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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086930/mannose-binding-lectin-associated-serine-protease-2-masp-2-contributes-to-poor-disease-outcome-in-humans-and-mice-with-pneumococcal-meningitis
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E Soemirien Kasanmoentalib, Mercedes Valls Seron, Bart Ferwerda, Michael W Tanck, Aeilko H Zwinderman, Frank Baas, Arie van der Ende, Matthijs C Brouwer, Diederik van de Beek
BACKGROUND: Pneumococcal meningitis is the most common and severe form of bacterial meningitis. Fatality rates are substantial, and long-term sequelae develop in about half of survivors. Disease outcome has been related to the severity of the pro-inflammatory response in the subarachnoid space. The complement system, which mediates key inflammatory processes, has been implicated as a modulator of pneumococcal meningitis disease severity in animal studies. METHODS: We investigated mannose-binding lectin-associated serine protease (MASP-2) levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples derived from the diagnostic lumbar puncture, which was available for 307 of 792 pneumococcal meningitis episodes included in our prospective nationwide cohort study (39%), and the association between these levels and clinical outcome...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077083/evaluation-of-the-line-probe-assay-for-the-rapid-detection-of-bacterial-meningitis-pathogens-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-samples-from-children
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Ahmet Soysal, Demet Gedikbasi Toprak, Salih Türkoğlu, Mustafa Bakir
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to compare the diagnostic performance of the line probe assay (LPA) with conventional multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for Streptococcus pneumoniae as well as real-time PCR for Neisseria meningitidis and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from children during the multicenter national surveillance of bacterial meningitis between the years 2006 and 2009 in Turkey. RESULTS: During the study period 1460 subjects were enrolled and among them 841 (57%) met the criteria for probable bacterial meningitis...
January 11, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065808/bacterial-meningitis-in-alcoholic-patients-a-population-based-prospective-study
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Kiril E B van Veen, Matthijs C Brouwer, Arie van der Ende, Diederik van de Beek
OBJECTIVES: To study clinical features and outcome of community-acquired bacterial meningitis in alcoholic patients. METHODS: Patients with a history of alcoholism were selected from our nationwide, prospective cohort on community-acquired bacterial meningitis performed from March 2006 to October 2014. Data on patient history, symptoms and signs on admission, treatment, and outcome were prospectively collected. RESULTS: Of 1359 included episodes, 88 episodes (6%) occurred in 88 alcoholic patients...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057904/a-serine-threonine-phosphatase-1-of-streptococcus-suis-type-2-is-an-important-virulence-factor
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Lihua Fang, Pengcheng Fan, Yunkai Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Hongxia Shen, Weihuan Fang
Streptococcus suis is regarded as one of the major pathogens of pigs while S. suis type 2 (SS2) is considered to be a zoonotic bacterium for its ability to cause meningitis and streptococcal toxic shock-like syndrome in humans. Many bacterial species contain genes encoding serine/threonine protein phosphatases (STP) responsible for dephosphorylation of their substrates in a single reaction step. This study was aimed to investigate the role of stp1 in pathogenesis of SS2. An isogenic stp1 mutant (Δstp1) was constructed from the SS2 strain ZJ081101...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057112/-analysis-for-protection-rate-and-antibody-levels-of-epidemic-cerebrospinal-meningitis-among-children-aged-between-3-23-months-in-liuzhou-in-2012
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X L Cui, X Wu, M Q Li
Objective: To understand the level of bactericidal antibodies against Neisseria meningitidis and their rate of protection in children aged between 3 and 23 months, in Liuzhou, in 2012. Methods: Convenience sampling was performed in Liujiang, Rong'an and Sanjiang Counties from May through August, 2012. The inclusion criteria for 603 subjects were: Children aged between 3 and 23 months; no history of meningococcal meningitis; no vaccination against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup C; more than 30 days from the last vaccination against Neisseria meningitidis serogroup A...
December 6, 2016: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049382/use-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-in-bacterial-meningitis-a-10-year-follow-up-on-outcome-and-intracranial-pressure-versus-head-ct-scans
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Lykke Larsen, Frantz R Poulsen, Troels H Nielsen, Carl-Henrik Nordström, Mette K Schulz, Åse B Andersen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcome of patients with severe bacterial meningitis where intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring has been performed. METHODS: A retrospective observational study including patients admitted 1st(.) January 2005 to 31st(.) December 2014. Thirty nine patients age 18-89 years were included. All the patients received intensive care with mechanical ventilation, ICP monitoring, sedation, antibiotics and corticosteroids according to current guidelines...
January 3, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049146/dissecting-bacterial-cell-wall-entry-and-signaling-in-eukaryotic-cells-an-actin-dependent-pathway-parallels-platelet-activating-factor-receptor-mediated-endocytosis
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Lip Nam Loh, Geli Gao, Elaine I Tuomanen
: The Gram-positive bacterial cell wall (CW) peptidoglycan-teichoic acid complex is released into the host environment during bacterial metabolism or death. It is a highly inflammatory Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) ligand, and previous in vivo studies have demonstrated its ability to recapitulate pathological features of pneumonia and meningitis. We report that an actin-dependent pathway is involved in the internalization of the CW by epithelial and endothelial cells, in addition to the previously described platelet-activating factor receptor (PAFr)-dependent uptake pathway...
