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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918260/factors-influencing-the-spread-of-pertussis-in-households-a-prospective-study-catalonia-and-navarre-spain-2012-to-2013
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Pere Godoy, Manuel García-Cenoz, Diana Toledo, Glòria Carmona, Joan A Caylà, Miquel Alsedà, Josep Àlvarez, Irene Barrabeig, Neus Camps, Pere Plans, María Company, Jesús Castilla, Maria-Rosa Sala-Farré, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Cristina Rius, Àngela Domínguez
We aimed to investigate transmission rates of pertussis in household contacts of cases and factors associated with transmission. A prospective epidemiological study was conducted in 2012 and 2013 to determine the incidence of pertussis among household contacts of reported cases in Catalonia and Navarre, Spain. An epidemiological survey was completed for each case and contact, who were followed for 28 days to determine the source of infection (primary case) and detect the occurrence of secondary cases. Odds ratios (ORs) were used to estimate the effectiveness of vaccination and chemoprophylaxis in preventing new cases, using the formula (1 - OR) × 100...
November 10, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916411/beyond-expectations-post-implementation-data-shows-rotavirus-vaccination-is-likely-cost-saving-in-australia
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J F Reyes, J G Wood, P Beutels, K Macartney, P McIntyre, R Menzies, N Mealing, A T Newall
BACKGROUND: Universal vaccination against rotavirus was included in the funded Australian National Immunisation Program in July 2007. Predictive cost-effectiveness models assessed the program before introduction. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective economic evaluation of the Australian rotavirus program using national level post-implementation data on vaccine uptake, before-after measures of program impact and published estimates of excess intussusception cases...
December 1, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914741/maternal-bcg-scar-is-associated-with-increased-infant-proinflammatory-immune-responses
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Patrice Akusa Mawa, Emily L Webb, Abdelali Filali-Mouhim, Gyaviira Nkurunungi, Rafick-Pierre Sekaly, Swaib Abubaker Lule, Sarah Prentice, Stephen Nash, Hazel M Dockrell, Alison M Elliott, Stephen Cose
INTRODUCTION: Prenatal exposures such as infections and immunisation may influence infant responses. We had an opportunity to undertake an analysis of innate responses in infants within the context of a study investigating the effects of maternal mycobacterial exposures and infection on BCG vaccine-induced responses in Ugandan infants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Maternal and cord blood samples from 29 mother-infant pairs were stimulated with innate stimuli for 24h and cytokines and chemokines in supernatants were measured using the Luminex® assay...
November 30, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914245/perinatal-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-regulation-among-women-with-eating-disorders-and-their-infants
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A Easter, E Taborelli, A Bye, P A Zunszain, C M Pariante, J Treasure, U Schmidt, N Micali
BACKGROUND: Psychiatric illness is associated with heightened hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis activity during pregnancy which may have long term effects on infant stress regulation. HPA axis regulation has not previously been investigated in women with eating disorders (ED) or their infants during the perinatal period. METHODS: Women were recruited to a prospective longitudinal study in three groups: 1) current or active ED (C-ED=31), 2) past ED (P-ED=29) and healthy control (HC=57)...
November 11, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908827/different-routes-and-doses-influence-protection-in-pigs-immunised-with-the-naturally-attenuated-african-swine-fever-virus-isolate-ourt88-3
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Pedro J Sánchez-Cordón, Dave Chapman, Tamara Jabbar, Ana L Reis, Lynnette Goatley, Christopher L Netherton, Geraldine Taylor, Maria Montoya, Linda Dixon
This study compares different combinations of doses and routes of immunisation of pigs with low virulent African swine fever virus (ASFV) genotype I isolate OURT88/3, including the intramuscular and intranasal route, the latter not previously tested. Intranasal immunisations with low and moderate doses (10(3) and 10(4) TCID50) of OURT88/3 provided complete protection (100%) against challenge with virulent genotype I OURT88/1 isolate. Only mild and transient clinical reactions were observed in protected pigs...
