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Suggested Publications

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...
A Systematic Review of the Effect of Rotavirus Vaccination on Diarrhea Outcomes Among Children Younger Than 5 Years
This week WAidid suggests the Systematic Review published on Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal on May 31st, 2016 on Rotavirus effects.
SUMMARY:Diarrheal disease is a leading cause of childhood morbidity and mortality globally. Rotavirus is the l...
Clinical Predictors of Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Cognitive Outcome in Infants with Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus Infection
WAidid suggests an articlel on Symptomatic Congenital Cytomegalovirus in infants published on Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal in May. The objective of this study was to determine newborn clinical findings predictive of adverse clinical outc...
Carbapenems to Treat Multidrug and Extensively Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis: A Systematic Review
WAidid suggests a recent article, published this year on the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, on Carbapenems (ertapenem, imipenem, meropenem), that are used to treat multidrug-resistant (MDR-) and extensively drug-resistant tuberculo...
Genome-wide association studies in infectious diseases
The article suggested by WAidid this week, Genome-wide association studies in infectious diseases, has been published on The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal on May 2016; this is the official publication of ESPID - European Society for Paedi...
Travelers' Diarrhea in Children: What Have We Learnt?
Summer is coming, so this week WAidid suggests an article on diarrhea, that is the most common travel-associated illness. The paper was published last May on Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
SUMMARY:This paper intends to provide an up...
World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2015: launch
The WHO Global TB report (key-document for people working in TB management and control) highlights the need to close detection and treatment gaps, fill funding shortfalls, and develop new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines.
SUMMARY:The fight against tu...
Recommended immunization schedules for adults: Clinical practice guidelines by EVASG, EUGMS, WAidid
WAidid suggests the reading of the first European guidelines on adult and elderly vaccinations just published 'Recommended immunization schedules for adults: Clinical practice guidelines by the Escmid Vaccine Study Group (EVASG), European Geriatric M...
Symptomatic Dengue in Children in 10 Asian and Latin American Countries
This week WAidid suggests an article on dengue in children, published on the New England Journal of Medicine on March 24, 2016, about the burden of the disease in Asian countries and in Latin American countries.
SUMMARY:Precise estimates of the...
WHO launches a Global Action Framework for TB Research and creates a new TB research team
This week WAidid suggests the article WHO launches a Global Action Framework for TB Research and creates a new TB research team that has two fundamental objectives: 1) To promote, enhance and intensify TB research and innovation at country level...
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