Influenza (flu) is an acute, contagious virus that causes high fever, respiratory distress, aches, chills, and extreme fatigue. In those with compromised immune systems and the elderly, flu can be fatal. The influenza virus occurs seasonally, with peak cases occurring from December to February. Flu infection can be prevented or its symptoms lessened through annual flu vaccine. Flu research in VA focuses on improved vaccination outreach, access to services, and preventing transmission in healthcare settings such as clinics and hospitals.
Search results were generated based on the search term "Influenza". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.
VIEW: Citations | Publication Briefs | Studies | HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters | Topic Spotlight | Cyberseminars | Videos | Podcasts | Other Resources
(5 of more than 176 INFLUENZA focused publications)
- Dickinson DT, He J, Gussin G, Gravenstein S, Dembry LM, Huang SS. Quantifying influenza exposure within California hospitals and nursing homes using administrative data. American journal of infection control. 2019 Nov 26.
- van Aalst R, Gravenstein S, Mor V, Mahmud SM, Wilschut J, Postma M, Chit A. Comparative effectiveness of high dose versus adjuvanted influenza vaccine: A retrospective cohort study. Vaccine. 2020 Jan 10; 38(2):372-379.
- McConeghy KW, Huang SS, Miller LG, McKinnell JA, Shireman TI, Mor V, Gravenstein S. Hospital Influenza Admissions as a Harbinger for Nursing Home Influenza Cases. Journal of The American Medical Directors Association. 2020 Jan 1; 21(1):121-126.
- Branch-Elliman W, Yassa DS, Wright SB. Oseltamivir prophylaxis for the prevention of influenza in healthy healthcare workers: Tolerability and compliance challenges. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2019 Nov 1; 40(11):1328-1329.
- Kytömaa S, Hegde S, Vardeny O. Interactions Between Influenza and Heart Failure Hospitalizations-Diagnostic and Pathogenetic Issues-Reply. JAMA cardiology. 2019 Jul 10.
» View more Citations
(5 of more than 3 INFLUENZA focused publication briefs)
- Organizational Factors Associated with Successful Campaign to Increase Influenza Vaccination among VA Healthcare Providers
VA’s Office of Public Health commissioned a study to characterize organizational factors and practices associated with vaccination campaign success among health care providers (HCPs) in the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that successful HCP flu campaigns shared several recognizable characteristics, many of which are amenable to adoption or emulation by programs hoping to improve their vacci...
Date: July 4, 2016
- Comparing High-Dose Influenza Vaccine to Standard-Dose Vaccine among Elderly Veterans
This study assessed the relative effectiveness of high-dose (HD) influenza vaccination compared to standard-dose (SD) vaccination among Veterans 65 years and older who received either HD or SD vaccine during the 2010-2011 flu season. Findings showed that high-dose influenza vaccine was not more effective than standard-dose vaccine in protecting against hospitalization for influenza or pneumonia in...
Date: March 31, 2015
- VA Communication and Information Sharing During H1N1 Influenza Pandemic
This study assessed information sources and communication provided to VA facility infection control departments, and how these departments disseminated information to facility staff during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. Communication was facilitated when information was timely, organized, disseminated through multiple channels, and included educational materials.
Barriers to effective communic...
Date: June 23, 2012
» View more Publication Briefs
( 5 of more than 3 INFLUENZA focused projects
|| Use of Declination Forms to Improve Influenza Vaccination in Health Care Workers
|| 2009 H1N1 Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza in SCI/D:Infection Control Strategies
|| Increasing Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccination in the VA SCI&D Population
||Use of Declination Forms to Improve Influenza Vaccination in Health Care Workers
||2009 H1N1 Pandemic and Seasonal Influenza in SCI/D:Infection Control Strategies
» View more Studies
HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters
0 sample "Influenza" publications displayed.
No search results were returned. Please choose another search term and try again.