November 28, 2016: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906921/rheumatologists-fail-to-advise-people-with-ra-to-get-immunised-which-matters-if-you-are-under-65-an-audit-in-a-new-zealand-rheumatology-service
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Brendan Ng, Lynn McBain, Rebecca Grainger
AIM: To assess if yearly-influenza and five-yearly pneumococcal vaccines are recommended to people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in a New Zealand rheumatology service in accordance with guidelines and determine patient immunisation status for these respiratory pathogens. METHODS: Retrospective review of electronic health records of all outpatients with RA attending a regional rheumatology centre in New Zealand over a one-month period immediately after the release of the 2015 influenza vaccination...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905491/changes-in-urinary-metabolomic-profile-during-relapsing-renal-vasculitis
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Bahjat Al-Ani, Martin Fitzpatrick, Hamad Al-Nuaimi, Alice M Coughlan, Fionnuala B Hickey, Charles D Pusey, Caroline Savage, Christopher M Benton, Eóin C O'Brien, Declan O'Toole, Ken H Mok, Stephen P Young, Mark A Little
Current biomarkers of renal disease in systemic vasculitis lack predictive value and are insensitive to early damage. To identify novel biomarkers of renal vasculitis flare, we analysed the longitudinal urinary metabolomic profile of a rat model of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA) vasculitis. Wistar-Kyoto (WKY) rats were immunised with human myeloperoxidase (MPO). Urine was obtained at regular intervals for 181 days, after which relapse was induced by re-challenge with MPO. Urinary metabolites were assessed in an unbiased fashion using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, and analysed using partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) and partial least squares regression (PLS-R)...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899349/improving-immunisation-coverage-in-rural-india-clustered-randomised-controlled-evaluation-of-immunisation-campaigns-with-and-without-incentives
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2016: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898668/the-long-term-safety-public-health-impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-routine-vaccination-with-a-recombinant-live-attenuated-dengue-vaccine-dengvaxia-a-model-comparison-study
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Stefan Flasche, Mark Jit, Isabel Rodríguez-Barraquer, Laurent Coudeville, Mario Recker, Katia Koelle, George Milne, Thomas J Hladish, T Alex Perkins, Derek A T Cummings, Ilaria Dorigatti, Daniel J Laydon, Guido España, Joel Kelso, Ira Longini, Jose Lourenco, Carl A B Pearson, Robert C Reiner, Luis Mier-Y-Terán-Romero, Kirsten Vannice, Neil Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Large Phase III trials across Asia and Latin America have recently demonstrated the efficacy of a recombinant, live-attenuated dengue vaccine (Dengvaxia) over the first 25 mo following vaccination. Subsequent data collected in the longer-term follow-up phase, however, have raised concerns about a potential increase in hospitalization risk of subsequent dengue infections, in particular among young, dengue-naïve vaccinees. We here report predictions from eight independent modelling groups on the long-term safety, public health impact, and cost-effectiveness of routine vaccination with Dengvaxia in a range of transmission settings, as characterised by seroprevalence levels among 9-y-olds (SP9)...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891581/antigen-specificity-determines-anti-red-blood-cell-igg-fc-alloantibody-glycosylation-and-thereby-severity-of-haemolytic-disease-of-the-fetus-and-newborn
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Myrthe E Sonneveld, Joke Koelewijn, Masja de Haas, Jon Admiraal, Rosina Plomp, Carolien A M Koeleman, Agnes L Hipgrave Ederveen, Peter Ligthart, Manfred Wuhrer, C Ellen van der Schoot, Gestur Vidarsson
Haemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) is a severe disease in which fetal red blood cells (RBC) are destroyed by maternal anti-RBC IgG alloantibodies. HDFN is most often caused by anti-D but may also occur due to anti-K, -c- or -E. We recently found N-linked glycosylation of anti-D to be skewed towards low fucosylation, thereby increasing the affinity to IgG-Fc receptor IIIa and IIIb, which correlated with HDFN disease severity. Here, we analysed 230 pregnant women with anti-c, -E or -K alloantibodies from a prospective screening cohort and investigated the type of Fc-tail glycosylation of these antibodies in relation to the trigger of immunisation and pregnancy outcome...
November 28, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887796/vaccine-strategies-optimising-outcomes
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Karin Hardt, Paolo Bonanni, Susan King, Jose Ignacio Santos, Mostafa El-Hodhod, Gregory D Zimet, Scott Preiss
Successful immunisation programmes generally result from high vaccine effectiveness and adequate uptake of vaccines. In the development of new vaccination strategies, the structure and strength of the local healthcare system is a key consideration. In high income countries, existing infrastructures are usually used, while in less developed countries, the capacity for introducing new vaccines may need to be strengthened, particularly for vaccines administered beyond early childhood, such as the measles or human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine...
November 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885052/enhanced-protective-responses-to-a-serotype-independent-pneumococcal-vaccine-when-combined-with-an-inactivated-influenza-vaccine
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Rachelle Babb, Austen Chen, Abiodun D Ogunniyi, Timothy R Hirst, Ervin E Kara, Shaun R McColl, Mohammed Alsharifi, James C Paton
Streptococcus pneumoniae and influenza are the world's foremost bacterial and viral respiratory pathogens. We have previously described a gamma-irradiated influenza (γ-FLU) vaccine that provides cross-protective immunity against heterosubtypic infections. More recently, we reported a novel non-adjuvanted gamma-irradiated S. pneumoniae (γ-PN) vaccine that elicits serotype-independent protection. Considering the clinical synergism of both pathogens, combination of a serotype-independent pneumococcal vaccine with a broad-spectrum influenza vaccine to protect against both infections would have considerable clinical impact...
November 24, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876203/impact-of-the-national-targeted-hepatitis-a-immunisation-program-in-australia-2000-2014
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Craig Thompson, Aditi Dey, Emily Fearnley, Benjamin Polkinghorne, Frank Beard
In November 2005, hepatitis A vaccine was funded under the Australian National Immunisation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) children aged 12-24months in the targeted jurisdictions of Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory. We reviewed the epidemiology of hepatitis A from 2000 to 2014 using data from the Australian National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System, the National Hospital Morbidity Database, and Australian Bureau of Statistics causes-of-death data...
