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INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS Symptoms and Causes

Mosquitoes are insects that live all over the world. There are thousands of different species of mosquitoes; about 200 of those live in the United States.

Female mosquitoes bite animals and humans and drink a very small amount of their blood. They need protein and iron from blood to produce eggs. After drinking blood, they find some standing water and lay their eggs in it. The eggs hatch into larvae, then pupae, and then they become adult mosquitos. The males live for about a week to ten days, and the females can live up to several weeks. Some female mosquitoes can hibernate in the winter, and they can live for months.

What health problems can mosquito bites cause?

Most mosquito bites are harmless, but there are times when they can be dangerous. The ways that mosquito bites can affect humans include

  • Causing itchy bumps, as an immune system response to the mosquito's saliva. This is the most common reaction. The bumps usually go away after a day or two.
  • Causing allergic reactions, including blisters, large hives, and in rare cases, anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that affects the whole body. It is a medical emergency.
  • Spreading diseases to humans. Some of these diseases can be serious. Many of them do not have any treatments, and only a few have vaccines to prevent them. These diseases are more of a problem in Africa and other tropical areas of the world, but more of them are spreading to the United States. One factor is climate change, which makes the conditions in some parts of the United States more favorable to certain types of mosquitoes. Other reasons include increased trade with, and travel to, tropical and subtropical areas.
Which diseases can mosquitoes spread?

Common diseases spread by mosquitoes include

  • Chikungunya, a viral infection that causes symptoms such as fever and severe joint pain. The symptoms usually last about a week, but for some, the joint pain may last for months. Most cases of chikungunya in the United States are in people who traveled to other countries. There have been a few cases where it has spread in the United States.
  • Dengue, a viral infection that causes a high fever, headaches, joint and muscle pain, vomiting, and a rash. Most people get better within a few weeks. In some cases, it can become very severe, even life-threatening. Dengue is rare in the United States.
  • Malaria, a parasitic disease that causes serious symptoms such as high fevers, shaking chills, and flu-like illness. It can be life-threatening, but there are drugs to treat it. Malaria is a major health problem in many tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Almost all cases of malaria in the United States are in people who traveled to other countries.
  • West Nile Virus (WNV), a viral infection that often has no symptoms. In those that do have symptoms, they are usually mild, and include fever, headache, and nausea. In rare cases, the virus can enter the brain, and it can be life-threatening. WNV has spread across the continental United States.
  • Zika Virus, a viral infection that often does not cause symptoms. One in five infected people do get symptoms, which are usually mild. They include a fever, rash, joint pain, and pinkeye. Besides being spread by mosquitoes, Zika can spread from mother to baby during pregnancy and cause serious birth defects. It can also spread from one partner to another during sex. There have been a few outbreaks of Zika in the southern United States.
How can I prevent mosquito bites?
  • Use an insect repellent when you go outdoors. Choose an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent. They are evaluated to make sure they are safe and effective. Make sure that the repellant has one of these ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol. It is important to follow the instructions on the label.
  • Cover up. Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when outdoors. Mosquitoes may bite through thin fabric, so spray thin clothes with an EPA-registered repellent like permethrin. Don't apply permethrin directly to skin.
  • Mosquito-proof your home. Install or repair screens on windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out. Use air conditioning if you have it.
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites. Regularly empty standing water from your house and yard. The water could be in flowerpots, gutters, buckets, pool covers, pet water dishes, discarded tires, or birdbaths.
  • If you plan to travel, get information about the areas you will be going to. Find out whether there is a risk of diseases from mosquitoes, and if so, whether there is a vaccine or medicine to prevent those diseases. See a health care provider familiar with travel medicine, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before your trip.

