Tag: influenza

1. In this retrospective populated-based cohort study, the annual inactivated influenza intramuscular vaccination was associated with a small absolute increase in subdeltoid bursitis. 2. When compared to nurses, vaccination by medical assistants may be associated with increased risk of vaccination attributable bursitis. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Vaccination induced bursitis...
1. The full two-dose influenza vaccination series was significantly more effective in preventing future influenza compared to partial vaccination. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Childhood influenza is a significant health burden, with vaccination being the primary strategy to prevent transmission. Guidelines suggest a primer dose followed by a booster for patients receiving...
1. The full two-dose influenza vaccination series was significantly more effective in preventing future influenza compared to partial vaccination. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Childhood influenza is a significant health burden, with vaccination being the primary strategy to prevent transmission. Guidelines suggest a primer dose followed by a booster for patients receiving...
Association of Use of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers With Testing Positive for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 1. No association was found between angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker use and test-positivity for COVID-19. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the...
1. Non-pharmaceutical interventions, including border closures, quarantine and isolation, social distancing, and other changes in population behavior were associated with a reduction of COVID-19 and influenza transmission in Hong Kong Evidence Rating: 3 (Average) As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to progress, there continue to be varying public health measures and strategies adopted...
Association Between Visit-to-Visit Blood Pressure Variability in Early Adulthood and Myocardial Structure and Function in Later Life 1. Greater variability in visit-to-visit systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings in early adulthood is associated with adverse myocardial structure changes and impaired systolic and diastolic function. Evidence Rating: 2 (Good) Blood pressure (BP) control...
1. High-density microarray patches (HD-MAPs) for influenza vaccination were well-tolerated and resulted in similar or improved immune response at one-sixth the standard dose compared to intramuscular injection of commercial quadrivalent influenza vaccine. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Microarray patches (MAPs) are advantageous compared to needle injection of vaccination due to greater acceptability,...
Estimation of Glomerular Filtration Rate With vs Without Including Patient Race 1. The exclusion of patient race from glomerular filtration rate (GFR) estimation resulted in systematic error that significantly underestimated GFR in African American individuals more so than non-African Americans. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Glomerular filtration rate (GFR), an integral component...
1. In this randomized controlled trial among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators were similar to medical masks for preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza. 2. N95 respirators and medical masks resulted in similar incidences of acute respiratory illness, laboratory-detected respiratory infections, laboratory-confirmed respiratory illnesses, and influenza-like illnesses. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Health...
1. In this randomized controlled trial among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators were similar to medical masks for preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza. 2. N95 respirators and medical masks resulted in similar incidences of acute respiratory illness, laboratory-detected respiratory infections, laboratory-confirmed respiratory illnesses, and influenza-like illnesses. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:...