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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095291/genotyping-of-varicella-zoster-virus-clinical-isolates-from-the-czech-republic
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Vanda Boštíková, Radek Sleha, Pavel Boštík
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December 2016: Central European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094831/barnvaccinationsprogrammet-%C3%A2-effektivt-men-otillr%C3%A3-ckligt-erfarenheter-fr%C3%A3-n-astrid-lindgrens-barnsjukhus-2008%C3%A2-2013
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Åsa Laestadius, Anna Nilsson, Rutger Bennet, Gordana Bogdanovic, Margareta Eriksson
The national Swedish immunisation programme includes vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, pertussis, Haemophilus influenzae type B, Pneumococcus as well as measles, mumps and rubella. Data were collected on hospital admissions for children 0- 17 years of age of vaccine-preventable diseases during 2008-2013 at Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Stockholm. Patients were identified by discharge diagnosis codes as well as from the clinical microbiology laboratory. There were rare cases of measles and mumps, and only a few cases of invasive bacterial diseases...
January 16, 2017: Läkartidningen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094044/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-retinal-necrosis-a-report-by-the-american-academy-of-ophthalmology
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Scott D Schoenberger, Stephen J Kim, Jennifer E Thorne, Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Steven Yeh, Sophie J Bakri, Justis P Ehlers
PURPOSE: To evaluate the available evidence in peer-reviewed publications about the diagnosis and treatment of acute retinal necrosis (ARN). METHODS: Literature searches of the PubMed and Cochrane Library databases were last conducted on July 27, 2016. The searches identified 216 unique citations, and 49 articles of possible clinical relevance were reviewed in full text. Of these 49 articles, 27 were deemed sufficiently relevant or of interest, and they were rated according to strength of evidence...
January 13, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093690/knowledge-attitudes-and-perceptions-about-routine-childhood-vaccinations-among-jewish-ultra-orthodox-mothers-residing-in-communities-with-low-vaccination-coverage-in-the-jerusalem-district
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Chen Stein Zamir, Avi Israeli
Background and aims Childhood vaccinations are an important component of primary prevention. Maternal and Child Health (MCH) clinics in Israel provide routine vaccinations without charge. Several vaccine-preventable-diseases outbreaks (measles, mumps) emerged in Jerusalem in the past decade. We aimed to study attitudes and knowledge on vaccinations among mothers, in communities with low immunization coverage. Methods A qualitative study including focus groups and semi-structured interviews. Results Low immunization coverage was defined below the district's mean (age 2 years, 2013) for measles-mumps-rubella-varicella 1st dose (MMR1\MMRV1) and diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis 4th dose (DTaP4), 96 and 89%, respectively...
January 16, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090487/clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-in-children-with-hematologic-malignancies-in-the-acyclovir-era
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Seul-Ki Kim, Min Chae Kim, Seung Beom Han, Seong Koo Kim, Jae Wook Lee, Nack-Gyun Chung, Bin Cho, Dae Chul Jeong, Jin Han Kang, Hack-Ki Kim
BACKGROUND: Although intravenous acyclovir therapy is recommended for varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection in immunocompromised children, the clinical characteristics and outcomes of VZV infection in the acyclovir era have rarely been reported. METHODS: The medical records of children diagnosed with varicella or herpes zoster virus, who had underlying hematologic malignancies, were retrospectively reviewed, and the clinical characteristics and outcomes of VZV infection were evaluated...
December 2016: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079621/effects-of-education-and-information-on-vaccination-behavior-in-patients-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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Sofie Coenen, Ellen Weyts, Cedric Jorissen, Paul De Munter, Maja Noman, Vera Ballet, Séverine Vermeire, Gert Van Assche, Marc Ferrante
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of international guidelines, vaccination in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been integrated optimally. We developed a thorough education program, and compared its influence on vaccination rates with routine clinical practice in a tertiary IBD center. METHODS: Between December 2014 and March 2015, we included 505 consecutive patients with IBD visiting our outpatient clinic (53% men, 72% Crohn's disease, median age 44 years)...
