High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents High-dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Hospitalizations for Nursing Home Residents
Compared with standard-dose influenza vaccination, high-dose influenza vaccination reduces the number of U.S. nursing home residents who require respiratory-related hospital admissions, according to results from a cluster-randomized trial.Reuters Health Information
Conditions: Influenza; Hepatitis A; Typhoid; Healthy Adults Interventions: Biological: Fluzone® quadrivalent; Biological: Fluzone High Dose; Biological: Fluad; Biological: Vaqta; Biological: Typhim Vi; Biological: Vivotif Sponsors: Stanford University; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Enrolling by invitation
Conditions: Avian Influenza; Influenza Immunisation Interventions: Drug: AS03; Biological: Inactivated influenza H7N9 vaccine Sponsor: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Not yet recruiting
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewVaccination against influenza in patients with primary antibody deficiency is recommended. Common variable immunodeficiency (CVID) is the most frequent and clinically relevant antibody deficiency disease and is by definition characterized by an impaired vaccination response. The purpose of this review is to present the current knowledge of humoral and cellular vaccine response to influenza in CVID patients.Recent FindingsStudies conducted in CVID patients demonstrated an impaired humoral response upon influenza vaccination. Data on cellular immune response are in part conflicting, with two out of t...
Abstract CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old woman with COPD, cor pulmonale, diabetes, and hypertension had a productive cough of greenish and purulent sputum, low-grade fever, and shortness of breath. Medications were metformin, losartan, cholecalciferol, folic acid, a multivitamin, fluticasone by inhalation, and, as needed, ipratropium by inhalation. She lived alone and worked as a physician, had received that year's seasonal influenza vaccine, was a heavy smoker, did not drink alcohol or use illicit drugs, and had no personal or family history of allergy and autoimmunity. PMID: 28991556 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Influenza, Human; Orthomyxoviridae Infections; RNA Virus Infections; Virus Disease; Respiratory Tract Infections; Respiratory Tract Disease; Vaccines; Physiological Effects of Drugs Interventions: Behavioral: R/R - Autodialers; Behavioral: R/R - Texting; Behavioral: R/R - mailed postcard Sponsors: University of California, Los Angeles; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAI...