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Suggested Publications

Brief update on the use of Bedaquiline in adolescents.
This week we suggest to read "Brief update on the use of Bedaquiline in adolescents", an article published on Sentinel.project.org in April 2017.
SUMMARY
On March 13, 2017, the World Health Organization issued a meeting report that included ev...
Proposal for a standardised treatment of pre- and extensively drug-resistant TB cases.
This week WAidid suggests to read an article entitled "Proposal for a standardised treatment regimen to manage pre- and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis cases", published on The European Respiratory Journal in 2017.
SUMMARY 
The World H...
Association of Prior Vaccination With Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Children
This week WAidid suggests to read "Association of Prior Vaccination With Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in Children Receiving Live Attenuated or Inactivated Vaccine", an article published on Jama Network last October.
SUMMARY
The effect of prior i...
The use of clofazimine in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: a report from Brazil.
Although clofazimine is used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), there is scant information on its effectiveness and safety.
The aim of this retrospective, observational study was to evaluate these factors as well as the tolerability...
The Global Laboratory Initiative: TB Diagnostic Algorithms.
This week WAidid suggests to read "The Global Laboratory Initiative. GLI Model TB Diagnostic Algorithms".
SUMMARY
The Global Laboratory Initiative has released this handbook that provides 4 model algorithms that graphically depict the most up-to-da...
The Global Laboratory Initiative Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening
This week we suggest to read "The Global Laboratory Initiative. GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening".
SUMMARY
The Global Laboratory Initiative (GLI) has released the GLI Practical Guide to TB Laboratory Strengthening, provi...
Bedaquiline-containing regimens in the treatment of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
This week WAidid suggests an article published on European Respiratory Journal entitled "Effectiveness and safety of bedaquiline-containing regimens in the treatment of multidrug and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis: a multicentre study".
SUM...
Treatment of latent tuberculosis in adults
The article we suggest this week has been published recently on The New England Journal of Medicine: "Four Months of Rifampin or Nine Months of Isoniazid for Latent Tuberculosis in Adults".
SUMMARY
Tuberculosis is a major global health pr...
Safety and Side Effects of Rifampin versus Isoniazid in Children
This week's recommended reading is the article "Safety and Side Effects of Rifampin versus Isoniazid in Children", published in August 2018 on The New England Journal of Medicine.
SUMMARY
Tuberculosis is a major global health problem...
Guidelines for the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia
The article WAidid suggests this week, "European Respiratory Society guidelines for the diagnosis of primary ciliary dyskinesia: a guideline review", was published last month on the Archives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice.
SUMMARY
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A lifelong approach to vaccination
WAidid suggests to read the consensus points from a pan-European meeting held under the auspices of World Association for Infectious Diseases and Immunological Disorders (WAidid) and Vaccine Study Group of the European Society of Clinical Microbiolog...
Vitamin D and wheezing in childhood
The article WAidid suggests this week, "Prenatal vs Infant Vitamin D Supplementation and the Risk of Wheezing in Childhood", was published last month on JAMA and tackles the issue of vitamin D supplementation related benefits.
SUMMARYAlthough t...
The D-Wheeze randomized clinical trial
The article WAidid suggests this week, "Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Recurrent Wheezing in Black Infants Who Were Born Preterm. The D-Wheeze Randomized Clinical Trial", was published last May on JAMA and aims at assessin...
MenB epidemiology and new opportunities for prevention
This week's recommended reading is the article "Global epidemiology of serogroup B meningococcal disease and opportunities for prevention with novel recombinant protein vaccines", published last May on Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.
S...
Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
The article WAidid suggests this week, Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, was published last April on NEJM.
SUMMARY:Trachoma-control programs have distributed more than 600 million doses of oral azithromycin in an effo...
Autoinflammatory Recurrent Fever Syndromes
This week's recommended article, Canakinumab for the Treatment of Autoinflammatory Recurrent Fever Syndromes, was published last May on NEJM.
SUMMARY:Familial Mediterranean fever, mevalonate kinase deficiency, and the tumor necrosis factor...
UK malaria treatment guidelines 2016 - Review
This week's recommended reading is the article "Review of UK malaria treatment guidelines 2016 (Public Health England Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention)", published at the beginning of May on the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Edu...
WHO - Global tuberculosis report 2017
World Health Organization. Global tuberculosis report 2017. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017.
SUMMARYThe WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and of progress in care and ...
Acid-Suppressive Medications, Antibiotics and Allergic Diseases in Early Childhood
The article WAidid suggests this week, "Association Between Use of Acid-Suppressive Medications and Antibiotics During Infancy and Allergic Diseases in Early Childhood", was published last month on JAMA Pediatrics and tackles the issue of children mi...
3rd International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
This week, we suggest the reading of the 3rd International consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock, recently published on JAMA.
SUMMARY: Sepsis, a syndrome of physiologic, pathologic, and biochemical abnormalities induced by infe...
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