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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528176/production-and-preclinical-assessment-of-camelid-immunoglobulins-against-echis-sochureki-venom-from-desert-of-rajasthan-india
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P D Tanwar, S K Ghorui, S K Kochar, Raghvendar Singh, N V Patil
Snakebite is a significant cause of death and disability in subsistent farming populations of rural India. Antivenom is the most effective treatment of envenoming and is manufactured from IgG of venom-immunised horses. Because of complex fiscal reasons, the production, testing and delivery of antivenoms designed to treat envenoming by the most medically-important snakes in the region has been questioned time to time. In this study, we report successful immunisation of dromedaries (Camelus dromedarius) against the venom of Indian saw-scaled Viper- Echis carinatus sochureki...
May 17, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522338/year-round-influenza-immunisation-during-pregnancy-in-nepal-a-phase-4-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mark C Steinhoff, Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Laveta Stewart, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, Naoko Kozuki, Monica McNeal, Adriana M Reedy, James M Tielsch
BACKGROUND: Influenza immunisation during pregnancy is recommended but not widely implemented in some low-income regions. We assessed the safety and efficacy in mothers and infants of year-round maternal influenza immunisation in Nepal, where influenza viruses circulate throughout the year. METHODS: In this phase 4, randomised, placebo-controlled trial, we enrolled two consecutive sequential annual cohorts of pregnant women from the Sarlahi district in southern Nepal...
May 15, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522337/maternal-influenza-immunisation-to-reduce-influenza-infections-and-low-birthweight-in-infants-in-resource-limited-countries
#3
Paul Loubet, Odile Launay
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512077/vaccine-delivery-to-disease-control-a-paradigm-shift-in-health-policy
#4
T Jacob John, Yogesh Jain, Sarojini Nadimpally, Amar Jesani
India's Universal Immunisation Programme (UIP) has resulted in the creation of infrastructure, human resources and systems for the procurement and delivery of vaccines. Recently, new vaccines have been added and there are plans for the introduction of more. However, the outcomes in terms of reduction of the diseases for which the vaccines are being administered remain ambiguous. This is evident from the persistent health issues that children continue to experience, despite immunisation. This situation raises a fundamental ethical question for public health: vaccinations are one of the tools of disease control, but are they properly aligned to the control of disease so as to produce the expected public health utility or benefit?...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512074/an-idea-whose-time-has-come-compensation-for-vaccine-related-injuries-and-death-in-india
#5
Sarojini Nadimpally, Sneha Banerjee, Deepa Venkatachalam, Divya Bhagianadh
This paper emphasises the urgent need for a compensation policy for those affected by adverse events following immunisation in India. In the absence of such a mechanism in the country, people claim compensation by taking recourse to tort law and have to face the ensuing uncertainty and challenges with regard to the award of compensation. The paper argues that people should be provided compensation in the event of death and serious adverse events following compulsory immunisation, irrespective of whether there is a causal association between the adverse event and the vaccine, on the basis of no fault compensation...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509517/impact-of-providing-free-preventive-dental-products-without-health-workers-counselling-on-infants-tooth-brushing-and-bottle-feeding-termination-practices-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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E Joury, M Alghadban, K Elias, R Bedi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of an integrated oral health promotion intervention, within the Syrian national immunisation programme, which provided free preventive dental health products, without health workers' counselling, on one-year-old infants' tooth-brushing and bottle-feeding termination practices. RESEARCH DESIGN: a randomised controlled parallel-group trial. SETTING: A maternal and child health centre in Sweida city, Syria...
September 2016: Community Dental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507363/status-of-cold-chain-in-routine-immunisation-centres-of-the-expanded-programme-on-immunisation-in-quetta-pakistan
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Rahim Buledi, Zahid Ahmad Butt, Jamil Ahmed, Aamir Akram Alizai
OBJECTIVE: To determine the status of cold chain and knowledge and practices of health workers about cold chain maintenance in routine immunisation health centres. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Quetta, Pakistan, from May to July 2012, and comprised health facilities in the district. We interviewed the staff responsible for vaccine storage and cold chain maintenance and used a checklist to assess cold chain maintenance of routine expanded programme on immunisation vaccines...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507351/practice-of-breastfeeding-and-immunisation-in-a-periurban-community-in-pakistan
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Haider Ghazanfar, Sualeha Saleem, Sajida Naseem, Ali Ghazanfar
OBJECTIVE: To assess the practice of breastfeeding and immunisation in a peri-urban community and correlate it with maternal care during pregnancy of the index child. METHODS: This community-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted at Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University and Shifa College of Medicine, Islamabad, Pakistan, from June 2014 to January 2016, using a self-generated questionnaire. Systemic random sampling method was used to collect data. SPSS 21 was used to analyse the data and to find associations between maternal care and practices of breastfeeding...