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INFLUENZA LIKE ILLNESS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
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1 Recruiting Blinded, Randomized Study of Gabapentin (Neurontin®) and Gabapentin Enacarbil (Horizant™) in Restless Leg Syndrome
Condition: Restless Leg Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin immediate release (Neurontin);   Drug: Gabapentin enacarbil extended release (Horizant)
Outcome Measures: International Restless Leg Syndrome Rating Scale (IRLS);   Restless Leg Syndrome Quality of Life Scale (RLSQoL)
2 Not yet recruiting Pain Control in Pediatric Posterior Spine Fusion Patients: The Effect of Gabapentin
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Simple Syrup
Outcome Measures: Difference in pain control when adding Gabapentin to a multimodal pain management protocol in pediatric post-operative posterior spinal fusion patients.;   Determine if opiate usage is less in the Gabapentin group versus control.
3 Recruiting Effectiveness of Gabapentin on Chronic Irritability in Neurologically Impaired Children
Conditions: Neurologically Impaired;   Irritable Mood;   Signs and Symptoms, Digestive;   Sleeplessness;   Chronic Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Symptom relief for chronic irritability in neurologically impaired children using Gabapentin.;   Prevalence of associated gastrointestinal and sleep problems in neurologically impaired children and improvement using Gabapentin.
4 Recruiting The Effect of Gabapentin on Thoracic Epidural Analgesia Following Thoracotomy
Condition: Pain, Postoperative
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Persistent post surgical pain;   Acute postoperative pain;   Usage of epidural infusion of local and opioid analgesics (ml);   Early postoperative pain;   Consumption of opioid analgesics;   Time to first request for additional analgesics;   Analgesia related side-effects;   Convalescence of gastrointestinal function;   Health related quality of life;   Patient satisfaction;   Intensity of preoperative anxiety;   Convalescence of lung function (spirometry);   Sleep quality;   Walking distance (meters);   Fatigue;   Hospital length of stay (days);   Use of a vasopressor agent to correct hypotension
5 Recruiting Postoperative Tramadol/Gabapentin/Acetaminophen Versus Tramadol/Placebo/Acetaminophen
Condition: Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Tramadol;   Drug: Ibuprofen
Outcome Measures: Efficacy of scheduled tramadol + PRN ibuprofen vs. scheduled tramadol + scheduled Gabapentin + PRN ibuprofen;   Side effects of scheduled tramadol + PRN ibuprofen vs. scheduled tramadol + scheduled Gabapentin + PRN ibuprofen
6 Recruiting Does a Perioperative Course of Gabapentin Improve Analgesia After Cesarean Delivery?
Condition: Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: lactose
Outcome Measures: VAS score (VAS 0-100 mm) for maternal pain on movement at 24 hours after surgical incision.;   VAS score on movement at 48 hours after surgical incision;   VAS scores at rest at 24 and 48 hours after surgical incision;   Maternal satisfaction scores at 24 and 48 hours after surgical incision.;   Opioid use in the first 48 hours after surgical incision;   Time to first analgesic;   Sedation;   Neonatal apgar scores;   Breastfeeding issues;   NICU admission
7 Recruiting Quality of Life Study Using Gabapentin Versus Venlafaxine in Treating Hot Flashes in Patients With Prostate Cancer
Condition: Hot Flashes in Men With Prostate Cancer Receiving Androgen Ablation Therapy
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Venlafaxine
Outcome Measures: Changes in quality of life;   compare toxicity rates between the Gabapentin and venlafaxine treatment groups;   Assess changes in the hot flash scores for the two arms;   Assess changes in quality of life using the Hot flash related Daily Interference Scale (HFRDIS)
8 Recruiting Gabapentin for Insomnia Symptoms and Nighttime Vasomotor Symptoms in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women
Conditions: Menopause;   Hot Flashes;   Vasomotor Disturbance
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measures: Tolerability of Gabapentin;   VMS frequency, severity, and bothersomeness;   Subjective sleep quality;   Anxiety;   Depressed mood
9 Recruiting A Trial of Gabapentin in Vulvodynia: Biological Correlates of Response
Condition: Vulvodynia
