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Suggested Publications

Antibacterial agents in clinical developement
World Health Organization. Antibacterial agents in clinical developement. An analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis
The report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growi...
Mannose-binding lectin and toll-like receptors and the risk of respiratory infections and AOM in children
Polymorphisms of Mannose-binding Lectin and Toll-like Receptors 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 and the Risk of Respiratory Infections and Acute Otitis Media in Children
Acute respiratory infections (RI) are the most common of all illnesses, mainly caused by rhino...
WHO - Multidisease testing devices in integrated laboratory networks
Considerations for adoption and use of multidisease testing devices in integrated laboratory networks (TB, HIV and hepatitis)
SUMMARY:Several new laboratory technologies are available or are being developed to allow for testing of different conditio...
Chest radiography in tb detection (WHO)
WHO. Chest radiography in tuberculosis detection – Summary of current WHO recommendations and guidance on programmatic approaches
The document is a consolidated summary of WHO recommendations on the use chest radiography (CXR) in TB detection ...
Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses
This week WAidid suggests the article A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses, recently published on the NEJM.
SUMMARYUncomplicated skin abscesses are common. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin...
XDR-TB regimens
- Tadolini M, Lingtsang RD, Tiberi S, Enwerem M, D'Ambrosio L, Sadutshang TD, Centis R, Migliori GB. First case of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis treated with both delamanid and bedaquiline. Eur Respir J. 2016 Sep;48(3):935-8.
- Tadolini M,...
Delamanid to treat MDR TB in children and adolescents
World Health Organization. The use of delamanid in the treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in children and adolescents: interim policy guidance.
SUMMARYThe use of delamanid in the treatment of MDR-TB was recommended by the World Health Org...
Vaccine safety in pregnant women
Professor Kathryn Edwards, WAidid board members, recently authored an editorial on the NEJM commenting the work of Scheller’s group that we reported last week. Edwards underlines how the data reported are very encouraging and strongly supp...
4-valent HPV vaccine in pregnancy
This week, WAidid suggest an article on Quadrivalent HPV Vaccination and the Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes, recently published on NEJM.
SUMMARY:Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines are recommended for all girls and women from 9 to 26 years of ag...
Drug-susceptible TB and patient care
Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care (2017 update)
The update of the Guidelines for treatment of drug-susceptible tuberculosis and patient care is important in the context of the End TB Strategy, which recommend...
Inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Chilean infants
Professor Miguel O'Ryan, WAidid board member, suggest this week the article, funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, "Inactivated poliovirus vaccine given alone or in a sequential schedule with bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine in Chilean infan...
End TB Strategy
WAidid suggests this week the article "World Health Organization. Ethics guidance for the implementation of the End TB Strategy", published in March 2017.
SUMMARY:New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched recently by the World Health Organizat...
Guillain–Barré syndrome
The article we suggest today, "Guillain–Barré syndrome", recently published on Autoimmunity Reviews, focuses on GBS, the available therapies and the future perspectives of research in this field.
SUMMARY:Guillain–Barré synd...
Guillain–Barré syndrome
The article we suggest today, "Guillain–Barré syndrome", recently published on Autoimmunity Reviews, focuses on GBS, the available therapies and the future perspectives of research in this field.
SUMMARY:Guillain–Barré synd...
Humoral and intestinal immunity induced by poliovirus vaccine in Latin American infants
We suggest this week the article "Humoral and intestinal immunity induced by new schedules of bivalent oral poliovirus vaccine and one or two doses of inactivated poliovirus vaccine in Latin American infants: an open-label randomised controlled trial...
RSV vaccines: an update
WAidid suggests this week the article "Respiratory syncytial virus vaccines: an update on those in the immediate pipeline", published last October on Future Microbiology
SUMMARYRespiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is among the most common cau...
WHO Target Regimen Profiles for TB Treatment
The article we suggest today, "World Health Organization. Target Regimen Profiles for TB Treatment", is based on the idea that TB drug research and development is moving towards developing and testing TB regimens rather than individual drugs.
S...
Detection of Helicobacter pylori by Real-Time PCR for 16s rRNA in Stools of NonInfected Healthy Children
Detection of Helicobacter pylori by Real-Time PCR for 16s rRNA in Stools of NonInfected Healthy Children, Using ELISA Antigen Stool Test as the Gold Standard
SUMMARYThe importance of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection in gastroduodenal diseas...
Meningococcal disease in Latin America
WAidid suggests this week "The current situation of meningococcal disease in Latin America and updated Global Meningococcal Initiative (GMI) recommendations", the article published on Vaccine at the end of 2015 
SUMMARY:Neisseria meni...
Acute Demyelinating Following Vaccines
The article we suggest this week, Acute Demyelinating Events Following Vaccines: A Case-Centered Analysis, concerns case reports suggesting that vaccines may trigger transverse myelitis (TM) or acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), b...
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