May 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504575/alleviation-of-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-challenge-by-recombinant-lactobacillus-plantarum-expressing-a-faeg-and-dc-targeting-peptide-fusion-protein
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G Yang, Y Jiang, P Tong, C Li, W Yang, J Hu, L Ye, W Gu, C Shi, B Shan, C Wang
FaeG is the major subunit of K88 fimbriae. These cell surface attachments are considered to be the major virulence factor of enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC), which causes diarrhoea in piglets. The use of dendritic cell-targeting peptide (DCpep) has been demonstrated to be an effective approach to enhance the immunity of vaccines. Lactobacillus plantarum is an attractive candidate for oral vaccination owing to its beneficial effects and safety. In this study, L. plantarum was employed to deliver a FaeG-DCpep fusion antigen, and the immune response in mice was evaluated...
May 15, 2017: Beneficial Microbes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501809/non-specific-effects-of-vaccines-plausible-and-potentially-important-but-implications-uncertain
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Andrew J Pollard, Adam Finn, Nigel Curtis
Non-specific effects (NSE) or heterologous effects of vaccines are proposed to explain observations in some studies that certain vaccines have an impact beyond the direct protection against infection with the specific pathogen for which the vaccines were designed. The importance and implications of such effects remain controversial. There are several known immunological mechanisms which could lead to NSE, since it is widely recognised that the generation of specific immunity is initiated by non-specific innate immune mechanisms that may also have wider effects on adaptive immune function...
May 13, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495657/outer-membrane-vesicles-extracted-from-neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-x-for-prevention-of-meningococcal-disease-in-africa
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Reinaldo Acevedo, Caridad Zayas, Gunnstein Norheim, Sonsire Fernández, Barbara Cedré, Yisabel Aranguren, Maribel Cuello, Yaimara Rodriguez, Humberto González, Aleida Mandiarote, Marylin Pérez, Maritza Hernández, Mabel Hernández-Cedeño, Domingo González, Sverre-Henning Brorson, Einar Rosenqvist, Lisbeth Naess, Gro Tunheim, Daniel Cardoso, Luis García
Meningococcal disease is caused mainly by serogroups A, B, C, Y, W of N. meningitidis. However, numerous cases of meningitis caused by serogroup X N. meningitidis (MenX) have recently been reported in several African countries. Currently, there are no licensed vaccines against this pathogen and most of the MenX cases have been caused by meningococci from clonal complex (c.c) 181. Detergent extracted meningococcal outer membrane vesicle (dOMV) vaccines have previously shown to be safe and effective against epidemics of serogroup B meningococcal disease in all age groups...
May 8, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495398/true-and-false-contraindications-to-vaccines
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R Opri, G Zanoni, C Caffarelli, P Bottau, S Caimmi, G Crisafulli, F Franceschini, L Liotti, F Saretta, M Vernich, D G Peroni
Nowadays, the awareness of risks related to infectious diseases has decreased, whereas THE perception of risks related to vaccination is growing. Therefore, it may be difficult for health care providers to convince people of the importance of vaccination and adherence to the immunisation schedule. Selected situations that might raise uncertainties about vaccine recommendations are discussed in order to help health care providers to identify real and perceived contraindications to vaccines, and cases to be referred to specialised pre-vaccination consultation due to an increased risk of adverse events to vaccines...
May 8, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495264/community-engagement-and-integrated-health-and-polio-immunisation-campaigns-in-conflict-affected-areas-of-pakistan-a-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Muhammad Atif Habib, Sajid Soofi, Simon Cousens, Saeed Anwar, Najib Ul Haque, Imran Ahmed, Noshad Ali, Rehman Tahir, Zulfiqar A Bhutta
BACKGROUND: Pakistan faces huge challenges in eradicating polio due to widespread poliovirus transmission and security challenges. Innovative interventions are urgently needed to strengthen community buy-in, to increase the coverage of oral polio vaccine (OPV) and other routine immunisations, and to enhance immunity through the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in combination with OPV. We aimed to evaluate the acceptability and effect on immunisation coverage of an integrated strategy for community engagement and maternal and child health immunisation campaigns in insecure and conflict-affected polio-endemic districts of Pakistan...
