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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232664/vaccination-practices-in-pediatric-dialysis-patients-across-europe-a-european-pediatric-dialysis-working-group-and-european-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-dialysis-working-group-study
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Sevcan A Bakkaloğlu, Yesim Özdemir Atikel, Fabio Paglialonga, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Varvara Askiti, Enrico Vidal, Gema Ariceta, Engin Melek, Enrico Verrina, Nikoleta Printza, Karel Vondrak, Aleksandra Zurowska, Ilona Zagozdzon, Mesiha Ekim, Elif Nursel Özmert, Stephanie Dufek, Augustina Jankauskiene, Claus Peter Schmitt, Eszter Lévai, Johan Vande Walle, Nur Canpolat, Tuula Holtta, Michel Fischbach, Guenter Klaus, Christoph Aufricht, Rukshana Shroff, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Data on the immunization practices in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are scarce. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current vaccination practices for children on dialysis across European pediatric nephrology centers. METHODS: A total of 18 tertiary pediatric nephrology centers from 12 European countries were included in the study. The data on universal national immunization programs and immunization practices for children with chronic disease or risk were recorded from European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization...
December 12, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232422/atypical-disseminated-herpes-zoster-management-guidelines-in-immunocompromised-patients
#2
Daniel J Lewis, Megan J Schlichte, Harry Dao
Reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes dermatomal herpes zoster (HZ) and more rarely severe disseminated HZ including diffuse rash, encephalitis, hepatitis, and pneumonitis. An atypical form of VZV infection, disseminated HZ has been described primarily in immunocompromised hosts. We report 2 cases of atypical disseminated HZ in immunocompromised patients presenting with diffuse, nondermatomal, vesicular eruptions. We also provide a review of the literature and summarize the current guidelines for the treatment and prophylaxis of HZ in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, solid organ transplantation (SOT), and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)...
November 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232420/atypical-herpes-zoster-presentation-in-a-healthy-vaccinated-pediatric-patient
#3
Alicia T Dagrosa, Lindsey K Collins, M Shane Chapman
We report the case of a 6-year-old girl with no notable medical history who presented to the dermatology clinic for evaluation of left leg pain with an overlying erythematous rash of 4 days' duration. Clinical examination revealed pink patches and plaques in a unilateral L5 distribution with an isolated pinpoint vesicle. Direct fluorescent antibody testing confirmed varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection, establishing a diagnosis of herpes zoster (HZ). The patient previously had received the VZV vaccine in the left leg and arm and had no history of primary VZV infection...
November 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231748/relationship-between-patient-copayments-in-medicare-part-d-and-vaccination-claim-status-for-herpes-zoster-and-tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis
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Songkai Yan, Maral DerSarkissian, Rachel H Bhak, Patrick Lefebvre, Mei Sheng Duh, Girishanthy Krishnarajah
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between copay amount and vaccination claim submission status for tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and herpes zoster (GSK study identifier: HO-14-14319). METHODS: Retrospective analyses were performed using vaccination administrative claims data in patients aged ≥65 years with ≥1 claim for Tdap or zoster vaccines between 2012-2014. To avoid confounding by other financial responsibility, analyses were conducted among patients in the copayment phase of insurance...
December 12, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230484/-vaccination-in-advanced-age
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REVIEW
H J Heppner, A Leischker, P Wutzler, A Kwetkat
Infectious diseases are responsible for up to 5% of fatalities even in developed countries. In addition, there is an increasing susceptibility for infections in elderly people due to physiological aging of the immune system. The principles of vaccination are based on a targeted activation of the human immune system. Principally, a distinction is made between passive immunization, i.e. the application of specific antibodies against a pathogen and active immunization. In active immunization, i.e. vaccination, weakened (attenuated) or dead pathogens or components of pathogens (antigens) are administered...
December 11, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230301/localized-herpes-zoster-infection-a-rare-cause-of-syndrome-of-inappropriate-secretion-of-antidiuretic-hormone
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V Bassi, O Fattoruso, C Santinelli
Hyponatremia is the most common electrolyte abnormality observed in clinical practice and syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) is diagnosed in nearly 40% of the hospitalized hyponatremic patients. We present a case report of herpes zoster infection causing a severe hyponatremia/hypokalemia. This rare association between SIADH and varicella-zoster virus infection is described in only few case in the literature. In our case report, the associated hypokalemia was not related to the use of diuretics but, probably, dependent on the frank serum hyposmolality able to induce an aldosterone release...
November 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225253/an-analysis-of-the-neuropathic-pain-components-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Satoshi Ito, Daisuke Kobayashi, Akira Murasawa, Ichiei Narita, Kiyoshi Nakazono
Objective To analyze the neuropathic pain (NeP) components in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Patients and Methods The pain DETECT questionnaire (PD-Q) was completed by 300 RA patients (79 men, 221 women). Results Nine patients (3.0%) were categorized as likely NeP, 33 (11.0%) were categorized as possible NeP, and 258 (86.0%) were categorized as unlikely NeP. When we excluded patients with diabetes mellitus, spinal diseases, neurological diseases, and herpes zoster infection (conditions associated with NeP), 5 of the patients (1...
