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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086817/cost-of-shingles-population-based-burden-of-disease-analysis-of-herpes-zoster-and-postherpetic-neuralgia
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Kevin J Friesen, Dan Chateau, Jamie Falk, Silvia Alessi-Severini, Shawn Bugden
BACKGROUND: Around 30% of the population will experience herpes zoster (HZ), 10% of whom develop postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Together, these illnesses produce a significant economic burden to the healthcare system. METHODS: Administrative healthcare data collected over the period of April 1(st) 1997 to March 31(st) 2014 were analyzed to determine the healthcare system burden of HZ using direct medical costs. Episodes of HZ were identified using international classification of disease (ICD) codes...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078812/gentiana-scabra-bunge-formula-for-herpes-zoster-biological-actions-of-key-herbs-and-systematic-review-of-efficacy-and-safety
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REVIEW
Kaiyi Wang, Meaghan E Coyle, Suzi Mansu, Anthony Lin Zhang, Charlie Changli Xue
This study reviewed the biological action of key herbs and evaluated systematically the efficacy and safety of oral Gentiana formula for herpes zoster (HZ). Experimental studies relevant to HZ were identified in PubMed. Randomized controlled trials using Gentiana formula for HZ were identified from nine English and Chinese databases. The primary outcome was evaluation of pain. Potential risk of bias was assessed. Meta-analysis was conducted using mean difference or risk ratio with 95% confidence intervals. Key herbs Gentiana scabra Bunge, Gentiana triflora Pall, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, and Gardenia jasminoides Ellis have shown antiinflammatory actions through inhibition of inflammatory cytokines and pro-inflammatory enzymes...
January 12, 2017: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068212/immunogenicity-and-safety-of-an-adjuvanted-herpes-zoster-subunit-candidate-vaccine-in-adults-%C3%A2-50%C3%A2-years-of-age-with-a-prior-history-of-herpes-zoster-a-phase-iii-non-randomized-open-label-clinical-trial
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Olivier Godeaux, Martina Kovac, Daniel Shu, Katrijn Grupping, Laura Campora, Martine Douha, Thomas C Heineman, Himal Lal
This phase III, non-randomized, open-label, multi-center study (NCT01827839) evaluated the immunogenicity and safety of an adjuvanted recombinant subunit herpes zoster (HZ) vaccine (HZ/su) in adults aged ≥50 years with prior physician-documented history of HZ. Participants (stratified by age: 50-59, 60-69 and ≥70 years) received 2 doses of HZ/su 2 months apart and were followed-up for another 12 months. Anti-glycoprotein E (gE) antibodies were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay before vaccination and 1 month after the second dose (Month 3)...
January 9, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061417/concurrent-hyphema-and-orbital-apex-syndrome-following-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-in-a-middle-aged-lady
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Khairuddin Othman, Li Min Evelyn-Tai, Mohd Noor Raja-Azmi, Muhammed Julieana, Ahmad Tajudin Liza-Sharmini, John Tharakan, Alwi Muhd Besari, Embong Zunaina, Ismail Shatriah
INTRODUCTION: Hyphema and orbital apex syndrome occurring concurrently in a patient with herpes zoster ophthalmicus have not been reported previously. We present a case with these unique findings and discuss the pathogenesis of these conditions and their management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old Malay lady with underlying diabetes mellitus presented with manifestations of zoster ophthalmicus in the left eye. Two weeks later, she developed total hyphema, and complete ophthalmoplegia suggestive of orbital apex syndrome...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060895/a-luciferase-gene-driven-by-an-alphaherpesviral-promoter-also-responds-to-immediate-early-antigens-of-the-betaherpesvirus-hcmv-allowing-comparative-analyses-of-different-human-herpesviruses-in-one-reporter-cell-line
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Anna Katharina Maier, Raimund Jung, Clarissa Villinger, Axel Schubert, Paul Walther, Christian Sinzger, Diana Lieber
Widely used methods for quantification of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in cell culture such as immunoblotting or plaque reduction assays are generally restricted to low throughput and require time-consuming evaluation. Up to now, only few HCMV reporter cell lines have been generated to overcome these restrictions and they are afflicted with other limitations because permanently expandable cell lines are normally not fully permissive to HCMV. In this work, a previously existing epithelial cell line hosting a luciferase gene under control of a Varicella-zoster virus promoter was adopted to investigate HCMV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057661/risk-and-severity-of-herpes-zoster-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-receiving-different-immunosuppressive-medications-a-case-control-study-in-asia
#6
Tsai-Ling Liao, Yi-Ming Chen, Hung-Jen Liu, Der-Yuan Chen