January 3, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043538/murine-model-of-tb-meningitis
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Umesh Datta Gupta, Ali Abbas, Raj Pal Singh Kashyap, Pushpa Gupta
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system (CNS) infections caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) are the most severe forms of extrapulmonary TB (EPTB) due to high levels of mortality and neurological morbidity. Limited studies are available on CNS-TB animal-model development, despite the steady rise in cerebral-TB cases in India over the past decade. This study describes the development of a murine model of CNS-TB using a clinical strain (C3) isolated from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of CNS-TB patients...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041826/interpretation-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-white-blood-cell-counts-in-young-infants-with-a-traumatic-lumbar-puncture
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Todd W Lyons, Andrea T Cruz, Stephen B Freedman, Mark I Neuman, Fran Balamuth, Rakesh D Mistry, Prashant Mahajan, Paul L Aronson, Joanna E Thomson, Christopher M Pruitt, Samir S Shah, Lise E Nigrovic
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We determine the optimal correction factor for cerebrospinal fluid WBC counts in infants with traumatic lumbar punctures. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of a retrospective cohort of infants aged 60 days or younger and with a traumatic lumbar puncture (cerebrospinal fluid RBC count ≥10,000 cells/mm(3)) at 20 participating centers. Cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis was defined as a cerebrospinal fluid WBC count greater than or equal to 20 cells/mm(3) for infants aged 28 days or younger and greater than or equal to 10 cells/mm(3) for infants aged 29 to 60 days; bacterial meningitis was defined as growth of pathogenic bacteria from cerebrospinal fluid culture...
December 29, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041546/-epidural-abscess-secondary-to-sinusitis
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Pernille Henriksen, Noushin Yazdanyar, Lisbeth Samsø Schmidt, Marianne Sjølin Frederiksen
Approximately 0.5-2% of upper viral infections are com-licated by secondary acute bacterial sinusitis and may in rare cases evolve into more serious complications such as meningitis and intracranial abscess. Symptoms are often subtle and nonspecific as fever, headache, scalp tenderness, nausea and altered mental status. In this case report of a 12-year-old boy with an epidural abscess secondary to sinusitis we intend to increase the knowledge to these rare, but potentially life-threatening complications to ensure the optimal and timely treatment...
December 26, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039983/parameter-and-state-estimation-in-a-neisseria-meningitidis-model-a-study-case-of-niger
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S Bowong, L Mountaga, A Bah, J J Tewa, J Kurths
Neisseria meningitidis (Nm) is a major cause of bacterial meningitidis outbreaks in Africa and the Middle East. The availability of yearly reported meningitis cases in the African meningitis belt offers the opportunity to analyze the transmission dynamics and the impact of control strategies. In this paper, we propose a method for the estimation of state variables that are not accessible to measurements and an unknown parameter in a Nm model. We suppose that the yearly number of Nm induced mortality and the total population are known inputs, which can be obtained from data, and the yearly number of new Nm cases is the model output...
December 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031194/azithromycin-ciprofloxacin-impregnated-urinary-catheters-avert-bacterial-colonization-biofilm-formation-and-inflammation-in-a-murine-model-of-foreign-body-associated-urinary-tract-infections-caused-by-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
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Hina Saini, Anitha Vadekeetil, Sanjay Chhibber, Kusum Harjai
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a multifaceted pathogen causing a variety of biofilm-mediated infections including catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs). High prevalence of CAUTIs in hospitals, their clinical manifestations like urethritis, cystitis, pyelonephritis, meningitis, urosepsis, death; and economic challenges underscore the need for management of these infections. Biomaterial modification of urinary catheters with dual drugs seems an interesting approach to combat CAUTIs by inhibiting biofilm...
December 28, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027282/role-of-rifampin-in-reducing-inflammation-and-neuronal-damage-in-childhood-bacterial-meningitis-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lipi Uppal, Sunit Singhi, Pratibha Singhi, Ritu Aggarwal
BACKGROUND: Treatment of acute bacterial meningitis in children with bactericidal antibiotics causes cell wall lysis and a surge in inflammatory cascade, which in turn contributes to neuronal damage and morbidity. Pretreament with a non-bacteriolytic antibiotic, such as rifampin, has been shown to attenuate the inflammatory response in experimental models of bacterial meningitis. In a pilot study in children with bacterial meningitis we have studied markers of inflammatory response and neuronal damage in two groups of children with bacterial meningitis, one group received rifampin pretreatment with ceftriaxone, other group received ceftriaxone alone...
