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Influenza

Dec 15, 2017 Issue
In Hospitalized Patients with Influenza and an Infiltrate, Adding Clarithromycin and Naproxen to Oseltamivir Improves Outcomes [POEMs]

Adding clarithromycin and naproxen to oseltamivir significantly lowered all-cause mortality at 30 days and at 90 days. This study was limited by its open-label design. The outcome of mortality would not be subject to observer bias, though, and the groups were balanced.


Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2017-2018: Updates from ACIP [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its recommendations on influenza vaccination for the 2017–2018 season. In this update, ACIP announces the currently available vaccine products, reviews license and labeling changes, and issues recommendations for specific populations.


Oct 15, 2016 Issue
ACIP Updates Influenza Vaccination Recommendations for 2016-2017 [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its annual recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2016–2017 season.


Mar 1, 2016 Issue
Influenza Vaccination for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Influenza vaccination may reduce cardiovascular mortality in patients with established cardiovascular disease. The effect of vaccination is unclear among patients in the general population without known cardiovascular disease.


Dec 15, 2015 Issue
Influenza 2015-2016: Challenges and Recommendations [Editorials]

The influenza season is here. This editorial summarizes some of the recent changes in guidance and provides an updated overview of influenza prevention and management for 2015–2016.


Oct 15, 2015 Issue
ACIP Releases Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination, 2015-2016 [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2015–2016 season.


Dec 1, 2014 Issue
High-Dose Vaccine Reduces Clinical Influenza in Older Adults Compared with Standard Dose [POEMs]

High-dose influenza vaccine provided a 25% relative reduction in the likelihood of developing laboratory-confirmed influenza compared with standard-dose vaccine in patients 65 years and older. This corresponds to a number needed to treat of approximately 220 to prevent a laboratory-confirmed case of...


Oct 15, 2014 Issue
Management of Influenza in the 2014-2015 Season: Recommendations and Limitations [Editorials]

This editorial summarizes the extent of benefits expected from immunization, testing, and antiviral treatment of influenza for the 2014–2015 season.


Oct 15, 2014 Issue
ACIP Releases Updated Recommendations on Influenza Vaccination to Include the 2014-2015 Season [Practice Guidelines]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has released its yearly recommendations for routine influenza vaccination in the 2014–2015 season.


Oct 1, 2014 Issue
Oseltamivir Slightly Decreases Influenza Symptom Duration but Not Hospitalizations [POEMs]

Treatment of children with oseltamivir will decrease symptom duration by approximately one day, but will not reduce hospitalizations and does not seem to be effective in children with asthma. In adults, symptom reduction is less striking (less than one day), and hospitalization will not be decreased...


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