Br J Haematol 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.
Department of Haematology, Tallaght University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
Vaccine 2021 Jul 10. Epub 2021 Jul 10.
Western Sydney Local Health District, NSW, Australia.
The AstraZeneca ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 (AZD1222) vaccine is associated with Thrombosis with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome (TTS) in 3/100,000 vaccinations with high fatality rates reported in many countries. We conducted a risk-benefit analysis for Australians aged 18-59 years, comparing the risk of vaccination versus infection, and rate of TTS to other vaccines which prompted policy change following rare adverse events - rotavirus, smallpox and oral polio vaccines. COVID-19 deaths over 12 months range from 0 to 417 in current and future worst case scenarios. Read More
J Clin Med 2021 Jun 27;10(13). Epub 2021 Jun 27.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul 06973, Korea.
Vaccination is considered crucial for the eradication of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In our medical center in Korea, most health care workers (HCWs) were vaccinated with the ChAdOx1 COVID-19 vaccine. After vaccination, many HCWs complained of adverse events (AEs). Read More
Eur J Cancer 2021 May 26. Epub 2021 May 26.
Medical Oncology 1, IRCCS Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome, Italy; Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Molecolare, Università La Sapienza di Roma, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:
Introduction: Patients with cancer have an increased risk of complications from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infection, including death, and thus, they were considered as high-priority subjects for COVID-19 vaccination. We report on the compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine of patients affected by solid tumours.Materials And Methods: Patients with cancer afferent to Medical Oncology 1 Unit of Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome were considered eligible for vaccination if they were receiving systemic immunosuppressive antitumor treatment or received it in the last 6 months or having an uncontrolled advanced disease. Read More
J Neuroimmunol 2021 Jun 24;358:577606. Epub 2021 Jun 24.
Klinikum Ernst von Bergmann, Department of Neurology, Charlottenstrasse 72, 14467 Potsdam, Germany; Department of Neurology, Medical Faculty, University Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. Electronic address:
Background: Longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis (LETM) is a rare subtype of transverse myelitis (TM) that potentially results in relevant disability. Apart from association to neuromyelitis optica and other chronic demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, many other aetiologies are known. Particularly systemic infections and vaccination are considered potential triggers for immune mediated inflammation of the spinal cord. Read More