Navigation Links
Young, unvaccinated adults account for severest flu cases
Date:2/10/2014

DURHAM, N.C. A snapshot of patients who required care at Duke University Hospital during this year's flu season shows that those who had not been vaccinated had severe cases and needed the most intensive treatment.

In an analysis of the first 55 patients treated for flu at the academic medical center from November 2013 through Jan. 8, 2014, Duke Medicine researchers found that only two of the 22 patients who required intensive care had been vaccinated prior to getting sick.

The findings were published online in Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

"Our observations are important because they reinforce a growing body of evidence that the influenza vaccine provides protection from severe illness requiring hospitalizations," said lead author Cameron Wolfe, M.D., assistant professor of medicine at Duke. "The public health implications are important, because not only could a potentially deadly infection be avoided with a $30 shot, but costly hospitalizations could also be reduced."

Wolfe said this year's flu season was marked by hospitalizations of previously healthy young people, with a median age of 28.5 years. Among those who were hospitalized at Duke, 48 of the 55 were infected with the H1N1 virus that caused the 2009 pandemic. That outbreak also hit young adults particularly hard.

"We observed a high percentage of hospitalized patients for influenza requiring ICU level care, which appears higher than observed in our hospital during the 2009 pandemic flu season," said co-author John W. Hollingsworth, M.D., associate professor of medicine at Duke. "It remains unclear whether the high rate of ICU admissions represents a diagnosis bias or whether the severity of illness being caused by the current H1N1 virus is higher."

Of the 33 patients admitted to regular wards rather than the ICU at Duke University Hospital, only eleven had been vaccinated; most
'/>"/>

