Researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases are working to develop a universal influenza vaccine.
Pregnant women admitted to ICU with 2009 H1N1 influenza were more likely to deliver preterm and low birth-weight infants.
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.
Half of these individuals went to a doctor, while 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized.
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.
Influenza-positive patients have higher rates of crude mortality and critical illness vs influenza-negative patients.
Quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine less effective than inactivated vaccine for influenza A/H1N1pdm09.
In patients with heart failure, influenza infection is associated with increased in-hospital morbidity and mortality.
The patient, who had a history significant for cerebral palsy, seizures, and chronic constipation, had presented complaining of 3 days of fever, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia.
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.
Adults with influenza were more likely to be hospitalized if they were underweight or morbidly obese compared with normal-weight adults.
Rapid molecular assays should be used to improve influenza diagnosis and antivirals should begin as soon as possible.
Black adolescents have lower odds of receiving influenza vaccination than white adolescents.
The trial analyzed the antibody response of 103 asthmatic patients to the seasonal influenza vaccine.
In older, hospitalized adults, respiratory syncytial virus may be associated with greater morbidity and mortality compared with influenza.
Increases in the relative rates of culture negative pneumonia that required hospitalization or emergency department visits were significantly associated with increased concentrations of fine particulate air pollution.
A study published in Circulation has found a reduced risk of cardiovascular (CV) death in heart failure patients when they are given routine influenza vaccinations.
Statin use did not modify the effect of vaccination on influenza in adults ≥45 years.
Pimodivir was found to be beneficial in the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza A virus infection in adult patients.
Investigators examined whether influenza is an independent risk factor for the development of acute myocardial infarction.
Seasonal influenza activity was also found to be low in the Southern Hemisphere.