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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29088943/the-role-of-icp-monitoring-in-meningitis
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Areej Tariq, Pedro Aguilar-Salinas, Ricardo A Hanel, Neeraj Naval, Mohamad Chmayssani
Intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring has been widely accepted in the management of traumatic brain injury. However, its use in other pathologies that affect ICP has not been advocated as strongly, especially in CNS infections. Despite the most aggressive and novel antimicrobial therapies for meningitis, the mortality rate associated with this disease is far from satisfactory. Although intracranial hypertension and subsequent death have long been known to complicate meningitis, no specific guidelines targeting ICP monitoring are available...
November 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026671/bilateral-caudate-nucleus-infarcts-a-case-report-of-a-rare-complication-following-endoscopic-resection-of-a-tuberculum-sellae-meningioma
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Joel Bierer, Amparo Wolf, Donald H Lee, Brian W Rotenberg, Neil Duggal
BACKGROUND: We present a rare complication of bilateral caudate infarcts and necrosed nasoseptal flaps after endoscopic transsphenoidal resection of tuberculum sellae meningioma. This case highlights the importance of early and accurate diagnosis and treatment of a postoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak and associated bacterial meningitis, and reviews any existing guidelines regarding its management. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54-year-old otherwise healthy man presented with progressive bitemporal hemianopsia...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020334/lumbar-puncture-performed-promptly-or-after-neuroimaging-in-adult-bacterial-meningitis-a-prospective-national-cohort-study-evaluating-different-guidelines
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Martin Glimåker, Jan Sjölin, Styrbjörn Åkesson, Pontus Naucler
Background: Early treatment is pivotal for favourable outcome in acute bacterial meningitis (ABM). Lumbar puncture (LP) is the diagnostic key. The aim was to evaluate the effect on outcome of adherence to European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), and Swedish guidelines regarding neuroimaging before LP. Methods: The cohort comprised 815 adult ABM patients in Sweden registered prospectively between 2008-2015...
September 9, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956537/epidemiology-and-treatment-of-the-commonest-form-of-listeriosis-meningitis-and-bacteraemia
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Pasquale Pagliano, Ferhat Arslan, Tiziana Ascione
Listeria monocytogenes is a Gram-positive bacillus and facultative intracellular bacterium whose transmission occurs mainly through the consumption of contaminated food. Listeriosis has an incidence estimated at around three-six cases per million per year and the most common forms of the infection are neurolisteriosis, bacteraemia, and maternal-neonatal infection. Those affected by listeriosis are at the extremes age of the life or report specific risk factors, such as malignancies, causing a defect of cellular immunity...
September 1, 2017: Le Infezioni in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935665/evaluating-the-impact-of-implementing-a-clinical-practice-guideline-for-febrile-infants-with-positive-respiratory-syncytial-virus-or-enterovirus-testing
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Adrienne DePorre, David D Williams, Jennifer Schuster, Jason Newland, Jacqueline Bartlett, Rangaraj Selvarangan, Keith Mann, Russell McCulloh
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate clinical practice patterns and patient outcomes among febrile low-risk infants with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection or enterovirus (EV) meningitis after implementing a clinical practice guideline (CPG) that provides recommendations for managing febrile infants with RSV infection and EV meningitis. METHODS: Our institution implemented a CPG for febrile infants, which gives explicit recommendations for managing both RSV-positive and EV-positive infants in 2011...
October 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903172/-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-bacterial-meningitis
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Olga DŽupová, Miroslav Helcl, Renata Kračmarová, Lenka Krbková, Radana Pařízková, Luděk RoŽnovský
Acute bacterial meningitis is a severe infectious disease of the central nervous system. Its incidence decreases but lethality and sequelae remain high. The early initiation of appropriate treatment is a factor strongly determining the patient´s prognosis. The authors submit the Czech national guideline for diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired acute bacterial meningitis which has to provide clear and simple recommendations for clinicans involved in the care of meningitis in adults and children. The national guideline was based on the European guideline published in 2016 and adapted for the situation in the Czech Republic...
June 2017: Klinická Mikrobiologie a Infekc̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843114/clinical-and-radiological-predictors-of-outcome-in-tubercular-meningitis-a-prospective-study-of-209-patients
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M Modi, K Sharma, S Prabhakar, M K Goyal, A Takkar, N Sharma, A Garg, S Faisal, N Khandelwal, P Singh, J Sachdeva, R Shree, V Rishi, V Lal
OBJECTIVES: The predictors of poor outcome in tuberculous meningitis (TBM) remain to be delineated. We determined role of various clinical, radiological and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) parameters in prediction of outcome in TBM. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Current study was a prospective observational study including 209 patients of TBM. All patients underwent detailed evaluation including Gadolinium enhanced Magnetic resonance imaging (GdMRI) of brain as well as tests to detect evidence of tuberculosis elsewhere in body...