Contact: Sarah Avery
sarah.avery@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Perception of fertility affects quality of life in young, female cancer survivors
2. Thousands of unvaccinated adults die each year from preventable diseases
3. Nutritional supplement improves cognitive performance in older adults, study finds
4. Caring for animals may correlate with positive traits in young adults
5. T cell immunotherapy: Promising results in children and adults with leukemia
6. LSUHSC research finds inflammation linked to obesity in adults may be protective in young children
7. Natura Therapeutics product shown to improve decision making skills in older adults
8. Young adults with autism found to have difficulty transitioning into employment
9. Traffic pollution and wood smoke increases asthma in adults
10. Grape consumption associated with healthier eating patterns in US children and adults
11. Despite health benefits, most children and adults have a nutrition gap in omega-3 fatty acids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2015)... NEW YORK , June 24, 2015 ... Systems market, over the next six years. It contains ... affect the industry, along with their impact from the ... It also discusses the industry, market, and technology ... expected that the need of concerned authorities to efficiently ...
(Date:6/23/2015)...   MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based ... of clinical research, is pleased to announce that ... company,s intuitive, flexible and affordable cloud-based eClinical technology ... Award by the American Business Awards (SM) ... The American Business Awards are considered the nation,s ...
(Date:6/18/2015)... , June 18, 2015 This report analyzes ... by the following Product Segments, which includes Immunoassay Analyzers ... Immunoassay Systems, Radio Immunoassay Systems, and Nephelometric Immunoassay Systems. ... Canada , Japan ... , Latin America , and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Automatic Identification System Market by Class, by Platform, by Application and by Geography - Global Forecasts & Analysis to 2014 - 2020 2MedNet Solutions' iMedNet eClinical Wins Silver Stevie Award 2Global Immunoassay Systems Market 2Global Immunoassay Systems Market 3Global Immunoassay Systems Market 4Global Immunoassay Systems Market 5Global Immunoassay Systems Market 6Global Immunoassay Systems Market 7Global Immunoassay Systems Market 8Global Immunoassay Systems Market 9Global Immunoassay Systems Market 10Global Immunoassay Systems Market 11Global Immunoassay Systems Market 12Global Immunoassay Systems Market 13Global Immunoassay Systems Market 14Global Immunoassay Systems Market 15Global Immunoassay Systems Market 16Global Immunoassay Systems Market 17Global Immunoassay Systems Market 18Global Immunoassay Systems Market 19Global Immunoassay Systems Market 20Global Immunoassay Systems Market 21Global Immunoassay Systems Market 22Global Immunoassay Systems Market 23Global Immunoassay Systems Market 24Global Immunoassay Systems Market 25Global Immunoassay Systems Market 26Global Immunoassay Systems Market 27Global Immunoassay Systems Market 28Global Immunoassay Systems Market 29
... who dealt with the strain of a hurricane or major ... were at elevated risk for abnormal health conditions at birth, ... that offers new insights into the effects of stress on ... meteorological information to identify children born in the state between ...
... the Hollings Marine Laboratory (HML) and four partner organizations ... perfluoroalkyl compounds (PFCs) in five different endangered species of ... been conducted on turtles, the levels of the compounds ... to cause adverse health effects in other animals. ...
... to the U.S. for sale through plant nurseries, are ... legislation restricts the introduction of certain species, the procedures ... list are haphazard and out of date. ... analysis, researchers at the University of Georgia Odum School ...
Cached Biology News:Study offers new insights into the effects of stress on pregnancy 2Study offers new insights into the effects of stress on pregnancy 3Study offers new insights into the effects of stress on pregnancy 4Pollutants could pose health risks for 5 sea turtle species 2Pollutants could pose health risks for 5 sea turtle species 3Screening horticultural imports: New models assess plant risk through better analysis 2Screening horticultural imports: New models assess plant risk through better analysis 3
(Date:6/29/2015)... Calif. , June 29, 2015   Veracyte, ... company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced ... News Group,s prestigious Top Workplaces list for the second ... Workplace winners based solely on an annual survey of ... and honored that the degree to which Veracyte values ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... , June 26, 2015   ... ), a pet therapeutics company focused on ... biopharmaceutical products for companion animals, today announced ... study of capromorelin (AT-002), the company,s innovative ... is a small molecule that mimics ghrelin, ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... and MUMBAI, India , June 26, ... TCS) a leading global IT services, consulting and business ... a Leader in Worldwide Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring ... IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science R&D Risk-Based Monitoring 2015 ... The report evaluated eight leading IT services vendors ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... , June 26, 2015 The ... Application (Hydraulic Fluids, Metalworking fluids, Chainsaw oils, Mold Release ... by Region - Global trends and Forecasts to 2020" ... reach $2,972.13 Million by 2020 at a CAGR of ... 160 market data Tables and   66 Figures spread ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Veracyte Named a 2015 "Top Workplace" in the San Francisco Bay Area 2Veracyte Named a 2015 "Top Workplace" in the San Francisco Bay Area 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 2Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 3Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 4Aratana Therapeutics Announces Positive Pivotal Results for AT-002 5TCS Recognized as a Leader in Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring by IDC MarketScape 2TCS Recognized as a Leader in Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring by IDC MarketScape 3TCS Recognized as a Leader in Life Sciences R&D Risk-Based Monitoring by IDC MarketScape 4Biolubricants Market Worth $2,972.13 Million by 2020 2Biolubricants Market Worth $2,972.13 Million by 2020 3
... 6 State, county and local government leaders today ... REGN ) and BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ... 229,000 square foot corporate headquarters and research facility at ... York. Featured speakers at the ceremony were Leonard S. ...
... Fla., Oct. 6 The ability of a proprietary ... in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, undertaken on behalf of ... conducted by Dr. Fan-kun Kong, assisted by medical personnel ... place during the spring 2009 flu season and involved ...
... Verenium Corporation (Nasdaq: VRNMD ), a pioneer ... specialty enzymes, today announced that it intends to offer, ... its common stock, and potentially warrants, in an underwritten ... before 9:30 am EDT on Tuesday, October 6, 2009. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and BioMed Realty Trust Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Landmark at Eastview 2Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and BioMed Realty Trust Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Landmark at Eastview 3Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and BioMed Realty Trust Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Landmark at Eastview 4Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and BioMed Realty Trust Host Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at the Landmark at Eastview 5HerbalScience Releases Results of Pilot Clinical Study on Efficacy of Its Proprietary Elderberry Extract in Addressing Flu-Like Symptoms 2HerbalScience Releases Results of Pilot Clinical Study on Efficacy of Its Proprietary Elderberry Extract in Addressing Flu-Like Symptoms 3HerbalScience Releases Results of Pilot Clinical Study on Efficacy of Its Proprietary Elderberry Extract in Addressing Flu-Like Symptoms 4Verenium Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 2Verenium Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 3