November 18, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876201/changing-molecular-epidemiology-of-rotavirus-infection-after-introduction-of-monovalent-rotavirus-vaccination-in-scotland
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Indrani Mukhopadhya, Heather Murdoch, Susan Berry, Alison Hunt, Miren Iturriza-Gomara, Alison Smith-Palmer, J Claire Cameron, Georgina L Hold
BACKGROUND: Rotaviruses (RV) are the leading cause of gastroenteritis in children less than five years of age worldwide. Rotarix®, a live attenuated monovalent vaccine containing a RV strain of G1P[8] specificity has been included in the childhood immunisation schedule from June 2013 in Scotland. This study aimed to characterise the prevalent RV strains in Scotland before and after the introduction of the RV vaccine. METHODS: RV positive faecal samples from Scottish virology laboratories covering the years 2012-2015 were genotyped...
November 18, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876197/vaccination-of-special-populations-protecting-the-vulnerable
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Mark Doherty, Ruprecht Schmidt-Ott, Jose Ignacio Santos, Lawrence R Stanberry, Annika M Hofstetter, Susan L Rosenthal, Anthony L Cunningham
One of the strategic objectives of the 2011-2020 Global Vaccine Action Plan is for the benefits of immunisation to be equitably extended to all people. This approach encompasses special groups at increased risk of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as preterm infants and pregnant women, as well as those with chronic and immune-compromising medical conditions or at increased risk of disease due to immunosenescence. Despite demonstrations of effectiveness and safety, vaccine uptake in these special groups is frequently lower than expected, even in developed countries with vaccination strategies in place...
November 18, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872709/the-effect-of-sugar-cane-molasses-on-the-immune-and-male-reproductive-systems-using-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-methods
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Farzana Rahiman, Edmund John Pool
OBJECTIVES: Sugar cane molasses is a commonly used ingredient in several food products. Contrasting reports suggest that molasses may have potential adverse or beneficial effects on human health. However, little evidence exists that examines the effects of molasses on the different physiological systems. This study investigated the effects of sugar cane molasses on various physiological systems using in vivo and in vitro methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Molasses was administered orally to BALB/c, male mice and animals were randomly assigned into either a treatment or control group...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868296/improving-access-to-immunisation-for-migrants-and-refugees-recommendations-from-a-stakeholder-workshop
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Elizabeth Kpozehouen, Anita E Heywood, Margaret Kay, Mitchell Smith, Prakash Paudel, Mohamud Sheikh, C Raina MacIntyre
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 20, 2016: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866766/age-specific-effectiveness-following-each-dose-of-acellular-pertussis-vaccine-among-infants-and-children-in-new-zealand
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Sarah Radke, Helen Petousis-Harris, Donna Watson, Dudley Gentles, Nikki Turner
BACKGROUND: Though it is believed the switch from whole cell to acellular pertussis vaccine has contributed to the resurgence of pertussis disease, few studies have evaluated vaccine effectiveness (VE) and duration of protection provided by an acellular vaccine schedule including three primary doses but no toddler-age dose. We assessed this schedule in New Zealand (NZ), a setting with historically high rates of pertussis disease, and low but recently improved immunisation coverage. We further evaluated protection following the preschool-age booster dose...
November 18, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865390/alternative-bcg-delivery-strategies-improve-protection-against-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-in-non-human-primates-protection-associated-with-mycobacterial-antigen-specific-cd4-effector-memory-t-cell-populations
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S Sharpe, A White, C Sarfas, L Sibley, F Gleeson, A McIntyre, R Basaraba, S Clark, G Hall, E Rayner, A Williams, P D Marsh, M Dennis
Intradermal (ID) BCG injection provides incomplete protection against TB in humans and experimental models. Alternative BCG vaccination strategies may improve protection in model species, including rhesus macaques. This study compares the immunogenicity and efficacy of BCG administered by ID and intravenous (IV) injection, or as an intratracheal mucosal boost (ID + IT), against aerosol challenge with Mycobacterium tuberculosis Erdman strain. Disease pathology was significantly reduced, and survival improved, by each BCG vaccination strategy, relative to unvaccinated animals...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865381/the-impact-of-bacille-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-shortage-on-immunisation-practice-and-policies-in-europe-a-paediatric-tuberculosis-network-european-trials-group-ptbnet-survey
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Antti Kontturi, Begoña Santiago, Marc Tebruegge, Ulrich von Both, Eeva Salo, Nicole Ritz
BACKGROUND: Recent reports indicate an ongoing BCG shortage that may influence immunisation practice. This study aimed to determine current availability of BCG vaccine across Europe, and implications on immunisation practices and policies in Europe. METHODS: Web-based survey among Paediatric Tuberculosis Network European Trials Group (ptbnet) members, between May and October 2015. RESULTS: Twenty individuals from 13 European countries participated...
December 2016: Tuberculosis
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