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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145441/distinct-t-and-nk-cell-populations-may-serve-as-immune-correlates-of-protection-against-symptomatic-pandemic-influenza-a-h1n1-virus-infection-during-pregnancy
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Miloje Savic, Jennifer L Dembinski, Ida Laake, Olav Hungnes, Rebecca Cox, Fredrik Oftung, Lill Trogstad, Siri Mjaaland
Maternal influenza infection during pregnancy is associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. However, the link between the anti-influenza immune responses and health-related risks during infection is not well understood. We have analyzed memory T and NK cell mediated immunity (CMI) responses in pandemic influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 (pdm09) virus infected non-vaccinated pregnant women participating in the Norwegian Influenza Pregnancy Cohort (NorFlu). The cohort includes information on immunization, self-reported health and disease status, and biological samples (plasma and PBMC)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139107/antenatal-influenza-and-pertussis-vaccine-uptake-among-aboriginal-mothers-in-western-australia
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Kennia Lotter, Annette K Regan, Tyra Thomas, Paul V Effler, Donna B Mak
BACKGROUND: Antenatal influenza and pertussis vaccination prevent serious disease in mothers and infants. Aboriginal individuals are at increased risk of infection yet little is known about vaccine coverage among Aboriginal mothers. AIMS: To estimate the uptake of influenza and pertussis vaccination among pregnant Aboriginal women in Western Australia and identify barriers and enablers to vaccination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred Aboriginal women, aged ≥18 years, who gave birth to a live infant between April and October 2015, were randomly selected and invited to participate in telephone interviews...
November 14, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120017/review-of-maternal-immunisation-during-pregnancy-focus-on-pertussis-and-influenza
#3
Géraldine Blanchard-Rohner, Christiane Eberhardt
Seasonal influenza and pertussis infections are known to be significant causes of morbidity and mortality in neonates and infants worldwide. Influenza has also been associated with severe complications in pregnant women and after delivery. The most efficient and safe strategy to protect mothers and their offspring is maternal immunisation during pregnancy. The maternal antibodies thus acquired are transferred to the fetus as of the second trimester and confer passive immunity until the first infant immunisations...
November 9, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108905/-maternal-deaths-due-to-infectious-cause-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
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A Rigouzzo, V Tessier, L Zieleskiewicz
Over the period 2010-2012, maternal mortality from infectious causes accounted for 5% of maternal deaths by direct causes and 16% of maternal deaths by indirect causes. Among the 22 deaths caused by infection occurred during this period, 6 deaths were attributed to direct causes from genital tract origin, confirming thus the decrease in direct maternal deaths by infection during the last ten years. On the contrary, indirect maternal deaths by infection, from extragenital origin, doubled during the same period, with 16 deaths in the last triennium, dominated by winter respiratory infections, particularly influenza: the 2009-2010 influenza A (H1N1) virus pandemic was the leading cause of indirect maternal mortality by infection during the studied period...
November 3, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100709/nutritional-status-of-infants-at-six-months-of-age-following-maternal-influenza-immunization-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-in-rural-nepal
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Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Mark C Steinhoff, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, Naoko Kozuki, James M Tielsch
BACKGROUND: Maternal influenza vaccination has increased birth weight in two randomized trials in South Asia but the impact on infant growth is unknown. METHODS: A randomized placebo-controlled trial of year round maternal influenza immunization was conducted in two annual cohorts in Sarlahi District, southern plains of Nepal, from April 2011 through April 2014. Infants born to women enrolled in the trial had weight, length, and head circumference measured at birth and 6 months of age...
October 31, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073129/receipt-of-selected-preventive-health-services-for-women-and-men-of-reproductive-age-united-states-2011-2013
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Karen Pazol, Cheryl L Robbins, Lindsey I Black, Katherine A Ahrens, Kimberly Daniels, Anjani Chandra, Anjel Vahratian, Lorrie E Gavin
PROBLEM/CONDITION: Receipt of key preventive health services among women and men of reproductive age (i.e., 15-44 years) can help them achieve their desired number and spacing of healthy children and improve their overall health. The 2014 publication Providing Quality Family Planning Services: Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of Population Affairs (QFP) establishes standards for providing a core set of preventive services to promote these goals. These services include contraceptive care for persons seeking to prevent or delay pregnancy, pregnancy testing and counseling, basic infertility services for those seeking to achieve pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease (STD) services, and other preconception care and related preventive health services...
October 27, 2017: MMWR. Surveillance Summaries: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Surveillance Summaries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048989/vaccination-in-pregnancy-attitudes-of-nurses-midwives-and-health-visitors-in-england
#7
Bhavita Vishram, Louise Letley, Albert Jan Van Hoek, Louise Silverton, Helen Donovan, Cheryll Adams, David Green, Angela Edwards, Joanne Yarwood, Helen Bedford, Gayatri Amirthalingam, Helen Campbell
OBJECTIVE: To examine amongst healthcare professionals in England; knowledge of vaccinations in pregnancy, their perceived roles in these programmes and whether they recommend scheduled vaccines to pregnant women. DESIGN: Cross sectional survey (online questionnaire) Setting: Healthcare workers in contact with pregnant women in England. PARTICIPANTS: The survey analysis included 3441 healthcare workers who had been surveyed during May to August 2015...
