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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640001/reduction-in-diarrhea-and-rotavirus-related-healthcare-visits-among-children-5-years-of-age-following-national-rotavirus-vaccine-introduction-in-zimbabwe
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Hilda A Mujuru, Catherine Yen, Kusum J Nathoo, Nhamo A Gonah, Ismail Ticklay, Arnold Mukaratirwa, Chipo Berejena, Ottias Tapfumanei, Kenneth Chindedza, Maxwell Rupfutse, Goitom Weldegebriel, Jason M Mwenda, Eleanor Burnett, Jacqueline E Tate, Umesh D Parashar, Portia Manangazira
BACKGROUND: In Zimbabwe, rotavirus accounted for 41-56% of acute diarrhea hospitalizations prior to rotavirus vaccine introduction in 2014. We evaluated rotavirus vaccination impact on acute diarrhea and rotavirus-related healthcare visits in children. METHODS: We examined monthly and annual acute diarrhea and rotavirus test-positive hospitalizations and A&E visits among children <60 months at three active surveillance hospitals during 2012-2016; we compared pre-vaccine introduction (2012-2013) with post-vaccine introduction (2015 and 2016) data for two of the hospitals...
June 20, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633549/an-update-on-zika-vaccine-developments
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Anna Durbin, Annelies Wilder-Smith
The devastating consequences of congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) infection led to a global response directed toward a better understanding of the epidemiology and pathogenesis of ZIKV and to efforts at vaccine development. As a result, there are currently 45 ZIKV vaccine candidates in development. Areas covered: Both traditional (purified inactivated, live attenuated, viral-vectored, recombinant sub-unit) and novel (DNA, self-replicating RNA, mRNA) vaccine platforms are being utilized. For emergency use, vaccines that are appropriate for women of child-bearing age (including pregnant women) are being developed...
June 21, 2017: Expert Review of Vaccines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628438/haemophilus-influenzae-type-a-meningitis-in-immunocompetent-child-oman-2015
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Kiran P Sawardekar
Meningitis caused by Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) was eliminated in Oman after the introduction of Hib vaccine in 2001. However, a case of H. influenzae type a meningitis was diagnosed in a child from Oman in 2015, which highlights the need to monitor the incidence of invasive non-Hib H. influenzae disease.
July 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627429/impact-of-rotavirus-vaccination-on-child-mortality-morbidity-and-rotavirus-related-hospitalizations-in-bolivia
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Lucia Inchauste, Maritza Patzi, Kjetil Halvorsen, Susana Solano, Raul Montesano, Volga Iñiguez
BACKGROUND: The public health impact of rotavirus vaccination in countries with high child mortality rates remains to be established. RV1 rotavirus vaccine was introduced in Bolivia in August 2008. We describe trends in deaths, hospitalizations and healthcare visits due to acute gastroenteritis (AGE) and in rotavirus-related hospitalizations, among children <5 years of age, during pre and post-vaccination periods. METHODS: Data was obtained from the National Health Information System to calculate vaccine coverage and AGE-related health indicators...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623028/impact-and-cost-effectiveness-of-rotavirus-vaccination-in-bangladesh
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Clint Pecenka, Umesh Parashar, Jacqueline E Tate, Jahangir A M Khan, Devin Groman, Stephen Chacko, Md Shamsuzzaman, Andrew Clark, Deborah Atherly
INTRODUCTION: Diarrheal disease is a leading cause of child mortality globally, and rotavirus is responsible for more than a third of those deaths. Despite substantial decreases, the number of rotavirus deaths in children under five was 215,000 per year in 2013. Of these deaths, approximately 41% occurred in Asia and 3% of those in Bangladesh. While Bangladesh has yet to introduce rotavirus vaccination, the country applied for Gavi support and plans to introduce it in 2018. This analysis evaluates the impact and cost-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccination in Bangladesh and provides estimates of the costs of the vaccination program to help inform decision-makers and international partners...
June 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620959/parental-disease-prevention-health-beliefs-and-triggers-for-keeping-children-home-from-childcare-a-qualitative-study-in-sydney-australia
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C L King, J Leask
BACKGROUND: Infectious diseases cause considerable morbidity and mortality in children less than 5 years of age. Children attending childcare centres are at increased risk of contracting infections. It is of public health interest to understand what triggers and underpins parental decisions to send an unwell child to childcare, with the obvious attendant risks to other children and childcare staff as well as the affected child. This study aimed to examine parents' disease prevention health beliefs and practices with a particular focus on how these factors influence childcare attendance decisions...