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin extended-release
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome measure of this project are to test the prediction that pain from tampon insertion is lower in PVD patients when treated with Gabapentin compared to when treated with placebo.;   The secondary outcome measure is to perform a mechanism-based analysis of Gabapentin effectiveness, and to gain insight into the underlying pathophysiology of subtypes of PVD that may lead to more specific treatment options.
10 Recruiting Clinical Trial of Gabapentin to Improve Postoperative Pain in Surgical Patients
Condition: Postoperative Pain
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measures: Postoperative delirium and cognitive decline;   Postoperative opioid doses and pain scores
11 Unknown  Comparison of Oral Gabapentin and Pregabalin in Postoperative Pain Control After Photorefractive Keratectomy
Condition: Postoperative Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: pregabalin
Outcome Measure: Decreased overall pain score as measured by the visual analogue scale
12 Recruiting Safety and Efficacy of Gabapentin for Neuropathic Pain in Fabry Disease
Conditions: Fabry Disease;   Neuropathic Pain
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: average reduction in hydrocodone-acetaminophen use;   Number and type of adverse events;   Pain levels;   Define therapeutic level for Gabapentin
13 Unknown  Gabapentin in Functional Dyspepsia Refractory to Proton Pump Inhibition
Condition: Functional Dyspepsia
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: The primary outcome will be the adequacy of symptom control during the last week of the study.;   Secondary outcomes equate dyspepsia symptoms with quality of life. The Nepean Dyspepsia Index scores patients on five categories while the Global Overall Symptom Scale measures the severity of dyspepsia on a 1-7 scale.
14 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Gabapentin in Treating Overactive Bladder
Conditions: Urinary Frequency;   Urinary Urgency;   Nocturia;   Incontinence;   Detrusor Uninhibited Activity;   Quality of Life
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Solifenacin Succinate;   Drug: Placebo drugs
Outcome Measures: improvement of symptom domain means decreased frequency to less than 8 micturitions per 24 hours, no urgency noted per 24 hrs and less that 3 wakening at bedtime for micturation.;   Improvement of bladder function domain means increased bladder capacity and decreased overactive detrusor as recorded in urodynamic study.;   Improvement in quality of life domain means increased overall quality of life as perceived and result in OAB-q
15 Not yet recruiting Effect of Gabapentin on Pain of the Second Cataract Surgery
Condition: Hyperalgesia
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: proportion of subjects who answer that "pain was greater" in the second eye surgery;   perioperative pain
16 Recruiting Preoperative Gabapentin for Post-tonsillectomy Pain in Children
Condition: Post Operative Pain Management in Children With Tonsillectomy/Adenoidectomy
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: liquid placebo
Outcome Measures: Total oral analgesia consumption;   Self-report pain score
17 Recruiting Gabapentin Treatment of Cannabis Dependence
Conditions: Cannabis Dependence;   Cannabis Withdrawal;   Cognitive Deficits
Interventions: Drug: Gabapentin 1200mg/day;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measure: Cannabis Use
18 Recruiting Steroids Versus Gabapentin
Conditions: Sciatica;   Radiculopathy
Interventions: Procedure: epidural steroid injection;   Procedure: Sham epidural steroid injection;   Drug: Gabapentin;   Drug: Placebo Gabapentin
Outcome Measures: leg pain;   Back pain;   Oswestry disability index;   satisfaction
19 Recruiting GRASSP: Gralise® for Spine Surgery Pain
Condition: Post-laminectomy Pain Syndrome
Interventions: Drug: Gralise®;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Numeric Rating Scale (NRS);   Visual Analog Scale (VAS);   Patient Global Assessment (PGA);   McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (MPQ-2);   Modified Brief Pain Inventory- short form (mBPI-sf);   Insomnia Severity Index (ISI)
20 Recruiting Maintenance Gabapentin to Prolong Pregnancy.
Condition: Preterm Labor, Premature Birth
Intervention: Drug: Gabapentin
Outcome Measure: Rate of premature birth (before 37 weeks gestation)