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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432335/policy-coherence-integration-and-proportionality-in-tobacco-control-should-tobacco-sales-be-limited-to-government-outlets
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Elizabeth A Smith, Patricia A McDaniel, Heikki Hiilamo, Ruth E Malone
Multiple factors, including marijuana decriminalization/legalization, tobacco endgame discourse, and alcohol industry pressures, suggest that the retail regulatory environment for psychoactive or addictive substances is a dynamic one in which new options may be considered. In most countries, the regulation of tobacco, marijuana, and alcohol is neither coherent, nor integrated, nor proportional to the potential harms caused by these substances. We review the possible consequences of restricting tobacco sales to outlets run by government-operated alcohol retail monopolies, as well as the likely obstacles to such a policy...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Public Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419938/direct-acting-antivirals-the-endgame-for-hepatitis-c
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REVIEW
Roberta D'Ambrosio, Elisabetta Degasperi, Massimo Colombo, Alessio Aghemo
Directly-acting antivirals (DAA) have finally allowed all patients to be potentially cured from chronic hepatitis C (HCV) infection. All-oral, Interferon (IFN)-free regimens are based upon the combination of molecules targeting different sites of the HCV replication process. Three classes of DAA exist: protease inhibitors (anti-NS3/4A), RNA-dependent polymerase inhibitors (anti-NS5B) and anti-NS5A inhibitors, which are characterized by different antiviral potency and barrier to resistance and therefore are usually combined in different treatment schedules...
April 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325162/-active-anti-smoking-policy-is-a-moral-duty-of-government-responsibility-for-reducing-smoking-lies-with-both-the-individual-and-society
#3
M Verweij
Tobacco discouragement, smoking cessation and tobacco endgame policies are sometimes criticised for being unduly paternalistic: governments should respect citizens' freedom and not take over their individual responsibility for healthy behaviour. In this commentary, I argue that very strict tobacco policies can be justified on multiple grounds, including the harm principle, the public good of maintaining a healthy society, and the reduction of health inequities. The moral reasons governments have to protect people against the harms of smoking do not limit or infringe upon the responsibility of each individual to take care of her own health: responsibility for healthy behaviour is not a zero-sum game...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319937/the-race-to-a-tobacco-endgame
#4
EDITORIAL
Ruth E Malone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194449/comparison-of-ipv-to-topv-week-39-boost-of-primary-opv-vaccination-in-indian-infants-an-open-labelled-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Suman Kanungo, Deok Ryun Kim, Bisakha Haldar, Cynthia Snider, Uma Nalavade, Soon Ae Kim, Ju Yeon Park, Anuradha Sinha, Aiyel Haque Mallick, Byomkesh Manna, Dipika Sur, Ranjan Kumar Nandy, Jagadish M Deshpande, Cecil Czerkinsky, Thomas F Wierzba, William A Petri, Mohammad Ali, Ayan Dey
BACKGROUND: The final endgame strategy of global polio eradication initiative includes switching from trivalent oral poliovirus vaccines (tOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), and introduction of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV). This study compares IPV with tOPV week 39 boost in Indian infants. METHODS: Starting 28 March 2012, we enrolled 372 Indian infant-mother pairs from Kolkata, India in an open-label, block-randomized, controlled trial comparing a 39 week tOPV to an IPV boost among infants immunized with three doses of tOPV...
January 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161421/introduction-of-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-leading-into-the-polio-eradication-endgame-strategic-plan-hangzhou-china-2010-2014
#6
Yan Liu, Jun Wang, Shijun Liu, Jian Du, Liang Wang, Wenwen Gu, Yuyang Xu, Shuyan Zuo, Erping Xu, Zhijie An
BACKGROUND: China's Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) has provided 4 doses of oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV) since the 1970s. Inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) became available in 2010 in Hangzhou as a private-sector, parent-chosen alternative to OPV. In 2015, WHO recommended that countries with all-OPV vaccination schedules introduce at least one dose of IPV, to mitigate risk associated with the withdrawal of type 2 OPV. We analyzed polio vaccine coverage and utilization in Hangzhou to determine patterns of IPV use and the occurrence of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) in the various patterns identified...
February 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141812/the-significant-scale-up-and-success-of-transmission-assessment-surveys-tas-for-endgame-surveillance-of-lymphatic-filariasis-in-bangladesh-one-step-closer-to-the-elimination-goal-of-2020
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A K M Shamsuzzaman, Rouseli Haq, Mohammad J Karim, Motasim B Azad, A S M Sultan Mahmood, Abul Khair, Muhammad Mujibur Rahman, Israt Hafiz, K D Ramaiah, Charles D Mackenzie, Hayley E Mableson, Louise A Kelly-Hope
BACKGROUND: Bangladesh had one of the highest burdens of lymphatic filariasis (LF) at the start of the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (GPELF) with an estimated 70 million people at risk of infection across 34 districts. In total 19 districts required mass drug administration (MDA) to interrupt transmission, and 15 districts were considered low endemic. Since 2001, the National LF Programme has implemented MDA, reduced prevalence, and been able to scale up the WHO standard Transmission Assessment Survey (TAS) across all endemic districts as part of its endgame surveillance strategy...
