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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223865/knowledge-attitudes-beliefs-and-barriers-associated-with-the-uptake-of-influenza-vaccine-among-pregnant-women
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Ahmed Y Mayet, Ghadeer K Al-Shaikh, Hazem M Al-Mandeel, Nada A Alsaleh, Amani F Hamad
Objective: The purpose of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and factors associated with the uptake of the influenza (flu) vaccination in women within Saudi Arabia during their pregnancy period. Methods: A cross-sectional prospective survey was conducted on 1085 pregnant women at the antenatal clinic over a period of 6 weeks with the provision of influenza vaccination. The questionnaire collected demographic and other data; it included 12 questions on their general knowledge and assessed their attitude toward influenza vaccination, and their awareness of vaccine risk and the potential benefits during pregnancy...
January 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216380/a-population-based-analysis-of-predictors-of-influenza-vaccination-uptake-in-pregnant-women-the-effect-of-gestational-and-calendar-time
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Luz Maria Vilca, Aman Verma, David Buckeridge, Magda Campins
Pregnant women are vaccinated against influenza less frequently than other high-risk groups. To design effective vaccination strategies, we must understand how decisions regarding vaccination may vary by trimester and over vaccination campaigns. We used a Cox model indexed by calendar time to estimate the effect of gestational trimester and other factors on vaccination uptake in a large cohort of pregnant women in Catalonia (Spain) during 2008-09 to 2012-13 influenza vaccination campaigns. We analyzed 247,316 pregnancies...
February 16, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215397/clinical-mimics-an-emergency-medicine-focused-review-of%C3%A2-influenza-mimics
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Erica Simon, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Influenza viruses are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Given the wide range of symptoms, emergency physicians must maintain a broad differential diagnosis in the evaluation and treatment of patients presenting with influenza-like illnesses. OBJECTIVE: This review addresses objective and subjective symptoms commonly associated with influenza and discusses important mimics of influenza viruses, while offering a practical approach to their clinical evaluation and treatment...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214181/-adult-immunisation-general-points-hot-topics-and-perspectives
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P Loubet, O Launay
Vaccination in immunocompetent adult mainly concerns booster vaccination against diphtheria, tetanus, polio and pertussis. Some chronic diseases may also require the achievement of pneumococcal and influenza vaccines. In addition, from the age of 65, annual influenza vaccination as well as one dose of a live attenuated shingles vaccine between 64 and 75 years are recommended. Immunocompromised adults, due to the increased risk of serious infections responsible of significant morbidity and mortality, are particularly concerned by vaccination...
February 14, 2017: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190746/birth-outcomes-for-australian-mother-infant-pairs-who-received-an-influenza-vaccine-during-pregnancy-2012-2014-the-flumum-study
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Lisa McHugh, Ross M Andrews, Stephen B Lambert, Kerri A Viney, Nicholas Wood, Kirsten P Perrett, Helen S Marshall, Peter Richmond, Kerry-Ann F O'Grady
INTRODUCTION: In Australia, influenza vaccination is recommended for all women who will be pregnant during the influenza season. Vaccine safety and effectiveness are key concerns and influencers of uptake for both vaccine providers and families. We assessed the safety of receiving an influenza vaccination during any trimester of pregnancy with respect to preterm births and infant birthweight. METHODS: We conducted a nested retrospective cohort study of 'FluMum' participants (2012-2014)...
February 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178298/the-impact-of-prenatal-exposure-to-parasitic-infections-and-to-anthelminthic-treatment-on-antibody-responses-to-routine-immunisations-given-in-infancy-secondary-analysis-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Stephen Nash, Alexander J Mentzer, Swaib A Lule, Dennison Kizito, Gaby Smits, Fiona R M van der Klis, Alison M Elliott
BACKGROUND: Chronic parasitic infections are associated with active immunomodulation which may include by-stander effects on unrelated antigens. It has been suggested that pre-natal exposure to parasitic infections in the mother impacts immunological development in the fetus and hence the offspring's response to vaccines, and that control of parasitic infection among pregnant women will therefore be beneficial. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We used new data from the Entebbe Mother and Baby Study, a trial of anthelminthic treatment during pregnancy conducted in Uganda, to further investigate this hypothesis...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137527/use-of-herbal-product-among-pregnant-women-in-turkey
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Aygül Kıssal, Ümran Çevik Güner, Döndü Batkın Ertürk
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to determine the herbal product use of pregnants as there is not adequate information relating to the rate of herbal product use during pregnancy in Turkey and what is thought about effects and side effects thereof. METHODS: It is a descriptive study consisted of 366 pregnants admitted to hospital for childbirth in gynaecology and obstetrics clinics of a public hospital or a university hospital. Data were collected with individual information form and question form of herbal product use in pregnancy...
