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Y Uteuliyev, A Amenov, A Asen, A Saktapov, N Iskakova, U Amanzholova
In this article, the authors consider ways to solve problematic issues related to the organization and conduct of immunization among the population in order to prevent vaccine-preventable infectious diseases. An in-depth analysis of the progress of vaccine prevention has been conducted and the results achieved in the world in recent years are reflected. At the same time, the authors identified problematic issues related to the successful implementation of further work on the prevention of vaccine-preventable infectious diseases...
November 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217370/a-quality-improvement-initiative-to-increase-tdap-tetanus-diphtheria-acellular-pertussis-vaccination-coverage-among-direct-health-care-providers-at-a-children-s-hospital
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Changhong Jiang, LaQuita Whitmore-Sisco, Aditya H Gaur, Elisabeth E Adderson
OBJECTIVES: Health care providers (HCP) are at high risk of acquiring and transmitting pertussis to susceptible family members, co-workers, and patients. Public health authorities recommend administering a single dose of Tdap (tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis) vaccine to all adults, including HCP, to increase adult immunity to pertussis. We set a quality improvement goal to increase Tdap vaccination coverage among HCP who provided direct patient care at a children's hospital from 58% to 90% over 18 months...
December 4, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120017/review-of-maternal-immunisation-during-pregnancy-focus-on-pertussis-and-influenza
#3
Géraldine Blanchard-Rohner, Christiane Eberhardt
Seasonal influenza and pertussis infections are known to be significant causes of morbidity and mortality in neonates and infants worldwide. Influenza has also been associated with severe complications in pregnant women and after delivery. The most efficient and safe strategy to protect mothers and their offspring is maternal immunisation during pregnancy. The maternal antibodies thus acquired are transferred to the fetus as of the second trimester and confer passive immunity until the first infant immunisations...
November 9, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116304/use-of-a-child-health-surveillance-instrument-focusing-on-growth-a-cross-sectional-study
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Erika Morganna Neves de Araujo, Marcia Teles de Oliveira Gouveia, Dixis Figueroa Pedraza
BACKGROUND: Proper use of a child health handbook is an important indicator of the quality of care provided to children at healthcare services. This study aimed to evaluate the use of child health surveillance tool (by health professionals?), especially focusing on growth. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study carried out in the context of the Family Health Strategy in two municipalities in Paraíba, Brazil. METHODS: Three hundred and twenty-one children under five years of age from areas covered by health workers were included in the study...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106317/is-hepatitis-b-vaccination-performed-at-infant-and-adolescent-age-able-to-provide-long-term-immunological-memory-an-observational-study-on-healthcare-students-and-workers-in-florence-italy
#5
Costanza Bini, Maddalena Grazzini, Martina Chellini, Nicola Mucci, Giulio Arcangeli, Emilia Tiscione, Paolo Bonanni
Universal vaccination programmes against Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) have significantly reduced the burden of the disease; nevertheless, HBV infection remains a relevant issue for high-risk subjects, such as healthcare workers (HCWs), who may potentially be exposed to blood or body fluids. Our study evaluates the long-term duration of the immunological memory of HBV vaccination 11-23 years after primary immunization by examining the response to booster doses in HCWs and students of health disciplines at Careggi Teaching Hospital in Florence (Italy)...
November 6, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077425/surveillance-snapshot-influenza-immunization-among-u-s-armed-forces-healthcare-workers-august-2012-april-2017
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October 2017: MSMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048456/an-evaluation-of-attitude-toward-vaccines-among-healthcare-workers-of-a-university-hospital-in-southern-italy
#7
R Squeri, C Genovese, G Trimarchi, M A R Palamara, V La Fauci
BACKGROUND: Vaccination is an effective and safe health technology. Despite this vaccine coverage falls short of national and international targets. Study design. The aim of the study was to evaluate the views of medical staff at Messina University Hospital regarding vaccinations, their current and future vaccination status and whether they recommend it to their patients. METHODS: The study was conducted from April 2016 to March 2017 by an anonymous face-to-face questionnaire submitted to HCWs...
November 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994712/improving-influenza-vaccination-rate-among-primary-healthcare-workers-in-qatar
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Khalid H Elawad, Elmoubasher A Farag, Dina A Abuelgasim, Maria K Smatti, Hamad E Al-Romaihi, Mohammed Al Thani, Hanan Al Mujalli, Zienab Shehata, Merin Alex, Asmaa A Al Thani, Hadi M Yassine
The purpose of this study was to improve influenza vaccination, and determine factors influencing vaccine declination among health care workers (HCW) in Qatar. We launched an influenza vaccination campaign to vaccinate around 4700 HCW in 22 Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) centers in Qatar between 1st and 15th of November, 2015. Our target was to vaccinate 60% of all HCW. Vaccine was offered free of charge at all centers, and information about the campaign and the importance of influenza vaccination was provided to employees through direct communication, emails, and social media networks...
