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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...
Communicating Ebola risk
"How can we communicate uncertainty without igniting fear and undermining public trust in health authorities?": Lisa Rosenbaum tries to answer this question in her free access article Communicating Uncertainty — Ebola, Public Health, and the Scient...
Polio Eradication in the WHO AFR
The article recently published on the Journal of Infectious Diseases shows the progress made in the fight for polio eradication in the African Region (AFR) of the World Health Organization (WHO) during 2008–2012, thanks to high population ...
U.S. Trainees and the Ebola Epidemic
Lisa Rosenbaum presents on NEJM an interesting perspective on the role trainees - U.S. trainees in the specific case - can play in the handling of Ebola. Should their deployment in West Africa be avoided? Or should a country mobilize all ...
HIV: Trends in diagnoses in USA


On JAMA, a ten-years study on USA trends in care and treatment for persons with HIV
Chlamydia in USA: prevalence among 14-39 year-olds
"Prevalence of Chlamydia trachomatis genital infection among persons aged 14-39 years United States, 2007-2012", by Torrone E., Papp J., Weinstock H.; CDC.Chlamydia (Chlamydia trachomatis infection) is the most commonly reported notifiable disease in...
Insight on Ebola - West Africa
On NEJM an open access article on Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa

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