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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432101/polio-and-measles-down-the-drain-environmental-enterovirus-surveillance-in-the-netherlands-2005-2015
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Kimberley S M Benschop, Harrie G van der Avoort, Edin Jusic, Harry Vennema, Rob van Binnendijk, Erwin Duizer
Polioviruses (PV) are members of the genus Enterovirus (EV). In the Netherlands, the exclusion of PVcirculation is based on Clinical EV Surveillance (CEVS) of EV positive cases and routine Environmental EV Surveillance (EEVS) conducted on sewage samples collected in the region of the Netherlands where vaccination coverage is low due to religious reason.We compared the EEVS data to those of the CEVS to gain insight in the relevance of EEVS for poliovirus and non-polio enterovirus surveillance. Following the polio outbreak in Syria, EEVS was performed at the Primary Refugee Center Ter Apel in the Netherlands and data were compared to CEVS and EEVS...
April 21, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431124/childhood-vaccinations-and-risk-of-acute-lymphoblastic-leukaemia-in-children
#2
Signe Holst Søegaard, Klaus Rostgaard, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Mads Kamper-Jørgensen, Marie Hargreave, Henrik Hjalgrim, Anders Hviid
Background: It has been proposed that childhood vaccinations protect against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children by modulation of future responses to common infections in childhood. However, the available studies provide inconsistent findings, and population-based cohort studies with longitudinal information on vaccinations are lacking. Methods: In a register-based cohort of all children born in Denmark from 1 January 1990 to 31 December 2008, followed up until age 15 years or 31 December 2009 ( n  = 1 225 404), we evaluated exposure to childhood vaccination and risk of childhood ALL, including information on ALL subtypes...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430750/elevated-immune-response-among-children-4-years-of-age-with-pronounced-local-adverse-events-after-the-fifth-dtap-vaccination
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Saskia van der Lee, Jeanet M Kemmeren, Lia G H de Rond, Kemal Öztürk, Anneke Westerhof, Hester E de Melker, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Guy A M Berbers, Nicoline A T van der Maas, Hans C Rümke, Anne-Marie Buisman
BACKGROUND: In the Netherlands, acellular pertussis vaccines replaced the more reactogenic whole-cell pertussis vaccines. This replacement in the primary immunization schedule of infants coincided with a significant increase in pronounced local adverse events (AEs) in 4 years old children shortly after the administration of a fifth diphtheria, tetanus, acellular pertussis and inactivated polio (DTaP-IPV) vaccine. The objective of this study was to investigate possible differences in vaccine antigen-specific immune responses between children with and without a pronounced local AE after the fifth DTaP-IPV vaccination...
April 19, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429116/dutch-national-immunization-schedule-compliance-and-associated-characteristics-for-the-primary-series
#4
Elsemieke D Scheepers, Alies van Lier, Ingrid H Drijfhout, Guy Berbers, Nicoline A T van der Maas, Hester E de Melker, Mirjam J Knol
In the Netherlands, the recommended priming immunization schedule for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DTaP-IPV) is at 2, 3 and 4 months of age. We evaluated the compliance with the recommended schedule, as well as its characteristics. We included all infants born between 2007 and 2012 who received minimally one DTaP-IPV vaccination (n = 1,061,578). Infants complied with the schedule if they received the first vaccination between 6 and 9 weeks of age, and the second and third vaccination 2-6 weeks after the first and second vaccination...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422018/accounting-for-polio-survivors-in-the-post-polio-world
#5
Sophie Cousins
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419204/immune-serum-from-sabin-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-immunization-neutralizes-multiple-individual-wild-and-vaccine-derived-polioviruses
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Mingbo Sun, Changgui Li, Wenbo Xu, Guoyang Liao, Rongcheng Li, Jian Zhou, Yanping Li, Wei Cai, Dongmei Yan, Yanchun Che, Zhifang Ying, Jianfeng Wang, Huijuan Yang, Yan Ma, Lei Ma, Guang Ji, Li Shi, Shude Jiang, Qihan Li
Background.: A Sabin strain-based inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine (Sabin-IPV) is the rational option for completely eradicating poliovirus transmission. The neutralizing capacity of Sabin-IPV immune serum to different strains of poliovirus is a key indicator of the clinical protective efficacy of this vaccine. Methods.: Sera collected from 500 infants enrolled in a randomized, blinded, positive control, phase 2 clinical trial were randomly divided into 5 groups: Groups A, B, and C received high, medium, and low doses, respectively, of Sabin-IPV, while groups D and E received trivalent oral polio vaccine and Salk strain-based IPV, respectively, all on the same schedule...