October 10, 2017: Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985399/have-community-health-workers-increased-the-delivery-of-maternal-and-child-healthcare-in-india
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Abram L Wagner, Julia M Porth, Deepti Bettampadi, Matthew L Boulton
Background: Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are community health workers in rural India. This study estimates the proportion of villages with an ASHA and examines the impact of increased ASHA placement on changes in healthcare. Methods: Information about ASHA placement and maternal and child healthcare was obtained from the District-Level Household Surveys from 2007 to 2008 and 2012 to 2013. In this ecological analysis, the difference in district-level proportions of maternal and child healthcare outcomes between 2012-13 and 2007-08 was regressed onto the difference in ASHA placement between those years...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933342/ongoing-outbreak-with-well-over-4-000-measles-cases-in-italy-from-january-to-end-august-2017-what-is-making-elimination-so-difficult
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Antonietta Filia, Antonino Bella, Martina Del Manso, Melissa Baggieri, Fabio Magurano, Maria Cristina Rota
We report an ongoing measles outbreak in Italy, with over 4,400 cases reported in 20 Regions from January to August 2017. Median age was 27 years, 88% of the cases were unvaccinated. The highest incidence was in infants below one year of age and 7% of cases occurred among healthcare workers. Three deaths occurred and two cases of encephalitis were reported. Wide immunity gaps and nosocomial transmission are major challenges to measles elimination in Italy.
September 14, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838188/administering-multiple-injectable-vaccines-during-a-single-visit-summary-of-findings-from-the-accelerated-introduction-of-inactivated-polio-vaccine-globally
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Samantha B Dolan, Manish Patel, Lee M Hampton, Eleanor Burnett, Daniel C Ehlman, Julie Garon, Emily Cloessner, Elizabeth Chmielewski, Terri B Hyde, Carsten Mantel, Aaron S Wallace
Background: In 2013, the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) recommended that all 126 countries using only oral polio vaccine (OPV) introduce at least 1 dose of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into their routine immunization schedules by the end of 2015. In many countries, the addition of IPV would necessitate delivery of multiple injectable vaccines (hereafter, "multiple injections") during a single visit, with infants receiving IPV alongside pentavalent vaccine (which covers diphtheria, tetanus, and whole-cell pertussis; hepatitis B; and Haemophilus influenzae type b) and pneumococcal vaccine...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807604/focusing-on-the-implementation-of-21st-century-vaccines-for-adults
#12
Paolo Bonanni, Guglielmo Bonaccorsi, Chiara Lorini, Francesca Santomauro, Emilia Tiscione, Sara Boccalini, Angela Bechini
Adult immunization is a priority for public health, particularly in countries where an aging population has become increasingly more numerous. Protection against diseases which typically affect adults (like flu, pneumococcal diseases and Herpes zoster), the shift of age of infections which originally affected children (like measles), the decreasing protection with time for infections which need periodical booster doses of vaccines (Tdap), the availability of vaccines which can also impact on adult health (HPV) are only some examples of the importance of implementing targeted vaccination strategies...
August 11, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793935/utilization-of-electronic-health-record-events-to-conduct-a-tuberculosis-contact-investigation-in-a-high-risk-oncology-unit
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Shauna C Usiak, Fabian A Romero, Patrice Schwegman, Violet Fitzpatrick, MaryAnn Connor, Janet Eagan, Arthur E Brown, Mini Kamboj
OBJECTIVE To describe the utilization of electronic medical data resources, including health records and nursing scheduling resources, to conduct a tuberculosis (TB) exposure investigation in a high-risk oncology unit. SETTING A 42-bed inpatient unit with a mix of surgical and medical patients at a large tertiary-care cancer center in New York City. PARTICIPANTS High-risk subjects and coworkers exposed to a healthcare worker (HCW) with cavitary smear positive lung TB. RESULTS During the 3-month exposure period, 270 patients were admitted to the unit; 137 of these (50...
