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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316058/retrospective-analysis-of-clinical-and-virological-parameters-of-influenza-cases-at-four-university-hospitals-in-germany-2015
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Robert Heyd, Anna Maria Eis-Hübinger, Annemarie Berger, Sibylle Bierbaum, Sandra Pietzonka, Jürgen J Wenzel, Daniela Huzly, Oliver T Keppler, Marcus Panning
We conducted a retrospective observational study at four German university hospitals of patients with laboratory-confirmed influenza in 2014/2015. Overall, a fatality rate of 8% was observed. Significantly more A(H1N1)pdm09 patients were admitted to ICU compared to those with A(H3N2). However, fatal outcome was not significantly increased among A(H1N1)pdm09 cases. Nosocomial infections were seen in 17% of cases. Systematic collection of data from hospitals will complement national influenza surveillance.
March 18, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315490/neutralization-of-both-il-1%C3%AE-il-1%C3%AE-plays-a-major-role-in-suppressing-combined-cigarette-smoke-virus-induced-pulmonary-inflammation-in-mice
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Hannes Bucher, Samuel Mang, Martina Keck, Michèl Przibilla, David Lamb, Felix Schiele, Mareike Wittenbrink, Klaus Fuchs, Birgit Jung, Klaus J Erb, Daniel Peter
Smoking is an important risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and viral infections are believed to be major triggers of exacerbations, which periodically lead to a worsening of symptoms. The pro-inflammatory IL-1 family members IL-1α and IL-1β are increased in COPD patients and might contribute to disease pathology. We investigated whether individual or combined inhibition of these cytokines reduced lung inflammation in cigarette smoke (CS)-exposed and H1N1-infected BALB/c mice...
March 15, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314599/anti-influenza-triterpenoid-saponins-saikosaponins-from-the-roots-of-bupleurum-marginatum-var-stenophyllum
#3
Wei Fang, Yin-Jun Yang, Bao-Lin Guo, Shan Cen
This study to investigate antiviral components from the roots of Bupleurum marginatum var. stenophyllum led to the isolation of five novel saikosaponins, namely 6″-O-crotonyl-saikosaponin a (1), tibesaikosaponin I (2), tibesaikosaponin II (3), tibesaikosaponin III (4), tibesaikosaponin IV (5), along with 9 known analogues (6-14). Their structures were established by spectral data analyses (IR, MS, 1D and 2D NMR) and by comparison of spectral data with those of the related known compounds. Antiviral testing of all compounds against influenza A virus A/WSN/33 (H1N1) in 293TGluc cells showed that nepasaikosaponin k (12), saikosaponin n (13) and saikosaponin h (14) behaved more potent inhibitory activity and selectivity than the positive control, Ribavirin...
March 7, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302522/is-there-a-relationship-between-genetic-factors-and-the-incidence-and-severity-of-h1n1-in-kosova-a-preliminary-investigation-and-pointers-for-further-research
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Shemsedin Dreshaj, Avdulla J Alija, Patricia Schlagenhauf, Teuta Doda, Njomeza Geca, Ismet Bajraktari, Nikolaus Bresgen, Peter M Eckl
BACKGROUND: Host genetic factors may impact susceptibility to infection. A small number of studies have investigated the association between factors such as ABO blood groups and selected phenotypes on the incidence and severity of H1N1 infections with inconclusive results. METHODS: Using data from the Clinic of Infectious Diseases - University Clinical Centre Prishtina and based on the examination of 125 patients hospitalized with H1N1 in the period 2009-2014, the frequency of blood groups from ABO and Rhesus (Rh) systems as phenotypical markers were evaluated...
March 14, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302411/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-a-quadrivalent-inactivated-influenza-vaccine-compared-with-two-trivalent-inactivated-influenza-vaccines-containing-alternate-b-strains-in-adults-a-phase-3-randomized-noninferiority-study
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John T Treanor, Frank R Albano, Daphne C Sawlwin, Alison Graves Jones, Jolanta Airey, Neil Formica, Vince Matassa, Jane Leong
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is the most effective means of influenza prevention. Efficacy of trivalent vaccines may be enhanced by including both B strain lineages. This phase 3, double-blind study assessed the immunogenicity and safety/tolerability of a quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV4) versus the United States (US)-licensed 2014-2015 trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV3-Yamagata [IIV3-YAM]; Afluria) and IIV3 containing the alternate Victoria B strain (IIV3-VIC) in adults ≥18years...
