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Global, regional, and national estimates of the population at increased risk of severe COVID-19 due to underlying health conditions in 2020: a modelling study
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These estimates provide a starting point for considering the number of individuals that might need to be shielded or vaccinated as the global pandemic unfolds, and focus on underlying conditions rather than other risk factors such as ethnicity, socioeconomic deprivation, and obesity. Expand
Influenza as a trigger for acute myocardial infarction or death from cardiovascular disease: a systematic review.
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F influenza vaccination should be encouraged wherever indicated, especially in people with existing cardiovascular disease, among whom there is often suboptimum vaccine uptake, and further evidence is needed on the effectiveness of influenza vaccines to reduce the risk of cardiac events in people without established vascular disease. Expand
Data resource profile: the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD)
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The NHIRD is a large, powerful data source for biomedical research and generally reported positive predictive values of over 70% for various diagnoses. Expand
Circulating influenza virus, climatic factors, and acute myocardial infarction: a time series study in England and Wales and Hong Kong.
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Inf influenza was associated with an increase in MI-associated deaths and hospitalizations in 2 contrasting settings and there was strong evidence for a link between influenza and MI both in England and Wales and in Hong Kong. Expand
Medical and legal confusion surrounding gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) and its precursors gamma-butyrolactone (GBL) and 1,4-butanediol (1,4BD).
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Self-reported GHB ingestion was much more common than GBL ingestion, whereas GBL was more commonly found in the seized samples, suggesting that GBL use may be more common in people attending local club venues than previously thought. Expand
Influenza Infection and Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction in England and Wales: A CALIBER Self-Controlled Case Series Study
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Influenza and other acute respiratory infections can act as a trigger for AMI, and this effect may be stronger for influenza than for other infections. Expand
Hand hygiene to reduce community transmission of influenza and acute respiratory tract infection: a systematic review
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Hand hygiene to reduce community transmission of influenza and acute respiratory tract infection: a systematic review. Expand
Human herpesvirus infections and dementia or mild cognitive impairment: a systematic review and meta-analysis
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Longitudinal population studies with robust repeated virus measurements taken sufficiently proximal to dementia onset are needed to establish whether, when and among whom herpesviruses affect dementia risk. Expand
Varicella and herpes zoster vaccine development: lessons learned
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Safe and effective, varicella and zoster vaccines have already made major inroads into reducing the burden of VZV disease globally and developing alternatives that do not establish latency is an attractive prospect but will require better understanding of latency mechanisms. Expand
Is there anything distinctive about epileptic déjà vu?
Background Déjà vu can occur as an aura of temporal lobe epilepsy and in some psychiatric conditions but is also common in the general population. It is unclear whether any clinical featuresExpand
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