January 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096107/the-polio-endgame-rationale-behind-the-change-in-immunisation
#8
Julie Garon, Manish Patel
The decades long effort to eradicate polio is nearing the final stages and oral polio vaccine (OPV) is much to thank for this success. As cases of wild poliovirus continue to dwindle, cases of paralysis associated with OPV itself have become a concern. As type-2 poliovirus (one of three) has been certified eradicated and a large proportion of OPV-related paralysis is caused by the type-2 component of OPV, the World Health Assembly endorsed the phased withdrawal of OPV and the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) into routine immunisation schedules as a crucial step in the polio endgame plan...
April 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057104/-the-role-of-sabin-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-in-the-final-phase-of-global-polio-eradication
#9
S Z Dong, W B Zhu
Global polio eradication has entered its final phase, but still faces enormous challenges. The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan (2013-2018) set the target for making the world polio-free by 2018. Meanwhile, the World Heath Organization Global Action Plan (GAP Ⅲ) recommended that polioviruses be stored under strict conditions after eradication of the wild poliovirus. At least one dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) would be required for each newborn baby in the world to ensure successful completion of the final strategy and GAP Ⅲ...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906923/-out-of-the-frying-pan-but-not-into-the-fire-quantifying-commercial-cosmetic-tanning-services-in-new-zealand-to-inform-endgame-regulation
#10
Bronwen M McNoe, Anthony I Reeder
AIMS: In the context of possible regulation, to quantify and describe: (1) indoor tanning businesses in New Zealand; (2) sunbeds available for sale on Trade Me©. METHOD: In January 2016, we conducted a national audit of businesses potentially providing sunbed services (solariums, beauty-salons, hairdressers, gyms and fitness centres) to assess the availability and cost of indoor tanning services (sunbeds and spray tanning). In addition, Trade Me©, New Zealand's largest auction site for second-hand goods, was monitored for one year to determine whether ex-commercial sunbeds were being sold in the domestic market...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869415/a-new-challenge-for-the-world-the-eradication-of-polio
#11
Ángela Gentile, Héctor Abate
Poliovirus infects 100% of susceptible individuals and causes acute flaccid paralysis in one out of200 infections. Type 1 causes epidemic poliomyelitis; type 2 has been eradicated worldwide; and type 3 is close to being eradicated. In this region, the last case of wild poliovirus occurred in Peru in 1991. There are still two endemic countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan, but countries where there is no circulation of the wild poliovirus have also reported imported cases of polio. In May 2012, the World Health Assembly declared the polio eradication a programmatic emergency for global public health and, as a result, developed the Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-2018...
December 1, 2016: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866483/wild-and-vaccine-derived-poliovirus-circulation-and-implications-for-polio-eradication
#12
P L Lopalco
Polio cases due to wild virus are reported by only three countries in the world. Poliovirus type 2 has been globally eradicated and the last detection of poliovirus type 3 dates to November 2012. Poliovirus type 1 remains the only circulating wild strain; between January and September 2016 it caused 26 cases (nine in Afghanistan, 14 in Pakistan, three in Nigeria). The use of oral polio vaccine (OPV) has been the key to success in the eradication effort. However, paradoxically, moving towards global polio eradication, the burden caused by vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) becomes increasingly important...
November 21, 2016: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831742/the-potential-benefits-of-a-new-poliovirus-vaccine-for-long-term-poliovirus-risk-management
#13
Radboud J Duintjer Tebbens, Kimberly M Thompson
AIM: To estimate the incremental net benefits (INBs) of a hypothetical ideal vaccine with all of the advantages and no disadvantages of existing oral and inactivated poliovirus vaccines compared with current vaccines available for future outbreak response. METHODS: INB estimates based on expected costs and polio cases from an existing global model of long-term poliovirus risk management. RESULTS: Excluding the development costs, an ideal poliovirus vaccine could offer expected INBs of US$1...
