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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773776/cuba-s-scientific-contributions-to-global-polio-eradication
#1
Sonia Resik, Ondrej Mach, Alina Tejeda, Miguel A Galindo, Roland W Sutter
Cuba eliminated polio in 1962 and was among the first countries to do so. Since then, only 20 cases of vaccine-derived paralytic poliomyelitis have been reported. Because Cuba used oral poliovirus vaccine exclusively in two mass campaigns usually in February and April each year, Sabin viruses were detected only within approximately 6-8 weeks after each annual campaign. This made Cuba a very attractive site to study the epidemiology of poliomyelitis in a tropical country without risk of secondary transmission of Sabin viruses for a large part of each year, an advantage over countries that used oral poliovirus vaccine continuously throughout the year in routine immunization programs...
April 2018: MEDICC Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772848/increased-vaccination-coverage-among-adolescents-and-young-adults-in-the-district-of-palermo-as-a-result-of-a-public-health-strategy-to-counteract-an-epidemic-panic
#2
Claudio Costantino, Vincenzo Restivo, Gianmarco Ventura, Claudio D'Angelo, Maria Angela Randazzo, Nicolò Casuccio, Mario Palermo, Alessandra Casuccio, Francesco Vitale
During the summer of 2016 four cases of invasive meningococcal disease in rapid succession among young adults in the district of Palermo, Italy, resulting in one death, were widely reported by local and national mass media. The resultant 'epidemic panic' among the general population overloaded the vaccination units of the Palermo district over the following months. Strategies implemented by the Sicilian and local public health authorities to counteract 'meningitis fear' included the following: (a) extension of active and free-of-charge anti-meningococcal tetravalent vaccination from age class 12⁻18 to 12⁻30 years old; (b) implementation of vaccination units during normal clinic hours in rooms tailored for vaccine administration; (c) development of informative institutional tools and timely communication throughout local mass media to reassure the general population...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752826/post-polio-syndrome-and-the-late-effects-of-poliomyelitis-part-2-treatment-management-and-prognosis
#3
REVIEW
Julian K Lo, Lawrence R Robinson
Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is characterized by new muscle weakness and/or muscle fatigability that occurs many years following the initial poliomyelitis illness. An individualized approach to rehabilitation management is critical. Interventions may include rehabilitation management strategies, adaptive equipment, orthotic equipment, gait/mobility aids and a variety of therapeutic exercises. The progression of muscle weakness in PPS is typically slow and gradual; however, there is also variability in both the natural history of weakness and functional prognosis...
May 12, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752819/post-polio-syndrome-and-the-late-effects-of-poliomyelitis-part-1-pathogenesis-biomechanical-considerations-diagnosis-and-investigations
#4
REVIEW
Julian K Lo, Lawrence R Robinson
Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is characterized by new muscle weakness and/or muscle fatigability that occurs many years following the initial poliomyelitis illness. There are many theories that exist on the pathogenesis of PPS, which remains incompletely understood. In contrast, the Late Effects of Poliomyelitis are often a consequence of biomechanical alterations that occur as a result of polio-related surgeries, musculoskeletal deformities or weakness. Osteoporosis and fractures of the polio-involved limbs are common...
May 12, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746452/progress-toward-polio-eradication-worldwide-january-2016-march-2018
#5
Farrah Khan, S Deblina Datta, Arshad Quddus, John F Vertefeuille, Cara C Burns, Jaume Jorba, Steven G F Wassilak
In 1988, when an estimated 350,000 cases of poliomyelitis occurred in 125 countries, the World Health Assembly resolved to eradicate polio globally. Transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV) continues uninterrupted in only three countries (Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan) (1), and among the three serotypes, WPV type 1 (WPV1) remains the only confirmed circulating type. This report describes global progress toward polio eradication during January 2016-March 2018, and updates previous reports (2). In 2017, 22 WPV1 cases were reported, a 41% decrease from the 37 WPV1 cases reported in 2016...
May 11, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717696/extension-of-french-vaccination-mandates-from-the-recommendation-of-the-steering-committee-of-the-citizen-consultation-on-vaccination-to-the-law
#6
Daniel Lévy-Bruhl, Jean-Claude Desenclos, Sylvie Quelet, François Bourdillon
On 4 December 2017, French parliamentarians passed a law extending the vaccination mandates for children up to 2 years of age from three vaccinations (against diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis) to 11 by adding vaccinations against pertussis, Haemophilus influenza b (Hib), hepatitis B, pneumococcal diseases, meningococcal C diseases, measles, mumps and rubella. This vote follows a recommendation made by the Steering Committee of the Citizen Consultation on Vaccination that took place in 2016. The law applies to all children born after 1 January 2018...
