding of the complex manufacturing processes, high technological and R&D barriers to entry, and the costs associated with vaccine production. However, decision makers in developing countries, donors and investors may not be aware of the factors that continue to limit the number of new manufacturers and have caused attrition and consolidation among existing manufacturers...
June 21, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646959/is-chickenpox-so-bad-what-do-we-know-about-immunity-to-varicella-zoster-virus-and-what-does-it-tell-us-about-the-future
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Anne A Gershon
Varicella and zoster continue to cause significant morbidity and even mortality in children and adults. Complications include bacterial superinfection, central nervous system manifestations such as meningitis, encephalitis, and cerebellar ataxia, and pain syndromes especially post herpetic neuralgia. Many developed countries but not all, are now administering live attenuated varicella vaccine routinely, with a decrease in the incidence of disease, providing personal and herd immunity. There is some controversy, however, in some countries concerning whether a decrease in the circulation of wild type virus will result in loss of immunity to VZV in persons who have already had varicella...
June 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645716/guide-to-active-vaccine-safety-surveillance-report-of-cioms-working-group-on-vaccine-safety-executive-summary
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U Heininger, K Holm, I Caplanusi, S R Bailey
In 2013, the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences (CIOMS) created a Working Group on Vaccine Safety (WG) to address unmet needs in the area of vaccine pharmacovigilance. Generating reliable data about specific vaccine safety concerns is becoming a priority due to recent progress in the development and deployment of new vaccines of global importance, as well as novel vaccines targeting diseases specifically endemic to many resource-limited countries (RLCs), e.g. malaria, dengue. The WG created a Guide to Active Vaccine Safety Surveillance (AVSS) to assist national regulatory authorities and national immunization program officers in RLCs in determining the best course of action with regards to non-routine pharmacovigilance activities, when confronted with a launch of a new vaccine or a vaccine that is new to their country...
June 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644696/varicella-vaccination-the-global-experience
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Peter Wutzler, Paolo Bonanni, Margaret Burgess, Anne Gershon, Marco Aurélio Sáfadi, Giacomo Casabona
Introduction Varicella, although a frequently benign childhood disease, nevertheless represents a considerable health burden. WHO recommends including varicella vaccines in universal routine vaccination programs, and maintaining coverage >80%. Many countries have successfully introduced varicella vaccination and have benefited from lower disease burden, but many others have not adopted the vaccine. Reasons include cost commitment for a 'mild childhood disease' or concerns that vaccination will shift varicella to older age groups or increase herpes zoster incidence...
June 23, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644352/elevated-serum-tissue-transglutaminase-antibodies-in-children-with-eosinophilic-esophagitis
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Anna K Le Fevre, Marjorie M Walker, Amir Hadjiashrafy, Rani Bhatia, Joerg Mattes, Nicholas J Talley, Scott Nightingale
OBJECTIVES: This study compared the clinical and histopathological characteristics of children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and elevated anti-transglutaminase (TTG Ab) with those with EoE and normal TTG Ab titres. METHODS: Single-center chart and blinded histopathological review of patients diagnosed with EoE for a 4-year period, who had esophageal and duodenal biopsies taken at time of endoscopy, and TTG Ab measured within 6 months of biopsy. Patients with histology-proven CD were excluded...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643547/rabies%C3%A2-%C3%A2-epidemiology-pathogenesis-public-health-concerns-and-advances-in-diagnosis-and-control-a-comprehensive-review
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Rajendra Singh, Karam Pal Singh, Susan Cherian, Mani Saminathan, Sanjay Kapoor, G B Manjunatha Reddy, Shibani Panda, Kuldeep Dhama
Rabies is a zoonotic, fatal and progressive neurological infection caused by rabies virus of the genus Lyssavirus and family Rhabdoviridae. It affects all warm-blooded animals and the disease is prevalent throughout the world and endemic in many countries except in Islands like Australia and Antarctica. Over 60,000 peoples die every year due to rabies, while approximately 15 million people receive rabies post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) annually. Bite of rabid animals and saliva of infected host are mainly responsible for transmission and wildlife like raccoons, skunks, bats and foxes are main reservoirs for rabies...
December 2017: Veterinary Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640005/intussusception-related-hospitalizations-among-infants-before-and-after-private-market-licensure-of-rotavirus-vaccines-in-taiwan-2001-2013
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Catherine Yen, Shu-Man Shih, Jacqueline E Tate, Fang-Tzy Wu, Yhu-Chering Huang, Umesh D Parashar, Chao A Hsiung
INTRODUCTION: Rotavirus is a leading cause of acute gastroenteritis among Taiwanese children. Two globally licensed rotavirus vaccines recommended for inclusion in routine immunization programs that have been available for private market use in Taiwan since 2006 have been associated with a low risk of intussusception in post-marketing studies conducted in several countries. Our objective was to examine trends and characteristics of intussusception hospitalizations in Taiwan among children aged <12 months before and after rotavirus vaccine licensure to provide updated baseline and early post-licensure data...
