Track topics on Twitter Track topics that are important to you
1. To determine the increase in VZV-specific cell-mediated immune response from pre-zoster vaccination to 3 weeks post-vaccination in nursing home residents after 4 months of high dose vs. standard dose vitamin D3 supplementation.
2. In the same participants as Aim 1, to measure the association between pre-zoster vaccination 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] levels and the increase in VZV-specific cell-mediated immune response from pre- vaccination to 3 weeks post-vaccination.
3. Characterize the phenotypic and functional VZV-specific T cell responses to Zostavax, including memory, effector, Th1/Th2, and homing receptor-bearing T cells in the high compared to low ELISPOT responders.
1. At baseline, higher serum 25(OH)D levels will be associated with higher levels of VZV-specific cell-mediated immunity (cross-sectional).
2. At baseline, higher serum 25(OH)D levels, independent of vitamin D supplementation dose, will be associated with greater increases in VZV-specific cell-mediated immune responses to Zostavax, as measured by the interferon (IFN)-γ ELISPOT assay.
3. Compared to standard dose, high dose vitamin D3 supplementation will enhance VZV-specific cell-mediated immune response to vaccination independent of baseline serum 25(OH)D levels.
Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention
Varicella Zoster Virus Vaccine (Zostavax)
University of Colorado Denver
University of Colorado, Denver
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T22:00:30-0400
Varicella zoster virus is part of the herpesvirus group and causes chickenpox in exposed individuals. The majority of the population is seropositive for this virus. Reactivation of varice...
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus that causes two distinct clinical syndromes.Primary infection is manifested as varicella (chickenpox), whereas reactivation of latent VZV resu...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether the investigational zoster vaccine has a comparable immune response (the body's ability to protect against disease) and safety profile whe...
Study to Evaluate Immunogenicity, Safety, and Tolerability of Zostavax™ Vaccine (Zoster Vaccine Live, V211) Administered Concomitantly Versus Nonconcomitantly With Quadrivalent Influenza Virus Vaccine (Inactivated) in Participants >=50 Years of Age (V21
The study will evaluate immunogenicity, safety, and tolerability of Zostavax™ Vaccine (V211) administered concomitantly versus nonconcomitantly with Quadrivalent Influenza Virus vaccine ...
The purpose of this study is to obtain safety and immunogenicity data for the refrigerator-stable formulation of ZOSTAVAX(R) in taiwanese adults.
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is the etiologic agent of varicella (chicken pox), a childhood exanthematic disease that develops as a result of primary infection, and zoster (shingles), caused by reacti...
In adults aged ≥60 years, two doses of the herpes zoster subunit vaccine (HZ/su; 50µg varicella-zoster virus glycoprotein E [gE] and AS01Adjuvant System) elicited humoral and cell-mediated immune ...
Varicella zoster virus (VZV) causes chicken pox and herpes zoster and is a self-limiting disease in healthy children. Vaccination is recommended for children, adolescents, and adults. This study discu...
Herpes zoster, caused by reactivation of varicella-zoster virus, is uncommon in infancy. Even more uncommon is herpes zoster ophthalmicus, defined as herpes zoster of the ophthalmic branch of the fift...
Varicella virus is a neurotropic virus that can reactivate later in life to cause zoster or shingles. Typically, it affects elderly, immunocompromised population. We report an unusual case of an immun...
Inflammation of brain tissue caused by infection with the varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). This condition is associated with immunocompromised states, including the ACQUIRED IMMUNODEFICIENCY SYNDROME. Pathologically, the virus tends to induce a vasculopathy and infect oligodendrocytes and ependymal cells, leading to CEREBRAL INFARCTION, multifocal regions of demyelination, and periventricular necrosis. Manifestations of varicella encephalitis usually occur 5-7 days after onset of HERPES ZOSTER and include HEADACHE; VOMITING; lethargy; focal neurologic deficits; FEVER; and COMA. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch 26, pp29-32; Hum Pathol 1996 Sep;27(9):927-38)
Pain in nerves, frequently involving facial SKIN, resulting from the activation the latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). The two forms of the condition preceding the pain are HERPES ZOSTER OTICUS; and HERPES ZOSTER OPHTHALMICUS. Following the healing of the rashes and blisters, the pain sometimes persists.
An attenuated vaccine used to prevent and/or treat HERPES ZOSTER, a disease caused by HUMAN HERPESVIRUS 3.
A live, attenuated varicella virus vaccine used for immunization against chickenpox. It is recommended for children between the ages of 12 months and 13 years.
An acute infectious, usually self-limited, disease believed to represent activation of latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN) in those who have been rendered partially immune after a previous attack of CHICKENPOX. It involves the SENSORY GANGLIA and their areas of innervation and is characterized by severe neuralgic pain along the distribution of the affected nerve and crops of clustered vesicles over the area. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Alternative Medicine Cleft Palate Complementary & Alternative Medicine Congenital Diseases Dentistry Ear Nose & Throat Food Safety Geriatrics Healthcare Hearing Medical Devices MRSA Muscular Dyst...
A vaccine is a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one ...