Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada-like Disease following Yellow Fever Vaccination.

Conclusion: Yellow fever vaccine may be a possible trigger for VKH. PMID: 31603703 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research

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Conclusions: the early use of IVIG could contribute to an improvement and/or stabilization of visual symptoms in this patient group due to its rapid effect and lower profile of adverse effects when administered with chemotherapy. PMID: 31710513 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
Current challenges: from the path of "original antigenic sin" towards the development of universal flu vaccines. Int Rev Immunol. 2019 Nov 09;:1-16 Authors: Biswas A, Chakrabarti AK, Dutta S Abstract Annual flu led by influenza viruses is contemplated to be one of the foremost global health challenges due to its rapid spread leading to the life-threatening epidemic or pandemic. An enormous number of people die due to flu and its associated intricacies every year. Annual vaccination is considered to be the gold standard strategy to protect the individual from acquiring infection and further de...
Source: International Reviews of Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Int Rev Immunol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There was a good agreement for the size of the NVs in both methods. OCTA can be used as a simple and non-invasive method to visualize retinal neovascularizations. PMID: 31711250 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Because 25-40% of cases of facial nerve palsy are not idiopathic, differential diagnosis is very important; key diagnostic methods include a clinical neurological examin- ation, otoscopy, and a lumbar puncture for cerebrospinal fluid examination. High-level evidence supports corticosteroid treatment for the idiopathic form of the disorder. PMID: 31709978 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Deutsches Arzteblatt International - Category: General Medicine Tags: Dtsch Arztebl Int Source Type: research
Children carry a significant tuberculosis disease burden in settings with poor epidemic control and high levels of transmission. Even in high-resource settings, the diagnosis of tuberculosis in children can be challenging, but an accurate diagnosis can be achieved by adopting a systematic approach. This review outlines the general principles of tuberculosis prevention in children, including epidemic control, infection control, contact tracing and preventive therapy, and vaccination; diagnosing pediatric tuberculosis, including specimen collection and microbiological confirmation, highlighting key differences from adults; a...
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Exciting clinical results from 2 clinical TB vaccine trials were published in 2018. These, plus promising preclinical candidates form a healthy pipeline of potential vaccines against the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent. The only licensed vaccine, the BCG, continues to be an important tool in protecting against severe forms of TB in children, but has not stopped the diseases causing 1.3 million deaths per year. This review provides an overview of the current TB vaccine pipeline, highlighting recent findings, describes work relating to epidemiologic impact of vaccines, and discusses the future of TB vaccine development.
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Treatment of latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) is an important component of TB control and elimination. LTBI treatment regimens include once-weekly isoniazid plus rifapentine for 3 months, daily rifampin for 4 months, daily isoniazid plus rifampin for 3 –4 months, and daily isoniazid for 6–9 months. Isoniazid monotherapy is efficacious in preventing TB disease, but the rifampin- and rifapentine-containing regimens are shorter and have similar efficacy, adequate safety, and higher treatment completion rates. Novel vaccine strategies, host immuni ty-directed therapies and ultrashort antimicrobial regimens for ...
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Diagnosing latent tuberculosis (TB) infection (LTBI) is important globally for TB prevention. LTBI diagnosis requires a positive test for infection and negative evaluation for active disease. Current tests measure an immunologic response and include the tuberculin skin test (TST) and interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), T-SPOT.TB and QuantiFERON. The IGRAs are preferred in bacille Calmette-Gu érin–vaccinated populations. The TST is still used when cost or logistical advantages over the IGRAs exist. Both TST and IGRAs have low positive predictive values. Tests that differentiate the TB spectrum and better p...
Source: Clinics in Chest Medicine - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Vaccine coverage significantly lower among non - Hispanic blacks, those with lower education, income
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 11 November 2019Source: Gynecologic Oncology ReportsAuthor(s): Yingao Zhang, Megan S. Grant, Wesley H. Stepp, Leslie H. ClarkAbstractThe development of brain and central nervous system (CNS) metastases from primary gynecologic cancers is an extremely uncommon but deadly process. Through this retrospective case series of patients treated at a single institution from 2004 to 2018, we aim to explore potential clinical patterns of this phenomenon with respect to primary tumor type, histology, and symptomatology.A total of 42 patients were identified with CNS metastases, with 24 patients havin...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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