June 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489000/suboptimal-mmr2-vaccine-coverage-in-six-counties-in-norway-detected-through-the-national-immunisation-registry-april-2014-to-april-2017
#14
Maria Hagerup-Jenssen, Sigrun Kongsrud, Øystein Rolandsen Riise
In 2014, Norway became aware of potential low vaccination coverage for the second dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine (MMR2) in six of 19 counties. This was detected by comparing the national coverage (NC) for 16-year-olds extracted from the national immunisation registry SYSVAK with the annual status update for elimination of measles and rubella (ASU) reported to the World Health Organization (WHO). The existing method for calculating NC in 2014 did not show MMR2 coverage. ASU reporting on MMR2 was significantly lower then the NC and below the WHO-recommended 95% coverage...
April 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488999/immunisation-information-systems-useful-tools-for-monitoring-vaccination-programmes-in-eu-eea-countries-2016
#15
Tarik Derrough, Kate Olsson, Vincenza Gianfredi, Francois Simondon, Harald Heijbel, Niklas Danielsson, Piotr Kramarz, Lucia Pastore-Celentano
Immunisation Information Systems (IIS) are computerised confidential population based-systems containing individual-level information on vaccines received in a given area. They benefit individuals directly by ensuring vaccination according to the schedule and they provide information to vaccine providers and public health authorities responsible for the delivery and monitoring of an immunisation programme. In 2016, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) conducted a survey on the level of implementation and functionalities of IIS in 30 European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries...
April 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488997/registries-an-essential-tool-for-maximising-the-health-benefits-of-immunisation-in-the-21st-century
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EDITORIAL
N S Crowcroft, D Levy-Bruhl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488996/assessing-varicella-vaccine-effectiveness-and-its-influencing-factors-using-health-insurance-claims-data-germany-2006-to-2015
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Thorsten Rieck, Marcel Feig, Matthias An der Heiden, Anette Siedler, Ole Wichmann
In Germany, routine childhood varicella vaccination was implemented in 2004 with two doses recommended since 2009. We used an immunisation information system based on countrywide health insurance claims data to analyse vaccine effectiveness (VE) and factors influencing VE. We applied proportional hazard models to estimate VE under various conditions and compared the risk of acquiring varicella among unvaccinated children in regions with high vs low vaccination coverage (VC). Among 1.4 million children we identified 29,404 varicella cases over a maximum follow-up of 8 years post-vaccination...
April 27, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488966/haemolysis-pure-red-cell-aplasia-and-red-cell-antibody-formation-associated-with-major-and-bidirectional-abo-incompatible-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
#18
Gordana Tomac, Ines Bojanić, Sanja Mazić, Ivana Vidović, Mirela Raos, Branka Golubić Ćepulić, Ranka Serventi Seiwerth, Jadranka Kelečić, Boris Labar
BACKGROUND: Acute and delayed haemolysis, alloimmunisation and pure red cell aplasia (PRCA) are potential complications after ABO incompatible haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The aims of this study were to investigate acute and delayed red blood cell (RBC) antibody-associated complications, including haemolysis, PRCA and alloimmunisation in major and bidirectional ABO incompatible HSCT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively examined the transplant courses of 36 recipients of bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells from ABO incompatible donors and evaluated the current practice of performing plasmapheresis in patients with higher isoagglutinin titres...
April 19, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486544/serotype-distribution-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-causing-invasive-disease-in-children-in-the-post-pcv-era-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Evelyn Balsells, Laurence Guillot, Harish Nair, Moe H Kyaw
BACKGROUND: Routine immunisation with pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7/10/13) has reduced invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) due to vaccine serotypes significantly. However, an increase in disease due to non-vaccine types, or serotype replacement, has been observed. Serotypes' individual contributions to IPD play a critical role in determining the overall effects of PCVs. This study examines the distribution of pneumococcal serotypes in children to identify leading serotypes associated with IPD post-PCV introduction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480388/isolation-characterization-and-immunochemical-studies-on-fibrous-proteins-from-cowry-shell-cypraea-moneta-linnaeus
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R A Togun, R O Balogun, D O Adeyemi, T A Esan, G M Oyatogun, E O Oziegbe, R E Okonji, A Kuku
BACKGROUND: Biomaterials are non-drug substances used to treat, enhance or replace functions of body tissues or organs. Natural sources of biomaterials have recently become the focus of several research activities. Cowry shell constitutes one of the most promising natural sources of biomaterials because of its chemical stability, biodegradability and biocompatibility in the body. However, its applications may be limited due to immunogenic and toxic responses that may occur following implantation, hence this study...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
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