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- Obesity ups mortality risk for patients with influenza A. // Endocrine Today;Feb2011, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p42
The article discusses research study being done on the mortality risk of obese individuals with 2009 pandemic influenza A, which references a study by Janice K. Louie and colleagues in a 2011 issue of the journal "Clinical Infectious Diseases."
- Wayne State University researcher seeks to understand link between obesity, flu severity. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;7/19/2012, Vol. 21, p1
The article reports the link between obesity and H1N1 flu severity.
- ERRATUM. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/15/2012, Vol. 205 Issue 8, p1330
A correction to the article \"Diet-Induced Obesity Dramatically Reduces the Efficacy of a 2009 Pandemic H1N1 Vaccine in a Mouse Model,\" that was published in a previous issue of the journal is presented.
- DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATEWIDE INFLUENZA NURSE TRIAGE LINE IN RESPONSE TO PANDEMIC H1N1 INFLUENZA. Spaulding, Alicen B.; Radi, Deborah; Macleod, Heather; Lynfield, Ruth; Larson, Michelle; Hyduke, Terri; Dehnel, Peter; Acomb, Craig; Devries, Aaron S. // Public Health Reports;Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 127 Issue 5, p532
The article describes the efforts of the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to establish a coordinated statewide nurse triage line (NTL), the Minnesota (MN) FluLine. During the H1N1 pandemic, the MN Fluline, a statewide NTL was developed to offer instant medical advice to patients over...
- Swine flu puts pressure on OH. Paton, Nic // Occupational Health;Aug2009, Vol. 61 Issue 8, p4
The article discusses the increasing pressure on occupational health departments in Great Britain as the spread of swine flu widens. England's chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson has launched a national pandemic flu service line in anticipation of an increased number of viral infections....
- Flu-line patients swamp GPs with sick note requests. lacobucci, Gareth // Pulse;8/5/2009, Vol. 69 Issue 25, p4
The article reports that general practitioners (GP) have encountered requests for sick notes form patients suffering from swine flu in Great Britain. Local Medical Committee (LMC) defended that GP have no choice but to issue sick notes and sickness certificates based on influx of requests. The...
- Obesity and Respiratory Hospitalizations During Influenza Seasons in Ontario, Canada: A Cohort Study. Kwong, Jeffrey C.; Campitelli, Michael A.; Rosella, Laura C. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2011, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p413
Background. Previous studies suggest that obesity may be a risk factor for complications from pandemic influenza A(H1N1) infection. We aimed to examine the association between obesity and respiratory hospitalizations during seasonal influenza epidemics and to determine the extent of this...
- Obesity and Influenza. Jain, Seema; Chaves, Sandra S. // Clinical Infectious Diseases;9/1/2011, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p422
The authors discuss obesity and influenza association during the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) infection epidemics. They mentions that obesity has the high risk factor of influenza-associated intensive care unit (ICU) admission and death. They also mentions that J.C. Kwong and colleagues conducted an...
- Infections with the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus among hematopoietic SCT recipients: a single center experience. Rihani, R; Hayajneh, W; Sultan, I; Ghatasheh, L; Abdel-Rahman, F; Hussein, N; Hussein, A; Al-Zaben, A; Sarhan, M; Saad, M // Bone Marrow Transplantation;Nov2011, Vol. 46 Issue 11, p1430
We retrospectively reviewed medical records of 39 hematopoietic SCT (HSCT) recipients who presented at our hospital between 1 October 2009 and 31 January 2010 with the 2009 H1N1 influenza infection. The median age at presentation was 13.8 years (range: 3.3-56.9), infections developed at a median...