Mali:Mali - Vaccinating 10,000 Children Over 60,000KM of Desert Roads

[MSF] Being vaccinated against diseases like diphtheria, measles, whooping cough, meningitis, pneumonia, yellow fever, and other potentially fatal illnesses is a commonplace event for many children. But in northern Mali, where a combination of insecurity, isolation, and limited health infrastructure means that many communities cannot access health facilities, it can prove difficult to protect children against these illnesses.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news

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AbstractBackgroundIn hemodialysis patients Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the problems. Because of HBV vaccine response is lower than in the general population, in this study it is aimed to determine the factors that may cause inadequate HBV vaccine response in hemodialysis patients.MethodsIn study, HBsAg, anti-HBs, anti-HBc IgG data belonging to 278 patients were obtained from file and computer records. It was seen that seronegative cases had been given recombinant HBV vaccine. Anti-HBs titers were monitored 1  month after vaccination was completed. According to this, the patients are divided into two gr...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Increased cough receptor sensitivity to capsaicin may predict a positive BT response.
Source: Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Research Letter Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Trial participation rates are low, and multiple concurrent methods are needed to maximise recruitment. Social media strategies may not be successful in older age groups. TRIAL REGISTRATION: Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry, ACTRN12615000536561. PMID: 30907001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Sara Radmard, Savina Reid, Prajwal Ciryam, Alexandra Boubour, Nhan Ho, Jason Zucker, Dean Sayre, William G. Greendyke, Benjamin A. Miko, Marcus R. Pereira, Susan Whittier, Daniel A. Green, Kiran T. Thakur
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Most Europeans are vaccinated, but the take-up is uneven
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
VARIABLE SELECTION AND BIOMARKER CORRELATION IN THE ANALYSIS OF MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE STRAINS BY SURFACE-ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY. Anal Lett. 2017;50(15):2412-2425 Authors: Krause DC, Hennigan SL, Henderson KC, Clark HJ, Dluhy RA Abstract Mycoplasma pneumoniae is a human respiratory tract pathogen causing chronic bronchitis and atypical or "walking" pneumonia. The major surface protein P1 must form complexes with proteins P30 and P40/P90 in order to function in receptor binding and gliding motility, and variability in P1 and P40/P90 distinguishes the two major M. pneumoniae genotypes. Stra...
Source: Analytical Letters - Category: Chemistry Tags: Anal Lett Source Type: research
Authors: Olland A, Puyraveau M, Guinard S, Seitlinger J, Kadoche D, Perrier S, Renaud S, Falcoz PE, Massard G Abstract Background: Surgical repair has demonstrated a beneficial effect on outcome for patients presenting with flail chest or with multiple rib fractures. We hypothesized that benefit on outcome parameters concerns predominantly patients being extubated within 24 hours post-operatively. Methods: We prospectively recorded all patients presenting with chest traumatism eligible for surgical repair with anticipated early extubation according to our institutional consensus (flail chest, major deformity, p...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
The CDC says 314 confirmed cases of measles have been reported in 15 states since January 1. Most cases have been reported in children under age 10 who are not vaccinated
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conclusion: Comparative statistical analysis revealed a high degree of effectiveness of regional programs with the methods of immunoprophylaxis of pneumococcal infections. PMID: 30906320 [PubMed]
Source: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Interdiscip Perspect Infect Dis Source Type: research
Background. Control of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection after solid organ transplantation (SOT) requires a functional immune system. We assessed the association between quantitation and function of CMV-specific CD8+ T cells and CMV infection in SOT recipients. Methods. During a 10-year period, selected kidney, heart, lung, pancreas, liver, and composite tissue recipients were tested for CMV-specific CD8+ T cells immune competence (CMV-CD8+), as measured by enumeration, interferon-gamma production, and CD107a/b degranulation. Quantitative and functional data were used to assemble T-cell immune competence (TIC) score. CM...
Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Original Clinical Science—General Source Type: research
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