January 10, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061417/concurrent-hyphema-and-orbital-apex-syndrome-following-herpes-zoster-ophthalmicus-in-a-middle-aged-lady
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Khairuddin Othman, Li Min Evelyn-Tai, Mohd Noor Raja-Azmi, Muhammed Julieana, Ahmad Tajudin Liza-Sharmini, John Tharakan, Alwi Muhd Besari, Embong Zunaina, Ismail Shatriah
INTRODUCTION: Hyphema and orbital apex syndrome occurring concurrently in a patient with herpes zoster ophthalmicus have not been reported previously. We present a case with these unique findings and discuss the pathogenesis of these conditions and their management. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old Malay lady with underlying diabetes mellitus presented with manifestations of zoster ophthalmicus in the left eye. Two weeks later, she developed total hyphema, and complete ophthalmoplegia suggestive of orbital apex syndrome...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060895/a-luciferase-gene-driven-by-an-alphaherpesviral-promoter-also-responds-to-immediate-early-antigens-of-the-betaherpesvirus-hcmv-allowing-comparative-analyses-of-different-human-herpesviruses-in-one-reporter-cell-line
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Anna Katharina Maier, Raimund Jung, Clarissa Villinger, Axel Schubert, Paul Walther, Christian Sinzger, Diana Lieber
Widely used methods for quantification of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection in cell culture such as immunoblotting or plaque reduction assays are generally restricted to low throughput and require time-consuming evaluation. Up to now, only few HCMV reporter cell lines have been generated to overcome these restrictions and they are afflicted with other limitations because permanently expandable cell lines are normally not fully permissive to HCMV. In this work, a previously existing epithelial cell line hosting a luciferase gene under control of a Varicella-zoster virus promoter was adopted to investigate HCMV infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039960/preventive-strategies-against-cytomegalovirus-and-incidence-of-%C3%AE-herpesvirus-infections-in-olid-organ-transplant-recipients-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Cecilia Martin-Gandul, Susanne Stampf, Delphine Héquet, Nicolas J Mueller, Alexia Cusini, Christian van Delden, Nina Khanna, Katia Boggian, Cédric Hirzel, Paola Soccal, Hans H Hirsch, Manuel Pascual, Pascal Meylan, Oriol Manuel
We assessed the impact of antiviral preventive strategies on the incidence of herpes-simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infections in a nationwide cohort of transplant recipients. Risk factors for the development of HSV/VZV infection were assessed by Cox PH regression. We included 2781 patients (56% kidney, 20% liver, 10% lung, 7.3% heart, 6.7% others). Overall, 1264 (45%) patients received antiviral prophylaxis [(val)ganciclovir (n=1126) or (val)acyclovir (n=138)]. Incidences for HSV and VZV infections were 28...
December 31, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039754/herpes-zoster-in-autologous-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-acyclovir-or-valacyclovir-prophylaxis-and-novel-treatment-and-maintenance-therapies
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Farah Sahoo, Joshua Aiden Hill, Hu Xie, Wendy Leisenring, Jessica Yi, Sonia Goyal, Louise E Kimball, Ingi Lee, Sachiko Seo, Chris Davis, Stephen A Pergam, Mary E Flowers, Kai-Li Liaw, Leona Holmberg, Michael Boeckh
The epidemiology of herpes zoster (HZ) in contemporary autologous hematopoietic cell transplant (HCT) recipients, and the impact of acyclovir (ACV)/valacyclovir (VACV) prophylaxis, is not well described. In this observational study from 2002 to 2010, we retrospectively identified 1000 varicella zoster virus (VZV)-seropositive autologous HCT recipients with up to 5 years of follow-up. The incidence of HZ and use of ACV/VACV prophylaxis were determined through review of medical records and mailed questionnaires...
