Persuasion in Medicine: Experimental Evidence on Sender and Signal Effects
Conditions: Flu, Human; Influenza, Human Intervention: Behavioral: Video about safety and effectiveness of adult seasonal flu vaccination Sponsors: Harvard University; Stanford University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enrolling by invitation
Publication date: Available online 6 December 2019Source: American Journal of Kidney DiseasesAuthor(s): Junichi Ishigami, Yingying Sang, Morgan E. Grams, Josef Coresh, Alex Chang, Kunihiro MatsushitaRationale &ObjectiveInfluenza vaccination is recommended for all adults but particularly for older adults and those with high-risk conditions. Reduced kidney function is an important high-risk condition, but the effectiveness of influenza vaccination across kidney function is uncharacterized. We assessed the effectiveness of influenza vaccination among older adults with and without reduced kidney function.Study DesignObserv...
rečková E Abstract Influenza A viruses (IAVs) cause yearly repeating infections in humans. The current vaccination approach is based on the production of virus-neutralizing antibodies. Virus-neutralizing antibodies, however, are closely strain-specific due to the IAV variability. Therefore, antibodies produced during the previous influenza season do not provide sufficient protection against new infection, and, hence, annual revaccination is needed. The utilization of the influenza conserved stem domain of hemagglutinin (HA), the HA2 gp, led to a new vaccine design based on cross-reactive cellular and ...
Authors: Laguna-Torres VA, Gómez J, Hernández H, Francia-Romero J, Bisso-Andrade A, Guerreros A, Cerna-Barco J, Sanchez-Vergaray E, Gotuzzo E Abstract The importance of surveilling the circulation of the influenza virus and timely vaccination of different populations in Peru was analyzed in three sessions by a group of clinical experts from different specialties. The Peruvian national influenza surveillance system has many selected establishments that have become currently ineffective in terms of a timely report. Most of the samples come from Lima. The viral distribution is inadequately analyzed. The ...
In conclusion, this study suggests promoting initiatives for reducing absenteeism, identifying those factors that would facilitate it, and having a contingency plan prepared in the event of an influenza pandemic. PMID: 31800943 [PubMed - in process]
Conditions: Selenium Supplementation; Influenza Vaccination Interventions: Dietary Supplement: Selenium Supplementation; Biological: Influenza vaccination Sponsors: Huazhong University of Science and Technology; The University of Queensland Recruiting
Conclusion This study is the first to report on the VE against all types of influenza in all age groups using an RIDT. The VE varied with both age and influenza subtype. PMID: 31787695 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The AmeriSpeak Spotlight on Health survey found that just 44 percent of responding U.S. adults had received the influenza vaccine as of November 11, while 37 percent said they do not plan to get the shot this year.