Vaccines and the risk of Guillain-Barr é syndrome
AbstractThe role of vaccination in the development of Guillain-Barr é syndrome (GBS) is controversial, although cases of GBS have been reported following a wide range of vaccines. A nested case–control study was conducted between January 2011 and December 2015 in three Chinese cities. Four controls were matched to a case by gender, age, address and index date. An independent expert committee validated the diagnoses of cases and controls according to the Brighton Collaboration GBS case definition. Data on vaccinations were obtained from computerized vaccination records. Causal relations were assessed by conditional logistic regression. 1056 cases of GBS and 4312 controls were included in the analyses. Among paediatric and adult population, adjusted ORs for GBS occurrence within 180 days following vaccination were 0.94 (95% CI 0.54–1.62) and 1.09 (95% CI 0.88–1.32), respectively. No increased risk of GBS was detected for vaccination against hepatit is B, influenza, hepatitis A, varicella, rabies, polio(live), diphtheria, pertuss(acellular), tetanusis, measles, mumps, rubella, Japanese Encephalitis, and meningitis vaccines. Adjusted ORs for the recurrence of GBS after vaccination among paediatric and adult population were 0.85 (95% CI 0.07–9. 50) and 1.18 (95% CI 0.49–2.65), respectively. In this large retrospective study, we did not find evidence of an increased risk of GBS and its recurrence among either paediatric (≤ 18 ...
With all of the shortages, I know several people turning to ebay to buy their own - obviously most of the ones out there are Chinese made kn95 (their version of n95) - is there any self test that anyone knows to see if these masks actually work? I ordered some for my team - as our option is this or a surgical mask - but want to test to see if the KN95's are better or not
South Korea reported fewer than 50 new coronavirus cases for the first time since its peak at the end of February as daily infections in Asia's largest outbreak outside China continued to trend downward.
CONCLUSIONS The imaging manifestations of early-stage COVID-19 are relatively mild, and the imaging findings of some patients are not typical, which can easily lead to missed diagnoses. Thus, suspected cases need to be closely monitored, and epidemiological history and clinical laboratory examination should also be considered during diagnosis. PMID: 32246819 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS RA is an active medicinal material that can be developed into a safe and effective multi-targeted anticancer treatment for CCA. PMID: 32246704 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A Japanese medical equipment maker said it has been approached by Japan's government to mass produce its animal ventilators to treat people diagnosed with the new coronavirus, and that other countries have also expressed interest.
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Chinese Herbal MedicinesAuthor(s): Nurul Hikmah Harun, Abdi Wira Septama, Wan Amir Nizam Wan Ahmad, Rapeah Suppian
Mainland China reported 39 new coronavirus cases as of Sunday, up from 30 a day earlier, and the number of asymptomatic cases also surged, as Beijing continued to struggle to extinguish the outbreak despite drastic containment efforts.
FOXBORO (CBS/AP) – A drive-through coronavirus testing site for first responders opened Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker called it a critical tool that was built in four days by a variety of groups. The site, located in the Foxboro stadium’s parking lot, will be designated specifically for police officers, firefighters and other first responders who may have been exposed or are showing virus symptoms. “While the effects of this public health emergency are obviously keenly felt by all of us, some of the greatest challenges associated with meeting it head-on are being met by our ...
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