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L’association et l’alternance du paracétamol et de l’ibuprofène pour traiter la fièvre chez l’enfant

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Des données probantes appuient le recours à un traitement en alternance et en association, par opposition à la monothérapie seule, pour faire baisser la température de l’enfant fiévreux. En ce qui concerne l’amélioration du confort de l’enfant, en revanche, on manque …

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Interim guidance for interpretation of Zika Virus antibody test results

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Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance 2016
This guidance concerns the use of Zika virus diagnostic tests using antibodies. Suspected Zika virus disease infection is confirmed with a positive real-time reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR), but a negative result …

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Diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound scanning for prenatal microcephaly in the context of Zika Virus infection

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Ultrasound diagnostic accuracy of head circumference and occipitofrontal diameter parameters were better at ruling in foetal microcephaly with high diagnostic odds ratio, sensitivity, specificity and positive likelihood ratio.
An accurate prenatal diagnosis of microcephaly is critical for foetal prognosis and decision-making by …

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Zika Virus and Guillain-Barre Syndrome: Is there sufficient evidence for causality

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The link between Zika-related weakness and Guillain–Barre syndrome is unproven.
Worldwide concern over Zika virus causing Guillain–Barre syndrome (GBS) soared after recent reports that Zika-related weakness was due to GBS. In April 2016 the World Health Organisation (WHO) reported more than 600 …

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Laboratory testing for Zika virus infection

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WHO Interim Guidance 2016 WHO/ZIKV/LAB/16.1.
This interim guidance is for use by staff of laboratories testing for Zika virus infection and for clinical practitioners and public health professionals providing clinical management or surveillance. The guidance is for the current testing strategies of …

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Interim guidance for preconception counseling and prevention of sexual transmission of Zika Virus for persons with possible Zika Virus exposure

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Update: Interim Guidance for Preconception Counselling and Prevention of Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus for Persons with Possible Zika Virus Exposure
CDC Interim Guidance October 2016
This guidance is intended for persons with possible Zika virus exposure who are planning to conceive and …

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Interim guidance for health care providers caring for women of reproductive age with possible Zika Virus exposure

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Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Caring for Women of Reproductive Age with Possible Zika Virus Exposure 
CDC Update Interim Guidance March 2016
This guidance is an update of previous guidance U.S. health care providers caring for women of reproductive age …

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Guidelines for pregnant women during a Zika Virus outbreak

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Interim Guidelines for Pregnant Women During a Zika Virus Outbreak – CDC Interim Guidance January 2016
This guidance concerns recommendations for pregnant women considering travel to an area with Zika virus transmission and recommendations for screening, testing, and management of pregnant returning travellers. …

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Epidemiological characteristics of dengue disease in Latin America and the Caribbean

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All four dengue serotypes regularly circulate Latin America and the Caribbean, sometimes with hyperendemic pattern, resulting in an increase in numbers of outbreaks and populations affected in recent years, and yet under-reporting continues resulting in under-estimation of the burden of disease.
Existing …

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Advantage of urine based molecular diagnosis of Zika virus

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Urine and serum collection for molecular testing is recommended for the evaluation of patients for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. Urine is a good alternative testing sample when blood collection is problematic.
It is difficult to diagnose ZIKV infection based on clinical signs …

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