poniedziałek, 14 marca 2016

Ankieta na temat grypy z nagrodami

Ankieta z nagrodami

Zapraszam wszystkich do udziału w krótkim badaniu ankietowym na temat grypy. Dla uczestników przewidzieliśmy plecami i inne ceny nagrody.

wtorek, 9 lutego 2016

Amerykańska Akademii Pediatrii: sezon grypy w pełni - 9 zgonów wśród dzieci. Najbadziej zagrożeni są nieszczepieni - szczepienie teraz jeszcze ma sens

What's the Latest with the Flu?
Red Book Online Special Alert – February 9, 2016
2015-2016 Influenza Season is Ramping Up
Flu activity is on the rise across the US, especially with more reports of severe influenza illness, particularly from H1N1. Most of the sicker patients are young to middle-aged adults, who have reportedly not been vaccinated. Nine deaths in children from influenza also have been reported this flu season. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Advisory for more information.
 
More Influenza Illness Suggests Need for More Rapid Antiviral Treatment
Children clinically presumed to have influenza should be considered for early antiviral treatment, when indicated, independent of laboratory confirmation or receipt of influenza vaccine. This crucial approach can help minimize morbidity and mortality, particularly in young children, and those who are hospitalized or who have underlying co-morbidities. Antiviral treatment should be started as soon as possible after influenza illness onset and should not be delayed while waiting for a confirmatory test result because early therapy provides the best outcomes. See the CDC Health Advisory for more information.
 
It's More Important than Ever to Get Vaccinated
Vaccination is critical to protect children against influenza. Laboratory data documents that the viruses circulating in communities match the strains covered in the 2015-2016 influenza vaccines. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs influenza vaccine each season. It is NOT too late to be vaccinated and only takes about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies for protection against influenza. As flu activity increases, it is important to confirm that all children, particularly those at higher risk of developing serious influenza-related complications, have been vaccinated. This includes children with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes mellitus, hemodynamically significant cardiac disease, immunosuppression, or neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders.
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy, Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2015-2016, emphasizes that special effort should be made to vaccinate specific groups, such as all child care providers and staff, and all women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, are in the postpartum period, or are breastfeeding during the influenza season.
 
Avian Influenza
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H7N8 virus in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. No human cases of HPAI H7N8 virus infection have been reported at this time. The CDC recommends the same protective measures for the HPAI H7N8 virus as is recommended for HPAI H5 outbreaks among domestic poultry.
 
Resources
For more information, see the AAP Red Book Online Influenza Resources page and the CDC FluView. The Protect Children from Influenza infographic identifies actions pediatricians can take to help protect children, especially those at highest risk. All "What's the Latest with the Flu" messages are archived. Members of the AAP also have access to Flu Vaccine Recommendations Speaking Points and updates related to the 2015-16 Influenza Vaccine Supply
 
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Amerykańska Akademia Pediatriizachęca do szczepień przeciwko grypie

Red Book Online

What's the Latest with the Flu?
Red Book Online Special Alert – February 9, 2016
2015-2016 Influenza Season is Ramping Up
Flu activity is on the rise across the US, especially with more reports of severe influenza illness, particularly from H1N1. Most of the sicker patients are young to middle-aged adults, who have reportedly not been vaccinated. Nine deaths in children from influenza also have been reported this flu season. See the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Advisory for more information.
 
More Influenza Illness Suggests Need for More Rapid Antiviral Treatment
Children clinically presumed to have influenza should be considered for early antiviral treatment, when indicated, independent of laboratory confirmation or receipt of influenza vaccine. This crucial approach can help minimize morbidity and mortality, particularly in young children, and those who are hospitalized or who have underlying co-morbidities. Antiviral treatment should be started as soon as possible after influenza illness onset and should not be delayed while waiting for a confirmatory test result because early therapy provides the best outcomes. See the CDC Health Advisory for more information.
 
It's More Important than Ever to Get Vaccinated
Vaccination is critical to protect children against influenza. Laboratory data documents that the viruses circulating in communities match the strains covered in the 2015-2016 influenza vaccines. Everyone 6 months of age and older needs influenza vaccine each season. It is NOT too late to be vaccinated and only takes about two weeks after vaccination to develop antibodies for protection against influenza. As flu activity increases, it is important to confirm that all children, particularly those at higher risk of developing serious influenza-related complications, have been vaccinated. This includes children with chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes mellitus, hemodynamically significant cardiac disease, immunosuppression, or neurologic and neurodevelopmental disorders.
 
