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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545902/uptake-of-influenza-vaccination-awareness-and-its-associated-barriers-among-medical-students-of-a-university-hospital-in-central-saudi-arabia
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Mohammed S Abalkhail, Mohannad S Alzahrany, Khaled A Alghamdi, Muath A Alsoliman, Mosa A Alzahrani, Badr S Almosned, Ibrahim M Gosadi, Shabana Tharkar
Outbreaks of influenza epidemics are common but influenza vaccination is sub-optimal among the healthcare staff including the medical students. The study aims to assess the rate of vaccine uptake among medical students, its associated barriers and levels of awareness. A cross sectional study was done at a University Hospital in Saudi Arabia on 421 medical students by self administered questionnaire from February to March 2015. The immunization rate of seasonal influenza vaccine was just 20.7% in 2015, while it was 57% for cumulative of previous three-year period...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545743/tdap-vaccination-among-healthcare-personnel-internet-panel-survey-2012-2014
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Anup Srivastav, Carla L Black, Peng-Jun Lu, Jun Zhang, Jennifer L Liang, Stacie M Greby
INTRODUCTION: Healthcare personnel (HCP) are at risk for pertussis infection exposure or transmitting the disease to patients in their work settings. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommends tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination for HCP to minimize these risks. This study assessed Tdap vaccination coverage among U.S. HCP by sociodemographic and occupation-related characteristics. METHODS: The 2012, 2013, and 2014 Internet Panel Surveys were analyzed in 2015 to assess HCP Tdap vaccination...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542417/interim-estimates-of-the-effectiveness-of-the-influenza-vaccine-against-a-h3n2-influenza-in-adults-in-south-korea-2016-2017-season
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Ji Yun Noh, Sooyeon Lim, Joon Young Song, Won Suk Choi, Hye Won Jeong, Jung Yeon Heo, Jacob Lee, Yu Bin Seo, Jin-Soo Lee, Seong Heon Wie, Young Keun Kim, Kyung Hwa Park, Sook-In Jung, Shin Woo Kim, Sun Hee Lee, Han Sol Lee, Young Hoon Yoon, Hee Jin Cheong, Woo Joo Kim
In the 2016-2017 season, the A(H3N2) influenza epidemic presented an unusual early peak pattern compared with past seasons in South Korea. The interim vaccine effectiveness (VE) of influenza vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza was estimated using test-negative design through the tertiary hospital-based influenza surveillance system in South Korea. From 1 September, 2016 to 7 January, 2017, adjusted VE of influenza vaccination in preventing laboratory-confirmed A(H3N2) was -52.1% (95% confidence interval [CI], -147...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542360/evaluating-the-effects-of-common-control-measures-for-influenza-a-h1n1-outbreak-at-school-in-china-a-modeling-study
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Tianmu Chen, Yuanxiu Huang, Ruchun Liu, Zhi Xie, Shuilian Chen, Guoqing Hu
BACKGROUND: Influenza A (H1N1) outbreaks have become common at schools in China since 2009. However, the effects of common countermeasures for school influenza outbreak have not been quantified so far, including isolation, vaccination, antivirus and school closure. We conducted a mathematically modeling study to address this unsolved issue. METHODS: We collected data of all small-scale school outbreaks caused by influenza A that occurred in Changsha city between January 2009 and December 2013...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542275/combination-of-the-immunization-with-the-sequence-close-to-the-consensus-sequence-and-two-dna-prime-plus-one-vlp-boost-generate-h5-hemagglutinin-specific-broad-neutralizing-antibodies
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Guiqin Wang, Renfu Yin, Paul Zhou, Zhuang Ding
Hemagglutinin (HA) head has long been considered to be able to elicit only a narrow, strain-specific antibody response as it undergoes rapid antigenic drift. However, we previously showed that a heterologous prime-boost strategy, in which mice were primed twice with DNA encoding HA and boosted once with virus-like particles (VLP) from an H5N1 strain A/Thailand/1(KAN)-1/2004 (noted as TH DDV), induced anti-head broad cross-H5 neutralizing antibody response. To explain why TH DDV immunization could generate such breadth, we systemically compared the neutralization breadth and potency between TH DDV sera and immune sera elicited by TH DDD (three times of DNA immunizations), TH VVV (three times of VLP immunizations), TH DV (one DNA prime plus one VLP boost) and TK DDV (plasmid DNA and VLP derived from another H5N1 strain, A/Turkey/65596/2006)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540458/antigen-specific-immunotherapy-and-influenza-vaccination-in-type-1-diabetes-timing-is-everything