OBJECTIVE: Increasing evidence indicates that the risk of herpes zoster (HZ) is elevated in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Little is known about the epidemiology of HZ in patients with RA in Asia. The aim of this study was to determine the risk factors and outcomes of HZ among patients with RA. DESIGN: A case-control study. SETTING: A medical centre in Asia. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 9025 newly diagnosed and eligible patients with RA (International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes 714...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043526/hiv-and-tuberculosis-trends-and-survival-of-coinfection-in-a-referral-center-in-tehran-a-12-year-study
#7
Parvaneh Baghaei, Payam Tabarsi, Syna Jabehdari, Majid Marjani, Afshin Moniri, Parissa Farnia, Ali Akbar Velayati
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The risk of mortality and morbidity among tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) coinfected patients is significantly higher than that of patients infected with TB alone. The aim of this study was to evaluate the survival of TB-HIV patients in a TB-referral center during a 10-year follow-up. METHODS: All TB-HIV patients in our referral center were enrolled in the study from 2003 to 2014, and patients were divided into two groups: HIV-TB patients without a history of TB treatment (new cases of TB) and HIV-TB patients with a history of TB treatment...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042124/improvement-in-herpes-zoster-vaccination-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-quality-improvement-project
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Heena Sheth, Larry Moreland, Hilary Peterson, Rohit Aggarwal
OBJECTIVE: To improve herpes zoster (HZ) vaccination rates in high-risk patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) being treated with immunosuppressive therapy. METHODS: This quality improvement project was based on the pre- and post-intervention design. The project targeted all patients with RA over the age of 60 years while being treated with immunosuppressive therapy (not with biologics) seen in 13 rheumatology outpatient clinics. The study period was from July 2012 to June 2013 for the pre-intervention and February 2014 to January 2015 for the post-intervention phase...
January 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039960/preventive-strategies-against-cytomegalovirus-and-incidence-of-%C3%AE-herpesvirus-infections-in-olid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Cecilia Martin-Gandul, Susanne Stampf, Delphine Héquet, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexia Cusini, Christian van Delden, Nina Khanna, Katia Boggian, Cédric Hirzel, Paola Soccal, Hans H Hirsch, Manuel Pascual, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel
We assessed the impact of antiviral preventive strategies on the incidence of herpes-simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections in a nationwide cohort of transplant recipients. Risk factors for the development of HSV/VZV infection were assessed by Cox PH regression. We included 2781 patients (56% kidney, 20% liver, 10% lung, 7.3% heart, 6.7% others). Overall, 1264 (45%) patients received antiviral prophylaxis [(val)ganciclovir (n=1126) or (val)acyclovir (n=138)]. Incidences for HSV and VZV infections were 28...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039754/herpes-zoster-in-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-acyclovir-or-valacyclovir-prophylaxis-and-novel-treatment-and-maintenance-therapies
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Farah Sahoo, Joshua Aiden Hill, Hu Xie, Wendy Leisenring, Jessica Yi, Sonia Goyal, Louise E Kimball, Ingi Lee, Sachiko Seo, Chris Davis, Stephen A Pergam, Mary E Flowers, Kai-Li Liaw, Leona Holmberg, Michael Boeckh
The epidemiology of herpes zoster (HZ) in contemporary autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, and the impact of acyclovir (ACV)/valacyclovir (VACV) prophylaxis, is not well described. In this observational study from 2002 to 2010, we retrospectively identified 1000 varicella zoster virus (VZV)-seropositive autologous HCT recipients with up to 5 years of follow-up. The incidence of HZ and use of ACV/VACV prophylaxis were determined through review of medical records and mailed questionnaires...
December 28, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027917/profile-of-anti-herpetic-action-of-asp2151-amenamevir-as-a-helicase-primase-inhibitor
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Misako Yajima, Hiroshi Yamada, Masaya Takemoto, Tohru Daikoku, Yoshihiro Yoshida, Tan Long, Tomoko Okuda, Kimiyasu Shiraki
The antiherpetic drugs acyclovir (ACV, valaciclovir) and penciclovir (famciclovir) are phosphorylated by viral thymidine kinase and terminate DNA synthesis. ASP2151 (amenamevir) and foscavir (PFA) directly inhibit viral helicase-primase and DNA polymerase, respectively, and inhibit replication of herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus. ACV, ASP2151, and PFA all inhibit HSV with a different mechanism of action and as a consequence, the kinetics of viral DNA accumulation and progeny virus production differ...
December 24, 2016: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025408/a-case-of-anti-aquapolin-4-antibody-positive-myelitis-with-hyperhidrosis-following-herpes-zoster
#12
Machiko Suda, Michiko Tsutsumiuchi, Yoshikazu Uesaka, Nobukazu Hayashi
We report an acute myelitis in a 53-year-old woman that occurred in 7 days after the diagnosis of Th5-6 herpes zoster. Clinical examination revealed hyperhidrosis of left side of her face, neck, arm and upper chest. She also had muscle weakness of her left leg and sensory impairment for light touch and temperature in her chest and legs. Spinal cord MRI demonstrated a longitudinal T2-hyperintense lesion extending from Th1 to 7. In the axial imaging, the lesion dominantly located in the left side gray matter...