June 15, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620555/a-discussion-of-high-risk-hpv-in-a-6-year-old-female-survivor-of-child-sexual-abuse
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Connie D Cao, Lena Merjanian, Joelle Pierre, Adrian Balica
BACKGROUND: Human papilloma viruses (HPVs) cause a variety of clinical manifestations in children including skin warts, laryngeal papillomas, and condyloma acuminatum. Whereas the mode of transmission is well understood and management of HPV infection is clearly defined by guidelines in adults, less is known about the mode of transmission, natural history of disease, and appropriate management of high-risk anogenital HPV infections in children. CASE: The patient is a previously healthy 6-year-old female who presented with multiple vaginal lesions causing pain and discomfort and was diagnosed with HPV 18 positive CIN I...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619230/innovative-financing-instruments-for-global-health-2002-15-a-systematic-analysis
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Rifat Atun, Sachin Silva, Felicia M Knaul
Development assistance for health (DAH), the value of which peaked in 2013 and fell in 2015, is unlikely to rise substantially in the near future, increasing reliance on domestic and innovative financing sources to sustain health programmes in low-income and middle-income countries. We examined innovative financing instruments (IFIs)-financing schemes that generate and mobilise funds-to estimate the quantum of financing mobilised from 2002 to 2015. We identified ten IFIs, which mobilised US$8·9 billion (2·3% of overall DAH) in 2002-15...
July 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612569/-negative-hbsag-and-hbsab-in-women-of-child-bearing-age-in-mianyang
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Xiao-Hua Wen, Chuan Xiao, Min Wang, Lan Wang, Juan Wang, Tao Ren, Li-Ping Wang, Shu-Wen Cheng, Xuan Zhang, Wen-Hao Zhang, Ping Yuan
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the distribution of women with negative HBsAg and HBsAb at child-bearing age in Mianyang. METHODS: A total of 62 551 women aged 15-49 yr. were selected randomly using a multistage sampling strategy in Mianyang to participate in a questionnaire survey. Blood samples were collected during the survey. HBsAg and HBsAb were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Those who were both HBsAg and HBsAb negative were deemed as susceptible to future infection of HBV...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612566/-latent-class-analysis-of-health-seeking-behaviors-for-children-in-floating-populations-in-sichuan
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Cheng-Han Xiao, Yang Yang, Xiao Ma
OBJECTIVES: To understand the characteristics associated with health care seeking behaviors for children in floating populations. METHODS: A stratified multi-stage sampling strategy with PPS method was employed to select 1 943 children aging 0-7 yr. in the floating populations in Sichuan province, which included 605 flowing out, 468 left-at-home, 822 migrated inhabitants, and 48 returned. Latent class analysis (LCA) was performed to establish potential feature classifications for their use of child health care service (physical examination card, free medical examination, vaccination certificate and immunization) ...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609219/parents-insights-after-pediatric-hospitalization-due-to-rotavirus-gastroenteritis-in-italy
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Federico Marchetti, Volker Vetter, Giorgio Conforti, Susanna Esposito, Paolo Bonanni
Most of the severe cases of acute gastroenteritis in infants and children under five globally are caused by rotavirus infection. There are nearly 15,000 rotavirus gastroenteritis (RVGE) hospitalizations in Italy each year, which could be reduced by available rotavirus vaccines. In addition to the economic and societal burden, RVGE hospitalization could impact families negatively. The aim of this survey was to obtain parents' insights after hospitalization of their child for RVGE. Parents, of 500 children aged 0-5 years, were interviewed about their experience of RVGE hospitalization and asked to rate their stress on different items and overall...
June 13, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606106/perceptions-of-measles-pneumonia-and-meningitis-vaccines-among-caregivers-in-shanghai-china-and-the-health-belief-model-a-cross-sectional-study
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Abram L Wagner, Matthew L Boulton, Xiaodong Sun, Bhramar Mukherjee, Zhuoying Huang, Irene A Harmsen, Jia Ren, Brian J Zikmund-Fisher
BACKGROUND: In China, the measles vaccine is offered for free whereas the pneumococcal vaccine is a for-fee vaccine. This difference has the potential to influence how caregivers evaluate whether a vaccine is important or necessary for their child, but it is unclear if models of health behavior, such as the Health Belief Model, reveal the same associations for different diseases. This study compares caregiver perceptions of different diseases (measles, pneumonia and meningitis); and characterizes associations between Health Belief Model constructs and both pneumococcal vaccine uptake and perceived vaccine necessity for pneumonia, measles, and meningitis...
June 12, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605562/microorganisms-associated-with-pneumonia-in-children-5-years-of-age-in-developing-and-emerging-countries-the-gabriel-pneumonia-multicenter-prospective-case-control-study
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Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sánchez Picot, Mélina Messaoudi, Monidarin Chou, Tekchheng Eap, Jianwei Wang, Kunling Shen, Jean-William Pape, Vanessa Rouzier, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Sonali Sanghavi, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Pagbajabyn Nymadawa, Nymadawaagiin Naranbat, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà
Background.: Pneumonia, the leading infectious cause of child mortality globally, mainly afflicts developing countries. This prospective observational study aimed to assess the microorganisms associated with pneumonia in children aged <5 years in developing and emerging countries. Methods.: A multicenter, case-control study by the GABRIEL (Global Approach to Biological Research, Infectious diseases and Epidemics in Low-income countries) network was conducted between 2010 and 2014 in Cambodia, China, Haiti, India (2 sites), Madagascar, Mali, Mongolia, and Paraguay...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604258/relationship-between-maternal-experiences-and-adolescent-hpv-vaccination
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Abbey B Berenson, V Gnaukita Brown, Erika L Fuchs, Jacqueline M Hirth, Mihyun Chang
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been available for over a decade but its uptake rate is still low. To explore the relationship between the HPV vaccination status of a child and their mother's beliefs, behaviors and knowledge, we surveyed 1497 women with at least one child aged 9-17 years between September 2011 and November 2015. Physician recommendation was the most important factor associated with reported child vaccination status. Mothers who reported receiving a provider recommendation for the HPV vaccine were 32 times more likely to have a child who had been vaccinated compared to mothers who did not report provider recommendation (aOR) = 32...
