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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533297/diabetes-leveraging-the-tipping-point-of-the-diabetes-pandemic
#1
Jian-Ping Weng, Gang Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533294/type-2-diabetes-demystifying-the-global-epidemic
#2
Ranjit Unnikrishnan, Rajendra Pradeepa, Shashank R Joshi, Viswanathan Mohan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) has attained the status of a global pandemic, spreading from affluent industrialized nations to the emerging economies of Asia, Latin America, and Africa. There is significant global variation in susceptibility to T2D, with Pacific Islanders, Asian Indians, and Native Americans being considerably more prone to develop the disorder. Although genetic factors may play a part, the rapidity with which diabetes prevalence has risen among these populations reflects the far-ranging and rapid socioeconomic changes to which they have been exposed over the past few decades...
June 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533245/clonal-dissemination-of-oxa-232-carbapenenase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-in-neonates
#3
Dandan Yin, Dong Dong, Ke Li, Lei Zhang, Jianliang Liang, Yang Yang, Nana Wu, Yiyan Bao, Chuanqing Wang, Fupin Hu
Five OXA-232 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae were isolated from neonates, belonging to the pandemic clone ST15, and co-produced blaCTX-M-15 and blaSHV-1 genes. All isolates were resistant to ertapenem (MIC>32μg/mL) and meropenem (4-8μg/mL), susceptible or intermediate to impenem (1-2μg/mL). The blaOXA-232 was located on a ColE-type transformable plasmid of 6,141 bp. To our best knowledge, this is the first report of OXA-232 carbapenemase among clinical isolates in China.
May 22, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533172/new-drug-strategies-to-tackle-viral-host-interactions-for-the-treatment-of-influenza-virus-infections
#4
REVIEW
Simonides I van de Wakker, Marcel J E Fischer, Ronald S Oosting
The influenza virus (IV) is a highly contagious virus causing seasonal global outbreaks affecting annually up to 20% of the world's population and leading to 250,000-500,000 deaths worldwide. Current vaccines have variable effectiveness, and, in particular during a pandemic outbreak, they are probably not available in the amounts needed to protect the world population. Therefore we need effective small molecule drugs to combat an IV infection and that can be produced, in case of pandemic, rapidly and in large quantities...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533093/safety-and-immunogenicity-of-a-live-attenuated-influenza-h5-candidate-vaccine-strain-a-17-turkey-turkey-05-133-h5n2-and-its-priming-effects-for-potential-pre-pandemic-use-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#5
Punnee Pitisuttithum, Kobporn Boonnak, Supat Chamnanchanunt, Pilaipan Puthavathana, Viravarn Luvira, Hatairat Lerdsamran, Jaranit Kaewkungwal, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Vipa Thanachartwet, Udomsak Silachamroon, Wanibtisam Masamae, Alexandra Schuetz, Ponthip Wirachwong, Sit Thirapakpoomanunt, Larisa Rudenko, Erin Sparrow, Martin Friede, Marie-Paule Kieny
BACKGROUND: The emergence of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 viruses has raised concerns about their pandemic potential. Vaccination is the most effective way of preventing influenza. In this study, we investigated the safety and immunogenicity of an avian H5N2 live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV H5N2) in healthy Thai adults and its priming immune responses with an H5N1 inactivated vaccine boost. METHODS: This study was done at the Vaccine Trial Centre at Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand and was divided into two parts...
May 19, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532182/tackling-a-novel-lethal-virus-a-focus-on-h7n9-vaccine-development
#6
Irina Isakova-Sivak, Larisa Rudenko
Avian-origin H7N9 influenza viruses first detected in humans in China in 2013 continue to cause severe human infections with a mortality rate close to 40%. These viruses are acknowledged as the subtype most likely to cause the next influenza pandemic. Areas covered: Here we review published data on the development of H7N9 influenza vaccine candidates and their evaluation in preclinical and clinical trials identified on PubMed database with the term "H7N9 influenza vaccine". In addition, a search with the same term was done on ClinicalTrials...
May 22, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530544/the-second-generation-of-highly-potent-hepatitis-c-virus-hcv-ns3-4a-protease-inhibitors-evolutionary-design-based-on-tailor-made-amino-acids-synthesis-and-major-features-of-bio-activity
#7
Shuni Wang, Yibing Wang, Jiang Wang, Tatsunori Sato, Kunisuke Izawa, Vadim A Soloshonok, Hong Liu
Hepatitis C is a current pandemic liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with high morbidity and mortality. Recently, the direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs) targeting HCV NS3/4A, NS5A and NS5B have become the most effective therapies against HCV infection in the clinical treatment. Among them, the second-generation of NS3/4A inhibitors have emerged as the mainstay of the DAA therapies, which are derived from the peptide substrate of NS3/4A protease and modified with various tailor-made amino acids in order to achieve high sustained virologic response (SVR) against HCV...
