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Suggested Publications

Microbiota and neurological diseases
The article we suggest this week has been published recently on the Journal of tanslational medicine: "Microbiota and neurologic diseases: potential effects of probiotics".
SUMMARY: In recent years, the gut microbiota have emerged as...
Antiretroviral therapy for perinatal HIV prevention
The reading WAidid suggests this week is a recent article published on NEJM, Benefits and Risks of Antiretroviral Therapy for Perinatal HIV Prevention. The article reports a trial called PROMISE (Promoting Maternal and Infant Survival Every...
WHO Global tuberculosis report 2016
Professor Giovanni Battista Migliori, Chair of WAidid working group on tuberculosis, suggests this week the recently published annual report on tuberculosis of the World Health Organization.
SUMMARY: 
The main aim of the report is to provide a...
Malaria mortality in Africa 1990-2015
The article WAidid suggests this week - Mapping Plasmodium falciparum Mortality in Africa between 1990 and 2015 - combines the data from Malaria Atlas Project and the Global Burden of Disease Study to estimate malaria mortality across sub-S...
Guillain–Barré Syndrome Associated with Zika
The article we suggest this week, called "Guillain–Barré Syndrome Associated with Zika Virus Infection in Colombia", was published last week on NEJM and explores the correlation between Guillain–Barré syndrome and&...
A measles outbreak in Ohio
This week, WAidid suggests "A Measles Outbreak in an Underimmunized Amish Community in Ohio", an article published on NEJM describing epidemiologic features of an outbreak of measles in Ohio and exploring the effect of public health responses on...
Nasal High-Flow Therapy
This week WAidid suggests the article published in September on NEJM "Nasal High-Flow Therapy for Primary Respiratory Support in Preterm Infants", reporting an international, multicenter, randomized, noninferiority trial to test the ef...
Sex differences in immunity
The reading WAidid suggests this week is a recent correspondence appeared in Nature about the importance of sex differences in  immunity: Sexes deal differently with infection, by Sara Reardon
SUMMARY:The immune systems of men an...
Countering Vaccine Hesitancy
The reading WAidid suggests this week in an article signed by WAidid board member, professor Kathryn Edwards, and Jesse M. Hackell and published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, "Countering Vaccine Hesitancy".
SUMMARY:Immunizations h...
Immunogenicity of a Meningococcal B Vaccine during a University Outbreak
This week WAidid suggests a recent study from The New England Journal of Medicine (07/21/16) that tried to identify the immune responses induced by a multicomponent meningococcal serogroup B vaccine
SUMMARY:In the United States, meningococcal d...
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae Infections in Children: An Italian Retrospective Multicenter Study is an article about a health problem of major concern promoted by SITIP - the Italian Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases. It w...
1st WAidid Congress on Hum. Vaccin. Immunother.
In the article that we suggest this week, which was published on Human Vaccines and Immunotherapy, Professor Susanna Esposito, president WAidid, illustrates the protagonists and contents of the 1st WAidid biennial Congress, held in Milan la...
Oral Cholera Vaccine tested in Bangladesh
This week WAidid suggets the reading of the study published on NEJM Efficacy of a Single-Dose, Inactivated Oral Cholera Vaccine in Bangladesh on Shanchol, a new killed whole-cell-only oral cholera vaccine.
SUMMARY:Cholera remains a se...
Population-based resistance of Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates to pyrazinamide and fluoroquinolones
After the summer holidays, WAidid is back to talk about tuberculosis, through an article published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases and available online from 07 July 2016. The review is about the extent of resistance to Pyrazinamide and fl...
Some like it hot: The emerging role of spicy food (capsaicin) in autoimmune diseases
This week WAidid suggests a review published on Autoimmun Rev in May 2016 on the association between spicy food (capsaicin) and autoimmune diseases. In fact, there is an increasing evidence regarding the emerging role of caps...
WHO treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis (2016 update)
This week, WAidid suggests the reading of WHO treatment guidelines for drug-resistant tuberculosis - 2016 update, that contains recommendations on priority areas in the treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis, with recommendations on ...
Outbreak of Zika virus disease in the Americas and the association with microcephaly, congenital malformations and Guillain–Barré syndrome
This week WAidid suggests the article published on Archives of Disease in Childhood on March 2016 about the outbreak of Zika virus disease and its implications for pediatricians and neonatologists.
SUMMARY:Prior to 2007, Zika virus (ZIKV) was genera...
Factor H Autoantibodies in Patients with Antiphospholipid Syndrome and Thrombosis
WAidid suggests a study conducted on Serbian and Italian patients. Emerging data indicate that in patients with APS and recurrent venous thrombosis, there are increased levels of FH autoantibodies, a finding associated with poor clinical outcome.
SU...
WHO approves two alternative LPAs to detect TB and rifampicin resistance
This week WAidid suggets the  reading of an article from WHO. Based on the outcomes of the FIND-coordinated study, WHO extends its recommendations for the use of Hain Version 1 assay to the Hain version 2 and Nipro assays, for the rapid detectio...
Sequential Parenteral to Oral Clindamycin Dosing in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Infection:A Retrospective Review of 30mg/kg/day vs 40mg/kg/day
This week WAidid suggets the reading of a study that investigates the clinical practice of using 30 mg/kg/day of clindamycin as an alternative for outpatient dosing. The review was published on June 2016, 10th on Pediatric Infectious Dise...
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