December 23, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011082/-neonatal-arterial-ischemic-stroke-review-of-the-current-guidelines
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E Saliba, T Debillon, S Auvin, O Baud, V Biran, J-L Chabernaud, S Chabrier, F Cneude, A-G Cordier, V Darmency-Stamboul, J-F Diependaele, T Debillon, M Dinomais, C Durand, A Ego, G Favrais, Y Gruel, L Hertz-Pannier, B Husson, S Marret, S N'Guyen The Tich, T Perez, E Saliba, J-B Valentin, C Vuillerot
Neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) is a rare event that occurs in approximately one in 5000 term or close-to-term infants. Most affected infants will present with seizures. Although a well-recognized clinical entity, many questions remain regarding diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, and follow-up modalities. In the absence of a known pathophysiological mechanism and lack of evidence-based guidelines, only supportive care is currently provided. To address these issues, a French national committee set up by the French Neonatal Society (Société française de néonatologie) and the national referral center (Centre national de référence) for arterial ischemic stroke in children drew up guidelines based on an HAS (Haute Autorité de santé [HAS]; French national authority for health) methodology...
December 20, 2016: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009001/real-time-qpcr-improves-meningitis-pathogen-detection-in-invasive-bacterial-vaccine-preventable-disease-surveillance-in-fiji
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Eileen M Dunne, Silivia Mantanitobua, Shalini P Singh, Rita Reyburn, Evelyn Tuivaga, Eric Rafai, Lisi Tikoduadua, Barbara Porter, Catherine Satzke, Janet E Strachan, Kimberly K Fox, Kylie M Jenkins, Adam Jenney, Silo Baro, E Kim Mulholland, Mike Kama, Fiona M Russell
As part of the World Health Organization Invasive Bacterial-Vaccine Preventable Diseases (IB-VPD) surveillance in Suva, Fiji, cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples from suspected meningitis patients of all ages were examined by traditional methods (culture, Gram stain, and latex agglutination for bacterial antigen) and qPCR for Streptococcus pneumoniae, Neisseria meningitidis, and Haemophilus influenzae. Of 266 samples tested, pathogens were identified in 47 (17.7%). S. pneumoniae was the most common pathogen detected (n = 17) followed by N...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003620/synthetic-mr-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-meningitis
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Christina Andica, Akifumi Hagiwara, Misaki Nakazawa, Kanako K Kumamaru, Masaaki Hori, Mitsuru Ikeno, Toshiaki Shimizu, Shigeki Aoki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 22, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998823/benzalkonium-tolerance-genes-and-outcome-in-listeria-monocytogenes-meningitis
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Philip H C Kremer, John A Lees, Merel M Koopmans, Bart Ferwerda, Agaath W M Arends, Monique M Feller, Kim Schipper, Mercedes Valls Seron, Arie van der Ende, Matthijs C Brouwer, Diederik van de Beek, Stephen D Bentley
OBJECTIVES: Listeria monocytogenes is a foodborne pathogen that can cause meningitis. The listerial genotype ST6 has been linked to increasing rates of unfavourable outcome over time. We investigated listerial genetic variation and the relation with clinical outcome in meningitis. METHODS: We sequenced 96 isolates from adults with listerial meningitis included in two prospective nationwide cohort studies by whole genome sequencing, and evaluated associations between bacterial genetic variation and clinical outcome...
December 17, 2016: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995095/roles-of-the-putative-type-iv-like-secretion-system-key-component-vird4-and-prsa-in-pathogenesis-of-streptococcus-suis-type-2
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Xiaowu Jiang, Yunkai Yang, Jingjing Zhou, Lexin Zhu, Yuanxing Gu, Xiaoyan Zhang, Xiaoliang Li, Weihuan Fang
Streptococcus suis type 2 (SS2) is a zoonotic pathogen causing septic infection, meningitis and pneumonia in pigs and humans. SS2 may cause streptococcal toxic shock syndrome (STSS) probably due to excessive release of inflammatory cytokines. A previous study indicated that the virD4 gene in the putative type IV-like secretion system (T4SS) within the 89K pathogenicity island specific for recent epidemic strains contributed to the development of STSS. However, the functional basis of VirD4 in STSS remains unclear...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979685/nervous-system-abnormalities-and-legionnaire-s-disease
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John J Halperin
Although patients with Legionnaire's disease frequently develop alterations of consciousness, this is no more frequent than in patients hospitalized with other, equally severe forms of bacterial pneumonia. Legionella meningitis occurs rarely, if ever. Patients with Legionnaire's are susceptible to critical illness polyneuropathy/myopathy, as are other critically ill patients. Legionnaire's patients may develop MRI hyperdensities in the splenium of the corpus callosum, as may other patients with severe infections...
December 12, 2016: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974392/phage-therapy-targeting-escherichia-coli-a-story-with-no-end
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Andrei Sorin Bolocan, Julie Callanan, Amanda Forde, Paul Ross, Colin Hill
Bacteriophages (phages) or bacterial viruses have long been proposed as an alternative therapy against antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as Escherichia coli Even though poorly documented in the scientific literature, a long clinical history of phage therapy in countries such as Russia and Georgia suggests potential value in the use of phages as antibacterial agents. Escherichia coli is responsible for a wide range of diseases, intestinal (diarrhoea) and extraintestinal (UTI, septicaemia, pneumoniae, meningitis), making it an ideal target for phage therapy...
November 2016: FEMS Microbiology Letters
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