May 22, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530022/development-of-a-reverse-transcription-quantitative-polymerase-chain-reaction-based-assay-for-broad-coverage-detection-of-african-and-asian-zika-virus-lineages
#8
Yang Yang, Gary Wong, Baoguo Ye, Shihua Li, Shanqin Li, Haixia Zheng, Qiang Wang, Mifang Liang, George F Gao, Lei Liu, Yingxia Liu, Yuhai Bi
The Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arbovirus that has spread rapidly worldwide within recent times. There is accumulating evidence that associates ZIKV infections with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) and microcephaly in humans. The ZIKV is genetically diverse and can be separated into Asian and African lineages. A rapid, sensitive, and specific assay is needed for the detection of ZIKV across various pandemic regions. So far, the available primers and probes do not cover the genetic diversity and geographic distribution of all ZIKV strains...
May 19, 2017: Virologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528866/financing-of-international-collective-action-for-epidemic-and-pandemic-preparedness
#9
Gavin Yamey, Marco Schäferhoff, Ole Kristian Aars, Barry Bloom, Dennis Carroll, Mukesh Chawla, Victor Dzau, Ricardo Echalar, Indermit Singh Gill, Tore Godal, Sanjeev Gupta, Dean Jamison, Patrick Kelley, Frederik Kristensen, Ceci Mundaca-Shah, Ben Oppenheim, Julie Pavlin, Rodrigo Salvado, Peter Sands, Rocio Schmunis, Agnes Soucat, Lawrence H Summers, Anas El Turabi, Ron Waldman, Ed Whiting
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 18, 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523521/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-characterization-of-a-novel-h1n1-2009-influenza-virus-reassortant-with-an-ns-gene-from-a-highly-pathogenic-h5n1-virus-isolated-from-a-human
#10
Shengbing Liu, Liangyan Zhang, Zhidong Yao, Li Xing, Kun Liu
The triple-reassortant H1N1/2009 influenza A virus, which caused the first influenza pandemic of the 21(st) century, is generally associated with mild disease and a relatively low mortality rate comparable to that of seasonal influenza virus outbreaks. There is a growing concern about the potential for reassortment between the low-mortality H1N1/2009 and other high-mortality influenza viruses. Here, we describe and characterize a novel reassortant H1N1/2009 influenza virus, isolated from a human sample, that contained an NS gene from a highly pathogenic H5N1 virus...
May 18, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523412/epidemiological-risk-factors-for-animal-influenza-a-viruses-overcoming-species-barriers
#11
REVIEW
Kate A Harris, Gudrun S Freidl, Olga S Munoz, Sophie von Dobschuetz, Marco De Nardi, Barbara Wieland, Marion P G Koopmans, Katharina D C Stärk, Kristien van Reeth, Gwen Dauphin, Adam Meijer, Erwin de Bruin, Ilaria Capua, Andy A Hill, Rowena Kosmider, Jill Banks, Kim Stevens, Sylvie van der Werf, Vincent Enouf, Karen van der Meulen, Ian H Brown, Dennis J Alexander, Andrew C Breed
Drivers and risk factors for Influenza A virus transmission across species barriers are poorly understood, despite the ever present threat to human and animal health potentially on a pandemic scale. Here we review the published evidence for epidemiological risk factors associated with influenza viruses transmitting between animal species and from animals to humans. A total of 39 papers were found with evidence of epidemiological risk factors for influenza virus transmission from animals to humans; 18 of which had some statistical measure associated with the transmission of a virus...
May 18, 2017: EcoHealth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523387/seroprevalence-of-economically-important-viral-pathogens-in-swine-populations-of-trinidad-and-tobago-west-indies
#12
Jamie R V Sookhoo, Arianne Brown-Jordan, Lemar Blake, Ridley B Holder, Sharon M Brookes, Stephen Essen, Christine V F Carrington, Ian H Brown, Christopher A L Oura
The objective of this study was to evaluate the seroprevalence and identify the strains of swine influenza virus (SwIV), as well as the seroprevalence of porcine parvovirus (PPV), transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV), porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), porcine respiratory coronavirus (PRCV), porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV-2), and classical swine fever virus (CSFV) in pigs in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Blood samples (309) were randomly collected from pigs at farms throughout T&T...
May 18, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522102/retrospective-multicenter-matched-case-control-study-on-the-risk-factors-for-narcolepsy-with-special-focus-on-vaccinations-including-pandemic-influenza-vaccination-and-infections-in-germany
#13
Doris Oberle, Jutta Pavel, Geert Mayer, Peter Geisler, Brigitte Keller-Stanislawski
OBJECTIVE: Studies associate pandemic influenza vaccination with narcolepsy. In Germany, a retrospective, multicenter, matched case-control study was performed to identify risk factors for narcolepsy, particularly regarding vaccinations (seasonal and pandemic influenza vaccination) and infections (seasonal and pandemic influenza) and to quantify the detected risks. METHODS: Patients with excessive daytime sleepiness who had been referred to a sleep center between April 2009 and December 2012 for multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) were eligible...
