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Suggested Publications

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...
SIRS Criteria in Defining Severe Sepsis
Severe sepsis requires suspected or proven infection, organ failure, and signs that meet two or more criteria for the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The article Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Criteria in Defining Severe...
Adjuvanted HZ/su vaccine in older adults
"Efficacy of an Adjuvanted Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine in Older Adults", a new important study published at the end of April on the New England Journal of Medicine.
Summary of the article
Herpes zoster, or shingles, results from the reactivation ...
ESPID update of 2014 guidelines for rotavirus vaccination in EU
According to WHO, today gastroenteritis represent a real health emergency: every year, around the world, infection caused by rotavirus (the first cause for gastroenteritis) kills about half a million deaths under the age of 5. App...
ASD occurrence by MMR vaccine status
"Autism Occurrence by MMRVaccine Status Among US Children With Older Siblings With and Without Autism", a new important study discrediting the correlation between MMR Vaccine and autism, published at the end of April on the Journal of the American Me...
Enterovirus D68 infection and acute flaccid myelitis: a study
"A novel outbreak enterovirus D68 strain associated with acute flaccid myelitis cases in the USA (2012–14): a retrospective cohort study", published last March on The Lancet Infectious Diseases.
 
Summary of the articleEnteroviruses...
Structure and inhibition of Enterovirus D68
"Structure and inhibition of EV-D68, a virus that causes respiratory illness in children", published in January on Science Magazine.
 
Summary of the articleEnterovirus D68 (EV-D68) is a member of Picornaviridae and is a causative ag...
CAP Requiring Hospitalization among U.S. Children
"Community-Acquired Pneumonia Requiring Hospitalization among U.S. Children" published on February on NEJM.
Summary of the articleIn this article the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Etiology of Pneumonia in the Community (EPIC) stud...
Vaccines for viral and bacterial pathogens causing acute gastroenteritis (Part I)
A comprehensive review, divided into 2 articles, of nearly 50 vaccine candidates against the most relevant viral and bacterial pathogens that cause acute gastroenteritis.
The first part of the study discusses rotavirus, norovirus and Vibri...
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