Journal Watch

Journal Watch

   Vaccines and Global Health: The Week in Review continues its weekly scanning of key peer-reviewed journals to identify and cite articles, commentary and editorials, books reviews and other content supporting our focus on vaccine ethics and policy. Journal Watch is not intended to be exhaustive, but indicative of themes and issues the Center is actively tracking. We selectively provide full text of some editorial and comment articles that are specifically relevant to our work. Successful access to some of the links provided may require subscription or other access arrangement unique to the publisher.

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American Journal of Infection Control – August 01, 2017 – Volume 45, Issue 8, p819-938, e69-e90

American Journal of Infection Control
August 01, 2017 Volume 45, Issue 8, p819-938, e69-e90

Major Articles
Efficacy of the World Health Organization–recommended handwashing technique and a modified washing technique to remove Clostridium difficile from hands
Philippe Deschênes, Frédéric Chano, Léa-Laurence Dionne, Didier Pittet, Yves Longtin
Published online: May 16, 2017

Brief Report
Active offer of vaccinations during hospitalization improves coverage among splenectomized patients: An Italian experience
Maria Serena Gallone, Carmen Martino, Michele Quarto, Silvio Tafuri with surgeons from Bari Policlinico General Hospital
Published online: April 11, 2017

Why Did Zika Not Explode in Cuba? The Role of Active Community Participation to Sustain Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume 97, Issue 2, 2017

Perspective Piece
Why Did Zika Not Explode in Cuba? The Role of Active Community Participation to Sustain Control of Vector-Borne Diseases
Authors: Marta Castro, Dennis Pérez, Maria G. Guzman and Clare Barrington

BMC Infectious Diseases (Accessed 19 August 2017)

BMC Infectious Diseases
(Accessed 19 August 2017)

Research article
Population effectiveness of the pentavalent and monovalent rotavirus vaccines: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
Rotavirus was the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) in infants and young children prior to the introduction of routine vaccination. Since 2006 there have been two licensed vaccines available; with s…
Daniel Hungerford, Katie Smith, Angela Tucker, Miren Iturriza-Gómara, Roberto Vivancos, Catherine McLeonard, Nigel A Cunliffe and Neil French
BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:569
Published on: 15 August 2017

Research article
Evaluation of vaccination herd immunity effects for anogenital warts in a low coverage setting with human papillomavirus vaccine—an interrupted time series analysis from 2005 to 2010 using health insurance data
Shortly after the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine recommendation and hence the reimbursement of vaccination costs for the respective age groups in Germany in 2007, changes in the incidence of anogenital war…
Kathrin Thöne, Johannes Horn and Rafael Mikolajczyk
BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:564
Published on: 14 August 2017

Research article
Strategies for the prevention of perinatal hepatitis B transmission in a marginalized population on the Thailand-Myanmar border: a cost-effectiveness analysis
Data on the cost effectiveness of hepatitis B virus (HBV) screening and vaccination strategies for prevention of vertical transmission of HBV in resource limited settings is sparse.
Angela Devine, Rebecca Harvey, Aung Myat Min, Mary Ellen T. Gilder, Moo Koh Paw, Joy Kang, Isabella Watts, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn, François Nosten and Rose McGready
BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:552
Published on: 9 August 2017

An extensible framework and database of infectious disease for biosurveillance
Biosurveillance, a relatively young field, has recently increased in importance because of increasing emphasis on global health. Databases and tools describing particular subsets of disease are becoming increa…
Ashlynn R. Daughton, Reid Priedhorsky, Geoffrey Fairchild, Nicholas Generous, Andrea Hengartner, Esteban Abeyta, Nileena Velappan, Antonietta Lillo, Karen Stark and Alina Deshpande
BMC Infectious Diseases 2017 17:549
Published on: 7 August 2017

BMC Medical Ethics (Accessed 19 August 2017)

BMC Medical Ethics
(Accessed 19 August 2017)

Research article
Eliciting meta consent for future secondary research use of health data using a smartphone application – a proof of concept study in the Danish population
The increased use of information technology in every day health care creates vast amounts of stored health data that can be used for research. The secondary research use of routinely collected data raises ques…
Thomas Ploug and Søren Holm
Published on: 15 August 2017

Research article
Ethical issues of informed consent in malaria research proposals submitted to a research ethics committee in Thailand: a retrospective document review
The informed-consent process should be one of meaningful information exchange between researchers and study participants. One of the responsibilities of research ethics committees is to oversee appropriate inf…
Pornpimon Adams, Sukanya Prakobtham, Chanthima Limpattaracharoen, Sumeth Suebtrakul, Pitchapa Vutikes, Srisin Khusmith, Polrat Wilairatana, Paul Adams and Jaranit Kaewkungwal
Published on: 14 August 2017

Research article
Healthcare professionals’ and patients’ perspectives on consent to clinical genetic testing: moving towards a more relational approach
This paper proposes a refocusing of consent for clinical genetic testing, moving away from an emphasis on autonomy and information provision, towards an emphasis on the virtues of healthcare professionals seek…
Gabrielle Natalie Samuel, Sandi Dheensa, Bobbie Farsides, Angela Fenwick and Anneke Lucassen
Published on: 8 August 2017

BMC Public Health (Accessed 19 August 2017)

BMC Public Health
(Accessed 19 August 2017)

Research article
Local measles vaccination gaps in Germany and the role of vaccination providers
Measles elimination in Europe is an urgent public health goal, yet despite the efforts of its member states, vaccination gaps and outbreaks occur. This study explores local vaccination heterogeneity in kinderg…
Linda Eichner, Stephanie Wjst, Stefan O. Brockmann, Kerstin Wolfers and Martin Eichner
BMC Public Health 2017 17:656
Published on: 14 August 2017

Research article
Controversial Ebola vaccine trials in Ghana: a thematic analysis of critiques and rebuttals in digital news
Communication is of paramount importance in responding to health crises. We studied the media messages put forth by different stakeholders in two Ebola vaccine trials that became controversial in Ghana. These
Per Egil Kummervold, William S. Schulz, Elizabeth Smout, Luis Fernandez-Luque and Heidi J. Larson
BMC Public Health 2017 17:642
Published on: 7 August 2017

BMC Research Notes (Accessed 19 August 2017)

BMC Research Notes
(Accessed 19 August 2017)

Research note
Facilitators and barriers to the acceptance of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination among adolescent girls: a comparison between mothers and their adolescent daughters in Hong Kong
The aim of this study is to examine knowledge and attitude as facilitators and barriers to the acceptance of HPV vaccination for adolescent girls by mothers and adolescent girls.
Alice Yuen Loke, Ava Chiu Oi Chan and Yuen Ting Wong
BMC Research Notes 2017 10:390
Published on: 10 August 2017

Research note
Characterizing expanded access and compassionate use programs for experimental drugs
We sought to determine the characteristics of “expanded access” and “compassionate use” programs registered in and to determine the percentage of drugs provided through these programs that u…
Jennifer E. Miller, Joseph S. Ross, Kenneth I. Moch and Arthur L. Caplan
BMC Research Notes 2017 10:350
Published on: 28 July 2017