March 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302409/effectiveness-of-2009-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-vaccines-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Louise E Lansbury, Sherie Smith, Walter Beyer, Emina Karamehic, Eva Pasic-Juhas, Hana Sikira, Ana Mateus, Hitoshi Oshitani, Hongxin Zhao, Charles R Beck, Jonathan S Nguyen-Van-Tam
BACKGROUND: The clinical effectiveness of monovalent influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 vaccines has not been comprehensively summarised. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess vaccine effectiveness (VE) for adjuvanted and unadjuvanted vaccines. METHODS: We searched healthcare databases and grey literature from 11 June 2009 to 12 November 2014. Two researchers independently assessed titles and abstracts to identify studies for full review. Random effects meta-analyses estimated the pooled effect size of vaccination compared to placebo or no vaccination for crude and adjusted odds ratios (OR) to prevent laboratory confirmed influenza illness (LCI) and related hospitalization...
March 14, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302408/narcolepsy-and-hypersomnia-in-norwegian-children-and-young-adults-following-the-influenza-a-h1n1-2009-pandemic
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Lill Trogstad, Inger Johanne Bakken, Nina Gunnes, Sara Ghaderi, Camilla Stoltenberg, Per Magnus, Siri E Håberg
BACKGROUND: Associations between influenza infection and sleep disorders are poorly studied. We investigated if pandemic influenza infection or vaccination with Pandemrix in 2009/2010 was associated with narcolepsy or hypersomnia in children and young adults. METHODS: We followed the Norwegian population under age 30 from January 2008 through December 2012 by linking national health registry data. Narcolepsy diagnoses were validated using hospital records. Risks of narcolepsy or hypersomnia were estimated as adjusted hazard ratios (HRs) in Cox regression models with influenza infection and vaccination as time-dependent exposures...
March 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301927/molecular-mechanism-underlying-the-action-of-the-influenza-a-virus-fusion-inhibitor-mbx2546
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Arnab Basu, Gloria Komazin-Meredith, Courtney McCarthy, Aleksandar Antanasijevic, Steven C Cardinale, Rama K Mishra, Dale L Barnard, Michael Caffrey, Lijun Rong, Terry L Bowlin
Influenza A virus envelop protein, Hemagglutinin (HA), plays important roles in viral entry. We previously have reported that MBX2546, a novel influenza A virus inhibitor, binds to HA and inhibits HA-mediated membrane fusion. In this report, we show that (i) both binding and stabilization of HA by MBX2546 is required for inhibition of viral infection, and (ii) binding of HA by MBX2546 represses the low-pH-induced conformational change of the HA which is a prerequisite for membrane fusion. Mutations in MBX2546-resistant influenza A/PR/8/34 (H1N1) viruses are mapped in the HA stem region near the amino terminus of HA2...
March 16, 2017: ACS Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301559/synergy-between-the-classical-and-alternative-pathways-of-complement-is-essential-for-conferring-effective-protection-against-the-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-2009-virus-infection
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Ajitanuj Rattan, Shailesh D Pawar, Renuka Nawadkar, Neeraja Kulkarni, Girdhari Lal, Jayati Mullick, Arvind Sahu
The pandemic influenza A(H1N1) 2009 virus caused significant morbidity and mortality worldwide thus necessitating the need to understand the host factors that influence its control. Previously, the complement system has been shown to provide protection during the seasonal influenza virus infection, however, the role of individual complement pathways is not yet clear. Here, we have dissected the role of intact complement as well as of its individual activation pathways during the pandemic influenza virus infection using mouse strains deficient in various complement components...
