The three articles included two on Zika-related abnormalities and one on anti-retroviral therapy for HIV.
A recent study by Dr. Karin Nielsen MD, MPH (clinical professor of pediatrics in the division of infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and director, UCLA Center for Brazilian Studies) in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that Zika-linked abnormalities that occur in babies prior to birth are more extensive — and severe — than previously thought. Some 46 percent of 125 pregnancies examined in a study of Zika-infected mothers showed birth defects or resulted in fetal death.
Coverage of the study was published by, among others, STAT, Medscape, MedicalXpress, Science Daily, Health Canal, News-Medical.net, Lab Manager; India Today, Business Standard, Deccan Chronicle, NDTV, News Nation, Zee News; Daily Kiran; Latinos Health, Managed Care, Medical News Today, NPR, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Science, HealthDay News, Associated Press, NPR’s “Shots,” NBCNews.com and Forbes.com
The December 2016 article was Dr. Nielsen’s third to be published in the New England Journal of Medicine last year. To view the articles, please click on the links below:
May 19, 2016: Zika Virus and Birth Defects — Reviewing the Evidence for Causality
September 1, 2016: Antiretroviral Therapy for the Prevention of HIV-1 Transmission
December 15, 2016: Zika Virus Infection in Pregnant Women in Rio de Janeiro