June 17, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629732/impact-of-granulocyte-contamination-on-pbmc-integrity-of-shipped-blood-samples-implications-for-multi-center-studies-monitoring-regulatory-t-cells
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Charuta Agashe, David Chiang, Alexander Grishin, Madhan Masilamani, Stacie M Jones, Robert A Wood, Scott H Sicherer, A Wesley Burks, Donald Y M Leung, Peter Dawson, Hugh A Sampson, M Cecilia Berin
In centralized immune monitoring for a multi-center allergen immunotherapy trial, we observed frequent loss of CD4(+) T cell integrity following staining of cultured PBMCs with our regulatory T cell flow cytometry panel. Samples were marked by a loss of total cellular events, altered scatter properties, and reduced CD3(+)CD4(+) events. This occurred only in samples that were stained with Foxp3 and were therefore treated with Foxp3 fixation-permeabilization buffer. We identified granulocyte contamination in samples associated with a loss of integrity, and went on to test the impact of granulocyte depletion on day-old blood samples...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Immunological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628661/elimination-of-persistent-vaccine-bacteria-of-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium-in-the-guts-of-immunized-mice-by-inducible-expression-of-truncated-ynce
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Yiran Wang, Jianhua Li, Kun Xiong, Zhijin Chen, Chunping Zheng, Yong Tan, Yanguang Cong
Orally administered vaccine bacteria usually persist for a period of time in the intestinal tracts of immunized individuals, and are excreted in feces to the environment resulting in a potential biosafety issue. The releasing risk can be minimized by immediate elimination of the persistent vaccine bacteria once adequate protective immune responses have been elicited by the vaccine bacteria. In a previous study, inducible expression of truncated yncE gene (yncE*) was found lethal to host bacteria. This feature has an application potential in biosafety control...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628602/procoagulant-activity-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Barbara A Christy, Maryanne C Herzig, Robbie K Montgomery, Christopher Delavan, James A Bynum, Kristin M Reddoch, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) show great potential for the treatment of military and civilian trauma based on their reduced immunogenicity and ability to modulate inflammation and immune function in the recipient. Although generally considered to be safe, MSCs express tissue factor (TF), a potent activator of coagulation. In the current study, we evaluated multiple MSC populations for tissue factor expression and procoagulant activity to characterize safety considerations for systemic use of MSCs in trauma patients who may have altered coagulation homeostasis...
July 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625579/improved-early-detection-of-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department-with-a-novel-monocyte-distribution-width-biomarker
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Elliott D Crouser, Joseph E Parrillo, Christopher Seymour, Derek C Angus, Keri Bicking, Liliana Tejidor, Robert Magari, Diana Careaga, JoAnna Williams, Douglas R Closser, Michael Samoszuk, Luke Herren, Emily Robart, Fernando Chaves
BACKGROUND: Sepsis most often presents to the emergency department (ED), and delayed detection is harmful. The white blood count (WBC) is often used to detect sepsis, but changes in WBC size also correspond with sepsis. We sought to determine if volume increases of circulating immune cells adds value to the WBC for early sepsis detection in the ED. METHODS: A blinded, prospective cohort study was conducted in two different ED populations within a large academic hospital...
