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Suggested Publications

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...
TB elimination in low-incidence countries
A paper recently published on ERJ describes an action framework for countries with low tuberculosis (TB) incidence that are working hard for TB elimination. The article "Towards tuberculosis elimination: an action framework for low-incidence countrie...
Ebola: a Clinician Turned Patient
"Having the disease briefly seemed easier than constantly fearing it...", the moving and lucid report from a clinician who survided Ebola. Craig Spencer tells his story and underlines how fear and public paranoia - in part exploited by both...
Influenza vaccination: the Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library was systematically searched for meta-analyses regarding influenza vaccination of various populations, but, often, the quality of the studies was low and many of them lacked hard clinical endpoints...Read the article "In...
Ebola Vaccine
"A Monovalent Chimpanzee Adenovirus Ebola Vaccine — Preliminary Report"The article consist of a preliminary clinical assessment of the safety and immunogenicity of a monovalent formulation of the ChAd3 vaccine against EBOV in last August 2014 r...
AIDS epidemic's lesson for Ebola
Gregg Gonsalves and Peter Staleypresents present on NEJM an interesting perspective on the similarities in the political reactions to AIDS epidemic of the 80s and the panic over Ebola. In their free access article Panic, Paranoia, and Public Health &...
Pneumococcal vaccination
The authors of the article recently published on the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases take stock of the progresses made in reducing pneumococcal diseases in children thanks to pneumococcal vaccination and outline foreca...
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