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Johnathan Caleb Peterson, Carly Jacobs, John Hibbing, Kevin Smith
Research suggests that people can accurately predict the political affiliations of others using only information extracted from the face. It is less clear from this research, however, what particular facial physiological processes or features communicate such information. Using a model of emotion developed in psychology that treats emotional expressivity as an individual-level trait, this article provides a theoretical account of why emotional expressivity may provide reliable signals of political orientation, and it tests the theory in four empirical studies...
February 14, 2018: Politics and the Life Sciences: the Journal of the Association for Politics and the Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432383/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-seven-dosing-regimens-of-the-candidate-rts-s-as01e-malaria-vaccine-integrated-within-an-expanded-program-on-immunization-regimen-a-phase-ii-single-center-open-controlled-trial-in-infants-in-malawi
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Desiree Witte, Nigel A Cunliffe, Ann M Turner, Edward Ngulube, Opokua Ofori-Anyinam, Johan Vekemans, Philips Chimpeni, Marc Lievens, Trevor P Wilson, Jenala Njiramʼmadzi, Yolanda Guerra Mendoza, Amanda Leach
BACKGROUND: In a phase III trial, the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine produced lower anti-circumsporozoite (CS) antibody titres when co-administered with Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) vaccines (0,1,2-month schedule) at 6-12 weeks compared to 5-17 months at first vaccination. Alternative infant immunisation schedules within the EPI were investigated. METHODS: This phase II, open, single site (Blantyre, Malawi) trial was conducted in infants aged 1-7 days. Subjects were equally randomised across seven groups to receive three doses of RTS,S/AS01E at time points that included ≤7 days, 6, 10, 14, 26 weeks, and 9 months...
February 9, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428913/anti-hbs-titers-following-pentavalent-immunization-dtwp-hbv-hib-in-term-normal-weight-vs-low-birth-weight-infants
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Chandrika Verma, M M A Faridi, Manish Narang, Iqbal R Kaur
OBJECTIVE: To compare anti HBs titers between term low birth weight (1800-2499 g) infants and normal birth weight infants, 6 weeks after last dose of primary immunization with pentavalent vaccine, and to study adverse events following immunization (AEFI) with pentavalent vaccine. DESIGN: Cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary-care hospital predominantly catering to urban poor population of East Delhi. PARTICIPANTS: 265 low birth weight (1800-2499 g) and 265 normal birth weight (2500-4000 g) infants Monovalent Hepatitis B vaccine was administered within 24 hours of birth followed by three primary doses of pentavalent vaccine at 6, 10 and 14 weeks...
February 9, 2018: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420131/t-cell-receptor-excision-circle-levels-and-safety-of-paediatric-immunization-a-population-based-self-controlled-case-series-analysis
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Kumanan Wilson, Daniel R Duque, Malia Sq Murphy, Steven Hawken, Anne Pham-Huy, Jeffrey Kwong, Shelley L Deeks, Beth K Potter, Natasha S Crowcroft, Dennis E Bulman, Pranesh Chakraborty, Julian Little
T-cell receptor excision circle levels are a surrogate marker of T-cell production and immune system function. We sought to determine whether non-pathological infant T-cell receptor excision circle levels were associated with adverse events following immunization. A self-controlled case series design was applied on a sample of 231,693 children who completed newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency in Ontario, Canada between August 2013 and December 2015. Exposures included routinely administered pediatric vaccines up to 15 months of age...
February 8, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29390149/cord-blood-anti-parasite-il-10-as-risk-marker-for-compromised-vaccine-immunogenicity-in-early-childhood
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Indu Malhotra, A Desiree LaBeaud, Nathan Morris, Maxim McKibben, Peter Mungai, Eric Muchiri, Christopher L King, Charles H King
Background: Antenatal exposure to parasites can affect infants' subsequent responses to vaccination. The present study investigated how maternal prenatal infections and newborns' anti-parasite cytokine profiles relate to IgG responses to standard vaccination during infancy. Methods: 450 Kenyan women were tested for parasitic infections during pregnancy. Their newborns' responses to malaria, schistosome, and filaria antigens were assessed in cord blood (CB) lymphocytes...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384309/-a-plea-for-introduction-of-hepatitis%C3%A2-b-vaccination-at-birth-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Assemien Boa, Alfred Douba, Tah Bi N Guessan, Hervé Menan, Alain Attia, Thimothée Ouassa, Joseph Bi Vroh Bénié, Armand Abokon, Mireille Dosso, Paul Aholi, Marguerite Timité-Konan, Raphaël Yao Abauleth, Emmanuel Bissagnéné, Joseph Aka, Jean Claude Yavo, Bonny Jean Sylvain, Germaine Siguifota Ouattara, Daniel Kouadio Ekra, Kadidia Sow, Jules N Guessan Kouassi, Eric Martial Kouakou Ahoussou, Raphaël Kalet Dally
The Côte d'Ivoire National Immunization Technical Advisory Group 2015 work plan included elaboration of an opinion on inclusion of hepatitis B vaccination at birth in the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in Côte d'Ivoire. A task force was set up to conduct this assessment according to a systematized method. The task force analysed scientific articles on the burden of hepatitis B in Côte d'Ivoire, the burden of mother-child transmission, the impact of hepatitis B vaccination at birth in countries which have adopted this strategy, the efficacy and safety of hepatitis B vaccine in newborns, the cost-effectiveness of hepatitis B vaccination at birth, and the best strategy to introduce hepatitis B vaccination at birth in the EPI...