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EDITORIAL
Lorraine Yeo, Mark Peakman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 24, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540396/-anaphylactic-reactions-to-vaccines-chicken-egg-allergy-and-the-influenza-h1n1-vaccination
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L Klimek, S Wicht-Langhammer, L von Bernus, C Thorn, D Cazan, O Pfaar, K Hörmann
BACKGROUND: Allergic reactions to influenza vaccinations are a well-known phenomenon; however, only a few published statistics give information on the risks. Patients with a chicken egg allergy must be particularly carefully handled during an influenza epidemic where vaccines produced using embryonated chicken eggs are primarily employed. METHODS: A selective literature review and analysis of the problem of allergic reactions to vaccinations was performed. RESULTS: The two most common relative contraindications among patients to be vaccinated are the presence of an egg allergy and a previous anaphylactic reaction to vaccination...
May 24, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539852/abnormal-brain-connectivity-spectrum-disorders-following-thimerosal-administration-a-prospective-longitudinal-case-control-assessment-of-medical-records-in-the-vaccine-safety-datalink
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David A Geier, Janet K Kern, Kristin G Homme, Mark R Geier
BACKGROUND: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), tic disorder (TD), and hyperkinetic syndrome of childhood (attention deficit disorder [ADD]/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder [ADHD]) are disorders recently defined as abnormal connectivity spectrum disorders (ACSDs) because they show a similar pattern of abnormal brain connectivity. This study examines whether these disorders are associated with exposure to thimerosal, a mercury (Hg)-based preservative. METHODS: A hypothesis testing case-control study evaluated the Vaccine Safety Datalink for the potential dose-dependent odds ratios (ORs) for diagnoses of ASD, TD, and ADD/ADHD compared to controls, following exposure to Hg from thimerosal-containing Haemophilus influenzae type b vaccines administrated within the first 15 months of life...
January 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539074/nontypeable-haemophilus-influenzae-and-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-review-for-clinicians
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Krishna Bajee Sriram, Amanda J Cox, Robert L Clancy, Mary P E Slack, Allan W Cripps
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. In the lower airways of COPD patients, bacterial infection is a common phenomenon and Haemophilus influenzae is the most commonly identified bacteria. Haemophilus influenzae is divided into typeable and nontypeable (NTHi) strains based on the presence or absence of a polysaccharide capsule. While NTHi is a common commensal in the human nasopharynx, it is associated with considerable inflammation when it is present in the lower airways of COPD patients, resulting in morbidity due to worsening symptoms and increased frequency of COPD exacerbations...
May 25, 2017: Critical Reviews in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538254/acute-demyelinating-polyneuropathy-as-presentation-of-hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies-in-a-patient-who-exercised-regularly-in-the-army
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Malathi Perugula, Gulshan Uppal, Miguel Chuquilin
Acute generalized neuropathy as the presenting manifestation of hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is rare. We report a 19-year-old Army recruit who exercised regularly for 9 months and presented with 2 weeks of numbness, tingling, and weakness in both upper and lower extremities, starting 2 weeks after influenza vaccination and 1 day after vigorous exercise. Based on acute onset, clinical examination and electrophysiological findings, Guillain-Barre syndrome was diagnosed, and intravenous immunoglobulin was administered with minimal improvement...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538110/the-effect-of-individual-movements-and-interventions-on-the-spread-of-influenza-in-long-term-care-facilities
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Mehdi Najafi, Marek Laskowski, Pieter T de Boer, Evelyn Williams, Ayman Chit, Seyed M Moghadas
BACKGROUND: Nosocomial influenza poses a serious risk among residents of long-term care facilities (LTCFs). OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effect of resident and staff movements and contact patterns on the outcomes of various intervention strategies for influenza control in an LTCF. METHODS: We collected contact frequency data in Canada's largest veterans' LTCF by enroling residents and staff into a study that tracked their movements through wireless tags and signal receivers...