February 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124849/uptake-of-the-influenza-vaccination-in-pregnancy
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D A Crosby, D Delau, C Brophy, F M Mcauliffe, R Mahony
Influenza is caused by a highly infectious RNA virus, which usually occurs in a seasonal pattern with epidemics in the winter months. The objective of this study was to determine the uptake of the influenza vaccine in a pregnant population and ascertain the reasons why some women did not receive it. A prospective cohort study was conducted over a two-week period in January 2016 in the National Maternity Hospital Dublin, a tertiary referral maternity hospital delivering over 9000 infants per year. There were 504 women studied over the 2-week period...
September 9, 2016: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099486/do-thai-physicians-recommend-seasonal-influenza-vaccines-to-pregnant-women-a-cross-sectional-survey-of-physicians-perspectives-and-practices-in-thailand
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Prabda Praphasiri, Darunee Ditsungneon, Adena Greenbaum, Fatimah S Dawood, Pornsak Yoocharoen, Deborah M Stone, Sonja J Olsen, Kim A Lindblade, Charung Muangchana
BACKGROUND: Physicians play a major role in influencing acceptance and uptake of vaccines. However, little is known about physicians' perspectives on influenza vaccination of pregnant women in Thailand, for whom vaccine coverage is estimated at <1%. METHOD: In 2013, a self-administered questionnaire on physicians' perceptions, attitudes and practices related to influenza vaccination for pregnant women was distributed to 1,134 hospitals with an antenatal care clinic (ANC) in Thailand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073985/population-based-pertussis-incidence-and-risk-factors-in-infants-less-than-6-months-in-nepal
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Michelle M Hughes, Janet A Englund, Jane Kuypers, James M Tielsch, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Steven C LeClerq, Mark Steinhoff, Joanne Katz
BACKGROUND: Pertussis is estimated to cause 2 percent of childhood deaths globally and is a growing public health problem in developed countries despite high vaccination coverage. Infants are at greatest risk of morbidity and mortality. Maternal vaccination during pregnancy may be effective to prevent pertussis in young infants, but population-based estimates of disease burden in infants are lacking, particularly in low-income countries. The objective of this study was to estimate the incidence of pertussis in infants less than 6 months of age in Sarlahi District, Nepal...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068918/seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-pregnant-women-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors-in-italy
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Francesco Napolitano, Paola Napolitano, Italo Francesco Angelillo
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to assess the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors towards seasonal influenza and its vaccination among pregnant women. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was carried out among a sample of women in the second or third trimester of pregnancy in Italy. RESULTS: The 64.2% of the sample knew that the influenza is more dangerous for pregnant women. Women of older age, Italian, and who had a pregnancy at high-risk were more likely to have this knowledge...
January 9, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062124/text-messages-for-influenza-vaccination-among-pregnant-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mark H Yudin, Niraj Mistry, Leanne R De Souza, Kate Besel, Vishal Patel, Sonia Blanco Mejia, Robyn Bernick, Victoria Ryan, Marcelo Urquia, Richard H Beigi, Michelle H Moniz, Michael Sgro
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if text message reminders increase the likelihood of receiving the influenza vaccine among pregnant women. METHODS: Pregnant women were randomized to either receive or not receive weekly text messages. Women were told the messages would be about health-related behavior in pregnancy. Those randomized to the intervention group received two messages weekly for four consecutive weeks reinforcing that the influenza vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women and safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039625/the-influence-of-maternal-exposure-history-to-virus-and-medicine-during-pregnancy-on-congenital-heart-defects-of-fetus
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Qianhong Liang, Wei Gong, Dongming Zheng, Risheng Zhong, Yunjie Wen, Xiaodan Wang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common birth defect. It is due to dysfunction of the heart and great vessels during embryo development stage, or the channel was not closed after birth. This study focuses on investigating the influence of virus infection and medicine history during pregnancy on the incidence rate of CHD of fetus. We conducted a retrospective birth cohort study of infant born in the maternal and child health hospital of Fanyu district in Guangzhou. Five thousand three hundred eighty one cases with complete medical records, including mothers, fathers, and infants, were enrolled...
