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Infectious disease doctors respond to President Bush's strategy on pandemic influenza
...ty known to all adequate stockpiles of vaccine and antivirals
research and development efforts for new vaccines, antivirals, and antibiotics strengthened and coordinated capabilities to help state and local health departments prepare and respond significant enhancements for hospital surge capacity and inform...
Five questions that need to be addressed at international flu meeting
.... 4) How to administer antivirals? The efficacy of antivirals
in pandemic human influenza remains unknown. The summit should address ways to avoid resistance to antivirals. 5) How to deal with a pandemic? Current preparedness plans in many developed countries are well advanced. However, in low-income and middl...
Ethics in a pandemic
...priority access to health care services, including antivirals
and vaccines, to particular groups, such as front line health workers and those in emergency services. The decision makers should initiate and facilitate constructive public discussion about these choices. 2. Governments and the health care sector sh...
Threat of avian influenza pandemic grows, but people can take precautions
...ntivirals, with the capacity for rapid delivery of antivirals
to the target groups. Rapid institution and enfo...fully cooked. Practice frequent hand washing. Do antivirals
work? Should I have my own supply of antivirals? The antiviral drugs -- oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and za...
Four antivirals not suitable for routine seasonal influenza control
...oseltamivir. They found that while both classes of antivirals
prevented or eased symptoms of influenza they did ...t infection. They also found that neither class of antivirals
could effectively treat influenza-like illnesses. Influenza is caused by influenza A and B viruses, ...
Epidural injection does not reduce long-term pain for people with shingles
...ed 598 shingles patients to standard therapy (oral antivirals
and analgesics) or standard therapy with one additional epidural injection of steroids (methylprednisolone) and local anaesthetics (bupivacaine). The investigators found that up to 1 month after inclusion, the number of patients reporting pain was re...
President's budget proposal cuts critical infectious diseases programs to the bone
...iviral research and development, and buying enough antivirals
to treat 25 percent of the population. NIH Cuts Threaten Flu, AIDS, TB Research But the president proposes adding no additional funds to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in FY2007, which would result in a net cut when inflation is taken into...
Pandemic challenges for Asia-Pacific region
...is region, such as identifying priority groups for antivirals
and vaccines, planning for essential services and understanding how healthcare systems might respond during a pandemic are also common to the European region. Opportunities exist for co-operative relations between countries to be developed and built ...
Tracking computer-based error reports improves patient safety, Hopkins study finds
...anti-infective medications, such as antibiotics or antivirals
(17 percent), followed by pain relievers and sedatives (15 percent), antihistamines for allergies (15 percent), nutritional supplements and vitamins (11 percent), gastrointestinal medications (8 percent), cardiovascular medications (7 percent) and ho...
Tamiflu significantly reduces the risk of death from influenza
... results demonstrate the importance of the role of antivirals
in the management of seasonal influenza and highli... associated with it. "The neuraminidase class of antivirals
were originally assessed during their clinical development for their ability to reduce influenza sym...
Latest influenza science and recommendations presented in new release
...formation on pandemic and seasonal influenza, from antivirals
and vaccines to public health resources and animal health. The Journal of Infectious Diseases (JID) has published a supplement to the Nov. 15 issue dedicated to influenza featuring leading experts summarizing current research and recommendations in...
Who should receive vaccines and antiviral drugs in the event of a flu pandemic?
...s is an unexpected finding, say the authors, since antivirals
may be the first--and, perhaps, the only--pharmace...nd stockpiling is increasing, priority setting for antivirals
may prove to be more critical to pandemic preparedness." The researchers found that that the alloc...
Flu experts call for mandatory shots for health care workers
...ew drugs need to be developed. Currently available antivirals
are only moderately effective, and resistance to them is emerging. Improve diagnostic tools. Influenza shares symptoms with a wide range of other illnesses. Better tools are needed that can distinguish flu from other diseases quickly and affordably...
Why predicting the next influenza pandemic is difficult and how scientists can best prepare
...vaccine design and vaccination; and developing new antivirals
and diagnostics. Such broad activities can also help combat seasonal influenza, which is a major public health concern in the United States, accounting for an estimated 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations each year. ...
Could statins be a new option for hepatitis C patients?
...these are designed to improve the effectiveness of antivirals
the standard of care therapy for hepatitis C," said John Vierling, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine. "The findings from these studies support the rationale and need for larger, controlled trials that may provide additional and more advantageous hep...
Experts predict Tamiflu could halve the pandemic influenza death toll versus no intervention
... initial wave of a pandemic. Prophylaxis with antivirals
or vaccines Vaccination is the primary means of p...he pandemic, making prophylaxis and treatment with antivirals
a crucial part in the efforts to reduce the burden of pandemic influenza.4 In an environment full...
Needle-stick injuries are common but unreported by surgeons in training
...says Sulkowski, early reporting and treatment with antivirals
can prevent the establishment of infection in people exposed to HIV and HBV and can eradicate evidence of virus in more than 90 percent of people with acute HCV infection. Previous studies suggest that an estimated 600,000 to 800,000 needle-stick in...