Steve G.Robison, Ann R.Thomas. Assessing the effectiveness of high-dose influenza vaccine in preventing hospitalization among seniors, and observations on the limitations of effectiveness study design. Vaccine 1 October 2018. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 9, 2018 from Vaccine 1 October 2018 (via https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X1)
BackgroundThe availability of high-dose (HD) influenza vaccine for seniors should decrease influenza-related hospitalization. Studies to date show a range of mostly moderate increased HD vaccine effectiveness ...
Young B, etc.,al. Six-monthly versus annual influenza vaccination in older adults in the tropics: an observer-blind, active-comparator controlled, randomised superiority trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 1.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 6, 2018 from Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Oct 1. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30277500)
Background: Antibody titres and vaccine effectiveness decline within six months after influenza vaccination in older adults. Biannual vaccination may be necessary to provide year-round protection in the ...
Shanks GD. The ´Influenza´ Vaccine Used during the Samoan Pandemic of 1918. Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 2;3(1). Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 6, 2018 from Trop Med Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 2;3(1) (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30274415)
In 1918, a crude influenza vaccine made from chemically inactivated, mixed cultures of respiratory bacteria was widely used prior to the understanding that influenza was caused by a virus. Such vaccines ...
Hayashi T, etc.,al. Impact of early life exposure to ionizing radiation on influenza vaccine response in an elderly Japanese cohort. Vaccine. 2018 Sep 28. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 6, 2018 from Vaccine. 2018 Sep 28 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30274868)
The objective of this study was to evaluate effects of whole body radiation exposure early in life on influenza vaccination immune responses much later in life. A total of 292 volunteers recruited from ...
Srivastav A, O´Halloran A, Lu PJ, Williams W. Influenza Vaccination Coverage Among English-Speaking Asian Americans. Am J Prev Med. 2018 Sep 19. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 3, 2018 from Am J Prev Med. 2018 Sep 19 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30262150)
INTRODUCTION: English-speaking non-Hispanic Asians (Asians) in the U.S. include populations with multiple geographic origins and ethnicities (e.g., Asian Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, and ...
Ogasawara K. The long-run effects of pandemic influenza on the development of children from elite backgrounds: Evidence from industrializing Japan. Econ Hum Biol. 2018 Sep 1;31:125-137.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 3, 2018 from Econ Hum Biol. 2018 Sep 1;31:125-137. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30265896)
his study estimates the lingering effects of fetal exposure to the 1918 influenza pandemic on the development of secondary school and girls' high school students in industrializing Japan. In order to refine ...
Kavunga-Membo H, etc.,al. Epidemiology of circulating human influenza viruses from the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2015. PLoS One. 2018 Sep 28;13(9):e0203995. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 3, 2018 from PLoS One. 2018 Sep 28;13(9):e0203995 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30265699)
INTRODUCTION: The establishment of the influenza sentinel surveillance system in Kinshasa, Bas Congo, Maniema, Katanga, and Kasai Provinces allowed generation of important data on the molecular epidemiology ...
Chambers C, etc.,al. Should Sex Be Considered an Effect Modifier in the Evaluation of Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness?. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 4;5(9):ofy211. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 3, 2018 from Open Forum Infect Dis. 2018 Sep 4;5(9):ofy211 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30263903)
We investigated sex as a potential modifier of influenza vaccine effectiveness (VE) between 2010-2011 and 2016-2017 in Canada. Overall VE was 49% (95% confidence interval [CI], 43% to 55%) for females ...
Dahlgren FS, etc.,al. Patterns of seasonal influenza activity in U.S. core based statistical areas, described using prescriptions of oseltamivir in Medicare claims data. Epidemics. 2018 Aug 29. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 1, 2018 from Epidemics. 2018 Aug 29 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30249390)
Using Medicare claims data on prescriptions of oseltamivir dispensed to people 65 years old and older, we present a descriptive analysis of patterns of influenza activity in the United States for 579 core ...
Davidson S. Treating Influenza Infection, From Now and Into the Future. Front Immunol. 2018 Sep 10;9:1946. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 1, 2018 from Front Immunol. 2018 Sep 10;9:1946 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30250466)
Influenza viruses (IVs) are a continual threat to global health. The high mutation rate of the IV genome makes this virus incredibly successful, genetic drift allows for annual epidemics which result in ...