November 10, 2016: Future Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812107/improving-coverage-and-compliance-in-mass-drug-administration-for-the-elimination-of-lf-in-two-endgame-districts-in-indonesia-using-micronarrative-surveys
#14
Alison Krentel, Rita Damayanti, Christiana Rialine Titaley, Nugroho Suharno, Mark Bradley, Timothy Lynam
BACKGROUND: As the Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) approaches its 2020 goal, an increasing number of districts will enter the endgame phase where drug coverage rates from mass drug administration (MDA) are used to assess whether MDA can be stopped. As reported, the gap between reported and actual drug coverage in some contexts has overestimated the true rates, thus causing premature administration of transmission assessment surveys (TAS) that detect ongoing LF transmission...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802280/lymphatic-filariasis-elimination-in-american-samoa-evaluation-of-molecular-xenomonitoring-as-a-surveillance-tool-in-the-endgame
#15
Colleen L Lau, Kimberly Y Won, Patrick J Lammie, Patricia M Graves
The Global Programme to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis has made significant progress toward interrupting transmission of lymphatic filariasis (LF) through mass drug administration (MDA). Operational challenges in defining endpoints of elimination programs include the need to determine appropriate post-MDA surveillance strategies. As humans are the only reservoirs of LF parasites, one such strategy is molecular xenomonitoring (MX), the detection of filarial DNA in mosquitoes using molecular methods (PCR), to provide an indirect indicator of infected persons nearby...
November 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802043/synthesis-of-the-gpr40-partial-agonist-mk-8666-through-a-kinetically-controlled-dynamic-enzymatic-ketone-reduction
#16
Alan M Hyde, Zhijian Liu, Birgit Kosjek, Lushi Tan, Artis Klapars, Eric R Ashley, Yong-Li Zhong, Oscar Alvizo, Nicholas J Agard, Guiquan Liu, Xiuyan Gu, Nobuyoshi Yasuda, John Limanto, Mark A Huffman, David M Tschaen
A scalable and efficient synthesis of the GPR40 agonist MK-8666 was developed from a simple pyridine building block. The key step to set the stereochemistry at two centers relied on an enzymatic dynamic kinetic reduction of an unactivated ketone. Directed evolution was leveraged to generate an optimized ketoreductase that provided the desired trans alcohol in >30:1 dr and >99% ee. Further, it was demonstrated that all four diastereomers of this hydroxy-ester could be prepared in high yield and selectivity...
November 18, 2016: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795480/poliovirus-studies-during-the-endgame-of-the-polio-eradication-program
#17
REVIEW
Minetaro Arita
Since the beginning of Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, poliomyelitis cases caused by wild poliovirus (PV) have been drastically reduced, with only 74 cases reported in 2 endemic countries in 2015. The current limited PV transmission suggests that we are in the endgame of the polio eradication program. However, specific challenges have emerged in the endgame, including tight budget, switching of the vaccines, and changes in biorisk management of PV. To overcome these challenges, several PV studies have been implemented in the eradication program...
January 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27777326/smoking-as-an-informed-choice-implications-for-endgame-strategies
#18
Janet Hoek, Jude Ball, Rebecca Gray, El-Shadan Tautolo
OBJECTIVE: Tobacco companies often assert that adults should be free to make an 'informed choice' about smoking; this argument influences public perceptions and shapes public health policy agendas by promoting educative interventions ahead of regulation. Critically analysing 'informed choice' claims is pivotal in countries that have set endgame goals and require new, more effective policies to achieve their smoke-free aims. METHODS: In-depth interviews with 15 New Zealand politicians, policy analysts and tobacco control advocates examined how they interpreted 'informed choice' arguments...
October 24, 2016: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771639/india-s-preparedness-for-introduction-of-ipv-and-switch-from-topv-to-bopv
#19
Pradeep Haldar, Pankaj Agrawal
Global Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-18 calls for the ultimate withdrawal of oral polio vaccines (OPV) from all immunization programs across the world. The phased globally synchronized withdrawal would begin with type 2 serotype in 2016 through a switch from trivalent OPV (tOPV) to bivalent OPV (bOPV) and is associated with small but real risk of Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (VDPV) outbreaks. To mitigate this risk, efforts across the world, including India, are underway that comprise of Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) introduction, containment of type 2 wild and vaccine strains, securing bOPV supplies, and surveillance and response protocols for any outbreaks after switch...
August 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771637/polio-endgame-information-gaps-related-to-vaccines-and-immunity
#20
Mohammad Ahmad, Sunil Bahl, Abhishek Kunwar
Evidence generated through research studies has guided programmatic actions and fine-tuned strategies for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). However, many gaps still persist in the understanding of a risk-free implementation of the polio endgame. Immediate concerns relate to the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) and switch from trivalent oral polio vaccine (tOPV) to bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV) in routine immunization schedule. A comprehensive understanding of mucosal immunity in populations and best response options against circulating vaccine derived poliovirus (cVDPV) outbreaks in post tOPV-bOPV switch is essential to mitigate the risks of wild and vaccine-derived poliovirus importations and emergence of cVDPVs in polio-free countries...
August 7, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
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