December 8, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224964/one-or-two-doses-of-live-varicella-virus-containing-vaccines-efficacy-persistence-of-immune-responses-and-safety-six-years-after-administration-in-healthy-children-during-their-second-year-of-life
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Ouzama Henry, Jerzy Brzostek, Hanna Czajka, Giedra Leviniene, Olga Reshetko, Roberto Gasparini, Petr Pazdiora, Doina Plesca, Maria Giuseppina Desole, Rimantas Kevalas, Giovanni Gabutti, Michael Povey, Bruce Innis
BACKGROUND: This phase III B follow-up of an initial multicenter study (NCT00226499) will evaluate the ten-year efficacy of two doses of the combined measles-mumps-rubella-varicella vaccine (MMRV) and one dose of the live attenuated varicella vaccine (V) versus a measles-mumps-rubella control group (MMR) for the prevention of clinical varicella disease. Here we present efficacy results for six years post-vaccination. METHODS: In phase A of the study, healthy children aged 12-22 months from ten European countries were randomized (3:3:1) and received either two doses of MMRV, or one dose of combined MMR and one dose of monovalent varicella vaccine (MMR+V), or two doses of the MMR vaccine (control), 42 days apart...
December 7, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219830/a-rare-case-of-waterhouse-friderichsen-syndrome-during-primary-varicella-zoster-infection
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A F N Heitz, H M A Hofstee, L B S Gelinck, J B Puylaert
Primary Varicella zoster virus infection in adults is associated with a higher risk of complications when compared with the benign disease course of primary infection during childhood. We present a rare complication of adult primary Varicella zoster in the form of acute, irreversible adrenal insufficiency due to bilateral adrenal haemorrhage, which is also known as the WaterhouseFriderichsensyndrome.
October 2017: Netherlands Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219259/nursing-management-of-childhood-chickenpox-infection
#10
Grace Boyd, Paul Anthony Heaton, Rachel Wilkinson, Siba Prosad Paul
Chickenpox is an extremely contagious infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV). It is a common childhood illness characterised by an itchy vesicular rash and fever, which usually resolves spontaneously without medical intervention. Serious, and rarely fatal, complications can occur, including pneumonia, central nervous system infection, overwhelming secondary bacterial infections, especially with Group A streptococcus, and necrotising fasciitis. Therefore it is crucial that emergency department (ED) nurses can recognise the signs and symptoms that indicate deterioration...
December 8, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218466/acute-herpes-zoster-and-post-herpetic-neuralgia-in-primary-care-a-study-of-diagnosis-treatment-and-cost
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Brendan Crosbie, Sinead Lucey, Lesley Tilson, Lisa Domegan, Jennifer Kieran
Acute herpes zoster and its complication post herpetic neuralgia represent a significant challenge to primary care physicians in their care of an ageing population of patients. This was a cross-sectional observational study by means of a quantitative survey of 1,000 general practitioners registered in Ireland exploring the frequency of diagnosis, methods of treatment and cost of AHZ and PHN in primary care. We recorded an 18% response rate (n = 184) with an 83% completion rate (n = 152/184). 80% of cases of AHZ occurred in patients aged 50 years or more with 81% of study participants encountering cases at a rate of 1-3 patients per month...
December 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216315/the-pul37-tegument-protein-guides-alpha-herpesvirus-retrograde-axonal-transport-to-promote-neuroinvasion
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Alexsia L Richards, Patricia J Sollars, Jared D Pitts, Austin M Stults, Ekaterina E Heldwein, Gary E Pickard, Gregory A Smith
A hallmark property of the neurotropic alpha-herpesvirinae is the dissemination of infection to sensory and autonomic ganglia of the peripheral nervous system following an initial exposure at mucosal surfaces. The peripheral ganglia serve as the latent virus reservoir and the source of recurrent infections such as cold sores (herpes simplex virus type I) and shingles (varicella zoster virus). However, the means by which these viruses routinely invade the nervous system is not fully understood. We report that an internal virion component, the pUL37 tegument protein, has a surface region that is an essential neuroinvasion effector...
December 7, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214394/serious-adverse-events-associated-with-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-agents-in-pediatric-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease-and-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-in-a-real-life-setting
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Serena Pastore, Samuele Naviglio, Arianna Canuto, Loredana Lepore, Stefano Martelossi, Alessandro Ventura, Andrea Taddio
OBJECTIVES: Anti-tumor necrosis factor alpha (anti-TNF-α) agents are generally well tolerated, yet they can be associated with serious adverse events (SAEs) in a minority of patients. We examined the incidence of SAEs in a pediatric referral center for chronic rheumatologic and gastroenterological inflammatory disorders. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of SAEs occurring during treatment with anti-TNF-α agents in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (n = 78)  or pediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) (n = 105) seen at the Institute for Maternal and Child Health IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo" in Trieste, Italy, between June 2001 and February 2016...
