Spike in flu cases as fears grow over NHS winter pressure

GP consultations for flu-like symptoms rose in all UK countries in the final week of 2017, while hospital admissions for influenza soared to 'very high' levels, as signs grew that flu could put the NHS under growing pressure this winter.
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Authors: Hallmann-Szelińska E, Cieślak K, Kowalczyk D, Szymański K, Brydak LB Abstract The aim of the study was to determine the level of antibodies against hemagglutinin of influenza viruses in the sera of 1,050 patients stratified into 7 different age groups during the 2016/2017 epidemic season in Poland. The method consisted of using the hemagglutination inhibition test (HAI). The findings confirmed the presence of anti-hemagglutinin antibodies against the following influenza virus antigens: A/California/7/2009 (H1N1) pdm09, A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2), and B/Brisbane/60/2008. The level of anti-hemagglutinin...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 June 2018 Source:The Lancet Respiratory Medicine Author(s): Wendy Barclay, Peter Openshaw
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Publication date: 23–29 June 2018 Source:The Lancet, Volume 391, Issue 10139 Author(s): Geoff Watts
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: 23–29 June 2018 Source:The Lancet, Volume 391, Issue 10139 Author(s): Mark Honigsbaum
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Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018 Source:Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Author(s): Tatiana N. Tarasenko, Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, Peter J. McGuire Despite judicious monitoring and care, patients with fatty acid oxidation disorders may experience metabolic decompensation due to infection which may result in rhabdomyolysis, cardiomyopathy, hypoglycemia and liver dysfunction and failure. Since clinical studies on metabolic decompensation are dangerous, we employed a preclinical model of metabolic decompensation due to infection. By infecting mice with mouse adapted influenza and using a pair-feeding strategy i...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
We present a case of refractory acute hypoxemic respiratory failure due to influenza B pneumonia with concomitant large intra-atrial shunt (IAS) and severe pulmonary regurgitation in a patient with Saethre-Chotzen syndrome with prior pulmonary homograft placement. Our patient's hypoxemia improved with inhaled nitric oxide as an adjunct to mechanical ventilation without requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, and eventually a percutaneous closure with a 30 mm CardioSeal patent foramen ovale closure device was accomplished. However, his peri-procedural hospital course was complicated by occluder device migration, whic...
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Respiratory Infections with Particular Emphasis on Influenza Virus Activity in Persons Over 14 Years of Age in the Epidemic Season 2016/2017 in Poland. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018 Jun 20;: Authors: Kowalczyk D, Szymański K, Cieślak K, Hallmann-Szelińska E, Brydak LB Abstract Influenza viruses cause respiratory infections every epidemic season regardless of the patient's age. The aim of this study was to determine the activity of respiratory viruses in the epidemic season 2016/2017 in Poland, with particular emphasis on influenza viruses among people aged over 14. There were 2982 clinical samples tak...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
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(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Influenza A (flu A) hijacks host proteins for viral RNA splicing and blocking these interactions caused replication of the virus to slow, which could point to novel strategies for antiviral therapies.
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Authors: Pothirat C, Pothirat T, Liwsrisakun C, Bumroongkit C, Deesomchok A, Theerakittikul T, Limsukon A Abstract Objective: The present study intended to determine the risk factors of severe exacerbation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients even though managed by pulmonologists on a regular basis. Material and Method: A retrospective case-controlled study was conducted at the chest clinic, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital from 1st August 2009 to 31st July 2010. The clinical relevant data for acute exacerbation (age, sex, co-morbidity, severity of COPD, COPD medication, annual influenza vaccinat...
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
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