August 10, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793335/estimation-of-sickness-absenteeism-among-italian-healthcare-workers-during-seasonal-influenza-epidemics
#14
Maria Michela Gianino, Gianfranco Politano, Antonio Scarmozzino, Lorena Charrier, Marco Testa, Sebastian Giacomelli, Alfredo Benso, Carla Maria Zotti
OBJECTIVES: To analyze absenteeism among healthcare workers (HCWs) at a large Italian hospital and to estimate the increase in absenteeism that occurred during seasonal flu periods. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. METHODS: The absenteeism data were divided into three "epidemic periods," starting at week 42 of one year and terminating at week 17 of the following year (2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013), and three "non-epidemic periods," defined as week 18 to week 41 and used as baseline data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683822/hepatitis-b-virus-vaccination-status-and-associated-factors-among-health-care-workers-in-shashemene-zonal-town-shashemene-ethiopia-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Tsega-Ab Abebaw, Zewdie Aderaw, Bereket Gebremichael
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis B virus (HBV) remains a major global health problem. More than three-quarters of HBV infection occur in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Healthcare workers (HCWs) are at risk of acquiring HBV, hepatitis C (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections via exposure to patients' blood and bodily fluids. HBV infection is a recognized occupational hazard, and non-immune health professionals are at risk of acquiring the infection from their work. This study was intended to assess the level of HBV vaccination status and factors affecting the vaccination status of health care workers in Shashemene Zonal Town...
July 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666760/vaccination-coverage-among-social-and-healthcare-workers-in-ten-countries-of-samu-social-international-sites
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Esaie Marshall, Dominique Salmon, Nadia Bousfiha, Yacouba Togola, François Ouedraogo, Maud Santantonio, Coumba Khadidja Dieng, Suzanne Tartière, Xavier Emmanuelli
BACKGROUND: We aim to determine the vaccination coverage of social and healthcare workers in International sites of Samusocial, providing emergency care to homeless people, and to assess factors associated with having received necessary doses at adulthood. METHODS: Data on immunization coverage of social and healthcare workers were provided by a cross-sectional survey, conducted from February to April 2015 among 252 Samusocial workers in 10 countries. Vaccination status and characteristics of participants were collected through a self-administered questionnaire...
June 27, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661516/knowledge-attitudes-beliefs-and-practices-of-occupational-physicians-towards-vaccinations-of-health-care-workers-a-cross-sectional-pilot-study-in-north-eastern-italy
#17
Matteo Riccò, Silvia Cattani, Franca Casagranda, Giovanni Gualerzi, Carlo Signorelli
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to characterize personal attitudes and knowledge of a sample of Italian occupational physicians (OPhs) towards immunization practice in the case of healthcare workers (HCWs). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 90 OPhs (42.2% of males, 57.8% of females, mean age of 50.1±8.3 years old) compiled a structured questionnaire through a telephonic interview. They were asked about the official Italian recommendations for HCWs, their general knowledge of vaccine practice, their propensity towards vaccines (both in general and about specific immunizations), their risk perception about the vaccine-preventable infectious diseases...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661392/measles-outbreak-after-12-years-without-endemic-transmission-portugal-february-to-may-2017
#18
Francisco George, João Valente, Gonçalo F Augusto, Andreia J Silva, Natália Pereira, Teresa Fernandes, Paula Palminha, Bárbara A Aguiar, António Martins, Estêvão Santos, Paula Valente, Etelvina Calé, Ana Leça, Paulo J Nogueira
We report a measles outbreak in two Portuguese health regions (Algarve and Lisbon and the Tagus Valley) since February 2017, and which by 31 May resulted in 28 confirmed cases, of which 16 were unvaccinated. Thirteen cases were healthcare workers. One unvaccinated teenager died. Genotype B3 was identified in 14 cases from both regions. This outbreak occurs after 12 years without endemic measles transmission, and in a context of high measles vaccination coverage and immunity.
June 8, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617216/the-effect-of-performance-based-financing-on-maternal-healthcare-use-in-burundi-a-two-wave-pooled-cross-sectional-analysis
#19
Martin Rudasingwa, Robert Soeters, Olivier Basenya
BACKGROUND: Several developing countries, especially in Africa, have implemented performance-based financing (PBF) schemes with the aim of improving healthcare provision. PBF was first implemented in Burundi in 2006 as a pilot programme in three provinces and was rolled out nationwide in 2010. OBJECTIVE: To enrich existing studies on Burundi in three ways. Firstly, by evaluating the effect of PBF on maternal care at primary and hospital levels; secondly, on the possession of maternity logbooks for maternal care records; and thirdly, how the amount of subsidies influences healthcare outputs...
2017: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579471/first-case-of-vaccine-strain-varicella-infection-as-manifestation-of-hiv-in-healthcare-worker-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
REVIEW
B D Navalkele, O Henig, M Fairfax, E Flanagan, M Upfal, J Russell, S Dhar, K Kaye, T Chopra
Live-attenuated varicella vaccination is safe in non-immunocompromised populations and is associated with rare non-serious adverse events. A healthcare worker (HCW) developed varicella infection, and exposure investigation led to immunization against varicella in an exposed non-immune HCW. Subsequently, vaccine-strain-induced disseminated varicella and progressive outer retinal necrosis in the exposed HCW resulted in identification of undiagnosed human immunodeficiency virus infection. This article reviews serious adverse events from varicella vaccination, and extreme caution is advised prior to live vaccination of HCWs...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
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