Correspondence Challenges of measuring the Healthcare Access and Quality Index

We read with interest the article by the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) collaborators on the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index.1 However, we believe the scaled indicator on measles amenable mortality should be interpreted with caution.
Source: LANCET - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Primary care physicians play a key role in vaccination. The focus of further strategies should lie above all in improved patient education and in targeted reminders for patients who neglect to vaccinate themselves and/or their children. PMID: 30518471 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
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Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
Authors: Kanduc D Abstract Analyses of the peptide sharing between five common human viruses (Borna disease virus, influenza A virus, measles virus, mumps virus and rubella virus) and the human proteome highlight a massive viral vs. human peptide overlap that is mathematically unexpected. Evolutionarily, the data underscore a strict relationship between viruses and the origin of eukaryotic cells. Indeed, according to the viral eukaryogenesis hypothesis and in light of the endosymbiotic theory, the first eukaryotic cell (our lineage) originated as a consortium consisting of an archaeal ancestor of the eukaryotic cyt...
Source: Biological Chemistry - Category: Chemistry Tags: Biol Chem Source Type: research
Publication date: September–October 2018Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 22, Issue 5Author(s): Luciano Z. Goldani
Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Health experts on Monday warned against a possible outbreak of measles in the Philippines, as a disease long under control is fuelled by patchy immunization programs and declining trust in vaccines.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news
We report the two cases of genital warts, who had an excellent response with intralesional MMR vaccine.
Source: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: China's immunization program is one of the oldest and largest in the world. Rates of vaccine-preventable diseases (VPD) are comparable to those in high-income countries. The program's evolution has been characterized by ambitious target setting and innovative strategies that have not been widely described. METHODS: We reviewed national and provincial health department archives; analyzed disease surveillance, vaccination coverage, and serosurvey data from 1950 through 2016; and, conducted in-depth interviews with senior Chinese experts involved early VPD control efforts. RESULTS: Wide...
Source: Vaccine - Category: Allergy & Immunology Authors: Tags: Vaccine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2018Source: Journal of Hospital InfectionAuthor(s): Luca Coppeta, Antonio Pietroiusti, Luca Morucci, Anna Neri, Mariacarmela Ferraro, Andrea Magrini
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The state of immunization of the nursing staff remains insufficient to prevent the occurrence of measles cases and the staff is also insufficiently informed. It is essential to have knowledge of the immunization status of this population, to organize the vaccination of non-immunized personnel within the occupational health unit, to prevent the emergence of new cases of measles and to reinforce the information regarding the importance of precautions related to airborne transmission in case of measles. PMID: 30514605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue d Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique Source Type: research
This Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) says that despite decreases in incidence and mortality during 2000-2017, the 2015 global milestones have not been achieved, and there has been a measles resurgence in Europe. Continuing to increase coverage of measles vaccination is critical to achieving and sustaining elimination goals.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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