May 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536736/is-the-association-between-hip-fractures-and-seasonality-modified-by-influenza-vaccination-an-ecological-study
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M Fraenkel, M Yitshak-Sade, L Beacher, M Carmeli, M Mandelboim, E Siris, V Novack
Osteoporotic hip fractures in 4344 patients were more common during winter. Lower temperatures were associated with higher rates of fracture only in those not vaccinated for influenza. Influenza outbreaks increased the risk of hip fractures. Further studies are needed to assess whether influenza vaccination can prevent hip fractures. INTRODUCTION: Winter seasonality of osteoporotic hip fracture incidence has been demonstrated, yet the explanation for the association is lacking. We hypothesize that the seasonality of osteoporotic hip fracture can be explained by an association between hip fractures and seasonal influenza outbreaks...
May 23, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536030/lot-to-lot-consistency-safety-and-immunogenicity-of-3-lots-of-haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-conjugate-vaccine-results-from-a-phase-iii-randomized-multicenter-study-in-infants
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Nicola P Klein, Remon Abu-Elyazeed, Matthew Cornish, Michael L Leonardi, Leonard B Weiner, Peter E Silas, Stanley E Grogg, Meera Varman, Robert W Frenck, Brigitte Cheuvart, Yaela Baine, Jacqueline M Miller, Maarten Leyssen, Narcisa Mesaros, Sumita Roy-Ghanta
BACKGROUND: Vaccination against Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) is included in routine pediatric immunization schedule in the United States. Previous vaccine shortages have created the need for additional options for Hib vaccination. METHODS: This phase III, randomized, multi-centered study (NCT01000974) evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of a monovalent tetanus toxoid-conjugate Hib vaccine (Hib-TT) compared to a monovalent (Hib-TT control) and a combination Hib-TT vaccine...
May 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536027/live-attenuated-tetravalent-g1-g4-bovine-human-reassortant-rotavirus-vaccine-brv-tv-randomized-controlled-phase-iii-study-in-indian-infants
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Tarun Saluja, Sonali Palkar, Puneet Misra, Madhu Gupta, Potula Venugopal, Ashwani Kumar Sood, Ravi Mandyam Dhati, Avinash Shetty, Sangappa Malappa Dhaded, Sharad Agarkhedkar, Amlan Choudhury, Ramesh Kumar, Sundaram Balasubramanian, Sudhir Babji, Lopa Adhikary, Martin Dupuy, Sangeet Mohan Chadha, Forum Desai, Darshna Kukian, Badri Narayan Patnaik, Mandeep Singh Dhingra
BACKGROUND: Rotavirus remains the leading cause of diarrhoea among children <5years. We assessed immunogenic non-inferiority of a tetravalent bovine-human reassortant rotavirus vaccine (BRV-TV) over the licensed human-bovine pentavalent rotavirus vaccine RV5. METHODS: Phase III single-blind study (parents blinded) in healthy infants randomized (1:1) to receive three doses of BRV-TV or RV5 at 6-8, 10-12, and 14-16weeks of age. All concomitantly received a licensed diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine (DTwP-HepB-Hib) and oral polio vaccine (OPV)...
