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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212400/surveys-of-public-knowledge-and-attitudes-with-regard-to-antibiotics-in-poland-did-the-european-antibiotic-awareness-day-campaigns-change-attitudes
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Beata Mazińska, Izabela Strużycka, Waleria Hryniewicz
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health problem. Monitoring the level of knowledge regarding antibiotics is a part of the European Union Community strategy against antimicrobial resistance. OBJECTIVE: To assess knowledge by the general public in Poland regarding antibiotics, AMR, and the impact of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day campaigns. METHODS: The repeated cross-sectional study was developed and carried out among the general public in Poland (in 5 waves between 2009 and 2011, embracing a total of 5004 respondents)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207689/interim-estimates-of-2016-17-seasonal-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-united-states-february-2017
#2
Brendan Flannery, Jessie R Chung, Swathi N Thaker, Arnold S Monto, Emily T Martin, Edward A Belongia, Huong Q McLean, Manjusha Gaglani, Kempapura Murthy, Richard K Zimmerman, Mary Patricia Nowalk, Michael L Jackson, Lisa A Jackson, Angie Foust, Wendy Sessions, LaShondra Berman, Sarah Spencer, Alicia M Fry
In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged ≥6 months (1). Each influenza season since 2004-05, CDC has estimated the effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine to prevent influenza-associated, medically attended, acute respiratory illness (ARI). This report uses data, as of February 4, 2017, from 3,144 children and adults enrolled in the U.S. Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Network (U.S. Flu VE Network) during November 28, 2016-February 4, 2017, to estimate an interim adjusted effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine for preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infection associated with medically attended ARI...
February 17, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202448/sixty-seconds-on-swine-flu-vaccine
#3
Anne Gulland
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199755/incidence-and-risk-factor-of-hemorrhagic-cystitis-after-allogeneic-transplantation-with-fludarabine-busulfan-and-anti-thymocyte-globulin-myeloablative-conditioning
#4
Wilson Lam, Jan Storek, Haocheng Li, Michelle Geddes, Andrew Daly
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhagic cystitis (HC) is a complication of allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT), associated with factors such as BK polyomavirus reactivation, age, conditioning regimen, and presence of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). The incidence and impact of HC in patients receiving fludarabine (Flu), busulfan (Bu), and anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG) conditioning is unknown. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study of patients undergoing SCT at our center between January 1, 2003 and Dec 31, 2012, to determine the incidence of HC and its effect on patient outcomes including overall survival (OS), relapse, non-relapse mortality, GVHD, and healthcare resource use...
February 15, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192974/combinatorial-strategy-to-identify-fluorescent-probes-for-biothiol-and-thiophenol-based-on-diversified-pyrimidine-moieties-and-their-biological-applications
#5
Xilei Xie, Mengmeng Li, Fuyan Tang, Yong Li, Leilei Zhang, Xiaoyun Jiao, Xu Wang, Bo Tang
We present a feasible paradigm of developing original fluorescent probes for target biomolecules via combinatorial chemistry. In this developmental program, pyrimidine moieties were investigated and optimized as unique recognition units for thiols for the first time through a parallel synthesis in combination with a rapid screening process. This time-efficient and cost-saving process effectively facilitated the developmental progress and provided detailed structure-reactivity relationships. As a result, Res-Biot and Flu-Pht were identified as optimal fluorescent probes for biothiol and thiophenol, respectively...
February 15, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188897/unmasking-survival-biases-in-observational-treatment-studies-of-influenza-patients
#6
Martin Wolkewitz, Martin Schumacher
BACKGROUND: Several observational studies reported that Oseltamivir (Tamiflu) reduced mortality in infected and hospitalized patients. Due to the restriction of observation to hospital stay and time-dependent treatment assignment, such findings were prone to common types of survival bias (length, time-dependent and competing risk bias). METHODS: British hospital data from the FLU-CIN study group were used which included 1391 patients with confirmed pandemic influenza A/H1N1 2009 infection...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188020/efficacy-of-immunomodulatory-therapy-with-interferon-%C3%AE-or-glatiramer-acetate-on-multiple-sclerosis-associated-uveitis
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D Velazquez-Villoria, C Macia-Badia, A Segura-García, S Pastor Idoate, G Arcos-Algaba, L Velez-Escola, J García-Arumí
AIM: To analyse the role of interferon-β or glatiramer acetate in reducing the inflammatory episodes of intra-ocular inflammation in multiple sclerosis-associated uveitis. METHOD: A study was conducted on a non-randomised, retrospective case series of 13 patients with proven multiple sclerosis and uveitis (minimum follow-up, 12 months). All patients were given immunomodulatory treatment (interferon-β or glatiramer acetate) to control the course of the multiple sclerosis...
