Tag: URI

1. This meta-analysis reviewed studies comparing tonsillectomy to watchful waiting and found an improvement in throat infections, healthcare utilization, and school absences within the first year after surgery. Longer-term outcomes were limited. 2. Strength of evidence (SOE) was moderate for short-term reduction in throat infections and low for healthcare utilization...
Image: CDC/ Hsi Liu, Ph.D., MBA, James Gathany 1. Through use of quantitative PCR (qPCR) to evaluate viral infection in a cohort of pediatric patients with and without respiratory symptoms, researchers found that symptomatic patients were more likely to be infected with human bocavirus, parainfluenza, and metapneumovirus than asymptomatic patients....
Feb 22nd - Individuals with shorter leukocyte telomere length demonstrate less resistance to experimentally-induced viral URI.  Image: PD 1. Individuals with shorter leukocyte telomere length demonstrate less resistance to experimentally-induced viral URI. 2. This association was present across all age groups studied, though the effect was more pronounced as individuals aged. Over the...
Image: CC Key study points: 1. Vitamin D supplemented individuals showed no significant difference in number, severity, or duration of swab-positive URTI episodes when compared to participants taking placebo Primer: Calcitriol, the active metabolite of vitamin D, is formed when inactive vitamin D from the sun is absorbed by the skin and...