Influenza The BMJ

#### What you need to know The World Health Organisation estimates that approximately one billion people are infected and up to 500 000 people die from influenza each year.1 The greatest burden of illness usually occurs among children, while the highest burden of severe disease (in terms of hospitalisation and death) occurs in those with underlying medical conditions, infants and young ...…

The science behind “man flu” The BMJ

Dec 11, 2017 · Kyle Sue explores whether men are wimps or just immunologically inferior “Man flu” is a term so ubiquitous that it has been included in the Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries. Oxford defines it as “a cold or similar minor ailment as experienced by a man who is regarded as exaggerating the severity of the symptoms.”1 Since about half of the world’s population is male, deeming male ...Cited by: 17…

Influenza infection - BMJ Best Practice

Acute respiratory tract infection typically caused by seasonal influenza A or B virus. The virus is transmitted by inhalation of infected respiratory secretions that have been aerosolised through coughing, sneezing, or talking. Brankston G, Gitterman L, Hirji Z, et al. Transmission of influenza A ……

Impact of temporary methotrexate ... - ard.bmj.com

Jun 01, 2018 · Objective To determine whether a 2-week methotrexate (MTX) discontinuation after vaccination improves the efficacy of seasonal influenza vaccination in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Methods In this prospective randomised parallel-group multicentre study, patients with RA on stable dose of MTX were randomly assigned at a ratio of 1:1 to continue MTX or to hold MTX for 2 weeks …Cited by: 13…

flu BMJ Open

Protocol for a double-blind placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in reducing antibiotics for infection in care home residents: the Probiotics to Reduce Infections iN CarE home reSidentS (PRINCESS) trial…

Influenza vaccination for NHS staff: attitudes and uptake ...

May 01, 2015 · Objectives Annual vaccination against influenza (flu) is recommended for all UK National Health Service (NHS) staff to help reduce the risk of contracting the virus and transmitting it to patients. However, despite flu campaigns and vaccination promotion, uptake remains low. The aim of this study was to investigate staff attitudes to flu vaccination to see how this may influence their decision ...Cited by: 13…

Influenza (Flu) CDC

Influenza (Flu) Español. Related Pages. Join the Fight Against Flu! Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccination has been shown to prevent flu illnesses, doctors' visits and hospitalizations and can be life-saving in children.…