June 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598793/croi-2017-highlights-of-advances-in-viral-hepatitis-and-liver-fibrosis
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Anne F Luetkemeyer, David L Wyles
At the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, Washington, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection was a major focus in the context of HIV-associated liver disease. Well-tolerated direct-acting antiviral (DAA) regimens have enabled effective treatment of the populations that are hardest to cure, including those with decompensated cirrhosis, and many studies examined the impact of HCV cure on hepatitis and extrahepatic outcomes. Scaling up access to DAA, and the impact that their universal availability can have on reducing prevalence were key topics...
May 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598790/croi-2017-advances-in-antiretroviral-therapy
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Joyce Jones, Barbara S Taylor, Hong-Van Tieu, Timothy J Wilkin
The 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) featured exciting preclinical data on investigational antiretroviral agents with good in vitro efficacy and long half-lives. Investigational medications, including bictegravir, demonstrated excellent efficacy and tolerability, as did dual-agent therapy with dolutegravir paired with rilpivirine or with lamivudine. Dolutegravir monotherapy proved inadvisable due to virologic failure and resistance. The gap between high- and low-income settings along the HIV care continuum is narrowing, with Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia approaching the 90-90-90 targets established by the joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), whereas communities in the Southern United States are falling behind...
May 2017: Topics in Antiviral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595454/predictors-of-adults-knowledge-and-awareness-of-hpv-hpv-associated-cancers-and-the-hpv-vaccine-implications-for-health-education
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Kimberly R McBride, Shipra Singh
High human papillomavirus (HPV) prevalence and low HPV vaccine uptake are significant public health concerns. Disparities in HPV-associated cancers and HPV vaccine uptake rates suggest the need for additional research examining factors associated with vaccine acceptance. This study assessed HPV awareness and knowledge and identified sociodemographic characteristics associated with HPV knowledge at the population level. Data from adult men ( n = 1,197) and women ( n = 1,906) who participated in the National Cancer Institute's 2014 Health Information National Trends Survey were analyzed...
June 1, 2017: Health Education & Behavior: the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595031/factors-associated-with-parents-intent-to-vaccinate-adolescents-for-human-papillomavirus-findings-from-the-2014-national-immunization-survey-teen
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Kahee A Mohammed, Elaina Vivian, Travis M Loux, Lauren D Arnold
INTRODUCTION: While factors associated with receipt of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination have been well characterized, less is known about the characteristics associated with parents' intent to have their adolescent children vaccinated. This study aimed to examine factors associated with parental intention toward HPV vaccination. METHODS: We analyzed data on 10,354 adolescents aged 13 to 17 years from the 2014 National Immunization Survey-Teen. Weighted multivariable logistic regression was used to examine associations between sociodemographic characteristics of mothers and adolescents, as well as a health care provider recommendation with parents' intention to have their children receive HPV vaccine...
June 8, 2017: Preventing Chronic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592985/child-feeding-practices-and-diarrheal-disease-among-children-less-than-two-years-of-age-of-the-nomadic-people-in-hadaleala-district-afar-region-northeast-ethiopia
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Zemichael Gizaw, Wondwoson Woldu, Bikes Destaw Bitew
BACKGROUND: Diarrhea is a serious public health problem in Ethiopia. It is responsible for 24-30% of all infant deaths and there is a lack of evidence on the health burdens among the nomadic people. This study was therefore designed to assess the prevalence of diarrhea among children less thanvtwo year's of age and its association with feeding practices among the nomadic people in Hadaleala district, northeast Ethiopia. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Hadaleala district...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586623/longitudinal-trends-in-vaccine-hesitancy-in-a-cohort-of-mothers-surveyed-in-washington-state-2013-2015
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Nora B Henrikson, Melissa L Anderson, Douglas J Opel, John Dunn, Edgar K Marcuse, David C Grossman
Parents who refuse or delay vaccines because of vaccine hesitancy place children at increased risk for vaccine-preventable disease. How parental vaccine hesitancy changes as their children age is not known. In 2015, we conducted a follow-up survey of 237 mothers enrolled in a 2-arm clinic-level cluster randomized trial (n = 488) in Washington State that was completed in 2013. We surveyed mothers at their baby's birth, age 6 months, and age 24 months using a validated measure of vaccine hesitancy. Both mean hesitancy scores (mean 4...
January 1, 2017: Public Health Reports
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