April 13, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412073/pediatric-acute-flaccid-paralysis-enterovirus-d68-associated-anterior-myelitis
#7
James A Yoder, Michael Lloyd, Luke Zabrocki, Jonathan Auten
BACKGROUND: Enteroviral infections can cause acute flaccid paralysis secondary to anterior myelitis. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is important in the diagnosis of this potentially devastating pediatric disease. Before the 2014 outbreak of Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the virus was considered a relatively benign disease. CASE REPORT: A fully immunized 8-year-old boy was brought to the emergency department complaining of a cough, headache, neck pain, and right arm pain and weakness...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410876/the-treatment-of-fatigue-by-non-invasive-brain-stimulation
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REVIEW
Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Moussa A Chalah, Alaa Mhalla, Ulrich Palm, Samar S Ayache, Veit Mylius
The use of non-invasive brain neurostimulation (NIBS) techniques to treat neurological or psychiatric diseases is currently under development. Fatigue is a commonly observed symptom in the field of potentially treatable pathologies by NIBS, yet very little data has been published regarding its treatment. We conducted a review of the literature until the end of February 2017 to analyze all the studies that reported a clinical assessment of the effects of NIBS techniques on fatigue. We have limited our analysis to repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)...
April 11, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409290/comparison-of-clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-during-two-major-paediatric-meningitis-outbreaks-of-echovirus-30-and-other-non-polio-enteroviruses-in-germany-in-2008-and-2013
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H Rudolph, R Prieto Dernbach, M Walka, P Rey-Hinterkopf, V Melichar, E Muschiol, S Schweitzer-Krantz, J W Richter, C Weiss, S Böttcher, S Diedrich, H Schroten, T Tenenbaum
Viral meningitis is mainly caused by non-polio enteroviruses (NPEV). Large-scale data on the clinical characteristics between different outbreaks within the same region are lacking. This study aimed to analyse a possible influence of the circulating NPEV genotype on the disease outcome of affected children. A retrospective cohort study analysing two major outbreaks of NPEV meningitis in Germany in 2008 and 2013 was conducted in cooperation with the National Reference Centre for Poliomyelitis and Enteroviruses (NRC PE) and five German children's hospitals...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407072/beneficial-non-specific-effects-of-oral-polio-vaccine-opv-implications-for-the-cessation-of-opv
#10
Peter Aaby, Christine S Benn
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400164/intranasal-and-sublingual-delivery-of-inactivated-polio-vaccine
#11
Heleen Kraan, Peter Soema, Jean-Pierre Amorij, Gideon Kersten
Polio is on the brink of eradication. Improved inactivated polio vaccines (IPV) are needed towards complete eradication and for the use in the period thereafter. Vaccination via mucosal surfaces has important potential advantages over intramuscular injection using conventional needle and syringe, the currently used delivery method for IPV. One of them is the ability to induce both serum and mucosal immune responses: the latter may provide protection at the port of virus entry. The current study evaluated the possibilities of polio vaccination via mucosal surfaces using IPV based on attenuated Sabin strains...
April 8, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399546/louis-a-goldstein-md-a-pioneer-in-spinal-deformity-surgery
#12
Daren McCalla, Paul T Rubery, Kenneth Foxx, Robert W Molinari, James O Sanders, Addisu Mesfin
: During the first half of the 20th century interest in spinal deformity grew due to common conditions of that era including polio and tuberculosis. This article will discuss Louis Arnold Goldstein, a visionary leader in spinal deformity surgery from Rochester, New York and one of the founders of the Scoliosis Research Society. Louis A. Goldstein was a talented surgeon, administrator and clinician scientist. He also started a spine surgery fellowship program that still bears his name and that continues to train complex spine surgeons...
April 10, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398102/relationship-of-depression-and-medications-on-incidence-of-falls-among-people-with-late-effects-of-polio
#13
Carolyn P Da Silva, Bianca Zuckerman, Rhoda Olkin
The purpose of this study was to determine if falls in polio survivors, with or without post-polio syndrome (PPS), are related to number of medications taken, use of anti-depressant or psychoactive medications, or self-report of depression. A survey was sent to 300 members of a regional polio support group, asking them to document their fall history, medications used, and the presence of depression. Depression was measured by self-report and with the Geriatric Depression Scale, short form (GDS-15). One hundred and seventy-two usable surveys were returned with 146 of those completing the medication list...
