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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302434/evaluation-of-low-immunization-coverage-among-the-amish-population-in-rural-ohio
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Christine Kettunen, John Nemecek, Olivia Wenger
BACKGROUND: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Review included childhood immunizations among the 10 great public health achievements in the United States in the 20th century. Despite this acknowledged success, childhood immunization rates continue to be much lower in select populations. Amish communities have persistently lower immunization rates. Recent outbreaks in Amish communities include a 2014 measles outbreak in Ohio, resulting in 368 cases reported...
March 13, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300971/culture-versus-the-law-in-the-decision-not-to-vaccinate-children-meanings-assigned-by-middle-class-couples-in-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-brazil
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Carolina Luisa Alves Barbieri, Márcia Thereza Couto, Fernando Mussa Abujamra Aith
This study aimed to learn how middle-class parents in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, interpreted the country's prevailing vaccination requirements, based on their experiences with vaccinating, selectively vaccinating, or not vaccinating their children. A qualitative approach was used with in-depth interviews. The analytical process was guided by content analysis and the theoretical framework of the anthropology of the law and morality. For parents that vaccinated, Brazil's culture of immunization outweighed the feeling of compliance with the law; for selective parents, selection of vaccines was not perceived as deviating from the law...
March 9, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293422/regional-disparities-in-immunization-services-in-ghana-through-a-bottleneck-analysis-approach-implications-for-sustaining-national-gains-in-immunization
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A E Yawson, G Bonsu, L K Senaya, A O Yawson, J B Eleeza, J K Awoonor-Williams, H K Banskota, E E A Agongo
BACKGROUND: Immunization is considered one of the most cost effective public health interventions for reducing child morbidity, mortality and disability. The aim of this work is to describe the application of the Bottleneck analysis (BNA) process to assess gaps in immunization services in Ghana and implications for sustaining the gains in Immunization coverage. METHODS: A national assessment was conducted in May 2015, through use of desk reviews, field visits and key informant interviews...
2017: Archives of Public Health, Archives Belges de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270757/effectiveness-of-a-novel-qigong-meditative-movement-practice-for-impaired-health-in-flight-attendants-exposed-to-second-hand-cigarette-smoke
#4
Peter Payne, Steven Fiering, James C Leiter, David T Zava, Mardi A Crane-Godreau
This single-arm non-randomized pilot study explores an intervention to improve the health of flight attendants (FA) exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke prior to the smoking ban on commercial airlines. This group exhibits an unusual pattern of long-term pulmonary dysfunction. We report on Phase I of a two-phase clinical trial; the second Phase will be a randomized controlled trial testing digital delivery of the intervention. Subjects were recruited in the Northeastern US; testing and intervention were administered in 4 major cities...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165878/vaccinations-in-migrants-and-refugees-a-challenge-for-european-health-systems-a-systematic-review-of-current-scientific-evidence
#5
REVIEW
Daniele Mipatrini, Paola Stefanelli, Santino Severoni, Giovanni Rezza
The decline of immunization rates in countries of origin of migrants and refugees, along with risky conditions during the journey to Europe, may threaten migrants' health. We performed a systematic review of the scientific literature in order to assess the frequency of vaccine preventable diseases, and vaccination coverage among migrants and refugees in Europe. To this end, Medline and Cochrane databases were considered. After the screening and the selection process, 58 papers were included in the review. We focused on the following vaccine-preventable diseases: hepatitis B, measles, rubella, mumps, tetanus, poliomyelitis, pertussis, diphtheria, meningitis, and varicella...
March 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068397/burn-injury-leads-to-increased-long-term-susceptibility-to-respiratory-infection-in-both-mouse-models-and-population-studies
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Vanessa S Fear, James H Boyd, Suzanne Rea, Fiona M Wood, Janine M Duke, Mark W Fear
BACKGROUND: Burn injury initiates an acute inflammatory response that subsequently drives wound repair. However, acute disruption to the immune response is also common, leading to susceptibility to sepsis and increased morbidity and mortality. Despite increased understanding of the impact of burn injury on the immune system in the acute phase, little is known about long-term consequences of burn injury on immune function. This study was established to determine whether burn injury has long-term clinical impacts on patients' immune responses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051336/social-big-data-analysis-of-information-spread-and-perceived-infection-risk-during-the-2015-middle-east-respiratory-syndrome-outbreak-in-south-korea
#7
Juyoung Song, Tae Min Song, Dong-Chul Seo, Dal-Lae Jin, Jung Sun Kim
We investigated online diffusion of information, spread of fear, and perceived risk of infection to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) as cases of MERS spread rapidly and dozens of fatalities occurred in South Korea in May-June of 2015. This study retrieved 8,671,695 MERS-related online documents from May 20 to June 18, 2015, from 171 Korean online channels and analyzed such documents by using multilevel models and data mining with Apriori algorithm association analysis. We used R software (version 3.2...
