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New guidelines on caring for ICU patients with COVID-19

Apr 07, 2020

International panel does quick turnaround McMaster University Hamilton, ON (April 1, 2020) - An international team including McMaster University researchers has come together to issue guidelines for...

Recent advances in "universal" influenza virus antibodies: the rise of a hidden trimeric interface in hemagglutinin globular head.

Apr 03, 2020

Influenza causes seasonal outbreaks yearly and unpredictable pandemics with high morbidity and mortality rates. Despite significant efforts to address influenza, it remains a major threat to human pub...

Infections causing stroke or stroke-like syndromes.

Apr 03, 2020

Stroke has relevant morbidity and mortality despite appropriate treatments and early diagnosis. Beside common risk factors such as diabetes and atrial fibrillation, infections can be involved in strok...

Emergence of a Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Protocol for Extending Surveillance Used by the Royal College of General Practitioners Research and Surveillance Centre and Public Health England.

Apr 03, 2020

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research and Surveillance Centre (RSC) and Public Health England (PHE) have successfully worked together on the surveillance of influenza and other in...

Risk factors associated with Avian Influenza subtype H9 outbreaks in poultry farms in Kathmandu valley, Nepal.

Apr 03, 2020

The poultry sector contributes four percent to the national GDP of Nepal. However, this sector is under threat with periodic outbreaks of Avian Influenza (AI) subtypes H5 and H9 since 2009. This has b...

Chemical intervention of influenza virus mRNA nuclear export.

Apr 03, 2020

Influenza A viruses are human pathogens with limited therapeutic options. Therefore, it is crucial to devise strategies for the identification of new classes of antiviral medications. The influenza A ...

Mortality rate of COVID-19 patients on ventilators

Mar 30, 2020

Written by Physician's Weekly Blogger, Skeptical Scalpel Although at the time I wrote this over 33,000 people had died from COVID 19 infections worldwide, the numbers of patients dying in intensive...

Lung Recruitability Can Be Assessed at Bedside in COVID-19

Mar 30, 2020

Increased lung recruitability seen with alternating body position between supine and prone positioning (HealthDay News) -- Lung recruitability can be assessed at bedside in mechanically ventilate...

Vitamin C May Reduce Ventilation Time in Critically Ill Patients

Mar 29, 2020

Review shows vitamin C can shorten the duration of mechanical ventilation by an average of 25 percent The administration of vitamin C shortens the length of mechanical ventilation in critically i...

FDA Warns of Defective EpiPen Dangers

Mar 25, 2020

WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Certain types of EpiPens and their generic counterparts may fail or delay injection of lifesaving epinephrine for severe allergic reactions, the U.S. Food...

Influenza Virus Z-RNAs Induce ZBP1-Mediated Necroptosis.

Mar 24, 2020

Influenza A virus (IAV) is a lytic RNA virus that triggers receptor-interacting serine/threonine-protein kinase 3 (RIPK3)-mediated pathways of apoptosis and mixed lineage kinase domain-like pseudokina...

Evaluation of the immune response of a H7N9 candidate vaccine virus derived from the fifth wave A/Guangdong/17SF003/2016.

Mar 24, 2020

Highly pathogenic influenza H7N9 viruses that emerged in the fifth wave of H7N9 outbreak pose a risk to human health. The World Health Organization has updated the candidate vaccine viruses for H7N9 v...

Frequent recovery of influenza A but not influenza B virus RNA in aerosols in pediatric patient rooms.

Mar 24, 2020

Influenza transmission occurs through the air, but the relative importance of small droplets, or aerosols, in influenza transmission especially within healthcare facilities remains uncertain. Detectio...

Barriers and facilitators to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among nurses: A mixed methods study.

Mar 24, 2020

To identify the barriers and facilitators to seasonal influenza vaccination uptake among nurses.Seasonal influenza causes significant mortality and morbidity among older people and high risk groups. V...

H1N1 Infection Reduces Glucose Level in Human U937 Monocytes Culture.

Mar 24, 2020

Infection with influenza A (H1N1) virus contributes significantly to the global burden of acute respiratory diseases. Glucose uptake and metabolic changes are reported in different cell types after in...

Statement Addresses Concerns About Heart Meds and COVID-19

Mar 22, 2020

Patients advised to continue ACE inhibitors/ARBs after researcher posits risk for severe COVID-19 infection FRIDAY, March 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Patients already prescribed angiotensin-conv...

Inactivation of Non-Enveloped Viruses and Bacteria by an Electrically Charged Disinfectant Containing Meso-Structure Nanoparticles via Modification of the Genome.

Mar 19, 2020

A previous study demonstrated the virucidal effect of an electrically charged disinfectant (CAC-717), which contains meso-structure nanoparticles, on enveloped viruses (influenza viruses). However, th...

Duck TRIM32 Functions in IFN-β Signaling Against the Infection of H5N6 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus.

Mar 19, 2020

In mammals, tripartite motif 32 (TRIM32) is essential for regulating host innate immune responses to viral infections. However, the antiviral effect of TRIM32 in birds has not been reported. Here, we ...

Safety and immunogenicity of a novel quadrivalent subunit influenza vaccine in animal models.

Mar 19, 2020

: Compared with trivalent influenza vaccines, quadrivalent influenza vaccines are expected to provide wider protection against influenza B virus infections. We developed a novel quadrivalent subunit i...

Separation of influenza virus-like particles from baculovirus by polymer grafted anion-exchanger.

Mar 19, 2020

The baculovirus expression vector system is a very powerful tool to produce virus-like particles and gene-therapy vectors, but the removal of co-expressed baculovirus has been a major barrier for wide...