Influenza

Measuring Influenza Vaccine Responses of Pregnant Women With and Without HIV

Measuring Influenza Vaccine Responses of Pregnant Women With and Without HIV

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Tafenoquine has performed comparably with primaquine in terms of hemoglobin level decrease in individuals with malaria and normal glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme levels.

Effectiveness of Live Attenuated vs Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children

Effectiveness of Live Attenuated vs Inactivated Influenza Vaccine in Children

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In pediatric patients aged 2-17 years, the live attenuated vaccine was less effective against influenza A/H1N1pdm09 compared with the inactivated vaccine.

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

Flu-Like Illness Tied to Increased Relative Mortality in ESRD

1,000 deaths of kidney failure patients each year in U.S. may be attributable to seasonal influenza

New Dosing Option for Fluzone Quadrivalent in Children as Young as 6 Months

New Dosing Option for Fluzone Quadrivalent in Children as Young as 6 Months

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The approval was based on findings from a Phase 4 safety and immunogenicity study that included ~2000 children.

HIV-Positivity Not Associated With Higher Household Influenza Transmission

HIV-Positivity Not Associated With Higher Household Influenza Transmission

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Transmission of the seasonal influenza virus has not shown a positive association with HIV-positive status.

Bacterial Pneumonia-Complicating Influenza: Risks, Morbidity, and Mortality

Bacterial Pneumonia-Complicating Influenza: Risks, Morbidity, and Mortality

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Diagnosing coinfection in pneumonia can be challenging because of timing of the sample collection and false-negative results when the viruses replicate in the lower respiratory tract.

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

Point-of-Care Testing Methods Compared for Influenza Detection

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Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Adverse Birth Outcomes Up for Women With H1N1 Flu in ICU

Pregnant women admitted to ICU with flu more likely to deliver preterm infants, low birth-weight infants.

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

CDC: Flu Cases Hit 7 Million in the United States

Half of this number went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized

Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Influenza When Morbidly Obese or Underweight

Increased Risk of Hospitalization for Influenza When Morbidly Obese or Underweight

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Adults with influenza were more likely to be hospitalized if they were underweight or morbidly obese compared with normal-weight adults.

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

Flu Vaccination During Hospitalization Is Safe and Convenient, Says Study

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To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids

Recent Nasal Preps Less Effective Than Injected Vax for Flu in Kids

Quadrivalent live attenuated flu vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure

Higher incidence seen for in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory failure, acute kidney injury with influenza.

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

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Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

Severe Rhabdomyolysis in a Patient With Acute Influenza Infection

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The patient, who had a history significant for cerebral palsy, seizures, and chronic constipation, presented complaining of 3 days of fever, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.

Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak in Maryland, 2017

Influenza A (H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak in Maryland, 2017

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Enhanced surveillance should extend to all regional fairs when swine influenza is detected at 1 fair.

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

Antibody Response to Flu Vaccine Evaluated in Asthma Patients Treated With Benralizumab

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The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure

After extensive adjustment for confounders, influenza vaccination is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause and cardiovascular death among patients with heart failure.

High Dose Influenza Vaccine Reduced Hospitalization in Patients Receiving Dialysis

High Dose Influenza Vaccine Reduced Hospitalization in Patients Receiving Dialysis

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High-dose influenza vaccines were associated with lower rates of hospitalization among patients on dialysis, compared with standard doses of the vaccine.

Rates of Influenza Vaccination for Pedestrian Crossers at US-Mexico Border

Rates of Influenza Vaccination for Pedestrian Crossers at US-Mexico Border

Travelers who cross the US-Mexico border 8 or more times per month have a lower rate of influenza vaccination than those who cross less frequently.

Influenza Point-of-Care Tests Influence Patient Outcomes

Influenza Point-of-Care Tests Influence Patient Outcomes

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Point-of-care testing for influenza has a role persons with influenza-like illnesses, particularly in emergency departments and during influenza epidemics, but tests are not a substitute for clinical assessment.

Prior Influenza Vaccination Not Associated With Future Vaccine Efficacy in Children

Prior Influenza Vaccination Not Associated With Future Vaccine Efficacy in Children

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Prior-season influenza vaccination history was not associated with reduced vaccine effectiveness in children.

Statin Use Does Not Modify Flu Vaccine Effectiveness in Adults

Statin Use Does Not Modify Flu Vaccine Effectiveness in Adults

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Statin use did not modify the effect of vaccination on influenza in adults ≥45 years.

Rates of High-Dose Influenza Vaccination Low Among Dialysis Patients

Rates of High-Dose Influenza Vaccination Low Among Dialysis Patients

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The use of high-dose influenza vaccines was low among patients with end-stage renal disease, who may not benefit from standard influenza vaccines.

Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October

Low Levels of Flu Reported in U.S. From May to October

Seasonal influenza activity was also found to be low in the Southern Hemisphere.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Cut Hospitalization in Dialysis Patients

Significant reduction seen in hospitalization with receipt of high-dose versus standard-dose vaccine.

Afluria, Afluria Quadrivalent Approved for Use in Patients 6 Months and Older

Afluria, Afluria Quadrivalent Approved for Use in Patients 6 Months and Older

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The vaccines are indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by virus subtypes A and type B present in the vaccine.

First-in-Class Antiviral Approved for the Treatment of Influenza

First-in-Class Antiviral Approved for the Treatment of Influenza

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"This is the first new antiviral flu treatment with a novel mechanism of action approved by the FDA in nearly 20 years," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD.

Influenza Vaccination Rates Vary as Clinic Day Progress

Influenza Vaccination Rates Vary as Clinic Day Progress

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Research results indicated vaccination rates declined as clinic day progressed and that active choice intervention was linked with increased vaccinations.

Early Oseltamivir Use Linked to Clinical Benefits in Influenza Complicating ARDS

Early Oseltamivir Use Linked to Clinical Benefits in Influenza Complicating ARDS

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Patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome and confirmed influenza diagnosis treated ≤6 hours with oseltamivir had reduced length of hospital stay and a lower rate of mortality.

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