December 6, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212505/do-patients-with-schizophreniform-and-bipolar-disorders-show-an-intrathecal-polyspecific-antiviral-immune-response-a-pilot-study
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Dominique Endres, Daniela Huzly, Rick Dersch, Oliver Stich, Benjamin Berger, Florian Schuchardt, Evgeniy Perlov, Nils Venhoff, Sabine Hellwig, Bernd L Fiebich, Daniel Erny, Tilman Hottenrott, Ludger Tebartz van Elst
BACKGROUND: We previously described inflammatory cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) alterations in a subgroup of patients with schizophreniform disorders and the synthesis of polyspecific intrathecal antibodies against different neurotropic infectious pathogens in some patients with bipolar disorders. Consequently, we have measured the prevalence of a positive MRZ reaction (MRZR)-a marker for a polyspecific, antiviral, intrathecal, humoral immune response composed of three antibody indices for the neurotropic viruses of measles (M), rubella (R), and varicella zoster (Z)-in these patients...
December 7, 2017: Fluids and Barriers of the CNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208790/oral-manifestation-in-patients-diagnosed-with-dermatological-diseases
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Sanjay G Thete, Meena Kulkarni, Atul P Nikam, Tejashree Mantri, Dhiraj Umbare, Sushant Satdive, Dinraj Kulkarni
AIM: This study aimed to estimate the frequency of oral lesions in dermatological diseased patients attending the outpatient department of Pravara Rural Medical and Dental College and Hospital, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India, and the Department of Dermatology at Medical College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional hospital-based study was conducted in Loni from October 2013 to January 2014...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208204/durable-renal-response-after-combination-of-bortezomib-corticosteroids-rituximab-and-plasmapheresis-for-late-antibody-mediated-renal-transplant-rejection%C3%A2
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Yanli Ding, Jean Francis, Amitabh Gautam, Linda Pelletier, Vaishali Sanchorawala, Karen Quillen
Late occurrence of antibody-mediated rejection (AMR), defined as occurring 6 months after transplantation, is associated with poor renal allograft survival, compared to early acute AMR and acute cellular rejection. The proteasome inhibitor bortezomib has multiple immunomodulatory effects on plasma cells, the source of donor-specific HLA antibodies which mediate AMR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients who presented with biopsy-proven AMR and donor-specific anti-HLA antibodies (DSA) at a single institution between July 2011 and February 2015 were included...
December 6, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207707/diagnostic-approach-to-viral-acute-encephalitis-syndrome-aes-in-paediatric-age-group-a-study-from-new-delhi
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Shipra Goel, Anita Chakravarti, Mukta Mantan, Surinder Kumar, Md Anzar Ashraf
Introduction: Acute Encephalitis Syndrome has heralded the emergence of multiple virulent pathogens, which may result in severe morbidity and mortality. In India, encephalitis is not notified and there has been a dearth of analysis for trends in encephalitis death rates and causation. A downward trend has been observed in encephalitis deaths, due to 'known' causes, which can be largely explained by improvement in diagnostic, treatment, and prevention methods. There is still a very high proportion of encephalitis deaths in developing countries, where the aetiological diagnosis of the pathogen is not established and thus, lies the importance of monitoring encephalitis morbidity and mortality with a view to improve pathogen diagnosis and identify emerging infectious diseases...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207540/herpesvirus-and-autophagy-all-right-everybody-be-cool-this-is-a-robbery
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REVIEW
Marion Lussignol, Audrey Esclatine
Autophagy is an essential vacuolar process of the cell, leading to lysosomal degradation and recycling of proteins and organelles, which is extremely important in maintaining homeostasis. Multiple roles have been now associated with autophagy, in particular a pro-survival role in nutrient starvation or in stressful environments, a role in life span extension, in development, or in innate and adaptive immunity. This cellular process can also take over microorganisms or viral proteins inside autophagosomes and degrade them directly in autolysosomes and is then called xenophagy and virophagy, respectively...
December 4, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206935/report-of-a-myocarditis-outbreak-among-pediatric-patients-human-herpesvirus-7-as-a-causative-agent
#19
Rahmi Ozdemir, Mehmet Kucuk, Saime Ergen Dibeklioglu
Background: The etiology of myocarditis in children has not yet been completely elucidated. Objective: Medical records of eight pediatric patients diagnosed with acute myocarditis within a 41-day period in a small-town hospital were retrospectively analyzed. Methods: We examined antibody titers of adenovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, herpes simplex virus, respiratory syncytial virus, varicella-zoster virus and cytomegalovirus in peripheral blood...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202939/risk-factors-for-herpes-zoster-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kosuke Kawai, Barbara P Yawn
OBJECTIVE: To systematically review studies examining risk factors for herpes zoster (HZ). METHODS: We performed a literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, and Web of Science for articles published from January 1, 2003, to February 1, 2017. A random-effects model was used to summarize the risk ratio (RR) or odds ratio (OR) and 95% CI. RESULTS: Of the 3450 studies screened, we included 84 studies in the systematic review and conducted meta-analysis in 62 studies...
December 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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