January 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041752/burns-and-long-term-infectious-disease-morbidity-a-population-based-study
#8
Janine M Duke, Sean M Randall, Fiona M Wood, James H Boyd, Mark W Fear
BACKGROUND: There is a growing volume of data that indicates that serious injury suppresses immune function, predisposing individuals to infectious complications. With recent evidence showing long-term immune dysfunction after less severe burn, this study aimed to investigate post-burn infectious disease morbidity and assess if burn patients have increased long-term hospital use for infectious diseases. METHODS: A population-based longitudinal study using linked hospital morbidity and death data from Western Australia for all persons hospitalised for a first burn (n=30,997) in 1980-2012...
March 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035738/predictors-for-and-coverage-of-influenza-vaccination-among-hiv-positive-patients-a-cross-sectional-survey
#9
N Harrison, W Poeppl, H Herkner, K D Tillhof, K Grabmeier-Pfistershammer, A Rieger, C Forstner, H Burgmann, H Lagler
OBJECTIVES: Influenza vaccination is recommended for HIV-infected patients, but limited data about vaccination rates are available. The aim of this study was to evaluate the coverage of and predictors for influenza vaccination among HIV-positive patients. METHODS: All HIV-positive patients who visited the HIV out-patient department of the University Hospital of Vienna, Austria, between June and August 2015 were asked to participate in this survey by completing a questionnaire...
December 30, 2016: HIV Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017432/beyond-cost-effectiveness-using-systems-analysis-for-infectious-disease-preparedness
#10
Charles Phelps, Guruprasad Madhavan, Rino Rappuoli, Rita Colwell, Harvey Fineberg
Until the recent outbreaks, Ebola vaccines ranked low in decision makers' priority lists based on cost-effectiveness analysis and (or) corporate profitability. Despite a relatively small number of Ebola-related cases and deaths (compared to other causes), Ebola vaccines suddenly leapt to highest priority among international health agencies and vaccine developers. Clearly, earlier cost-effectiveness analyses badly missed some factors affecting real world decisions. Multi-criteria systems analysis can improve evaluation and prioritization of vaccine development and also of many other health policy and investment decisions...
January 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938363/reasons-for-defaulting-from-childhood-immunization-program-a-qualitative-study-from-hadiya-zone-southern-ethiopia
#11
Asamnew Zewdie, Mekitew Letebo, Tinsae Mekonnen
BACKGROUND: Reduction of mortality and morbidity from vaccine-preventable diseases in developing countries involves successfully implementing strategies that ensure high coverage and minimize drop-outs and missed opportunities. Achieving maximum coverage, however, has been a challenge due to many reasons, including high rates of defaulters from the program. The objective of this study was to explore the reasons behind defaulting from the immunization program. METHODS: A qualitative study was conducted in two districts of Hadiya zone, Southern Ethiopia between November 2014 and April 2015...
December 9, 2016: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888073/early-life-inflammation-with-lps-delays-fear-extinction-in-adult-rodents
#12
V M Doenni, C M Song, M N Hill, Q J Pittman
A large body of evidence has been brought forward connecting developmental immune activation to abnormal fear and anxiety levels. Anxiety disorders have extremely high lifetime prevalence, yet susceptibility factors that contribute to their emergence are poorly understood. In this research we investigated whether an inflammatory insult early in life can alter the response to fear conditioning in adulthood. Fear learning and extinction are important and adaptive behaviors, mediated largely by the amygdala and its interconnectivity with cortico-limbic circuits...
November 22, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664086/respiratory-morbidity-after-childhood-burns-a-10-year-follow-up-study
#13
Janine M Duke, Sean M Randall, Mark W Fear, James H Boyd, Suzanne Rea, Fiona M Wood
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The systemic responses triggered by burns and resuscitative measures may cause pulmonary damage and edema in the acute phase. These effects may occur in the absence of inhalation injury. Currently, there is a paucity of data on the recovery of the respiratory system postburn. This study aimed to examine 10-year hospital service use for respiratory morbidity in children with cutaneous burns and no smoke inhalation injury. METHODS: A population-based longitudinal study with 10-year follow-up using linked hospital and death from Western Australia for children <5 years when hospitalized for a first burn injury (n = 5290) between 1980 and 2012 and a frequency matched noninjury comparison cohort, randomly selected from Western Australia's birth registrations (n = 27 061)...
