Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update Shingles and Shingles Vaccine: An Update
A recently approved shingles vaccine seems to be more effective in preventing the virus. Drs Rapuano and Meghpara from Wills Eye Hospital discuss its role for patients.Wills Eye Hospital
Authors: Yin D, Van Oorschot D, Jiang N, Marijam A, Saha D, Wu Z, Tang H, Diaz-Decaro J, Watson P, Xie X, Ren Y, He Y, Feng Y Abstract INTRODUCTION: Herpes zoster (HZ) or shingles occurs as a result of reactivation after a primary infection with varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). The burden of HZ in older adults in China is not well understood. We conducted a systematic literature review to understand the burden of disease related to HZ, its complications, and associated costs in China. AREAS COVERED: Using publications retrieved from Chinese and English literature databases, we described incidence and preval...
ConclusionsVaccination rates among Canadian patients with RA are suboptimal.
Conditions: Colon Cancer; Lung Cancer; Tobacco Use Cessation; Obesity; Pneumonia, Bacterial; Shingles; Hepatitis C Intervention: Other: Epic Healthy Planet Population Health Module Sponsors: University of California, Davis; University of California, Irvine Not yet recruiting
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Authors: Malm H, Navin MC Abstract Some societies tolerate or encourage high levels of chickenpox infection among children to reduce rates of shingles among older adults. This tradeoff is unethical. The varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes both chickenpox and shingles. After people recover from chickenpox, VZV remains in their nerve cells. If their immune systems become unable to suppress the virus, they develop shingles. According to the Exogenous Boosting Hypothesis (EBH), a person's ability to keep VZV suppressed can be 'boosted' through exposure to active chickenpox infections. We argue that even if this hypothe...
This report describes trends in shingles vaccination as well as variation by demographic, socioeconomic, and geographic characteristics among adults aged 60 and over. PMID: 32730737 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A new CDC report looks at the proportion of people 60 and older who report shingles vaccination, as well as how rates vary in regard to sex, ethnicity, and other factors.Medscape Medical News
About One Third of Older Americans Receive Shingles Vaccine
CONCLUSION: prompt diagnosis, through fundus examination and FA, and proper antiviral therapy were the mainstays to counteract the posterior uveitis. Nowadays, vaccination is a safe weapon to efficaciously reduce the ZVZ incidence among general population. PMID: 32644840 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]