December 5, 2017: Santé Publique: Revue Multidisciplinaire Pour la Recherche et L'action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368591/rna-gene-profile-variation-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-from-rhesus-macaques-immunized-with-hib-conjugate-vaccine-hib-capsular-polysaccharide-and-tt-carrier-protein
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Jing Tang, Ying Zhang, Xiaolong Zhang, Yun Liao, Yongrong Wang, Shengjie Ouyang, Yanchun Che, Miao Xu, Jing Pu, Qi Shen, Zhanlong He, Qiang Ye, Qihan Li
BACKGROUND: The Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) conjugate vaccine has been widely used in children to prevent invasive Hib disease because of its strong immunogenicity and antibody response induction relative to the capsular polysaccharide (CPS) antigen. The data from vaccine studies suggest that the conjugate vaccine contains carrier proteins that enhance and/or regulate the antigen's immunogenicity, but the mechanism of this enhancement remains unclear. METHODS: To explore the immunological role of the conjugate vaccine, we compared the immune responses and gene profiles of rhesus macaques after immunization with CPS, carrier protein tetanus toxoid (TT) or conjugate vaccine...
January 25, 2018: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336924/immunization-of-preterm-infants-with-gsk-s-hexavalent-combined-diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis-hepatitis-b-inactivated-poliovirus-haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-conjugate-vaccine-a-review-of-safety-and-immunogenicity
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Felix Omeñaca, Liliana Vázquez, Pilar Garcia-Corbeira, Narcisa Mesaros, Linda Hanssens, Jan Dolhain, Ivonne Puente Gómez, Johannes Liese, Markus Knuf
BACKGROUND: Infants with history of prematurity (<37 weeks gestation) and low birth weight (LBW, <2500 g) are at high risk of infection due to functional immaturity of normal physical and immunological defense mechanisms. Despite current recommendations that infants with history of prematurity/LBW should receive routine immunization according to the same schedule and chronological age as full-term infants, immunization is often delayed. METHODS: Here we summarize 10 clinical studies and 15 years of post-marketing safety surveillance of GSK's hexavalent vaccine (DTPa-HBV-IPV/Hib), a combined diphtheria-tetanus-acellular-pertussis-hepatitis-B-inactivated-poliovirus-Haemophilus influenzae-type-b (Hib) conjugate vaccine, when administered alone, or co-administered with pneumococcal conjugate, rotavirus, and meningococcal vaccines and respiratory syncytial virus IgG to infants with history of prematurity/LBW in clinical trials...
January 11, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325483/characterization-of-vaccination-policies-for-attendance-and-employment-at-day-summer-camps-in-new-york-state
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William A Prescott, Kelsey C Violanti, Nicholas M Fusco
INTRODUCTION: New York state requires day/summer camps to keep immunization records for all enrolled campers and strongly recommends requiring vaccination for all campers and staff. The objective of this study was to characterize immunization requirements/recommendations for children/adolescents enrolled in and staff employed at day/summer camps in New York state. METHODS: An electronic hyperlink to a 9-question survey instrument was distributed via e-mail to 178 day/summer camps located in New York state cities with a population size greater than 100 000 people...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301718/-immunisation-schedule-of-the-spanish-association-of-paediatrics-2018-recommendations
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David Moreno-Pérez, Francisco José Álvarez García, Javier Álvarez Aldeán, María José Cilleruelo Ortega, María Garcés Sánchez, Nuria García Sánchez, Ángel Hernández Merino, María Méndez Hernández, Manuel Merino Moína, Abián Montesdeoca Melián, Jesús Ruiz-Contreras
The Advisory Committee on Vaccines of the Spanish Association of Paediatrics annually publishes the immunisation schedule considered optimal for children resident in Spain, according to available evidence on current vaccines. Regarding funded immunisations, 2+1 strategy (2, 4, 11-12 months) with hexavalent (DTPa-IPV-Hib-HB) and 13-valent pneumococcal vaccines are recommended. Administration of the 6-year booster dose with DTPa is recommended, and a poliomyelitis dose for children who had received the 2+1 scheme, as well as Tdap vaccine for adolescents and pregnant women in every pregnancy between 27 and 32 weeks' gestation...