February 7, 2017: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185487/the-seasonal-flu-vaccination-and-uptake-among-healthcare-workers
#8
Alan Glasper
Emeritus Professor Alan Glasper, from the University of Southampton, discusses the quest by NHS England to encourage nurses and other healthcare workers to have the vaccination.
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181290/community-based-flu-outreach-clinics-in-south-los-angeles-client-satisfaction-and-experiences
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Zahra Mobasher, Lisa V Smith, Ashley Stegall, Deanna Bressler-Montgomery, Daniela Dominguez, Jan King, Douglas Frye, Jennifer Piron, Leila Family, Tony Kuo
OBJECTIVE: This study sought to better understand and improve influenza vaccination in low-income populations regardless of their health insurance/immigration status. It assessed client satisfaction and experiences with services provided at community-based "flu outreach" clinics in South Los Angeles. The clinics represent a community-public agency partnership-a model of vaccine delivery that was relatively novel to the region. DESIGN AND SAMPLE: During 2011-2012, a self-administered questionnaire was distributed to clients of the local health department's 39 flu outreach clinics in South Los Angeles...
February 9, 2017: Public Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180278/flu-vaccine-too-much-of-a-good-thing
#10
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 7, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179688/treaty-to-stop-biopiracy-threatens-to-delay-flu-vaccines
#11
Daniel Cressey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179143/how-s-the-flu-getting-through-landscape-genetics-suggests-both-humans-and-birds-spread-h5n1-in-egypt
#12
Sean G Young, Margaret Carrel, Andrew Kitchen, George P Malanson, James Tamerius, Mohamad Ali, Ghazi Kayali
First introduced to Egypt in 2006, H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza has resulted in the death of millions of birds and caused over 350 infections and at least 117 deaths in humans. After a decade of viral circulation, outbreaks continue to occur and diffusion mechanisms between poultry farms remain unclear. Using landscape genetics techniques, we identify the distance models most strongly correlated with the genetic relatedness of the viruses, suggesting the most likely methods of viral diffusion within Egyptian poultry...
February 4, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177583/intralesional-anti-cd20-antibody-for-low-grade-primary-cutaneous-b-cell-lymphoma-adverse-reactions-correlate-with-favorable-clinical-outcome
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Franziska C Eberle, Julia Holstein, Alexander Scheu, Falko Fend, Amir S Yazdi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Intralesional injection of anti-CD20 antibody (rituximab) has been described as effective therapeutic option for patients with indolent primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma (PCBL). To date, no parameters that reproducibly predict favorable clinical outcome of this treatment have been identified. The study aims to evaluate the clinical response and adverse effects as well as patients' self-perception of intralesional injection of anti-CD20 antibody for treatment of indolent PCBL compared to other treatment modalities...
February 8, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176588/can-my-boss-force-me-to-have-the-flu-jab
#14
Marc Cornock
Two legal and ethical issues arise from a campaign that uses pressure to 'persuade' nurses to receive a vaccination they may not want. The first relates to the individual nurse's consent to the procedure, and the second to the legal and ethical position of the person providing the vaccination.
February 8, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170397/bayesian-phylogeography-of-influenza-a-h3n2-for-the-2014-15-season-in-the-united-states-using-three-frameworks-of-ancestral-state-reconstruction
#15
Daniel Magee, Marc A Suchard, Matthew Scotch
Ancestral state reconstruction in Bayesian phylogeography of virus pandemics have been improved by utilizing a Bayesian stochastic search variable selection (BSSVS) framework. Recently, this framework has been extended to model the transition rate matrix between discrete states as a generalized linear model (GLM) of genetic, geographic, demographic, and environmental predictors of interest to the virus and incorporating BSSVS to estimate the posterior inclusion probabilities of each predictor. Although the latter appears to enhance the biological validity of ancestral state reconstruction, there has yet to be a comparison of phylogenies created by the two methods...