December 30, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024955/pregnancy-as-a-risk-factor-for-severe-outcomes-from-influenza-virus-infection-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-observational-studies
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Dominik Mertz, Johanna Geraci, Judi Winkup, Bradford D Gessner, Justin R Ortiz, Mark Loeb
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is considered to be an important risk factor for severe complications following influenza virus infection. As a consequence, WHO recommendations prioritize pregnant women over other risk groups for influenza vaccination. However, the risk associated with pregnancy has not been systematically quantified. PURPOSE: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies that reported on pregnancy as a risk factor for severe outcomes from influenza virus infection...
December 23, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988883/surveillance-of-adverse-events-after-seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-pregnant-women-and-their-infants-in-the-vaccine-adverse-event-reporting-system-july-2010-may-2016
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Pedro Moro, Jane Baumblatt, Paige Lewis, Janet Cragan, Naomi Tepper, Maria Cano
INTRODUCTION: Routine immunization of pregnant women with seasonal inactivated influenza vaccines (IIVs) is recommended in all trimesters of pregnancy. A review of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) during 1990-2009 did not find any unexpected patterns of pregnancy complications or fetal outcomes after administration of IIV or live attenuated influenza vaccines (LAIVs). During the 2009-2010 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) vaccination campaign, a study noted that the number of VAERS reports from pregnant women who received the H1N1 2009 inactivated monovalent vaccine (n = 288) increased compared with 1990-2009 seasonal IIV pregnancy reports (n = 148)...
December 17, 2016: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969559/attitudes-and-beliefs-of-pregnant-women-and-new-mothers-regarding-influenza-vaccination-in-british-columbia
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Julie A Bettinger, Devon Greyson, Deborah Money
OBJECTIVE: Although pregnant women have increased risks for influenza morbidity and mortality, influenza vaccination rates among pregnant women in Canada are consistently very low. This mixed-methods study investigated the attitudes and behaviour of pregnant women and new mothers regarding seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination. METHODS: We conducted a baseline survey and qualitative focus groups with 34 women (26 pregnant women and 8 mothers of newborns), with a follow-up survey to assess outcomes at the end of the subsequent influenza season...
November 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932781/influenza-vaccination-coverage-during-pregnancy-selected-sites-united-states-2005-06-through-2013-14-influenza-vaccine-seasons
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Stephen Kerr, Carla M Van Bennekom, Allen A Mitchell
Seasonal influenza vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women because of their increased risk for influenza-associated complications. In addition, receipt of influenza vaccine by women during pregnancy has been shown to protect their infants for several months after birth (1). As part of its case-control surveillance study of medications and birth defects, the Birth Defects Study of the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University has recorded data on vaccinations received during pregnancy since the 2005-06 influenza vaccination season...
December 9, 2016: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904034/regulation-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-2-and-9-gene-expression-in-cultured-human-fetal-membrane-cells-by-influenza-virus-infection
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Noboru Uchide, Kyoko Obatake, Rie Yamada, Hidetaka Sadanari, Keiko Matsubara, Tsugiya Murayama, Kunio Ohyama
In order to understand a possible etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with intrauterine influenza virus infection, we examined the effect of influenza virus infection on gene expression of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in cultured amnion epithelial, amnion mesenchymal and chorion trophoblast cells prepared from human fetal membrane tissues by gelatin zymography, Western blotting and reverse transcriptase-PCR. The cells were infected with influenza A (H1N1) virus. The levels of pro-MMP-9 activity in culture supernatants of three types of cells were increased during the period of 24-48 h after the virus infection as compared to those of mock infection...
2016: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893898/association-between-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-vaccination-in-pregnancy-and-early-childhood-morbidity-in-offspring
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Anders Hviid, Henrik Svanström, Ditte Mølgaard-Nielsen, Philipp Lambach
Importance: Several studies investigating potential adverse effects of the pandemic A(H1N1) vaccine have supported that influenza A(H1N1) vaccination does not increase the risk for major pregnancy and birth adverse outcomes, but little is known about possible adverse effects in offspring of A(H1N1)-vaccinated mothers beyond the perinatal period and into early childhood. Objective: To evaluate whether pandemic influenza A(H1N1) vaccination in pregnancy increases the risk for early childhood morbidity in offspring...
November 28, 2016: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893896/association-between-influenza-infection-and-vaccination-during-pregnancy-and-risk-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ousseny Zerbo, Yinge Qian, Cathleen Yoshida, Bruce H Fireman, Nicola P Klein, Lisa A Croen
Importance: Maternal infections and fever during pregnancy are associated with increased risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). To our knowledge, no study has investigated the association between influenza vaccination during pregnancy and ASD. Objective: To investigate the association between influenza infection and vaccination during pregnancy and ASD risk. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included 196 929 children born at Kaiser Permanente Northern California from January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2010, at a gestational age of at least 24 weeks...
January 2, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
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