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Suggested Publications

Complicated skin and soft tissue infections
WAidid suggests the article appeared on BMC Infectious Diseases on February 2015: "Early response to antibiotic treatment in European patients hospitalized with complicated skin and soft tissue infections: analysis of the REACH study"
SUMM...
Immunomodulators in rheumatology
On Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, the recently published review: "Safety issues and concerns of new immunomodulators in Rheumatology"
SUMMARYIn this review, the authors describe the safety issues related to the immunosuppressive action of the biolog...
Persistent and Transient Helicobacter pylori infections in Early Childhood
This week we suggest the article recently published on "Clinical Infectious Deseases", Persistent and Transient Helicobacter pylori infections in Early Childhood
SUMMARY
Nearly 50% of the adult population worldwide is infected with Helicobacter pyl...
Antihistamine use in children
This week we suggest the article recently published on "Archive of Diseases in Childhood - Education and Practice", Antihistamine Use in Children.
SUMMARY
H(1)-antihistamines are of major therapeutic value inthe management of allergic conditions an...
Azithromycin for the Prevention of COPD
Recently published on "Respiratory Research 2014", Systemic Steroids in COPD-the beauty and the beast
 
SUMMARY
Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) are defined clinically by increased dyspnea, cough, spu...
Vitamin D and autoimmune thyroid diseases
Recently published on "Immunologic Research", Vitamin D and autoimmune thyroid diseases: facts and unresolved questions
SUMMARYVitamin D deficiency (levels lower than 20 ng/ml) is becoming a global health problem, since it is increasingly ...
Autoimmunity in 2015
2015 ACR meeting is getting closer. We refresh the contents of last year edition by suggesting The 2014 ACR annual meeting: a bird’s eye view of autoimmunity in 2015
SUMMARY The November 2014 annual meeting of the American College of...
HRV in Africa: an evaluation
On Expert Review of Vaccines, an evaluation of HRV impact and effectiveness in African countries - "Human rotavirus vaccine (Rotarix): focus on effectiveness and impact 6 years after first introduction in Africa"
SUMMARY:A decade after licensure of ...
Measles-induced immunomodulation
WAidid suggests the article appeared on Science 8, May 2015: "Long-term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality"
SUMMARYMeasles vaccination is one of the most cost-effective interventions for global ...
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis
Professor Yehuda Shoenfeld, WAidid board member, suggests the editorial of the last issue of Lupus: "Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: from diagnostic challenges to predictive possibilities"
AUTHORS: A. Soriano & Y. Shoenfeld
SUMMARYGiven th...
Use of omalizumab: a review
Recently published on "Pediatric Allergy and Immunology", a Systematic review on the use of omalizumab for the treatment of  asthmatic children and adolescents
AUTHORS: Rodrigo G.J., Neffen H.
SUMMARYThere is less data on omalizumab ...
Latent TB infections
WHO informs that on 28 May 2015 the NEJM published an article by authors from the Global TB Programme of WHO and Johns Hopkins University on  latent tuberculosis (TB) infection, the management of which  constitutes an important component of...
From PCV7 to PCV13 in Norway
Decreased Carriage and Genetic Shifts in the Streptococcus pneumoniae Population After Changing the 7-Valent to the 13-Valent Pneumococcal Vaccine in Norway, the article recently published on PIDJ.
SUMMARY
Streptococcus pneumoniae commonly col...
Enterovirus D68 Infection, Chile, 2014
AUTHORS: Juan P. Torres, Mauricio J. Farfan, Giannina Izquierdo, Paula Piemonte, Juan Henriquez, Miguel L. O’Ryan 
Enterovirus D68 Infection, Chile, Spring 2014
SUMMARYEnterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is an emergent viral pathogen associated wit...
Osteoarthritis Essentials
On Arthritis Care & Research, the recently publisched article What Do People With Knee or Hip Osteoarthritis Need to Know? An International Consensus List of Essential Statements for Osteoarthritis.
Summary
Hip and knee osteoarthritis are ...
Bronchiectasis in adults
The way to treat bronchiectasis was reviewed in an article recently published on the European Respiratory Journal (2015 May; 45(5):1446-62)
SUMMARYBronchiectasis not due to cystic fibrosis is characterised radiologically by permanent ...
UK recommends HPV vaccination for MSM
UK committee recommends HPV vaccination for MSM. The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended during its meeting in November 2014, that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine should be offered to men who have ...
Adenovirus in HSC transplant recipients
WAidid weekly suggested publication is the article recently published on PIDJ, Impact of Adenoviral Stool Load on Adenoviremia in Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Recipients 
Summary
Viruses are an important cause of diar...
Plasmodium vivax Malaria
The article recently published on PIDJ Plasmodium vivax Malaria: Challenges in diagnosis, treatment and elimination provides an overview on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and clinical management of Plasmodium Vivax...
Staph. Aureus in first months of life
"Factors Affecting Staphylococcus aureus Colonization of the Nasopharynx in the First Six Months of Life", the article recently published on PIDJ
Summary
Staphylococcus aureus (SA) infections have shown a dramatic increase in the past decade. The b...
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