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Suggested Publications

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

Insight on Ebola - Democratic Republic of Congo
On NEJM an open access article on Ebola Virus Disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo
On “Respirology” - Nov 2014
A study evaluating the efficacy of a 12-week oral treatment with azithromycin in the treatment of bronchiectasis, by A.I. Lourdesamy Anthony* and U. Muthukumaru.
Perinatal Vaccination
On Vaccinexpert, a paper on the correlation between trivalent influenza vaccination during pregnancy and the risks of preterm delivery and small gestational age birth.
On “Advances in Therapy” 2014
An overview of 16 western European countries’ governmental recommendations for pneumococcal vaccination outside routine childhood immunization programs
October 2014 - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Two recent papers on sexually transmitted infections in pediatric age.

We report to pediatricians two interesting papers on sexually transmitted infections in pediatric age and adolescence. One about gonorrhoea and Chlamydia, published on Sexually...
Treating Tuberculosis
Two interesting open access articles on the different effects of shortening the course of treatment for tuberculosis according to different settings. On NEJM
Wheezing in Pediatric Age
A study showing the relationship between the risk of wheezing and polymorphisms of some genes involved in the immune response (open access)
Ebola emergency
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) brings into focus the epidemic outbreak through a collection of articles, clinical reports, and commentary.
To read the article, click here.
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