April 2018: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702638/assessing-the-stability-of-polio-eradication-after-the-withdrawal-of-oral-polio-vaccine
#7
Michael Famulare, Christian Selinger, Kevin A McCarthy, Philip A Eckhoff, Guillaume Chabot-Couture
The oral polio vaccine (OPV) contains live-attenuated polioviruses that induce immunity by causing low virulence infections in vaccine recipients and their close contacts. Widespread immunization with OPV has reduced the annual global burden of paralytic poliomyelitis by a factor of 10,000 or more and has driven wild poliovirus (WPV) to the brink of eradication. However, in instances that have so far been rare, OPV can paralyze vaccine recipients and generate vaccine-derived polio outbreaks. To complete polio eradication, OPV use should eventually cease, but doing so will leave a growing population fully susceptible to infection...
April 27, 2018: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681460/kremen1-is-a-host-entry-receptor-for-a-major-group-of-enteroviruses
#8
Jacqueline Staring, Lisa G van den Hengel, Matthijs Raaben, Vincent A Blomen, Jan E Carette, Thijn R Brummelkamp
Human type A Enteroviruses (EV-As) cause diseases ranging from hand-foot-and-mouth disease to poliomyelitis-like disease. Although cellular receptors are identified for some EV-As, they remain elusive for the majority of EV-As. We identify the cell surface molecule KREMEN1 as an entry receptor for coxsackievirus A10 (CV-A10). Whereas loss of KREMEN1 renders cells resistant to CV-A10 infection, KREMEN1 overexpression enhances CV-A10 binding to the cell surface and increases susceptibility to infection, indicating that KREMEN1 is a rate-limiting factor for CV-A10 infection...
May 9, 2018: Cell Host & Microbe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674772/total-hip-arthroplasty-for-patients-with-residual-poliomyelitis-at-a-mean-eight-years-of-follow-up
#9
Mayumi Sonekatsu, Motoki Sonohata, Masaru Kitajima, Shunsuke Kawano, Masaaki Mawatari
In patients with poliomyelitis, degenerative arthritis of the hip may be encountered in the paralytic or normal contralateral limb because of leg length discrepancy, pelvic obliquity, or severe deformities of the affected hip. Although total hip arthroplasty (THA) is one of the most common orthopedic procedures, there are few reports of THA in adult patients with residual poliomyelitis. From March 2001 to January 2011, 5 patients with residual poliomyelitis (6 hips) underwent THA using uncemented implants at our hospital...
April 2018: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659793/good-practices-and-challenges-in-addressing-poliomyelitis-and-measles-in-the-european-union
#10
John Kinsman, Svenja Stöven, Fredrik Elgh, Pilar Murillo, Michael Sulzner
Background: All European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States have pledged to ensure political commitment towards sustaining the region's poliomyelitis-free status and eliminating measles. However, there remain significant gaps between policy and practice in many countries. This article reports on an assessment conducted for the European Commission that aimed to support improvements in preparedness and response to poliomyelitis and measles in Europe. Methods: A documentary review was complemented by qualitative interviews with professionals working in International and EU agencies, and in at-risk or recently affected EU/EEA Member States (six each for poliomyelitis and measles)...
April 6, 2018: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649187/surveillance-to-track-progress-toward-polio-eradication-worldwide-2016-2017
#11
Tracie J Gardner, Ousmane M Diop, Jaume Jorba, Smita Chavan, Jamal Ahmed, Abhijeet Anand
Global efforts to eradicate polio began in 1988, and four of the six World Health Organization (WHO) regions currently have achieved poliofree certification. Within the remaining two regions with endemic poliomyelitis (African and Eastern Mediterranean), Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan have never interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus (WPV). The primary means of detecting poliovirus transmission is surveillance for acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) among children aged <15 years, combined with collection and testing of stool specimens for detection of WPV and vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs)* in WHO-accredited laboratories within the Global Polio Laboratory Network (GPLN) (1,2)...
April 13, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627043/birth-of-airway-surgery-and-evolution-over-the-past-fifty-years
#12
REVIEW
Jean Deslauriers
Significant developments in airway surgery occurred following the introduction of mechanical ventilators and intubation with cuffed endotracheal tubes during the poliomyelitis epidemic of the 1950s. The resulting plethora of postintubation injuries provided extensive experience with resection and reconstruction of stenotic tracheal lesions. In the early 1960s, it was thought that no more 2 cm of trachea could be removed. By the late 1960s, this was challenged owing to better knowledge of airway anatomy and blood supply, tension-releasing maneuvers, and improved anesthetic techniques...
May 2018: Thoracic Surgery Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605559/technical-aspects-and-complications-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-poliomyelitis-affected-lower-limb-fractures
#13
J Mingo-Robinet, J A Alonso, M Moreno-Barrero, L González-García, V Garcia-Virto, H J Aguado
OBJECTIVE: Post-polio patients present problems such as small and deformed bones, with narrow intramedullary canal and osteoporosis, affecting surgical treatment. The aim of this article is to describe the main preoperative and intraoperative complications of the surgical treatment of fractures in this population. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted between 1995 and 2014. Data obtained from the medical records included patient age, fracture pattern (AO/OTA), device used, technical aspects of the surgery that changed compared to a standard procedure, and the presence of intraoperative skeletal complications...