October 19, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037576/pertussis-seroepidemiology-in-women-and-their-infants-in-sarlahi-district-nepal
#8
Michelle M Hughes, Janet A Englund, Kathryn Edwards, Sandra Yoder, James M Tielsch, Mark Steinhoff, Subarna K Khatry, Steven C LeClerq, Joanne Katz
BACKGROUND: Infants are at greatest risk for pertussis morbidity and mortality. Maternal vaccination during pregnancy has been shown to prevent pertussis in young infants in high- and middle-income countries. However, data on the levels of maternal pertussis antibodies and the efficiency of transplacental transfer in low-income South Asian settings are limited. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of maternal pertussis antibodies and the efficiency of transplacental transfer in rural southern Nepal...
October 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029127/antibody-kinetics-and-response-to-routine-vaccinations-in-infants-born-to-women-who-received-an-investigational-trivalent-group-b-streptococcus-polysaccharide-crm197-conjugate-vaccine-during-pregnancy
#9
Shabir A Madhi, Anthonet Koen, Clare L Cutland, Lisa Jose, Niresha Govender, Frederick Wittke, Morounfolu Olugbosi, Ajoke Sobanjo-Ter Meulen, Sherryl Baker, Peter M Dull, Vas Narasimhan, Karen Slobod
Background: Maternal vaccination against group B Streptococcus (GBS) might provide protection against invasive GBS disease in infants. We investigated the kinetics of transplacentally transferred GBS serotype-specific capsular antibodies in the infants and their immune response to diphtheria toxoid and pneumococcal vaccination. Methods: This phase 1b/2, observer-blind, single-center study (NCT01193920) enrolled infants born to women previously randomized (1:1:1:1) to receive either GBS vaccine at dosages of 0...
September 23, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028432/coadministration-of-recombinant-adenovirus-expressing-gm-csf-with-inactivated-h5n1-avian-influenza-vaccine-increased-the-immune-responses-and-protective-efficacy-against-a-wild-bird-source-of-h5n1-challenge
#10
Xiangwei Wang, Xinglong Wang, Yanqing Jia, Chongyang Wang, Qiuxia Tang, Qingsong Han, Sa Xiao, Zengqi Yang
Wild birds play a key role in the spread of avian influenza virus (AIV). There is a continual urgent requirement for AIV vaccines to address the ongoing genetic changes of AIV. In the current study, we trialed a novel AIV vaccine against the wild bird source of H5N1 type AIV with recombinant adenovirus expressing granulocyte monocyte colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant. A total of 150-day-old commercial chicks, with AIV-maternal-derived antibody, were divided into 6 groups. The primary vaccination was performed at day 14 followed by a subsequent boosting and intramuscular challenge on day 28 and 42, respectively...
October 2017: Journal of Interferon & Cytokine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017603/longitudinal-study-of-influenza-a-virus-circulation-in-a-nursery-swine-barn
#11
Juliana B Ferreira, Helena Grgić, Robert Friendship, Greg Wideman, Éva Nagy, Zvonimir Poljak
Commercial production of swine often involves raising animals in large groups through the use of multi-stage production systems. In such systems, pigs can experience different degrees of contact with animals of the same or different ages. Population size and degree of contact can greatly influence transmission of endemic pathogens, including influenza A virus (IAV). IAV can display high genetic variability, which can further complicate population-level patterns. Yet, the IAV transmission in large multi-site swine production systems has not been well studied...
October 10, 2017: Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984909/impact-of-maternal-vaccination-timing-and-influenza-virus-circulation-on-birth-outcomes-in-rural-nepal
#12
Naoko Kozuki, Joanne Katz, Janet A Englund, Mark C Steinhoff, Subarna K Khatry, Laxman Shrestha, Jane Kuypers, Luke C Mullany, Helen Y Chu, Steven C LeClerq, James M Tielsch
OBJECTIVE: To describe the effect of maternal vaccination on birth outcomes in rural Nepal, modified by timing of vaccination in pregnancy and influenza virus activity. METHODS: A secondary analysis was conducted using data from two annual cohorts of a randomized controlled trial. A total of 3693 pregnant women from Sarlahi District were enrolled between April 25, 2011, and September 9, 2013. All participants were aged 15-40 years and received a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine or placebo...
October 6, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956537/epidemiology-and-treatment-of-the-commonest-form-of-listeriosis-meningitis-and-bacteraemia
#13
Pasquale Pagliano, Ferhat Arslan, Tiziana Ascione
Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacillus and facultative intracellular bacterium whose transmission occurs mainly through the consumption of contaminated food. Listeriosis has an incidence estimated at around three-six cases per million per year and the most common forms of the infection are neurolisteriosis, bacteraemia, and maternal-neonatal infection. Those affected by listeriosis are at the extremes age of the life or report specific risk factors, such as malignancies, causing a defect of cellular immunity...
