Clinical efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination: characteristics of two outbreaks of influenza A(H1N1) in immunocompromised patients
Conclusion Seasonal influenza vaccination was clinically effective with both a reduced risk of influenza infection and a trend towards reduced mortality in these immunocompromised patients. Several possible causes were identified behind these two outbreaks, requiring continuous awareness in healthcare professionals to prevent further outbreaks.
Passive measles immunity waned quickly, and most infants were no longer protected from measles by age 3 months, a study found; US experts say the age of vaccination should remain the same.Medscape Medical News
Public health officials are investigating an E. coli outbreak that has infected at least 17 people in eight states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.
CONCLUSIONS The nude mouse orthotopic liver transplantation model of human HCC was shown to be a reliable model that has the potential for future research on the pathogenesis and progression of HCC and studies on drug development. PMID: 31736477 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Sobrinho G, Ministro A, Silva A, Pedro L Abstract Renal artery aneurysms are rare. They are most commonly degenerative, congenital or due to medial fibroplasia. Proximal aneurysms can be repaired by endovascular and in-situ surgical techniques. However, aneurysms of the distal renal artery and its branches require ex-vivo surgical repair, also known as auto-transplantation: the kidney is removed, dissected and reconstructed in cold ischemia, and put back in place. A 69-year-old woman, with hypertension, presented with bilateral renal artery aneurysms with a diameter of 3.4 cm on the rig...
Re: Musings on malaria morbidity and mortality after the new Mosquirix® vaccine. Ghana Med J. 2019 Sep;53(3):252-253 Authors: Asante KP, Malm K, Darko DM, Koram KA PMID: 31741498 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 19 November 2019Source: Indian Heart JournalAuthor(s): Shamshad Alam, Sharad Chandra, Gaurav Chaudhary, Akhil Sharma, Monika Bhandhari, Pravesh Vishwakarma, Akshaya Pradhan, Rishi Sethi, Sudhanshu K. Dwivedi, Varun S. NarainAbstractBackgroundChemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity constitutes subclinical myocardial dysfunction, arrhythmias, pericarditis, coronary vasospasm, significant symptomatic heart failure. Anthracyclines pose higher risk for long-term cardiac dysfunction, with increased incidences of morbidity and mortality. Hence, early detection of chemotherapy induced cardiac dysfunc...
CONCLUSIONS Despite great progress in the management of ARDS, based mostly on advanced mechanical ventilation, early antiviral treatment of pneumonia caused by influenza A (H1N1) and annual vaccinations seem essential in prevention and management of influenza A (H1N1) infection among kidney transplant recipients. PMID: 29599422 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions Seasonal influenza vaccination was clinically effective with both a reduced risk of influenza infection and a trend towards reduced mortality in these immunocompromised patients. Several possible causes were identified behind these two outbreaks that require continuous awareness in health care professionals to prevent further outbreaks.
We report a patient who developed acute-onset massive proteinuria with NS and severe AKI soon after receiving the 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine. Kidney biopsy showed membranous nephropathy (MN) and acute interstitial nephritis (AIN). Optimal management of glomerular diseases or AIN following influenza vaccination is not known. Our patient responded well to an initial course of oral corticosteroid therapy with normalization of serum creatinine level but had a relapse of NS with AKI soon after completion of corticosteroid therapy. A repeat kidney biopsy revealed MN and resolved AIN. A subsequent prolonged course of oral cortic...