March 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301280/panblok-h1-advax-h1n1-2009pdm-vaccine-insights-into-rapid-development-of-an-delta-inulin-adjuvanted-recombinant-pandemic-influenza-vaccine
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Yoshikazu Honda-Okubo, Harinda Rajapaksha, Dimitar Sajkov, David Gordon, Manon M J Cox, Nikolai Petrovsky
Timely vaccine supply is critical during influenza pandemics but is impeded by current virus-based manufacturing methods. The 2009 H1N1/2009pdm 'swine flu' pandemic reinforced the need for innovation in pandemic vaccine design. We report on insights gained during rapid development of a pandemic vaccine based on recombinant haemagglutinin (rHA) formulated with Advax™ delta inulin adjuvant (Panblok-H1/Advax). Panblok-H1/Advax was designed and manufactured within 1 month of the pandemic declaration by WHO and successfully entered human clinical testing in under 3 months from first isolation and sequencing of the novel pandemic virus, requiring several major challenges to be overcome...
February 14, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298229/a-novel-benzo-heterocyclic-amine-derivative-n30-inhibits-influenza-virus-replication-by-depression-of-inosine-5-monophospate-dehydrogenase-activity
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Jin Hu, Linlin Ma, Huiqiang Wang, Haiyan Yan, Dajun Zhang, Zhuorong Li, Jiandong Jiang, Yuhuan Li
BACKGROUD: Influenza virus is still a huge threat to the world-wide public health. Host inosine-5'- monophosphate dehydrogenase (IMPDH) involved in the synthesis of guanine nucleotides, is known to be a potential target to inhibit the replication of viruses. Herein, we evaluated antiviral activity of a benzo-heterocyclic amine derivative N30, which was designed to inhibit IMPDH. RESULTS: The results demonstrated that N30 inhibited the replication of H1N1, H3N2, influenza B viruses, including oseltamivir and amantadine resistant strains in vitro...
March 15, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296357/antibacterial-antifungal-and-antiviral-effects-of-three-essential-oil-blends
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Amandine Brochot, Angèle Guilbot, Laïla Haddioui, Christine Roques
New agents that are effective against common pathogens are needed particularly for those resistant to conventional antimicrobial agents. Essential oils (EOs) are known for their antimicrobial activity. Using the broth microdilution method, we showed that (1) two unique blends of Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Daucus carota, Eucalyptus globulus and Rosmarinus officinalis EOs (AB1 and AB2; cinnamon EOs from two different suppliers) were active against the fourteen Gram-positive and -negative bacteria strains tested, including some antibiotic-resistant strains...
March 14, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294578/rethinking-thresholds-for-serological-evidence-of-influenza-virus-infection
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Xiahong Zhao, Karen Siegel, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Alex R Cook
INTRODUCTION: For pathogens such as influenza that cause many sub-clinical cases, serologic data can be used to estimate attack rates and the severity of an epidemic in near real-time. Current methods for analysing serologic data tend to rely on use of a simple threshold or comparison of titers between pre- and post-epidemic, which may not accurately reflect actual infection rates. METHODS: We propose a method for quantifying infection rates using paired sera and bivariate probit models to evaluate the accuracy of thresholds currently used for influenza epidemics with low and high existing herd immunity levels, and a subsequent non-influenza period...
March 13, 2017: Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293681/community-level-differences-in-the-microbiome-of-healthy-wild-mallards-and-those-infected-by-influenza-a-viruses
#14
Holly H Ganz, Ladan Doroud, Alana J Firl, Sarah M Hird, Jonathan A Eisen, Walter M Boyce
Waterfowl, especially ducks and geese, are primary reservoirs for influenza A viruses (IAVs) that evolve and emerge as important pathogens in domestic animals and humans. In contrast to humans, where IAVs infect the respiratory tract and cause significant morbidity and mortality, IAVs infect the gastrointestinal tract of waterfowl and cause little or no pathology and are spread by fecal-oral transmission. For this reason, we examined whether IAV infection is associated with differences in the cloacal microbiome of mallards (Anas platyrhyncos), an important host of IAVs in North America and Eurasia...