October 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836892/2017-european-guidelines-for-the-management-of-genital-herpes
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Rajul Patel, Oliver J Kennedy, Emily Clarke, Anna Geretti, Arvid Nilsen, Stephan Lautenschlager, John Green, Gilbert Donders, Willem van der Meijden, Mikhail Gomberg, Harald Moi, Elizabeth Foley
Genital herpes is one of the commonest sexually transmitted infections worldwide. Using the best available evidence, this guideline recommends strategies for diagnosis, management, and follow-up of the condition as well as for minimising transmission. Early recognition and initiation of therapy is key and may reduce the duration of illness or avoid hospitalisation with complications, including urinary retention, meningism, or severe systemic illness. The guideline covers a range of common clinical scenarios, such as recurrent genital herpes, infection during pregnancy, and co-infection with human immunodeficiency virus...
December 2017: International Journal of STD & AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832916/reduced-incidence-of-neonatal-early-onset-group-b-streptococcal-infection-after-promulgation-of-guidelines-for-risk-based-intrapartum-antibiotic-prophylaxis-in-sweden-analysis-of-a-national-population-based-cohort
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Stellan Håkansson, Maria Lilja, Bo Jacobsson, Karin Källén
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the incidence of neonatal early-onset group B streptococcal (GBS) infection in Sweden after promulgation of guidelines (2008) for risk factor-based intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis, and evaluate the presence of risk factors and obstetric management in mothers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: National registers were searched for infants with early-onset GBS infection during 2006-2011. Medical records of cases and case mothers were abstracted...
August 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827241/assessment-of-healthcare-delivery-in-the-early-management-of-bacterial-meningitis-in-uk-young-infants-an-observational-study
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Ifeanyichukwu O Okike, Shamez N Ladhani, Mark Anthony, Nelly Ninis, Paul T Heath
OBJECTIVE: To define early presenting features of bacterial meningitis in young infants in England and to review the adequacy of individual case management as compared with relevant national guidelines and an expert panel review. DESIGN: Retrospective medical case note review and parental recall using standardised questionnaires. SETTING: England and Wales. PARTICIPANTS: Infants aged <90 days with bacterial meningitis diagnosed between July 2010 and July 2013...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792379/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-lytic-antibiotic-therapy-are-we-adding-insult-to-injury-during-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-and-sepsis
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Lauren April Brown, Andrea M Mitchell, Tim J Mitchell
Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae), otherwise known as 'the pneumococcus', is a fascinating microbe that continues to pose a significant problem to public health. Currently there are no specific National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) or British Thoracic Society (BTS) clinical guidelines referring to the treatment of invasive pneumococcal infection. NICE clinical guidelines suggest the use of lytic β-lactam antibiotic regimens for the management of community-acquired pneumonia and bacterial meningitis; infections for which S...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748855/clinical-characteristics-and-endoscopic-endonasal-removal-of-foreign-bodies-within-sinuses-orbit-and-skull-base
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Yi-Hui Wen, Wei-Jian Hou, Wen-Bin Lei, Feng-Hong Chen, Xiao-Lin Zhu, Zhang-Feng Wang, Ren-Qiang Ma, Wei-Ping Wen
BACKGROUND: Foreign bodies within the sinuses, orbit, and skull base (FBSOS) are rare; hence, diagnosis and management guidelines are lacking. Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) removal is preferred because of the less invasiveness and minimal morbidity. This study was designed to summarize clinical experience with ESS management of FBSOS. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed clinical manifestations, imaging findings, treatment, and outcomes in consecutive patients with ESS removal of FBSOS between 2004 and 2015 at a tertiary academic medical center...