December 23, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017286/diagnosis-and-management-of-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
#13
REVIEW
Erik Anderson, Robert J Fantus, Ramez I Haddadin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012212/incidence-of-serum-antibody-titers-against-varicella-zoster-virus-in-japanese-patients-with-herpes-zoster
#14
Motoko Miyachi, Honoka Ihara, Shinichi Imafuku
Herpes zoster is an internal reactivation of varicella zoster virus following establishment of latent infection in the dorsal root ganglia during primary infection, which presents as chickenpox. Therefore, serologically, herpes zoster patients already have anti-varicella zoster virus immunoglobulin G at the onset of disease. Hence, positive serum antibody does not confirm the diagnosis of herpes zoster. We retrospectively investigated the incidence of varicella zoster virus-specific complement fixation in 865 zoster patients at initial presentation to a dermatology clinic...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011413/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-seroprevalence-of-varicella-zoster-virus-a-nationwide-population-based-study
#15
REVIEW
Omolbanin Amjadi, Alireza Rafiei, Mohammadreza Haghshenas, Reza Alizadeh Navaei, Reza Valadan, Zahra Hosseini-Khah, Akbar Hedayatizadeh Omran, Mohsen Arabi, Reza Jafari Shakib, Tahoora Mousavi, G Hossein Ashrafi
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chicken pox as a primary infection following which it becomes latent in neurons. It may then reactivate to cause shingles (herpes zoster). Severity of lesions and VZV pathogenicity are depended on the host's immune response and variant in VZV Dr Athina Myrto ChioniIdentification of VZV seroprevalance rate in general population may lead to develop new health strategic managements such as vaccination. Therefore, we aimed to provide a systematic review of the seroprevalence of VZV infection among Iranian population and estimate age- and gender- specific prevalence of VZV...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007703/immunohistochemistry-is-rarely-justified-for-the-diagnosis-of-viral-infections
#16
Isaac H Solomon, Jason L Hornick, Alvaro C Laga
OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of immunohistochemistry (IHC) for the diagnosis of viral infections in surgical pathology specimens lacking characteristic viral cytopathic effects. METHODS: Five years of cases at an academic medical center were reviewed for the use of IHC to detect cytomegalovirus (CMV), herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), adenovirus, or polyomavirus (ie, BK or JC). RESULTS: In total, 1,636 viral IHC stains were ordered on 1,099 specimens from 957 cases...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007549/estimation-of-age-specific-rates-of-reactivation-and-immune-boosting-of-the-varicella-zoster-virus
#17
Isabella Marinelli, Alies van Lier, Hester de Melker, Andrea Pugliese, Michiel van Boven
Studies into the impact of vaccination against the varicella zoster virus (VZV) have increasingly focused on herpes zoster (HZ), which is believed to be increasing in vaccinated populations with decreasing infection pressure. This idea can be traced back to Hope-Simpson's hypothesis, in which a person's immune status determines the likelihood that he/she will develop HZ. Immunity decreases over time, and can be boosted by contact with a person experiencing varicella (exogenous boosting) or by a reactivation attempt of the virus (endogenous boosting)...
November 22, 2016: Epidemics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005810/a-rare-patient-with-orbital-apex-syndrome-anterior-uveitis-and-necrotizing-scleritis-due-to-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus
#18
Erdinc Aydin, Melike Balikoglu-Yilmaz, Seher Saritepe Imre, Feray Koc, Levent Kazanci, Arif Taylan Ozturk
The purpose of this study was to describe a patient of orbital apex syndrome, anterior uveitis, secondary glaucoma, corneal dellen, and necrotizing scleritis following an attack of herpes zoster ophthalmicus, and the placement of a pericardial patch graft. A 64-year-old male patient with blepharoptosis of his right eye and multiple vesicles on the forehead, nose and cheeks, limitation on all gazes, blepharoptosis, and exophthalmia was eventually diagnosed with ophthalmic zona with orbital apex syndrome. After the treatment with systemic antiviral and steroid, there was complete recovery of the unilateral vesicular eruption, ophthalmoplegia, and ptosis at the third month follow-up...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997644/the-relationship-between-herpes-zoster-syphilis-and-chickenpox
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20, 2016: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996130/statin-exposure-and-the-risk-for-herpes-zoster-implications-for-public-health
#20
G Shalom, A D Cohen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: British Journal of Dermatology
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