December 28, 2016: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038948/-immunisation-schedule-of-the-spanish-association-of-paediatrics-2017-recommendations
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David Moreno-Pérez, Francisco José Álvarez García, Javier Arístegui Fernández, María José Cilleruelo Ortega, José María Corretger Rauet, Nuria García Sánchez, Ángel Hernández Merino, Teresa Hernández-Sampelayo Matos, Manuel Merino Moína, Luis Ortigosa Del Castillo, Jesús Ruiz-Contreras
The Advisory Committee on Vaccines of the Spanish Association of Paediatrics (CAV- AEP) annually publishes the immunisation schedule which, in our opinion, is considered optimal for children resident in Spain, taking into account the evidence available on current vaccines. Pneumococcal and varicella immunisation in early childhood is already included in all funded vaccines present in the regional immunisation programmes. Furthermore, this committee establishes recommendations on vaccines not included in official calendars (non-funded immunisations), such as rotavirus, meningococcal B, and meningococcal ACWY...
December 27, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030524/attitudes-of-swiss-health-care-providers-towards-childhood-immunizations
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Marianne Schuler, Sabine Schaedelin, Christoph Aebi, Christoph Berger, Pierre-Alex Crisinel, Alessandro Diana, Anita Niederer-Loher, Claire-Anne Siegrist, Bernard Vaudaux, Ulrich Heininger
BACKGROUND: INFOVAC is a network providing information about immunization issues to health professionals. The aim of this study was to assess the attitude of INFOVAC subscribers towards the current Swiss immunization schedule, potential modifications, and current and hypothetical immunization practices regarding their own children. METHODS: In March 2015, a web-based survey was sent to 4260 physicians and pharmacists subscribed to INFOVAC. Participation was anonymous and voluntary...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027917/profile-of-anti-herpetic-action-of-asp2151-amenamevir-as-a-helicase-primase-inhibitor
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Misako Yajima, Hiroshi Yamada, Masaya Takemoto, Tohru Daikoku, Yoshihiro Yoshida, Tan Long, Tomoko Okuda, Kimiyasu Shiraki
The antiherpetic drugs acyclovir (ACV, valaciclovir) and penciclovir (famciclovir) are phosphorylated by viral thymidine kinase and terminate DNA synthesis. ASP2151 (amenamevir) and foscavir (PFA) directly inhibit viral helicase-primase and DNA polymerase, respectively, and inhibit replication of herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus. ACV, ASP2151, and PFA all inhibit HSV with a different mechanism of action and as a consequence, the kinetics of viral DNA accumulation and progeny virus production differ...
December 24, 2016: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027004/has-vzv-epidemiology-changed-in-italy-results-of-a-seroprevalence-study
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Antonella De Donno, Parvanè Kuhdari, Marcello Guido, Maria Cristina Rota, Antonino Bella, Giordana Brignole, Silvia Lupi, Adele Idolo, Armando Stefanati, Martina Del Manso, Giovanni Gabutti
The aim of the study was to evaluate if and how varicella prevalence has changed in Italy. In particular a seroprevalence study was performed, comparing it to similar surveys conducted in pre-immunization era. During 2013-2014, sera obtained from blood samples taken for diagnostic purposes or routine investigations were collected in collaboration with at least one laboratory/center for each region, following the approval of the Ethics Committee. Data were stratified by sex and age. All samples were processed in a national reference laboratory by an immunoassay with high sensitivity and specificity...
December 27, 2016: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025408/a-case-of-anti-aquapolin-4-antibody-positive-myelitis-with-hyperhidrosis-following-herpes-zoster
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Machiko Suda, Michiko Tsutsumiuchi, Yoshikazu Uesaka, Nobukazu Hayashi
We report an acute myelitis in a 53-year-old woman that occurred in 7 days after the diagnosis of Th5-6 herpes zoster. Clinical examination revealed hyperhidrosis of left side of her face, neck, arm and upper chest. She also had muscle weakness of her left leg and sensory impairment for light touch and temperature in her chest and legs. Spinal cord MRI demonstrated a longitudinal T2-hyperintense lesion extending from Th1 to 7. In the axial imaging, the lesion dominantly located in the left side gray matter...