January 2017: MSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293412/h1n1-influenza-among-hematological-patients-monocentric-influenza-cases-from-2011-to-2016
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COMMENT
Elisabetta Metafuni, Rosaria Santangelo, Patrizia Chiusolo, Luca Laurenti, Federica Sorà, Sabrina Giammarco, Simona Sica
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290948/mortality-surveillance-for-infectious-diseases-in-the-u-s-department-of-defense-1998-2013
#16
Robert N Potter, Ladd A Tremaine, Joel C Gaydos
INTRODUCTION: The Mortality Surveillance Division (MSD) of the U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiner System was established in 1998 to improve surveillance for all military deaths although emphasizing deaths from infectious diseases. Establishment of the MSD was part of the 1997 Department of Defense initiative to improve surveillance and response for emerging infectious diseases. Before 1998, mortality surveillance was limited to compiling information from death certificates, a system that provided limited useful information and lacked the timeliness needed to take meaningful action to address emerging infectious disease threats...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290527/in-situ-self-assembly-of-gold-nanoparticles-on-hydrophilic-and-hydrophobic-substrates-for-influenza-virus-sensing-platform
#17
Syed Rahin Ahmed, Jeonghyo Kim, Van Tan Tran, Tetsuro Suzuki, Suresh Neethirajan, Jaebeom Lee, Enoch Y Park
Nanomaterials without chemical linkers or physical interactions that reside on a two-dimensional surface are attractive because of their electronic, optical and catalytic properties. An in situ method has been developed to fabricate gold nanoparticle (Au NP) films on different substrates, regardless of whether they are hydrophilic or hydrophobic surfaces, including glass, 96-well polystyrene plates, and polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). A mixture of sodium formate (HCOONa) and chloroauric acid (HAuCl4) solution was used to prepare Au NP films at room temperature...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285984/the-advance-code-of-conduct-for-collaborative-vaccine-studies
#18
REVIEW
Xavier Kurz, Vincent Bauchau, Patrick Mahy, Steffen Glismann, Lieke Maria van der Aa, François Simondon
Lessons learnt from the 2009 (H1N1) flu pandemic highlighted factors limiting the capacity to collect European data on vaccine exposure, safety and effectiveness, including lack of rapid access to available data sources or expertise, difficulties to establish efficient interactions between multiple parties, lack of confidence between private and public sectors, concerns about possible or actual conflicts of interest (or perceptions thereof) and inadequate funding mechanisms. The Innovative Medicines Initiative's Accelerated Development of VAccine benefit-risk Collaboration in Europe (ADVANCE) consortium was established to create an efficient and sustainable infrastructure for rapid and integrated monitoring of post-approval benefit-risk of vaccines, including a code of conduct and governance principles for collaborative studies...
March 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284616/mucosal-vaccination-of-conserved-sm2-ha2-and-cholera-toxin-subunit-a1-cta1-fusion-protein-with-poly-gamma-glutamate-chitosan-nanoparticles-pc-nps-induces-protection-against-divergent-influenza-subtypes
#19
Mohammed Y E Chowdhury, Tae-Hwan Kim, Md Bashir Uddin, Jae-Hoon Kim, C Y Hewawaduge, Zannatul Ferdowshi, Moon-Hee Sung, Chul-Joong Kim, Jong-Soo Lee
To develop a safe and effective mucosal vaccine that broad cross protection against seasonal or emerging influenza A viruses, we generated a mucosal influenza vaccine system combining the highly conserved matrix protein-2 (sM2), fusion peptide of hemagglutinin (HA2), the well-known mucosal adjuvant cholera toxin subunit A1 (CTA1) and poly-γ-glutamic acid (γ-PGA)-chitosan nanoparticles (PC NPs), which are safe, natural materials that are able to target the mucosal membrane as a mucosal adjuvant. The mucosal administration of sM2HA2CTA1/PC NPs could induce a high degree of systemic immunity (IgG and IgA) at the site of inoculation as well as at remote locations and also significantly increase the levels of sM2- or HA2-specific cell-mediated immune response...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284594/orally-administered-live-attenuated-salmonella-typhimurium-protects-mice-against-lethal-infection-with-h1n1-influenza-virus
#20
Nitin Machindra Kamble, Irshad Ahmed Hajam, John Hwa Lee
Pre-stimulation of toll-like receptors (TLRs) by agonists has been shown to increase protection against influenza virus infection. In this study, we evaluated the protective response generated against influenza A/Puerto Rico/8/1934 (PR8; H1N1) virus by oral and nasal administration of live attenuated Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium, JOL911 strain, in mice. Oral and nasal inoculation of JOL911 significantly increased the mRNA copy number of TLR-2, TLR4 and TLR5, and downstream type I interferon (IFN) molecules, IFN-α and IFN-β, both in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in lung tissue...
March 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
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