June 15, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624983/how-to-increase-vaccination-acceptance-among-apostolic-communities-quantitative-results-from-an-assessment-in-three-provinces-in-zimbabwe
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Regina Gerede, Zorodzai Machekanyanga, Serigne Ndiaye, Kenneth Chindedza, Colline Chigodo, Messeret E Shibeshi, James Goodson, Fussum Daniel, Reinhard Kaiser
A worldwide increasing trend toward vaccine hesitancy has been reported. Measles outbreaks in southern Africa in 2009-2010 were linked to objections originating from Apostolic gatherings. Founded in Zimbabwe in the 1950s, the Apostolic church has built up a large number of followers with an estimated 3.5 million in Zimbabwe in 2014. To inform planning of interventions for the 2015 measles-rubella vaccination campaign, we assessed vaccination status and knowledge, attitudes and practices among purposive samples of Apostolic caregivers in three districts each in Harare City, Manicaland and Matabeleland South in Zimbabwe...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Religion and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624057/surveillance-strategies-in-the-follow-up-of-melanoma-patients-too-much-or-not-enough
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James Kurtz, Georgia M Beasley, Doreen Agnese, Kari Kendra, Thomas E Olencki, Alicia Terando, J Harrison Howard
BACKGROUND: After appropriate initial therapy for patients with stage II-III melanoma, there is no consensus regarding surveillance. Thus, follow-up is highly variable among institutions and individual providers. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network recommends routine clinical examination and consideration of imaging for stage IIB-IIIC every 3-12 mo with no distinction between stages. Detection of recurrence is important as novel systemic therapies and surgical resection of recurrence may provide survival benefits...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623028/impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-rotavirus-vaccination-in-bangladesh
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Clint Pecenka, Umesh Parashar, Jacqueline E Tate, Jahangir A M Khan, Devin Groman, Stephen Chacko, Md Shamsuzzaman, Andrew Clark, Deborah Atherly
INTRODUCTION: Diarrheal disease is a leading cause of child mortality globally, and rotavirus is responsible for more than a third of those deaths. Despite substantial decreases, the number of rotavirus deaths in children under five was 215,000 per year in 2013. Of these deaths, approximately 41% occurred in Asia and 3% of those in Bangladesh. While Bangladesh has yet to introduce rotavirus vaccination, the country applied for Gavi support and plans to introduce it in 2018. This analysis evaluates the impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Bangladesh and provides estimates of the costs of the vaccination program to help inform decision-makers and international partners...
June 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621647/timeliness-and-completeness-of-routine-childhood-vaccinations-in-children-by-two-years-of-age-in-alberta-canada
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Vineet Saini, Shannon E MacDonald, Deborah A McNeil, Sheila W McDonald, James D Kellner, Sarah A Edwards, Victoria Stagg, Suzanne Tough
OBJECTIVES: Assessing timeliness and completeness of vaccine administration is important for evaluating the effectiveness of immunization programs. Few studies have reported timeliness, particularly in Canada. The objective of this study was to examine timeliness of the receipt of vaccination for each routine childhood recommended vaccine by 24 months of age among children in a community-based pregnancy cohort in Calgary, Alberta. METHODS: Survey data from a community-based pregnancy cohort in Alberta were linked to Public Health vaccination records of children (n = 2763)...
June 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619159/original-mycobacterial-sin-a-consequence-of-highly-homologous-antigens
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REVIEW
A O Jenkins, A Michel, V Rutten
The role of antigens shared between Mycobacteria in in-vivo cross-reactive immune responses in host animals, have been reported to be responsible for reduced BCG vaccination efficacy as well reduced specificity of routine immunological diagnostic tests. This presents with significant disease control challenges in humans and animals. The present review highlights the results of previous studies on the effect of pre-sensitization to environmental mycobacteria on either pathogenic mycobacteria and/or M. bovis BCG, in experimental animals...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619153/identification-of-candidate-protein-markers-of-bovine-parainfluenza-virus-type-3-infection-using-an-in-vitro-model
#18
Darren W Gray, Michael D Welsh, Simon Doherty, Mark H Mooney
Bovine Parainfluenza Virus Type 3 (BPI3V) infections are often asymptomatic, causing respiratory tissue damage and immunosuppression, predisposing animals to severe bacterial pneumonia, the leading cause of Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) mortality. As with many pathogens, routine BPI3V serology does not indicate the presence of damaged respiratory tissue or active infection. In vitro proteomic marker screening using disease relevant cell models could help identify markers of infection and tissue damage that are also detectable during in vivo infections...
May 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615642/skin-sloughing-in-susceptible-and-resistant-amphibians-regulates-infection-with-a-fungal-pathogen
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Michel E B Ohmer, Rebecca L Cramp, Catherine J M Russo, Craig R White, Craig E Franklin
The fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has been implicated in amphibian population declines globally. Given that Bd infection is limited to the skin in post-metamorphic amphibians, routine skin sloughing may regulate infection. Skin sloughing has been shown to reduce the number of cultivatable microbes on amphibian skin, and Bd infection increases skin sloughing rates at high loads. However, it is unclear whether species specific differences in skin sloughing patterns could regulate Bd population growth on the skin, and influence subsequent infection dynamics...
June 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612279/prevalence-and-clinical-outcomes-of-hepatitis-b-virus-infection-in-patients-with-aplastic-anemia
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Pan Zhao, Qing Gao, Qiulian He, Jing Tan
The association of HBV infection with other hematopoietic diseases has been discussed previously. However, the clinical significance and clinical outcomes of HBV infection in AA patients have not been clarified. In this study, we sought to investigate the prevalence and related events of HBV in patients with AA who received immunosuppressive therapy. We retrospectively analyzed 245 patients with acquired AA. The HBsAg positivity rate was 14.69% in this group of AA patients. No significant difference was observed in the severity of AA patients with HBV infection and in those without (P = 0...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
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