Measles Outbreaks Present Special Concerns for Immunosuppressed IBD Patients Measles Outbreaks Present Special Concerns for Immunosuppressed IBD Patients
Immunosuppressed patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) need careful assessment and management during the increasingly frequent measles outbreaks, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information
Authors: Maniero VC, Rangel PSC, Coelho LMC, Silva CSB, Aguiar RS, Lamas CC, Cardozo SV Abstract A progressive increase in the circulation of arboviruses in tropical countries has been observed, accounting for 700,000 yearly deaths in the world. The main objective of this article was to identify the presence of Zika (ZIKV), dengue (DENV), and Chikungunya (CHIKV) viruses in immature stages of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus. Household collections of immature phases of the vectors were carried out in the years 2015 and 2016. A total of 2902 dwellings were visited and the rate of infestation with larvae and pupae of ...
Tobacco use in the U.S. is changing, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of American adults who smoke fell to a new low in 2018, while e-cigarette use continued to climb. About a fifth of American adults used some type of tobacco product in 2018, according to the data. Cigarettes were the most popular, used by 13.7% of adults. That’s a small decrease from 14% the year before, and another record low for the U.S., which has seen a two-thirds decline in smoking since 1965. Meanwhile, e-cigarette use rose from 2.8% of U.S. adults in 2017 to 3.2% in 2018. Use of...
Conclusions: Data produced in this study do not encourage ganciclovir treatment for UC patients. However, studies included in this analysis were observational, and thus, inherited severe selection bias. We suggest randomized controlled studies be conducted to make firm recommendations in this context. PMID: 31718340 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The plague is still around, but chances of another global outbreak are slim.
All children attending preschool or higher in the country must be immunized, with fines for parents who do not comply, under a law that is to take effect next spring.
Authors: Khorshidi M, Djafarian K, Aghayei E, Shab-Bidar S Abstract Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder which affects the gastrointestinal tract. Many factors, such as genetics, stress, and dietary patterns have been related to the risk of this disease. Adherence to a prudent/healthy dietary pattern, due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, help to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as IBD. The results from previous studies regarding the association between dietary patterns and risk of IBD, including Crohn's disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), are in...
GIDEON what’s new summary: November 12 to November 14, 2019 Infectious Diseases – Outbreaks (34 updates) 34 DiseasesMap Infectious Diseases – Diseases (110 updates) 2 Clinical notes43 Diseases65 Country notesMap Microbiology – Mycobacteria (1 updates) 1 Mycobacteria The post Update: November 14, 2019 appeared first on GIDEON - Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network.
Although Haiti is in the “homestretch” of defeating a cholera outbreak first declared nine years ago, the battle is far from over before the country is free of the deadly disease.
Health authorities in eastern Congo have introduced a new Ebola vaccine produced by Johnson&Johnson, aid group MSF said on Thursday, to help combat the world's second-worst outbreak of the virus on record.
CONCLUSION: The retrieved trials have deficiencies that make it difficult to reliably evaluate the efficacy, safety, and utility of mAb/FP for children and adolescents with chronic inflammatory diseases. mAb/FP nonetheless represent a treatment option to be considered in case conventional immune-modulating drugs are ineffective. Researcher-initiated, high-quality trials and manufacturer-independent, systematic long-term evaluations of adverse effects (e.g., tumors) are sorely needed. PMID: 31711560 [PubMed - in process]