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Suggested Publications

The D-Wheeze randomized clinical trial
The article WAidid suggests this week, "Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Recurrent Wheezing in Black Infants Who Were Born Preterm. The D-Wheeze Randomized Clinical Trial", was published last May on JAMA and aims at assessin...
MenB epidemiology and new opportunities for prevention
This week's recommended reading is the article "Global epidemiology of serogroup B meningococcal disease and opportunities for prevention with novel recombinant protein vaccines", published last May on Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics.
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Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa
The article WAidid suggests this week, Azithromycin to Reduce Childhood Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa, was published last April on NEJM.
SUMMARY:Trachoma-control programs have distributed more than 600 million doses of oral azithromycin in an effo...
Autoinflammatory Recurrent Fever Syndromes
This week's recommended article, Canakinumab for the Treatment of Autoinflammatory Recurrent Fever Syndromes, was published last May on NEJM.
SUMMARY:Familial Mediterranean fever, mevalonate kinase deficiency, and the tumor necrosis factor...
UK malaria treatment guidelines 2016 - Review
This week's recommended reading is the article "Review of UK malaria treatment guidelines 2016 (Public Health England Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention)", published at the beginning of May on the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Edu...
WHO - Global tuberculosis report 2017
World Health Organization. Global tuberculosis report 2017. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017.
SUMMARYThe WHO’s Global Tuberculosis Report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and of progress in care and ...
Acid-Suppressive Medications, Antibiotics and Allergic Diseases in Early Childhood
The article WAidid suggests this week, "Association Between Use of Acid-Suppressive Medications and Antibiotics During Infancy and Allergic Diseases in Early Childhood", was published last month on JAMA Pediatrics and tackles the issue of children mi...
3rd International Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock
This week, we suggest the reading of the 3rd International consensus definitions for sepsis and septic shock, recently published on JAMA.
SUMMARY: Sepsis, a syndrome of physiologic, pathologic, and biochemical abnormalities induced by infe...
Cumulative vaccine and non–vaccine targeted infections
This week WAidid suggests an article just published on the Journal of the American Medical Association and titled "Association Between Estimated Cumulative Vaccine Antigen Exposure Through the First 23 Months of Life and Non–Vaccine Targeted In...
Infliximab+IVIG VS IVIG alone as initial therapy in children with KD
The article we suggest this week "Infliximab Plus Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG) Versus IVIG Alone as Initial Therapy in Children with Kawasaki Disease Presenting with Coronary Artery Lesions: Is Dual Therapy More Effective?"  has been publis...
Human Neonatal Rotavirus Vaccine (RV3-BB)
WAidid suggests this week an article publisched last month on NEJM and entitled "Human Neonatal Rotavirus Vaccine (RV3-BB) to Target Rotavirus from Birth"
SUMMARY:Despite evidence of the success of rotavirus vaccines, more than 90 million infants st...
H-pylori cagA+ and milder duodenal histological changes
This week we suggest an article published in August 2017 on Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology, Helicobacter pylori cagA+ is associated with milder duodenal histological changes in Chilean celiac patients. You can find the full art...
MDR-TB and beyond: current evidence on bedaquiline
The article we suggest this week,"Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis and beyond: an updated analysis of the current evidence on bedaquiline", has been published recently on the European Respiratory Journal.
AUTHORS: Emanuele Pontali, Lia D&r...
Rotavirus Vaccines: success and challenges
This week we suggestan article authored by Professor Miguel O'Ryan, WAidid board member, Rotavirus Vaccines: a story of success with challenges ahead, published in August 2017. You can find the full article here.
Several decades of epidemiologi...
Vaccines to Prevent Ebola in Liberia
Phase 2 Placebo-Controlled Trial of Two Vaccines to Prevent Ebola in Liberia
The Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, that began in December 2013 in western Africa, created new challenges for the design and implementation of protocols to test experim...
Antibacterial agents in clinical developement
World Health Organization. Antibacterial agents in clinical developement. An analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis
The report shows a serious lack of new antibiotics under development to combat the growi...
Mannose-binding lectin and toll-like receptors and the risk of respiratory infections and AOM in children
Polymorphisms of Mannose-binding Lectin and Toll-like Receptors 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 and the Risk of Respiratory Infections and Acute Otitis Media in Children
Acute respiratory infections (RI) are the most common of all illnesses, mainly caused by rhino...
WHO - Multidisease testing devices in integrated laboratory networks
Considerations for adoption and use of multidisease testing devices in integrated laboratory networks (TB, HIV and hepatitis)
SUMMARY:Several new laboratory technologies are available or are being developed to allow for testing of different conditio...
Chest radiography in tb detection (WHO)
WHO. Chest radiography in tuberculosis detection – Summary of current WHO recommendations and guidance on programmatic approaches
The document is a consolidated summary of WHO recommendations on the use chest radiography (CXR) in TB detection ...
Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses
This week WAidid suggests the article A Placebo-Controlled Trial of Antibiotics for Smaller Skin Abscesses, recently published on the NEJM.
SUMMARYUncomplicated skin abscesses are common. Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), including methicillin...
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