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521917/the-global-health-law-trilogy-towards-a-safer-healthier-and-fairer-world
#14
Lawrence O Gostin, Mary Clare DeBartolo, Rebecca Katz
Global health advocates often turn to medicine and science for solutions to enduring health risks, but law is also a powerful tool. No state acting alone can ward off health threats that span borders, requiring international solutions. A trilogy of global health law-the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, International Health Regulations (2005), and Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework-strives for a safer, healthier, and fairer world. Yet, these international agreements are not well understood, and contain gaps in scope and enforceability...
May 15, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518041/stockpiling-ventilators-for-influenza-pandemics
#15
Hsin-Chan Huang, Ozgur M Araz, David P Morton, Gregory P Johnson, Paul Damien, Bruce Clements, Lauren Ancel Meyers
In preparing for influenza pandemics, public health agencies stockpile critical medical resources. Determining appropriate quantities and locations for such resources can be challenging, given the considerable uncertainty in the timing and severity of future pandemics. We introduce a method for optimizing stockpiles of mechanical ventilators, which are critical for treating hospitalized influenza patients in respiratory failure. As a case study, we consider the US state of Texas during mild, moderate, and severe pandemics...
June 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516265/the-vitamin-d-deficiency-pandemic-approaches-for-diagnosis-treatment-and-prevention
#16
REVIEW
Michael F Holick
Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is a global health issue that afflicts more than one billion children and adults worldwide. The consequences of vitamin D deficiency cannot be under estimated. There has been an association of vitamin D deficiency with a myriad of acute and chronic illnesses including preeclampsia, childhood dental caries, periodontitis, autoimmune disorders, infectious diseases, cardiovascular disease, deadly cancers, type 2 diabetes and neurological disorders. This review is to put into perspective the controversy surrounding the definition for vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency as well as providing guidance for how to treat and prevent vitamin D deficiency...
May 17, 2017: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515300/a-novel-a-h7n2-influenza-virus-isolated-from-a-veterinarian-caring-for-cats-in-a-new-york-city-animal-shelter-causes-mild-disease-and-transmits-poorly-in-the-ferret-model
#17
Jessica A Belser, Joanna A Pulit-Penaloza, Xiangjie Sun, Nicole Brock, Claudia Pappas, Hannah M Creager, Hui Zeng, Terrence M Tumpey, Taronna R Maines
In December 2016, a low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H7N2) virus was identified as the causative source of an outbreak in a cat shelter in New York City, which subsequently spread to multiple shelters in New York and Pennsylvania. One person with occupational exposure to infected cats became infected with the virus, representing the first LPAI H7N2 human infection in North America since 2003. Considering the close contact that frequently occurs between companion animals and humans, it was critical to assess the relative risk of this novel virus to public health...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514082/universal-label-free-in-process-quantification-of-influenza-virus-like-particles
#18
Sofia B Carvalho, Mafalda G Moleirinho, David Wheatley, John Welsh, René Gantier, Paula M Alves, Cristina Peixoto, Manuel J T Carrondo
Virus-like particles (VLPs) are becoming established as vaccines, in particular for influenza pandemics, increasing the interest in the development of VLPs manufacturing bioprocess. However, for complex VLPs, the analytical tools used for quantification are not yet able to keep up with the bioprocess progress. Currently, quantification for Influenza relies on traditional methods: hemagglutination assay or Single Radial Immunodiffusion. These analytical technologies are time-consuming, cumbersome, and not supportive of efficient downstream process development and monitoring...
May 17, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513755/re-assembled-casein-micelles-improve-in-vitro-bioavailability-of-vitamin-d-in-a-caco-2-cell-model
#19
Yifat Cohen, Moran Levi, Uri Lesmes, Marielle Margier, Emmanuelle Reboul, Yoav D Livney
The pandemic of vitamin D (VD) deficiency, and the global rise in obesity stimulate a need for staple low-fat foods and beverages enriched with VD. In light of consumer demand for a clean label, the use of natural endogenous food ingredients as delivery vehicles is of great interest. To this end, re-assembled casein micelles (rCM) have been shown to help retain VD during processing and shelf life and provide high bioavailability in low-fat milk and non-fat yoghurt. This follow-up study focused on the performance of VD-loaded rCM after drying and reconstitution, considering VD retention during simulated digestion, and the subsequent in vitro bioavailability of the vitamin...
May 17, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513592/ifn-%C3%AE-increases-susceptibility-to-influenza-a-infection-through-suppression-of-group-ii-innate-lymphoid-cells
#20
D Califano, Y Furuya, S Roberts, D Avram, A N J McKenzie, D W Metzger
Increased levels of interferon-γ (IFN-γ) are routinely observed in the respiratory tract following influenza virus infection, yet its potential role remains unclear. We now demonstrate that influenza-induced IFN-γ restricts protective innate lymphoid cell group II (ILC2) function in the lung following challenge with the pandemic H1N1 A/CA/04/2009 (CA04) influenza virus. Specifically, IFN-γ deficiency resulted in enhanced ILC2 activity, characterized by increased production of interleukin (IL)-5 and amphiregulin, and improved tissue integrity, yet no change in ILC2 numbers, viral load or clearance...
May 17, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
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