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Paediatric Virology and its interaction between basic science and clinical practice (Review)

  • Authors:
    • Ioannis N. Mammas
    • Anne Greenough
    • Maria Theodoridou
    • Anna Kramvis
    • Maria Rusan
    • Angeliki Melidou
    • Paraskevi Korovessi
    • Georgia Papaioannou
    • Alexia Papatheodoropoulou
    • Chryssie Koutsaftiki
    • Maria Liston
    • George Sourvinos
    • Demetrios A. Spandidos
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  • Published online on: January 4, 2018     https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2018.3364
  • Pages: 1165-1176
  • Copyright: © Mammas et al. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Abstract

The 3rd Workshop on Paediatric Virology, which took place on October 7th, 2017 in Athens, Greece, highlighted the role of breast feeding in the prevention of viral infections during the first years of life. Moreover, it focused on the long-term outcomes of respiratory syncytial virus and rhinovirus infections in prematurely born infants and emphasised the necessity for the development of relevant preventative strategies. Other topics that were covered included the vaccination policy in relation to the migration crisis, mother‑to‑child transmission of hepatitis B and C viruses, vaccination against human papilloma viruses in boys and advances on intranasal live‑attenuated vaccination against influenza. Emphasis was also given to the role of probiotics in the management of viral infections in childhood, the potential association between viral infections and the pathogenesis of asthma, fetal and neonatal brain imaging and the paediatric intensive care of children with central nervous system viral infections. Moreover, an interesting overview of the viral causes of perinatal mortality in ancient Greece was given, where recent archaeological findings from the Athenian Agora's bone well were presented. Finally, different continuing medical educational options in Paediatric Virology were analysed and evaluated. The present review provides an update of the key topics discussed during the workshop.
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Mammas, I.N., Greenough, A., Theodoridou, M., Kramvis, A., Rusan, M., Melidou, A. ... Spandidos, D.A. (2018). Paediatric Virology and its interaction between basic science and clinical practice (Review). International Journal of Molecular Medicine, 41, 1165-1176. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2018.3364
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Mammas, I. N., Greenough, A., Theodoridou, M., Kramvis, A., Rusan, M., Melidou, A., Korovessi, P., Papaioannou, G., Papatheodoropoulou, A., Koutsaftiki, C., Liston, M., Sourvinos, G., Spandidos, D. A."Paediatric Virology and its interaction between basic science and clinical practice (Review)". International Journal of Molecular Medicine 41.3 (2018): 1165-1176.
Chicago
Mammas, I. N., Greenough, A., Theodoridou, M., Kramvis, A., Rusan, M., Melidou, A., Korovessi, P., Papaioannou, G., Papatheodoropoulou, A., Koutsaftiki, C., Liston, M., Sourvinos, G., Spandidos, D. A."Paediatric Virology and its interaction between basic science and clinical practice (Review)". International Journal of Molecular Medicine 41, no. 3 (2018): 1165-1176. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2018.3364