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy, Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Influenza in Children, 2015-2016, emphasizes that special effort should be made to vaccinate specific groups, such as all child care providers and staff, and all women who are pregnant, are considering pregnancy, are in the postpartum period, or are breastfeeding during the influenza season.
 
Avian Influenza
The United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service reported detection of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H7N8 virus in a commercial turkey flock in Dubois County, Indiana. No human cases of HPAI H7N8 virus infection have been reported at this time. The CDC recommends the same protective measures for the HPAI H7N8 virus as is recommended for HPAI H5 outbreaks among domestic poultry.
 
Resources
For more information, see the AAP Red Book Online Influenza Resources page and the CDC FluView. The Protect Children from Influenza infographic identifies actions pediatricians can take to help protect children, especially those at highest risk. All "What's the Latest with the Flu" messages are archived. Members of the AAP also have access to Flu Vaccine Recommendations Speaking Points and updates related to the 2015-16 Influenza Vaccine Supply.
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wtorek, 2 lutego 2016

Opinia personelu medycznego na temat szczepienia przeciw grypie

Kolejny raz zapraszam Państwa do udziału w ankiecie internetowej, jest to kolejna okazja do wygrania nagród rzeczowych - plecaków oraz książek „Grypa praktyczne kompendium” pod redakcją Pana Profesora Adama Antczaka. Przygotowaliśmy ponad 100 nagród!
Tym razem ankieta skierowana jest do pracowników służby zdrowia.
Badanie, którego kluczowym elementem jest niniejsza ankieta, prowadzone jest w kilkunastu krajach europejskich, kwestionariusz badawczy jest ujednolicony i powstał pod czujnym okiem specjalistów z London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Uczestnictwo Polski w badaniu wynika z naszego udziału w europejskim gremium eksperckim Raise Awareness of Influenza Strategies in Europe (RAISE).
Wstępne wyniki badania uzyskane z innych krajów już teraz wskazują na znaczące różnice występujące pomiędzy przedstawicielami tych samych zawodów i specjalizacji, uwarunkowane wieloma czynnikami, np. zasadami refundacji szczepień, czy funkcjonowaniem systemów opieki nad pacjentami. 
 Z tym większym zainteresowaniem czekamy na wyniki badania przeprowadzonego w Polsce. 
Ankietę znajdziecie Państwo TUTAJ, zapraszam do udziału!


środa, 16 grudnia 2015

Dobre wiadomości - grypy jeszcze w Europie prawie nie ma

Jak podaje WHO aktywność grypy jest nadal niska. W oryginale brzmi to następująco:
Globally, influenza activity generally remained low in both hemispheres.
  • In a few countries in Central Asia and Northern Europe, there were slight increases in influenza detections in recent weeks.
  • In Eastern Asia, the rest of Europe, North Africa and North America, influenza activity continued at low, inter-seasonal levels.
  • In western Asia, Oman reported increased influenza activity, predominantly due to influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and influenza B viruses, while Bahrain reported a decline in influenza activity.
  • Few influenza virus detections were reported by countries in tropical Africa.
  • In tropical countries of the Americas, Central America and the Caribbean, respiratory virus activity remained at low levels, with the exception of Colombia, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
  • In tropical Asia, countries in Southern and South East Asia reported low influenza activity overall except Thailand where activity mainly due to B viruses continued to be reported. Iran reported elevated influenza activity, predominantly influenza A(H1N1)pdm09.
  • In the temperate countries of the southern hemisphere, respiratory virus activity was generally low in recent weeks, with low levels of influenza A(H3N2) and B virus detections reported.
  • National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 79 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 16 November 2015 to 29 November 2015* (data as of 2015-12-10 13:22:14 UTC).The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 52160 specimens during that time period. 1615 were positive for influenza viruses, of which 1162 (72%) were typed as influenza A and 453 (28%) as influenza B. Of the sub-typed influenza A viruses, 408 (42.7%) were influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and 548 (57.3%) were influenza A(H3N2). Of the characterized B viruses, 182 (74.9%) belonged to the B-Yamagata lineage and 61 (25.1%) to the B-Victoria lineage.
Linkhttp://www.who.int/influenza/surveillance_monitoring/updates/latest_update_GIP_surveillance/en/

 

sobota, 14 listopada 2015

Niska aktywność grypy - nikt nie wie jaki będzie w tym roku sezon grypowy

Flu activity is low at this time. It is not possible to say when influenza activity will increase, which virus(es) will predominate, or who will be most severely impacted by influenza infection. Vaccination is still the most important step in protecting children against influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises clinicians to expect sporadic vaccine delays, but no shortages. A recent AAP News Breaking News article shares additional information regarding potential influenza vaccine delays.