March 28, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605427/on-reducing-the-risk-of-vaccine-associated-paralytic-poliomyelitis-in-the-global-transition-from-oral-to-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine
#14
Xiangdong Peng, Xiaojiang Hu, Miguel A Salazar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 28, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29601259/analysis-of-the-dose-sparing-effect-of-adjuvanted-sabin-inactivated-poliovirus-vaccine-sipv
#15
Zhuofan Li, Wenting Ding, Qi Guo, Liu Ze, Zhe Zhu, Song Shaohui, Weidong Li, Guoyang Liao
Sabin-based inactivated poliovirus vaccine(sIPV) is gradually replacing live-attenuated oral polio vaccine(OPV). Sabin-inactivated poliovirus vaccine(sIPV) has played a vital role in reducing economic burden of poliomyelitis and maintaining appropriate antibody levels in the population. However, due to its high cost and limited manufacturing capacity, sIPV cannot reach its full potential for global poliovirus eradication in developing countries. Therefore, to address this situation, we designed this study to evaluate the dose-sparing effects of AS03, CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (CpG-ODN) and polyinosinic:polycytidylic acid (PolyI:C) admixed with sIPV in rats...
March 30, 2018: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593492/enteroviral-infection-the-forgotten-link-to-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#16
REVIEW
Yuan Chao Xue, Ralph Feuer, Neil Cashman, Honglin Luo
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that primarily attacks motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, leading to progressive paralysis and ultimately death. Currently there is no effective therapy. The majority of ALS cases are sporadic, with no known family history; unfortunately the etiology remains largely unknown. Contribution of Enteroviruses (EVs), a family of positive-stranded RNA viruses including poliovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus, enterovirus-A71 and enterovirus-D68, to the development of ALS has been suspected as they can target motor neurons, and patients with prior poliomyelitis show a higher risk of motor neuron disease...
2018: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29547029/a-two-stage-foot-repair-in-a-55-year-old-man-with-poliomyelitis
#17
Daniel Pollack
A 55-year-old man with poliomyelitis presented with a plantarflexed foot and painful ulceration of the sub-first metatarsophalangeal joint present for many years. A two-stage procedure was performed to bring the foot to 90°, perpendicular to the leg, and resolve the ulceration. The first stage corrected only soft-tissue components. It involved using a hydrosurgery system to debride and prepare the ulcer, a unilobed rotational skin plasty to close the ulcer, and a tendo Achillis lengthening to decrease forefoot pressure...
January 2018: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29543791/vaccine-derived-poliovirus-outbreaks-and-events-three-provinces-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-2017
#18
Mary M Alleman, Rohit Chitale, Cara C Burns, Jane Iber, Naomi Dybdahl-Sissoko, Qi Chen, Djo-Roy Van Koko, Raimi Ewetola, Yogolelo Riziki, Hugo Kavunga-Membo, Cheikh Dah, Rija Andriamihantanirina
The last confirmed wild poliovirus (WPV) case in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) had paralysis onset in December 2011 (1). DRC has had cases of vaccine-derived polioviruses (VDPVs) documented since 2004 (Table 1) (1-6). After an outbreak of 30 circulating VDPV type 2 (cVDPV2) cases during 2011-2012, only five VDPV2 cases were reported during 2013-2016 (Table 1) (1-6). VDPVs can emerge from oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV types 1, 2, or 3; Sabin) polioviruses that have genetically mutated resulting in reversion to neurovirulence...
March 16, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29534768/quantifying-the-impact-of-mass-vaccination-programmes-on-notified-cases-in-the-netherlands
#19
M van Wijhe, A D Tulen, H Korthals Altes, S A McDonald, H E de Melker, M J Postma, J Wallinga
Vaccination programmes are considered a main contributor to the decline of infectious diseases over the 20th century. In recent years, the national vaccination coverage in the Netherlands has been declining, highlighting the need for continuous monitoring and evaluation of vaccination programmes. Our aim was to quantify the impact of long-standing vaccination programmes on notified cases in the Netherlands. We collected and digitised previously unavailable monthly case notifications of diphtheria, poliomyelitis, mumps and rubella in the Netherlands over the period 1919-2015...
March 14, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532442/vernet-syndrome-resulting-from-varicella-zoster-virus-infection-a-very-rare-clinical-presentation-of-a-common-viral-infection
#20
João Ferreira, Ana Franco, Tiago Teodoro, Miguel Coelho, Luísa Albuquerque
Vernet syndrome is a unilateral palsy of glossopharyngeal, vagus, and accessory nerves. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection has rarely been described as a possible cause. A 76-year-old man presented with 1-week-long symptoms of dysphonia, dysphagia, and weakness of the right shoulder elevation, accompanied by a mild right temporal parietal headache with radiation to the ipsilateral ear. Physical examination showed signs compatible with a right XI, X, and XI cranial nerves involvement and also several vesicular lesions in the right ear's concha...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
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