Vaccinations: More than just kid stuff

Follow me on Twitter @RobShmerling This is the time of year when it’s important to think about flu vaccinations. And there’s good reason for that! The flu causes thousands of preventable hospitalizations and deaths each year. But what about other vaccinations? Do you think of them as something for kids? You aren’t alone. And it’s true, a number of vaccinations are recommended for young children as well as preteens and teenagers. These vaccinations have provided an enormous benefit to public health by preventing diseases that were common and sometimes deadly in the past, including polio, rubella, and whooping cough. But there are several vaccinations recommended for healthy adults as well. And over time, these recommendations change. Here is a quick rundown. Vaccinations for adults According to the CDC, adults should consider receiving vaccinations to prevent influenza (during the fall and winter) tetanus a certain type of bacterial pneumonia (called pneumococcal pneumonia) shingles In addition, adults should have vaccinations to prevent a number of infections if they were not received during childhood. Examples include the MMR vaccine (for measles, mumps, and rubella), HPV (human papilloma virus), chickenpox, and hepatitis. Additional or earlier vaccinations may be recommended if you have certain medical problems, such as having an immune system weakened by illness or medications. New recommendations Mumps In recent years, cases of mumps have spiked...
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Authors: Reis MO, Souza FR, Albuquerque AS, Monteiro F, Oliveira LFDS, Raymundo DL, Wouters F, Wouters ATB, Peconick AP, Varaschin MS Abstract Trypanosomiasis is caused by a pathogenic protozoan of the genus Trypanosoma, being Trypanosoma vivax the most important agent for cattle. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the expansion of T. vivax infection in different mesoregions of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and describe the clinicopathological findings of trypanosomiasis in cattle. The diagnosis was based on visualization of the parasite in blood smears and DNA detection of T. vivax in the blood of live cows a...
Source: Korean Journal of Parasitology - Category: Parasitology Tags: Korean J Parasitol Source Type: research
Authors: Bojaxhi E, Lumermann LA, Mazer LS, Howe BL, Ortiguera CJ, Clendenen SR Abstract BACKGROUND: Interscalene brachial plexus block is a commonly employed regional anesthetic technique for total shoulder arthroplasty, and a continuous catheter is often placed to extend the analgesic benefit of the block. As periarticular local infiltration analgesia (LIA) for total joint arthroplasty is a re-emerging trend, we evaluated the analgesic efficacy of continuous interscalene block (CISB) compared to single-shot interscalene block (SSISB) with LIA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 130 consecutive pa...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: 0.0625% ropivacaine does not suppress abdominal muscle electromyographic activity during the second stage of labor. Maternal and neonatal outcomes were similar in patients receiving ropivacaine or no PCEA. PMID: 31106551 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Authors: Bastian K, Buehler PK, Slizyte D, Rüst CA, Toft K, Studer W, Lecheler L, Aguirre J, Siegemund M, Hollinger A Abstract BACKGROUND: Data from patient questionnaires reveal that the intensity of postoperative pain is widely underestimated. Insufficient pain control may contribute to impaired short- and long-term outcome. Preoperative administration of methadone might potentially improve postoperative pain control due to its long pharmacological half-life. METHODS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a single dose of methadone administered at anesthesia induction on postoperative analg...
Source: Minerva Anestesiologica - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Minerva Anestesiol Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Category: Palliative Care Tags: Erratum Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In a context of impairments in mental functioning, sexual enjoyment, symptoms burden, and poor future self-health perspective, breast cancer produced a mean HSU of 0.712. After a period of routine care, there was a small improvement in quality of life, however lower utility estimates were particularly observed in patients with advanced disease and undergoing multiple chemotherapy regimens. PMID: 31106611 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research - Category: Health Management Tags: Expert Rev Pharmacoecon Outcomes Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 May 2019Source: Molecular Genetics and MetabolismAuthor(s): Nurcan Üçeyler, Daniela Urlaub, Christine Mayer, Sabrina Uehlein, Melissa Held, Claudia SommerAbstractFabry disease (FD) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder associated with pain triggered by heat or febrile infections. We modelled this condition by measuring the cytokine expression of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from FD patients in vitro upon stimulation with heat and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). We enrolled 67 FD patients and 37 healthy controls. We isolated PBMC, assessed their gene expression of...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
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