May 20, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535854/influenza-a-world-of-discoveries-outbreaks-and-controversy
#15
Wendy S Barclay
Working in an area such as influenza is a free ticket into science communication, a pathway aided amply by the amazing evolutionary powers of the virus; regular outbreaks keep the media engaged and the audience keen. Everyone has heard of flu, and they probably already have an opinion: 'I don't take the vaccine, it gives me the flu anyway.' 'Didn't the government waste loads of money on that Tamiflu drug that doesn't work?' 'I've never had flu because I eat a banana every day and sleep with a boiled onion when I've sat next to someone on the train who was coughing...
May 23, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535180/announcing-the-publication-of-a-who-guide-to-the-design-and-interpretation-of-observational-influenza-vaccine-effectiveness-studies
#16
Justin R Ortiz, Michael L Jackson, Joachim Hombach
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 23, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533172/new-drug-strategies-to-tackle-viral-host-interactions-for-the-treatment-of-influenza-virus-infections
#17
REVIEW
Simonides I van de Wakker, Marcel J E Fischer, Ronald S Oosting
The influenza virus (IV) is a highly contagious virus causing seasonal global outbreaks affecting annually up to 20% of the world's population and leading to 250,000-500,000 deaths worldwide. Current vaccines have variable effectiveness, and, in particular during a pandemic outbreak, they are probably not available in the amounts needed to protect the world population. Therefore we need effective small molecule drugs to combat an IV infection and that can be produced, in case of pandemic, rapidly and in large quantities...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533104/seasonal-influenza-vaccine-uptake-among-people-with-disabilities-a-nationwide-population-study-of-disparities-by-type-of-disability-and-socioeconomic-status-in-france
#18
Aurélie Bocquier, Lisa Fressard, Alain Paraponaris, Bérengère Davin, Pierre Verger
People with disabilities use various preventive health services less frequently than others, notably because of a lower socioeconomic status (SES). We examined variations of seasonal influenza vaccine uptake according to type/severity of disability and SES. We analyzed (in 2016) data from the 2008 French national cross-sectional survey on health and disability (n=12,396 adults living in the community and belonging to target groups for seasonal influenza vaccination). We defined seasonal influenza vaccine uptake during the 2007-2008 season by the self-reporting of a flu shot between September 2007 and March 2008...
May 19, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533093/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-a-live-attenuated-influenza-h5-candidate-vaccine-strain-a-17-turkey-turkey-05-133-h5n2-and-its-priming-effects-for-potential-pre-pandemic-use-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Punnee Pitisuttithum, Kobporn Boonnak, Supat Chamnanchanunt, Pilaipan Puthavathana, Viravarn Luvira, Hatairat Lerdsamran, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Vipa Thanachartwet, Udomsak Silachamroon, Wanibtisam Masamae, Alexandra Schuetz, Ponthip Wirachwong, Sit Thirapakpoomanunt, Larisa Rudenko, Erin Sparrow, Martin Friede, Marie-Paule Kieny
BACKGROUND: The emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses has raised concerns about their pandemic potential. Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing influenza. In this study, we investigated the safety and immunogenicity of an avian H5N2 live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV H5N2) in healthy Thai adults and its priming immune responses with an H5N1 inactivated vaccine boost. METHODS: This study was done at the Vaccine Trial Centre at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand and was divided into two parts...
May 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533080/influenza-vaccination-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-implications-for-pharmacists
#20
Rasha M Arabyat, Dennis W Raisch, Ludmila Bakhireva
BACKGROUND: Influenza virus is responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality. Specific populations are at higher risk for exacerbations from influenza virus, such as patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Influenza vaccination coverage among COPD patients is low. Pharmacists can improve influenza vaccination among COPD patients by recognizing factors that influence vaccination and addressing these factors. OBJECTIVES: To (1) determine the recent influenza vaccination coverage among patients with COPD, (2) identify factors that were associated with immunization, and (3) interpret the results based upon Andersen's healthcare utilization model...
February 24, 2017: Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy: RSAP
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