September 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954782/risk-factors-for-admission-to-hospital-with-laboratory-confirmed-influenza-in-young-children-birth-cohort-study
#14
Pia Hardelid, Maximiliane Verfuerden, Jim McMenamin, Ruth Gilbert
We determined risk factors for influenza hospital admission in children aged <2 years to guide the design of paediatric vaccination programmes.We linked all singleton live births in Scotland from 2007 to 2015 to hospital administrative data and influenza laboratory reports. Cox proportional hazard models were used to identify birth and family risk factors for influenza admissions.There were 1115 influenza admissions among 424 048 children. 85.1% of admitted children were born at term and were not in a high-risk group...
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945819/comparison-of-pneumocystis-nucleic-acid-and-antibody-profiles-and-their-associations-with-other-respiratory-pathogens-in-two-austrian-pig-herds
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Christiane Weissenbacher-Lang, Nora Nedorost, Christian Knecht, Isabel Hennig-Pauka, Mathias Huber, Thomas Voglmayr, Herbert Weissenböck
Pneumocystis carinii f. sp. suis (PCS) nucleic acid and antibody profiles on two Austrian-farrow-to-finish farms were investigated. Furthermore, associations with other respiratory pathogens were evaluated. Respiratory specimen and sera from pigs of five age classes between the 1st week and the 3rd month of life as well as samples from sows were analyzed. On Farm A, PCS infection occurred early in life. The suckling piglets were already infected in the 1st week of life and the pigs remained positive until the 3rd month of life...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930786/the-relationship-between-2009-pandemic-h1n1-influenza-during-pregnancy-and-preterm-birth-a-population-based-cohort-study
#16
Deshayne B Fell, Robert W Platt, Olga Basso, Kumanan Wilson, Jay S Kaufman, David L Buckeridge, Jeffrey C Kwong
BACKGROUND: Previous studies of maternal influenza illness and preterm birth have yielded inconsistent results. Our objective was to assess the association between 2009 pandemic H1N1 (pH1N1) influenza during pregnancy and preterm birth in a large obstetrical population. METHODS: We linked a province-wide birth registry with health administrative databases to identify influenza-coded hospitalizations, emergency department visits, or physician visits among pregnant women during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic (our proxy for clinical pH1N1 influenza illness)...
September 19, 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922318/vaccination-during-pregnancy-first-line-of-defense-for-expecting-mothers-and-vulnerable-young-infants
#17
Casidhe-Nicole Bethancourt, Tiffany L Wang, Joseph A Bocchini
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Maternal vaccination is a well-tolerated and effective way to protect mothers, their developing fetuses, and their young infants from infectious diseases. Although influenza vaccine and diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine are recommended for all pregnant women, uptake rates in the United States remain low. This review will focus on the rationale, scientific evidence, and perceptions of vaccination during pregnancy. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent studies show that administration of influenza and Tdap vaccines during pregnancy is well tolerated and provides protection to the pregnant woman, her fetus, and young infant...
December 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891463/epidemiology-of-seasonal-influenza-infection-in-pregnant-women-and-its-impact-on-birth-outcomes
#18
A K Regan, H C Moore, S G Sullivan, N DE Klerk, P V Effler
Seasonal influenza can cause significant morbidity in pregnant women. Much of the existing epidemiological evidence on influenza during pregnancy has focused on the 2009 A/H1N1 pandemic. To measure the epidemiological characteristics of seasonal influenza infection among pregnant women and the impact on infant health, a cohort of 86 779 pregnancies during the influenza season (2012-2014) was established using probabilistic linkage of notifiable infectious disease, hospital admission, and birth information. A total of 192 laboratory-confirmed influenza infections were identified (2·2 per 1000 pregnancies), 14·6% of which were admitted to hospital...
October 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883971/vaccination-of-hiv-infected-pregnant-women-implications-for-protection-of-their-young-infants
#19
REVIEW
Ziyaad Dangor, Marta C Nunes, Gaurav Kwatra, Sanjay G Lala, Shabir A Madhi
BACKGROUND: The prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV has resulted in reduced burden of pediatric HIV-infection, but the prevalence of maternal HIV infection remains high in sub-Saharan African countries. HIV-exposed-uninfected infants have an increased risk of morbidity and mortality due to infectious diseases than HIV-unexposed infants, particularly during the first six months of life, which in part might be due to lower levels of pathogen-specific protective antibodies acquired transplacentally from their mothers...
2017: Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882916/incidence-of-laboratory-confirmed-influenza-disease-among-infants-under-6-months-of-age-a-systematic-review
#20
Deshayne B Fell, Jeanene Johnson, Zohar Mor, Mark A Katz, Becky Skidmore, Kathleen M Neuzil, Justin R Ortiz, Niranjan Bhat
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to assess incidence rates of laboratory-confirmed influenza (LCI) outcomes among infants under 6 months of age. DESIGN: Systematic literature search and review of indexed studies in PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library and CINAHL Plus from inception to 19 April 2017. SETTING: Population-based estimates from community or hospital settings. PARTICIPANTS: Infants under 6 months of age...
September 7, 2017: BMJ Open
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