Kim YK, etc.,al. Cost Effectiveness of Quadrivalent Influenza Vaccines Compared with Trivalent Influenza Vaccines in Young Children and Older Adults in Korea. Pharmacoeconomics. 2018 Sep 25. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Oct, 1, 2018 from Pharmacoeconomics. 2018 Sep 25 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30251078)
INTRODUCTION: Trivalent influenza vaccines (TIVs) are currently reimbursed for subjects aged?≥?65 years and children between 6 and 59 months of age under a national immunization program in South Korea. ...
Richard G Pebody, etc.,al. Uptake and effectiveness of influenza vaccine in those aged 65 years and older in the United Kingdom, influenza seasons 2010/11 to 2016/17. Euro Surveill. 2018;23(39):pii=1800092. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 28, 2018 from Euro Surveill. 2018;23(39):pii=1800092 (via https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-7917.E)
The United Kingdom (UK), like many other countries in Europe, North America and Australasia, has a longstanding inactivated influenza vaccine programme including for all those over 65 years of age. The ...
Roto D, Malnoske ML, Winters S, Georas SN. A Fatal Case of Influenza B Myocarditis with Cardiac Tamponade. Case Rep Crit Care. 2018 Aug 30;2018:8026314.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 28, 2018 from Case Rep Crit Care. 2018 Aug 30;2018:8026314. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30245893)
Background: Influenza B is generally regarded as a less severe counterpart to influenza A, typically causing mild upper respiratory symptoms. Myocardial involvement with influenza B is a rare complication, ...
Thapa B. etc., al. The Burden of Influenza‐Associated Respiratory Hospitalizations in Bhutan, 2015~2016. Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Aug 23.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 27, 2018 from Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2018 Aug 23. (via https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/irv.12605)
BackgroundInfluenza burden estimates help provide evidence to support influenza prevention and control programs. In this study, we estimated influenza‐associated respiratory hospitalization rates in Bhutan, ...
Cheng X. etc., al.. Using an innovative method to develop the threshold of seasonal influenza epidemic in China. PLoS One. 2018 Aug 31;13(8):e0202880.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 27, 2018 from PLoS One. 2018 Aug 31;13(8):e0202880. (via https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal)
BackgroundProper early warning thresholds for defining seasonal influenza epidemics are crucial for timely engagement of intervention strategies, but are currently not well established in China. We propose ...
Cheng Q, Zhao G, Xie L, Wang X. Impacts of age and gender at the risk of underlying medical conditions and death in patients with avian influenza A (H7N9): a meta-analysis study. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2018 Sep 6. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 26, 2018 from Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2018 Sep 6 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30233197)
Objective: The objective of our study was to conduct a series of analyses that examined the impacts of age and gender at the risk of underlying medical conditions (UMCs) and death in patients with influenza ...
Yan J, Guha S, Hariharan P, Myers M. Modeling the Effectiveness of Respiratory Protective Devices in Reducing Influenza Outbreak. Risk Anal. 2018 Sep 19. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 26, 2018 from Risk Anal. 2018 Sep 19 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30229968)
Outbreaks of influenza represent an important health concern worldwide. In many cases, vaccines are only partially successful in reducing the infection rate, and respiratory protective devices (RPDs) are ...
Gordon A, Tsang TK, Cowling BJ, Kuan G, Ojeda S, S. Influenza Transmission Dynamics in Urban Households, Managua, Nicaragua, 2012~2014. Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Oct;24(10):1882-1888.. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 26, 2018 from Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Oct;24(10):1882-1888. (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30226161)
During August 2012-November 2014, we conducted a case ascertainment study to investigate household transmission of influenza virus in Managua, Nicaragua. We collected up to 5 respiratory swab samples from ...
Sytsma TT, Greenlund LK, Greenlund LS. Joint Corticosteroid Injection Associated With Increased Influenza Risk. Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018 Mar 20;2(. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 26, 2018 from Mayo Clin Proc Innov Qual Outcomes. 2018 Mar 20;2( (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6124339/)
Aging and immunocompromising conditions or medications may reduce influenza vaccine effectiveness. The high-dose vaccine has been used to improve vaccine response in patients 65 years and older. Because ...
Wood S,etc.,al. Influenza-Like Illness in Travelers to the Developing World. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Sep 17. Abstract
submitted by kickingbird at Sep, 26, 2018 from Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2018 Sep 17 (via https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30226131)
Travelers to developing regions are at risk for development of influenza-like illness (ILI). Little is known of traveler and trip characteristics associated with the development of ILI. TravMil is a prospective ...
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