February 7, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169438/association-between-parental-access-to-paid-sick-leave-and-children-s-access-to-and-use-of-healthcare-services
#16
Abay Asfaw, Maria Colopy
BACKGROUND: We examined the association between parental access to paid sick leave (PPSL) and children's use of preventive care and reduced likelihood of delayed medical care and emergency room (ER) visits. METHODS: We used the child sample of the National Health Interview Survey data (linked to the adult and family samples) from 2011 through 2015 and logistic and negative binomial regression models. RESULTS: Controlling for covariates, the odds of children with PPSL receiving flu vaccination were 12...
February 7, 2017: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168249/ag-nps-embedded-in-two-novel-zn3-zn5-cluster-based-metal-organic-frameworks-for-catalytic-reduction-of-2-3-4-nitrophenol
#17
Xue-Qian Wu, Dan-Dan Huang, Zhi-Hang Zhou, Wen-Wen Dong, Ya-Pan Wu, Jun Zhao, Dong-Sheng Li, Qichun Zhang, Xianhui Bu
By utilizing symmetrical pentacarboxylate ligands, 3,5-di(2',5'-dicarboxylphenyl)benzoic acid (H5L1) and 3,5-di(2',4'-dicarboxylphenyl)benzoic acid (H5L2), two novel porous Zn-MOFs, [Zn5(μ3-H2O)2(L1)2]·3DMA·4H2O (CTGU-3) and [Zn3(μ3-OH)L2(H2O)3]·H2O (CTGU-4) have been synthesized under solvothermal conditions. CTGU-3 and CTGU-4 exhibit 3D microporous frameworks with flu and dia topologies and possess unique secondary building units [Zn5(μ3-H2O)2(RCO2)6] and [Zn3(μ3-OH)(RCO2)3], respectively. Such porous systems create a unique space or surface to accommodate Ag nanoparticles (Ag NPs), which could efficiently prevent Ag NPs from aggregation and leaching...
February 7, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167292/ethnopharmacological-studies-of-indigenous-medicinal-plants-in-the-south-of-kerman-iran
#18
Mohammad Sadat-Hosseini, Mostafa Farajpour, Naser Boroomand, Farshad Solaimani-Sardou
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The aim of this study was to collect and document information concerning the medicinal plants used by indigenous people and traditional healers in the south of Kerman Province, Iran. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Overall, 64 informants between the ages of 30 and 89 were interviewed about the modes of application and consumption of medicinal plants in the region. Quantitative analysis was conducted that included informant consensus factor (ICF), use value (UV), relative frequency of citation (RFC) and cultural importance index (CI)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165481/targeting-mitochondrial-dysfunction-can-restore-antiviral-activity-of-exhausted-hbv-specific-cd8-t-cells-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#19
Paola Fisicaro, Valeria Barili, Barbara Montanini, Greta Acerbi, Manuela Ferracin, Francesca Guerrieri, Debora Salerno, Carolina Boni, Marco Massari, M Cristina Cavallo, Glenda Grossi, Tiziana Giuberti, Pietro Lampertico, Gabriele Missale, Massimo Levrero, Simone Ottonello, Carlo Ferrari
Hepatitis B virus (HBV)-specific CD8 T cells are functionally exhausted in chronic hepatitis B infection, and this condition can be corrected only partially through the modulation of inhibitory pathways, which suggests that a more complex molecular interplay underlies T cell exhaustion. To gain broader insight into this process and identify additional targets for the restoration of T cell function, we compared the transcriptome profiles of HBV-specific CD8 T cells from patients with acute and chronic disease with those of HBV-specific CD8 T cells from patients able to resolve HBV infection spontaneously and influenza (FLU)-specific CD8 T cells from healthy participants...
February 6, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161113/-myocarditis
#20
G Hékimian, A Combes
Acute myocarditis must be considered in patients with recent onset of cardiac failure or arrhythmia. Fulminant myocarditis is a distinct entity characterized by sudden onset of severe congestive heart failure or cardiogenic shock, usually following a flu-like illness, parvovirus B19, human herpesvirus 6, coxsackie virus and adenovirus being the most frequently viruses responsible for the disease. In this setting, early recognition of patients rapidly progressing to refractory cardiac failure and their immediate transfer to a medical-surgical center experienced in mechanical circulatory support is warranted...
February 1, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
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