October 2016: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659114/vaccination-adherence-review-and-proposed-model
#14
Asma A Abahussin, Ahmed I Albarrak
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of childhood vaccine-preventable diseases can be significantly reduced through adherence to confirmed vaccination schedules. However, many barriers to vaccination compliance exist, including a lack of awareness regarding the importance of vaccines, missing due dates, and fear of complications from vaccinations. The aim of this study is to review the existing tools and publications regarding vaccination adherence, and to propose a design for a vaccination adherence application (app) for smartphones...
November 2016: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635478/neuroinflammatory-genes-associated-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-implications-for-comorbidity
#15
Lyndon J Zass, Stephanie A Hart, Soraya Seedat, Sian M J Hemmings, Stefanie Malan-Müller
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating condition that only occurs in the aftermath of traumatic event exposure and is characterized by an impaired stress response and chronic, low-grade inflammation. Dysregulation of the immune system may contribute towards central nervous system tissue damage and exacerbation of fear memories following trauma. Patients with PTSD often have comorbid psychiatric and somatic disorders that are of themselves associated with heightened inflammation. Several immune-related genes have been associated with PTSD and other co-occurring disorders...
September 15, 2016: Psychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27561456/aim-2-inflammasomes-regulate-neuronal-morphology-and-influence-anxiety-and-memory-in-mice
#16
Pei-Jung Wu, Hsin-Yu Liu, Tzyy-Nan Huang, Yi-Ping Hsueh
Inflammasomes are the protein assemblies that consist of inflammasome sensors, adaptor apoptosis-associated speck-like proteins containing a CARD (ASC) and inflammasome caspase. Inflammasomes sense multiple danger signals via various inflammasome sensors and consequently use caspase to trigger proteolytic processing and secretion of IL-1β cytokines. Recent studies have suggested that neurons use their own innate immune system to detect danger signals and regulate neuronal morphology. Here, we investigate whether inflammasomes, the critical components of innate immunity, participate in regulation of neuronal morphology and function...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514620/parental-attitudes-towards-measles-vaccination-in-the-canton-of-aargau-switzerland-a-latent-class-analysis
#17
Carine Weiss, Daniel Schröpfer, Sonja Merten
BACKGROUND: Despite the successes of routine national childhood vaccination programmes, measles remains a public health concern. The purpose of this paper is to investigate how patterns of parental attitudes are linked to the decision-making process for or against MMR vaccination. This exploratory study was designed to identify distinct patterns of attitudes towards or against measles vaccination through Latent Class Analysis (LCA) in a sub-sample of mothers living in the canton of Aargau in Switzerland...
2016: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27357391/minocycline-attenuates-interferon-%C3%AE-induced-impairments-in-rat-fear-extinction
#18
Qiang Bi, Lijuan Shi, Pingting Yang, Jianing Wang, Ling Qin
BACKGROUND: Extinction of conditioned fear is an important brain function for animals to adapt to a new environment. Accumulating evidence suggests that innate immune cytokines are involved in the pathology of psychotic disorders. However, the involvement of cytokines in fear dysregulation remains less investigated. In the present study, we investigated how interferon (IFN)-α disrupts the extinction of conditioned fear and propose an approach to rescue IFN-α-induced neurologic impairment...
2016: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27236029/cxcl12-impairs-the-acquisition-and-extinction-of-auditory-fear-conditioning-in-rats-via-crosstalk-with-gabaergic-system
#19
Lijuan Shi, Qiang Bi, Wai Li, Ling Qin, Pingting Yang
OBJECTIVE: Chemokines, such as CXCL12, are signaling molecules playing an important role in immune regulations. Chemokine upsurge has also been associated with neuroinflammatory conditions characterized with cognitive impairments. Recently, some in-vitro data suggests that CXCL12 is a potential neuromodulator and interacts with GABAergic system, but, so far, whether these effects translate into alterations in neural and behavioral functions has not been investigated. METHODS: In the present study, we used auditory fear conditioning as a model to define the contribution of CXCL12/CXCR4 on fear-related cognitive disorders...
September 2016: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27067748/toll-like-receptor-4-knockout-ameliorates-neuroinflammation-due-to-lung-brain-interaction-in-mechanically-ventilated-mice
#20
Ting Chen, Chang Chen, Zongze Zhang, Yufeng Zou, Mian Peng, Yanlin Wang
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a crucial receptor in the innate immune system, and increasing evidence supports its role in inflammation, stress, and tissue injury, including injury to the lung and brain. We aimed to investigate the effects of TLR4 on neuroinflammation due to the lung-brain interaction in mechanically ventilated mice. Male wild-type (WT) C57BL/6 and TLR4 knockout (TLR4 KO) mice were divided into three groups: (1) control group (C): spontaneous breathing; (2) anesthesia group (A): spontaneous breathing under anesthesia; and (3) mechanical ventilation group (MV): 6h of MV under anesthesia...
August 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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