January 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300680/utilization-pattern-of-haemophilus-influenza-type-b-vaccine-in-eight-provinces-of-china
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Yan Li, Chenyan Yue, Yamin Wang, Xu Zhu, Kathryn Martin, Robert W Scherpbier, Jiechen Liu, Zhiguo Wang, Yujie Ma, Huijian Cheng, Zhenguo Zhang, Qing Wang, Hui Li, Shen Xie, Qiyou Xiao, Huaqing Wang, Zhijie An
Objective In China, Hib vaccine is a private-sector vaccine that is an option for parents to select to give to their children; it must be paid for out-of-pocket because it is not included in the government's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). We evaluated utilization patterns of Hib vaccine to provide evidence in support of development of a national Hib vaccination strategy. Methods We obtained lists of children from immunization information systems (IIS) of counties or districts in 8 provinces of China that had IISs that recorded Hib vaccine administration continuously for the study period...
January 4, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289561/haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-hib-seroprevalence-and-current-epidemiology-in-england-and-wales
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Sarah Collins, David Litt, Rachael Almond, Jamie Findlow, Ezra Linley, Mary Ramsay, Ray Borrow, Shamez Ladhani
INTRODUCTION: The introduction of the Hib conjugate vaccine in the United Kingdom resulted in a rapid decline in invasive Hib disease across all age groups. However, a resurgence in 2000-2002 prompted the introduction of additional control measures, including a routine 12-month booster in 2006. Here we describe results from a national serosurvey in children eligible for the 12-month booster and recent Haemophilus influenzae epidemiology in England and Wales. METHODS: A national serosurvey was performed to determine the prevalence of anti-polyribosyl-phosphate (anti-PRP) IgG antibodies in 1000 residual samples from children up to 8 years of age in 2013-2014...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277353/immunologic-non-inferiority-and-safety-of-the-investigational-pneumococcal-non-typeable-haemophilus-influenzae-protein-d-conjugate-vaccine-phid-cv-4-dose-vial-presentation-compared-to-the-licensed-phid-cv-1-dose-vial-presentation-in-infants-a-phase-iii-randomized
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Khalequ Zaman, Sheikh Farzana Zaman, Farzana Zaman, Asma Aziz, Sayeed-Bin Faisal, Magali Traskine, Md Ahsan Habib, Javier Ruiz-Guiñazú, Dorota Borys
BACKGROUND: To support vaccination programs in developing countries, a 4-dose vial presentation of pneumococcal non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D-conjugate vaccine (PHiD-CV) was developed. This study assessed immunologic non-inferiority and safety of the investigational PHiD-CV 4-dose versus licensed 1-dose vial presentation in infants. METHODS: In this phase III, mono-center, observer-blind study in Bangladesh, 6-10-week-old infants were randomized 1:1 to receive PHiD-CV primary vaccination (at ages 6, 10, 18 weeks) and a booster dose (at age 9 months) with a 4-dose vial (with preservative, 4DV group) or 1-dose vial (preservative-free, 1DV group)...
January 29, 2018: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246479/elevated-plasma-levels-of-3-hydroxyisobutyric-acid-are-associated-with-incident-type-2-diabetes
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Adil Mardinoglu, Silvia Gogg, Luca A Lotta, Alena Stančáková, Annika Nerstedt, Jan Boren, Matthias Blüher, Ele Ferrannini, Claudia Langenberg, Nicholas J Wareham, Markku Laakso, Ulf Smith
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) metabolite, 3-Hydroxyisobutyric acid (3-HIB) has been identified as a secreted mediator of endothelial cell fatty acid transport and insulin resistance (IR) using animal models. To identify if 3-HIB is a marker of human IR and future risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (T2D), we measured plasma levels of 3-HIB and associated metabolites in around 10,000 extensively phenotyped individuals. The levels of 3-HIB were increased in obesity but not robustly associated with degree of IR after adjusting for BMI...