August 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729240/empiric-antibiotic-use-and-susceptibility-in-infants-with-bacterial-infections-a-multicenter-retrospective-cohort-study
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Elana A Feldman, Russell J McCulloh, Angela L Myers, Paul L Aronson, Mark I Neuman, Miranda C Bradford, Elizabeth R Alpern, Frances Balamuth, Mercedes M Blackstone, Whitney L Browning, Katie Hayes, Rosalynne Korman, Rianna C Leazer, Lise E Nigrovic, Richard Marble, Emily Roben, Derek J Williams, Joel S Tieder
OBJECTIVES: To assess hospital differences in empirical antibiotic use, bacterial epidemiology, and antimicrobial susceptibility for common antibiotic regimens among young infants with urinary tract infection (UTI), bacteremia, or bacterial meningitis. METHODS: We reviewed medical records from infants <90 days old presenting to 8 US children's hospitals with UTI, bacteremia, or meningitis. We used the Pediatric Health Information System database to identify cases and empirical antibiotic use and medical record review to determine infection, pathogen, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
July 20, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716240/a-study-of-neuroendocrine-dysfunction-in-patients-of-tuberculous-meningitis
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Aniruddha More, Rajesh Verma, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Praveen Kumar Sharma, Ravi Uniyal, Shweta Pandey, Madhukar Mittal
BACKGROUND: Endocrine dysfunction is known to occur in various infectious diseases of the brain. The neuroendocrine dysfunction is not well studied in patients of Tuberculous meningitis (TBM). In this study, we aimed at knowing pattern of endocrine dysfunction in newly diagnosed patients of tuberculous meningitis, structural changes occurring in hypothalamic-pituitary region, assessing its predictors and correlative factors related to outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681811/increasing-incidence-of-penicillin-and-cefotaxime-resistant-streptococcus-pneumoniae-causing-meningitis-in-india-time-for-revision-of-treatment-guidelines
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Valsan Philip Verghese, Balaji Veeraraghavan, Ranjith Jayaraman, Rosemol Varghese, Ayyanraj Neeravi, Yuvaraj Jayaraman, Kurien Thomas, Sanjay M Mehendale
PURPOSE: Pneumococcal meningitis is a life-threatening infection, requiring prompt diagnosis and effective treatment. Penicillin resistance in pneumococcal infections is a concern. Here, we present the antibiotic susceptibility profile of pneumococcal meningeal isolates from January 2008 to August 2016 to elucidate treatment guidelines for pneumococcal meningitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Invasive pneumococcal isolates from all age groups, were included in this study...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666562/emergency-medicine-myths-computed-tomography-of-the-head-prior%C3%A2-to-lumbar-puncture-in-adults-with-suspected-bacterial-meningitis-due-diligence-or-antiquated-practice
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Michael D April, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Various sources purport an association between lumbar puncture and brainstem herniation in patients with intracranial mass effect lesions. Several organizations and texts recommend head computed tomography (CT) prior to lumbar puncture in selected patients. OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence regarding the utility of obtaining head CT prior to lumbar puncture in adults with suspected bacterial meningitis. DISCUSSION: Observational studies report a risk of post-lumbar puncture brainstem herniation in the presence of intracranial mass effect (1...
September 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571129/comparative-diagnostic-utility-of-is6110-pcr-assay-in-csf-and-peripheral-blood-samples-of-tuberculous-meningitis-patients-a-pilot-study-from-central-india
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Sonali D Manke, Aliabbas A Husain, Hatim F Daginawala, Lokendra K Singh, Rajpal S Kashyap
INTRODUCTION: Tuberculous Meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of Central Nervous System Tuberculosis (CNS-TB) and constitutes about 6% of all Extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) cases. Most guidelines for the diagnosis and management of TBM agree on the use of simple Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) analysis using molecular tools like Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). However, the sensitivity of PCR varies while using a CSF sample. In the present study, we have compared the diagnostic utility of PCR assay in both peripheral blood and CSF sample collected from TBM cases...
April 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557973/cerebrospinal-fluid-dissemination-and-neoplastic-meningitis-in-primary-brain-tumors
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Sajeel Chowdhary, Sherri Damlo, Marc C Chamberlain
BACKGROUND: Neoplastic meningitis, also known as leptomeningeal disease, affects the entire neuraxis. The clinical manifestations of the disease may affect the cranial nerves, cerebral hemispheres, or the spine. Because of the extent of disease involvement, treatment options and disease staging should involve all compartments of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and subarachnoid space. Few studies of patients with primary brain tumors have specifically addressed treatment for the secondary complication of neoplastic meningitis...
January 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538574/sparing-a-craniotomy-the-role-of-intraoperative-methylene-blue-in-management-of-midline-dermoid-cysts
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Alannah L Phelan, Christine M Jones, Ashley S Ceschini, Cathy R Henry, Donald R Mackay, Thomas D Samson
BACKGROUND: Midline nasal dermoid cysts are rare congenital anomalies that extend intracranially in approximately 10 percent of cases. Cysts with intracranial extension require a craniotomy to avoid long-term complications, including meningitis, abscesses, and cavernous sinus thrombosis. Current guidelines recommend preoperative imaging with either magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography to determine appropriate management. METHODS: Patients who underwent excision of a midline nasal dermoid cyst between January 1995 and September 2016 were identified using Current Procedural Terminology codes...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438133/evaluation-of-the-enhanced-meningitis-surveillance-system-yendi-municipality-northern-ghana-2010-2015
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Basil Benduri Kaburi, Chrysantus Kubio, Ernest Kenu, Kofi Mensah Nyarko, Jacob Yakubu Mahama, Samuel Oko Sackey, Edwin Andrew Afari
BACKGROUND: Meningitis is the inflammation of the meninges of the brain and or spinal cord. Global mortality rates vary from 2% to 30%. Epidemic meningitis remains a public health concern along the meningitis belt of Africa. Despite the operation of an enhanced meningitis surveillance system in Ghana, institutional mortality rates are estimated to range from 36% to 50%. In 2014, Yendi recorded 83 confirmed cases; with focal epidemics in some sub-municipals. We evaluated the system over a five-year period to find out whether it was achieving its objectives of systematic collection and analyses of data for the prevention or early detection of meningitis epidemics...
April 24, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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