December 23, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017915/natural-recombination-in-alphaherpesviruses-insights-into-viral-evolution-through-full-genome-sequencing-and-sequence-analysis
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REVIEW
Carlos A Loncoman, Paola K Vaz, Mauricio Jc Coppo, Carol A Hartley, Francisco J Morera, Glenn F Browning, Joanne M Devlin
Recombination in alphaherpesviruses was first described more than sixty years ago. Since then, different techniques have been used to detect recombination in natural (field) and experimental settings. Over the last ten years, next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and bioinformatic analyses have greatly increased the accuracy of recombination detection, particularly in field settings, thus contributing greatly to the study of natural alphaherpesvirus recombination in both human and veterinary medicine...
December 22, 2016: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017427/the-economic-impact-of-prenatal-varicella-immunity-among-pregnant-women-in-alberta
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Amrit Passi, Sabrina S Plitt, Florence Y Lai, Kimberley Simmonds, Carmen L Charlton
In light of the changing epidemiology of varicella, we sought to examine varicella antibody levels in the prenatal population in the Canadian province of Alberta. All prenatal varicella screening tests performed between August 1, 2002 and February 2, 2014 (454,592) were included in this study. Test results, demographics and vaccination status were examined to identify varicella seroprevalence and correlates for being seronegative. An overall seroprevalence for varicella of 95.8% was found across all pregnancy screenings...
December 22, 2016: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012212/incidence-of-serum-antibody-titers-against-varicella-zoster-virus-in-japanese-patients-with-herpes-zoster
#18
Motoko Miyachi, Honoka Ihara, Shinichi Imafuku
Herpes zoster is an internal reactivation of varicella zoster virus following establishment of latent infection in the dorsal root ganglia during primary infection, which presents as chickenpox. Therefore, serologically, herpes zoster patients already have anti-varicella zoster virus immunoglobulin G at the onset of disease. Hence, positive serum antibody does not confirm the diagnosis of herpes zoster. We retrospectively investigated the incidence of varicella zoster virus-specific complement fixation in 865 zoster patients at initial presentation to a dermatology clinic...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011864/combined-immunodeficiency-and-epstein-barr-virus-induced-b-cell-malignancy-in-humans-with-inherited-cd70-deficiency
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Hassan Abolhassani, Emily S J Edwards, Aydan Ikinciogullari, Huie Jing, Stephan Borte, Marcus Buggert, Likun Du, Mami Matsuda-Lennikov, Rosa Romano, Rozina Caridha, Sangeeta Bade, Yu Zhang, Juliet Frederiksen, Mingyan Fang, Sevgi Kostel Bal, Sule Haskologlu, Figen Dogu, Nurdan Tacyildiz, Helen F Matthews, Joshua J McElwee, Emma Gostick, David A Price, Umaimainthan Palendira, Asghar Aghamohammadi, Bertrand Boisson, Nima Rezaei, Annika C Karlsson, Michael J Lenardo, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Lennart Hammarström, Stuart G Tangye, Helen C Su, Qiang Pan-Hammarström
In this study, we describe four patients from two unrelated families of different ethnicities with a primary immunodeficiency, predominantly manifesting as susceptibility to Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-related diseases. Three patients presented with EBV-associated Hodgkin's lymphoma and hypogammaglobulinemia; one also had severe varicella infection. The fourth had viral encephalitis during infancy. Homozygous frameshift or in-frame deletions in CD70 in these patients abolished either CD70 surface expression or binding to its cognate receptor CD27...
January 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011413/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-seroprevalence-of-varicella-zoster-virus-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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REVIEW
Omolbanin Amjadi, Alireza Rafiei, Mohammadreza Haghshenas, Reza Alizadeh Navaei, Reza Valadan, Zahra Hosseini-Khah, Akbar Hedayatizadeh Omran, Mohsen Arabi, Reza Jafari Shakib, Tahoora Mousavi, G Hossein Ashrafi
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chicken pox as a primary infection following which it becomes latent in neurons. It may then reactivate to cause shingles (herpes zoster). Severity of lesions and VZV pathogenicity are depended on the host's immune response and variant in VZV Dr Athina Myrto ChioniIdentification of VZV seroprevalance rate in general population may lead to develop new health strategic managements such as vaccination. Therefore, we aimed to provide a systematic review of the seroprevalence of VZV infection among Iranian population and estimate age- and gender- specific prevalence of VZV...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
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