December 7, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233576/changing-epidemiology-of-haemophilus-influenzae-in-children
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REVIEW
David F Butler, Angela L Myers
Haemophilus influenzae remains a common cause of illness in children throughout the world. Before the introduction of vaccination, H influenzae type b (Hib) disease was the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in young children and a frequent cause of pneumonia, epiglottitis, and septic arthritis. Clinicians should remain diligent in counseling parents on the dangers of Hib and provide vaccination starting at 2 months of age. The epidemiology of invasive H influenzae disease is shifting. It is imperative that clinicians recognize the changing epidemiology and antibiotic resistance patterns for H influenzae to optimize care in hospital and ambulatory settings...
March 2018: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232664/vaccination-practices-in-pediatric-dialysis-patients-across-europe-a-european-pediatric-dialysis-working-group-and-european-society-for-pediatric-nephrology-dialysis-working-group-study
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Sevcan A Bakkaloğlu, Yesim Özdemir Atikel, Fabio Paglialonga, Constantinos J Stefanidis, Varvara Askiti, Enrico Vidal, Gema Ariceta, Engin Melek, Enrico Verrina, Nikoleta Printza, Karel Vondrak, Aleksandra Zurowska, Ilona Zagozdzon, Mesiha Ekim, Elif Nursel Özmert, Stephanie Dufek, Augustina Jankauskiene, Claus Peter Schmitt, Eszter Lévai, Johan Vande Walle, Nur Canpolat, Tuula Holtta, Michel Fischbach, Guenter Klaus, Christoph Aufricht, Rukshana Shroff, Alberto Edefonti
BACKGROUND: Data on the immunization practices in pediatric chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients are scarce. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current vaccination practices for children on dialysis across European pediatric nephrology centers. METHODS: A total of 18 tertiary pediatric nephrology centers from 12 European countries were included in the study. The data on universal national immunization programs and immunization practices for children with chronic disease or risk were recorded from European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization...
December 12, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227463/the-conquest-of-hib-the-importance-of-protecting-high-risk-children
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Mathuram Santosham
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December 8, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223483/differences-by-sex-in-igg-levels-following-infant-and-childhood-vaccinations-an-individual-participant-data-meta-analysis-of-vaccination-studies
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Anna G C Boef, Fiona R M van der Klis, Guy A M Berbers, Anne-Marie Buisman, Elisabeth A M Sanders, Jeanet M Kemmeren, Arie van der Ende, Hester E de Melker, Nynke Y Rots, Mirjam J Knol
BACKGROUND: If immune responses to vaccination differ between males and females, sex-specific vaccination schedules may be indicated. We systematically reanalysed childhood vaccination studies conducted in The Netherlands for sex-differences in IgG-responses. To assess the impact of potential sex-differences in IgG-responses, we explored sex-differences in vaccine failure/effectiveness and reactogenicity. METHODS: Six studies with IgG-measurements for 1577 children following infant pneumococcal (PCV7/PCV10/PCV13) and/or DTaP-IPV-Hib(-HepB) vaccinations, or the pre-school DTaP-IPV booster were included...
December 6, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210326/comparative-evaluation-of-heart-rate-based-monitors-apple-watch-vs-fitbit-charge-hr
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Yang Bai, Paul Hibbing, Constantine Mantis, Gregory J Welk
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the validity of energy expenditure (EE), steps, and heart rate measured with the Apple Watch 1 and Fitbit Charge HR. Thirty-nine healthy adults wore the two monitors while completing a semi-structured activity protocol consisting of 20 minutes of sedentary activity, 25 minutes of aerobic exercise, and 25 minutes of light intensity physical activity. Criterion measures were obtained from an Oxycon Mobile for EE, a pedometer for steps, and a Polar heart rate strap worn on the chest for heart rate...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209602/economic-evaluation-and-budget-impact-analysis-of-vaccination-against-haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-infection-in-thailand
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Surachai Kotirum, Charung Muangchana, Sirirat Techathawat, Piyameth Dilokthornsakul, David Bin-Chia Wu, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk
Current study aimed to estimate clinical and economic outcomes of providing the Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) vaccination as a national vaccine immunization program in Thailand. A decision tree combined with Markov model was developed to simulate relevant costs and health outcomes covering lifetime horizon in societal and health care payer perspectives. This analysis considered children aged under 5 years old whom preventive vaccine of Hib infection are indicated. Two combined Hib vaccination schedules were considered: three-dose series (3 + 0) and three-dose series plus a booster does (3 + 1) compared with no vaccination...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
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