Letters to the editor on the Zika virus: a bibliometric analysis

CONCLUSION: Letters to the Editor remain an important component of scientific communication and may serve as a valuable source of clinical and research information.PMID:34285673 | PMC:PMC8270370 | DOI:10.5195/jmla.2021.903
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: ARIs and fever during infancy were associated with lower Bayley scores at 12 months, and laboratory-confirmed influenza was associated with lower cognitive scores at 24 months suggesting the potential value of vaccination to prevent non-respiratory complications of influenza.PMID:34519426 | DOI:10.1111/irv.12904
Source: Respiratory Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Infect Genet Evol. 2021 Sep 3:105066. doi: 10.1016/j.meegid.2021.105066. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTManaging emerging infectious diseases is a current challenge in the fields of microbiology and epidemiology. Indeed, among other environmental and human-related factors, climate change and global warming favor the emergence of new pathogens. The recent Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic, of which the large and rapid spread surprised the scientific community, is a reminder of the importance to study viruses currently responsible for sporadic infections. Increasing our knowledge of key factors involved in emerging infections is ess...
Source: Infection, Genetics and Evolution - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Source Type: research
This study investigates whether fertility decline was significantly higher in neighborhoods containing known Zika cases, compared to unexposed neighborhoods in the city state of Singapore. The results show that the average monthly probability of conception leading to a live birth fell during the Zika epidemic in both exposed and unexposed neighborhoods, and that the decline was not significantly greater in neighborhoods with known cases. The study suggests that the fertility response to perceived infection risks was city-wide rather than localized. Public disclosures of outbreak locations did not lead to a disproportionate...
Source: Population and Environment - Category: Environmental Health Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This review highlights the various reported possible coinfections that arise in COVID-19 patients vis-à-vis other serious pathological conditions. The local immunity in lungs, nasal passages, oral cavity, and salivary glands are involved with different aspects of COVID-19 transmission and pathology. Also, the role of adaptive immune system is discussed at the site of infection to control the infection along with the proinflammatory cytokine therapy.PMID:34458380 | PMC:PMC8380112 | DOI:10.1186/s43088-021-00134-7
Source: Appl Human Sci - Category: Physiology Authors: Source Type: research
Effective control of emerging mosquito-borne viral diseases such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika requires, amongst other things, a functional healthcare system, ready and capable of timely detection and promp...
Source: BMC Health Services Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2021 Aug 16:166244. doi: 10.1016/j.bbadis.2021.166244. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe placenta provides a significant physical and physiological barrier to prevent fetal infection during pregnancy. Nevertheless, it is at times breached by pathogens and leads to vertical transmission of infection from mother to fetus. This review will focus specifically on the Zika flavivirus, the HIV retrovirus and the emerging SARS-Cov2 coronavirus, which have affected pregnant women and their offspring in recent epidemics. In particular, we will address how viral infections affect the immune respons...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Source Type: research
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 Aug 9:tpmd201191. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-1191. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTThe American Zika virus (ZIKV) epidemic has highlighted the need to gain a better understanding of this emerging virus. The goal of this study was to describe the clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, and risk factors for symptomatic ZIKV infection in an area with ongoing transmission of other arboviral infections. We recruited patients at least 2 years of age seeking care at public health centers in León, Nicaragua, between January 2016 and August 2017, for fever, maculopapular rash, and/or nonsuppurative conjuncti...
Source: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionEve after controlling for age, differences in key social determinants, as education and food security, were associated with the risk of ZIKV infection among pregnant women in Brazil. Our findings elucidate risk factors that can be targeted by future interventions to reduce the impact of ZIKV infection in this vulnerable population.
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this analysis is to investigate the impact of prenatal exposure to ZIKV on neuropsychomotor development in children without microcephaly. We evaluated 274 children including 235 ZIKV exposed and 39 controls using the Bayley-III Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (BSIDIII) and neurological examination. We observed a difference in cognition with a borderline p-value (p = 0.052): 9.4% of exposed children and none of the unexposed control group had mild to moderate delays. The prevalence of delays in the language and motor domains did not differ significantly between ZIKV-exposed and unexposed children (...
Source: Viruses - Category: Virology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Letters to the Editor remain an important component of scientific communication and may serve as a valuable source of clinical and research information.PMID:34285673 | PMC:PMC8270370 | DOI:10.5195/jmla.2021.903
Source: Journal of the Medical Library Association : JMLA - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Source Type: research
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