April 11, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396729/individualism-and-social-solidarity-in-vaccination-policy-some-further-considerations
#14
EDITORIAL
Fiona M Sim
This commentary, in response to the paper by Boas et al [IJPHR December 2016], considers some of the wider ethical, cultural and practical factors that may influence the official response of a polio-free nation following the identification of introduced wild virus within its borders. It looks at factors influencing vaccine uptake internationally, using examples of nations striving to improve childhood vaccine uptake, the relevance of mandatory versus voluntary immunisation and the role of public education and misinformation...
2017: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394146/solace-in-solidarity-disability-friendship-networks-buffer-well-being
#15
Arielle M Silverman, Ivan R Molton, Amanda E Smith, Mark P Jensen, Geoffrey L Cohen
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE: To determine whether having friends who share one's disability experiences is associated with higher well-being, and whether these friendships buffer well-being from disability-related stressors. Research Method/Design: In 2 cross-sectional studies, adults with long-term physical disabilities identified close friends who shared their diagnosis. We assessed well-being as a function of the number of friends that participants identified in each group. Study 1 included 71 adults with legal blindness living in the United States, while Study 2 included 1,453 adults in the United States with either muscular dystrophy (MD), multiple sclerosis (MS), post-polio syndrome (PPS), or spinal cord injury (SCI)...
April 10, 2017: Rehabilitation Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390186/acute-flaccid-paralysis-surveillance-in-bosnia-and-herzegovina-recent-isolation-of-two-sabin-like-type-2-poliovirus
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Stefano Fontana, Gabriele Buttinelli, Stefano Fiore, Mirsada Mulaomerovic, Jela Aćimović, Concetta Amato, Roberto Delogu, Giovanni Rezza, Paola Stefanelli
The WHO Regional Commission for the Certification of Poliomyelitis Eradication has recently indicated Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) as a high risk country for transmission, following importation, of wild poliovirus (WPV) or circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV). We analyzed data on Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance between 2007 to 2016, and the trend of polio immunization coverage in B&H. The majority of AFP cases was recorded in 2016 suggesting an enhancement of the AFP surveillance activities...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387111/surveillance-systems-to-track-progress-towards-polio-eradication-worldwide-2015%C3%A2-2016
#17
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Relevé épidémiologique Hebdomadaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384129/surveillance-systems-to-track-progress-toward-polio-eradication-worldwide-2015-2016
#18
Edmond F Maes, Ousmane M Diop, Jaume Jorba, Smita Chavan, Rudolph H Tangermann, Steven G F Wassilak
Global measures to eradicate polio began in 1988; as of 2014, four of six World Health Organization (WHO) regions have been certified polio-free. Within the two endemic regions (African and Eastern Mediterranean), Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan have never interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) (1). The primary means of detecting poliovirus transmission is surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) among children aged <15 years, combined with collection and testing of stool specimens from persons with AFP for detection of WPV and vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) (viruses that differ genetically from vaccine viruses and can emerge in areas with low vaccination coverage and cause paralysis) in WHO-accredited laboratories within the Global Polio Laboratory Network (2,3)...
April 7, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379785/voluntarily-reported-immunization-registry-data-reliability-and-feasibility-to-predict-immunization-rates-san-diego-california-2013
#19
Zachary J Madewell, Robert B Wester, Wendy W Wang, Tyler C Smith, K Michael Peddecord, Jessica Morris, Heidi DeGuzman, Mark H Sawyer, Eric C McDonald
OBJECTIVES: Accurate data on immunization coverage levels are essential to public health program planning. Reliability of coverage estimates derived from immunization information systems (IISs) in states where immunization reporting by medical providers is not mandated by the state may be compromised by low rates of participation. To overcome this problem, data on coverage rates are often acquired through random-digit-dial telephone surveys, which require substantial time and resources...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379440/public-health-emergencies-of-international-concern-global-regional-and-local-responses-to-risk
#20
Belinda Bennett, Terry Carney
The declaration in 2009 that the H1N1 pandemic constituted a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) was the first such declaration under the revised International Health Regulations that were adopted in 2005. In the period since then PHEIC have been declared in relation to polio, Ebola, and Zika. This article evaluates initiatives that have been introduced globally, within the Asia-Pacific region, and within Australia, to strengthen preparedness for public health emergencies. Through analysis of evolving conceptualisations of risk, surveillance of zoonotic diseases, and development of public health capacities, the article argues that to date the global community has failed to make the necessary investments in health system strengthening, and that without these investments, global public health emergencies will continue to be an ongoing challenge...
March 31, 2017: Medical Law Review
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