Thursday, 23 January 2014

From the journals ... five China medical study links

1. The prevalence of resistance to linezolid in China is 11% in multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis cases and as high as 60% in cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis, a study from the Respiratory Diseases Department of the PLA General Hospital, Beijing has found.

2. Pregnancy maybe a risk factor for clinically severe influenza in young women infected with the H7N9 virus - case report from the Jiangsu Provincial Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanjing.

3. Vaccination means measles is a step closer to eradication in China, study from WHO Regional Reference Measles Lab, at China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing shows reduction in co-circulating lineages of endemic genotype H1 viruses.

4. Lyme disease is different in China: a study from Heilongjiang shows that the causative organisms for Lyme borreliosisis tend to be a different type of  B. burgdorferi sub-species from those seen in US and Europe, predominantly B. garinii.

5. Only 19% of Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes perform self-monitoring of blood glucose with the recommended frequency, and one in three never do self monitoring, according to a study in the Chinese Medical Journal.

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