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Jul, 2021

CARMA study publishes article in Journal of International AIDS Society

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The CARMA team in the EPIICAL consortium have just published the article Early ART initiation during infancy preserves natural killer cells in young European adolescents living with HIV (CARMA cohort) in the Journal of International AIDS Society. HIV infection causes pathological changes in the natural killer cell compartment, a type of white blood cell with enzymes that kill cells infected with a virus. Through antiretroviral therapy (ART), this compartment can be partially restored. The CARMA team looked into the characteristics and function of natural killer cells in children born with HIV and […]

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Jul, 2021

New findings from the ODYSSEY trial confirm superiority of dolutegravir-based ART in younger children

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WHO welcomes new findings presented today at International Pediatric HIV Workshop on the superiority of dolutegravir (DTG)-based regimens in young children. Children living with HIV continue to be left behind by the global AIDS response. In 2020, only 54% of the 1.7 million children living with HIV received antiretroviral therapy in 2020 compared to 74% among adults living with HIV. Among the focus countries, only 40% of children living with HIV (or 74% of children receiving antiretroviral therapy) achieved viral suppression in 2020. The ODYSSEY trial, a multi-country randomised trial […]

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Jul, 2021

Penta at IAS and the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021

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This year, at the International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics and IAS our ODYSSEY and SMILE studies and EPIICAL will be presenting abstracts in various sessions.   The International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics 2021 will be taking place from the 16th to the 17th of July 2021. It is considered to be the only meeting entirely devoted to research in the prevention and treatment of HIV infections in infants, children, and adolescents, making it the premier forum for the world’s leading researchers. Find out more about the workshop here. Penta presentations: […]

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Jul, 2021

Penta at ECCMID 2021

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We are excited to share that at the 31st edition of the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), 2 studies in which Penta plays a coordinator role, PediCAP and neoVanc, and 1 in which we are a partner, NeoOBS, will be presented. This year, ECCMID will be held virtually from 9-12 July 2021.   PediCAP Global estimates of the relative paediatric consumption and cost of oral amoxicillin and amoxicillin-clavulanic acid. G. A. Levine, M. Sharland, S. Ellis, Y. Ferrisse, C. Loze, Y. Hsia, G. Fink, J. Bielicki; for [...]
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Jul, 2021

New data on the duration of immune protection against SARS-CoV- 2 in children

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A study published in the Pediatrics journal shows that children with mild forms of COVID-19 develop a greater and longer lasting antibody response than that of adults. The study involved 57 families affected by COVID-19, who were followed, as part of the study, by the Department of Women’s and Child Health at the University of Padua.   Padua – Italy, 2 July 2021 – Researchers from the University of Padua and the Italian health authority and research organization for animal health and food safety (IZSVe), in collaboration with Padua Hospital, Penta […]

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Jul, 2021

Penta in 2020

 

Our 2020 annual report is now available online. This report on our 2020 activities is an appreciation for all the work carried out in Penta and the Penta ID Network, which works towards our vision to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infection in children through excellent clinical science. We are grateful to the Penta ID Network members, the Foundation staff and all partners for their continued support. We are extremely proud of the children, adolescents and their families who have continued to participate in our research. It is […]

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Jun, 2021

The birth of the UNIVERSAL project – a back story

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A while ago, we sat with Marc Lallemant – the scientific coordinator of the UNIVERSAL project led by Penta, for a quick chat. It was an eye-opening discussion that delved into the early beginnings and the birth of the project. According to Marc, TUTI pronounced as “tutti” in Italian (meaning everyone) was the name initially settled for. He further went on to clarify that TUTI had no Italian origin and was an acronym with a full meaning – Towards Universal Treatment of children in Africa. It was from this acronym […]

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Jun, 2021

Prof Adilia Warris takes top prize at ESPID 2021 

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The Bill Marshal award is awarded to an individual who has accomplished prominent achievements in clinical practice, teaching or research in paediatric infectious diseases. In 2014 Adilia Warris launched, and now chairs, the European Paediatric Mycology Network (EPMyN), which aims to improve the management and understanding of paediatric fungal infections. She also leads on several European multicentre studies including the Penta funded EUROCANDY study on the clinical epidemiology of paediatric candidemia, the cASPerCF study on aspergillus infections in cystic fibrosis in the c4c project and PASOAP, a UK multicentre study assessing antifungal prescribing practices and […]

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17

Jun, 2021

The use of mobile technologies for early detection of arbovirus infections in pregnancy

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The great expansion of mobile technology across the globe has facilitated the use of smartphone applications to improve health systems and engage people in public health processes. This approach has been specially applied in low and middle income countries where capitalizing on the ubiquity of mobile technology infrastructure can help to overcome widespread health system barriers such as health personnel shortages, cost of health service, and transportation. Mobile health (mHealth) is a growing field with several applications in maternal and child health programmes dedicated to health monitoring, surveillance, and information […]

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May, 2021

Penta ID Network members dominate Best of ESPID awards

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  Three of the Best of ESPID awards have been presented to members of the Penta ID Network! Adilia Warris has taken home the Bill Marshall Award, Steven Welch (on behalf of the PentaTr@ining team) the ESPID Distinguished Award for Education and, John Kopsidas, the Research Presentation Award. Special mention goes to Danilo Buonsenso, who recently completed a PentaTr@ining course. He has also been awarded the Research Presentation Award alongside John. Congratulations on receiving these well-deserved awards! We are incredibly proud of our network members, their achievements and their continued […]

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