Clinical Interventions

Flu Vaccination Keeps COPD Patients Out of the Hospital

January 24, 2019

A new study published in the January issue of CHEST® establishes that patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face heightened risks of death, critical illness, and hospitalization if they develop the flu and demonstrates the beneficial effects of influenza vaccination.

Diagnostic Pitfalls of Zika and Chikungunya Viruses

January 18, 2019

Millions of people have contracted Zika and chikungunya virus infections since the outbreaks that have been striking Latin America since 2013. Particularly Zika-related malformations in newborns warrant reliable diagnostics.

Danish Malaria Vaccine Passes Test in Humans

January 11, 2019

For many years, a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen have been focusing on developing a vaccine that can protect against pregancy malaria from which 220,000 people die every year.