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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813773/a-case-of-ivig-induced-aseptic-chemical-meningitis
#1
Anish Patel, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Tamera Sturm
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a commonly used and generally well-tolerated medication. Common side effects include flu-like symptoms such as fevers, headaches, myalgia, fatigue, and nausea. One of the more rare side effects is aseptic meningitis, with a reported incidence rate of around 0.067 percent of all IVIG infusions. In this paper, we describe a 47-year-old female patient with a history of myasthenia gravis who presented with a headache, neck pain, and neck stiffness while undergoing IVIG infusions for a myasthenia crisis...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813518/changes-in-the-incidence-of-pneumonia-bacterial-meningitis-and-infant-mortality-5-years-following-introduction-of-the-13-valent-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine-in-a-3-0-schedule
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Sylvia Becker-Dreps, Bryan Blette, Rafaela Briceño, Jorge Alemán, Michael G Hudgens, Gilberto Moreno, Ana Ordoñez, Julio Rocha, David J Weber, Erick Amaya
BACKGROUND: Streptococcus pneumoniae causes about 826,000 deaths of children in the world each year and many health facility visits. To reduce the burden of pneumococcal disease, many nations have added pneumococcal conjugate vaccines to their national immunization schedules. Nicaragua was the first country eligible for GAVI Alliance funding to introduce the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in 2010, provided to infants at 2, 4, and 6 months of age. The goal of this study was to evaluate the population impact of the first five years of the program...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810312/-analysis-of-infection-and-drug-resistance-in-6-107-cases-of-extrapulmonary-tuberculosis-in-chengdu-area
#3
D M Wang, Q F Li, M Zhu, Y H Xu, J Luo, Y J Li, J Zhong, Z J Wu
Objective: To analyze the infection and drug resistance of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, in order to provide useful references for prevention and treatment of tuberculosis (TB). Methods: A total of 6 107 suspected cases of extrapulmonary tuberculosis, including lymph node, pleural, peritoneal, meningeal, urinary tract, and bone tuberculosis, were collected retrospectively from January 2013 to December 2015 in Public Health Clinical Center of Chengdu. There were 4 033 male and 2 074 female patients, and the average age was 37 years...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803838/current-epidemiology-of-resistance-among-gram-negative-bacilli-in-pediatric-patients-in-turkey
#4
Kubra Aykac, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Sevgen Tanir Basaranoglu, Mustafa Senol Akin, Ali Bulent Cengiz, Asiye Bicakcigil, Banu Sancak, Ates Kara, Mehmet Ceyhan
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of infections caused by drug-resistant Gram-negative organisms has led to a reemergence in worldwide. This study attempted to investigate the changes in resistance of Gram-negative bacteria to different classes of antibiotics and treatment options in invasive infections. METHODS: We performed this study retrospectively between January 2012 and January 2017 in our tertiary care university hospital. A total of 302 patients with Gram-negative bacterial bacteremia and meningitis were defined...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799985/rapid-detection-of-bacterial-meningitis-using-a-point-of-care-glucometer
#5
Geoffroy Rousseau, Romain Asmolov, Leslie Grammatico-Guillon, Adrien Auvet, Said Laribi, Denis Garot, Youenn Jouan, Pierre-François Dequin, Antoine Guillon
BACKGROUND: In case of acute bacterial meningitis, a decision on the need for intensive care admission should be made within the first hour. The aim of this study was to assess the ability of a point-of-care glucometer to determine abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) glucose concentration at the bedside that contributes toward bacterial meningitis diagnosis. METHODS: We carried out a prospective study and simultaneously measured the glucose concentrations in CSF and blood using a central laboratory and a point-of-care glucometer...
August 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799243/escherichia-coli-k1-utilises-host-macropinocytic-pathways-for-invasion-of-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
#6
Lip Nam Loh, Elizabeth M C McCarthy, Priyanka Narang, Naveed A Khan, Theresa H Ward
Eukaryotic cells utilise multiple endocytic pathways for specific uptake of ligands or molecules, and these pathways are commonly hijacked by pathogens to enable host cell invasion. Escherichia coli K1, a pathogenic bacterium that causes neonatal meningitis, invades the endothelium of the blood-brain barrier, but the entry route remains unclear. Here we demonstrate that the bacteria trigger an actin-mediated uptake route, stimulating fluid phase uptake, membrane ruffling and macropinocytosis. The route of uptake requires intact lipid rafts as shown by cholesterol depletion...
August 11, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796795/investigation-of-correlates-of-protection-against-pharyngeal-carriage-of-neisseria-meningitidis-genogroups-w-and-y-in-the-african-meningitis-belt
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Laura V Cooper, Rahamatou Moustapha Boukary, Abraham Aseffa, Wude Mihret, Jean-Marc Collard, Doumagoum Daugla, Abraham Hodgson, Cheikh Sokhna, Babatunji Omotara, Samba Sow, Stephen Laryea Quaye, Kanny Diallo, Olivier Manigart, Martin C J Maiden, Helen Findlow, Ray Borrow, James M Stuart, Brian M Greenwood, Caroline L Trotter
BACKGROUND: Serum bactericidal antibody titres that correlate with protection against invasive meningococcal disease have been characterised. However, titres that are associated with protection against acquisition of pharyngeal carriage of Neisseria meningitidis are not known. METHODS: Sera were obtained from the members of a household in seven countries of the African meningitis belt in which a pharyngeal carrier of N. meningitidis had been identified during a cross-sectional survey...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796045/with-a-little-help-from-a-computer-discriminating-between-bacterial-and-viral-meningitis-based-on-dominance-based-rough-set-approach-analysis
#8
Ewelina Gowin, Danuta Januszkiewicz-Lewandowska, Roman Słowiński, Jerzy Błaszczyński, Michał Michalak, Jacek Wysocki
Differential Diagnosis of bacterial and viral meningitis remains an important clinical problem. A number of methods to assist in the diagnoses of meningitis have been developed, but none of them have been found to have high specificity with 100% sensitivity.We conducted a retrospective analysis of the medical records of 148 children hospitalized in St. Joseph Children's Hospital in Poznań. In this study, we applied for the first time the original methodology of dominance-based rough set approach (DRSA) to diagnostic patterns of meningitis data and represented them by decision rules useful in discriminating between bacterial and viral meningitis...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792379/streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-lytic-antibiotic-therapy-are-we-adding-insult-to-injury-during-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-and-sepsis
#9
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/28790214/-transoral-penetrating-cranial-injury-by-a-chopstick-a-case-report
#10
Kazue Fujiwara, Fumihiro Hiraoka, Yasunobu Nakamura, Masahiko Murao, Kazuo Hanakawa, Takafumi Ide
Intracranial injury resultant from a chopstick penetrating the oral cavity is often fatal in children, and only 5 clinical cases have been reported. If the depth of penetration is indeterminable, due to the chopstick being removed or the remaining piece not being located, then injury management is challenging; here, we report such a case. A 26-month-old girl fell over with a plastic chopstick in her mouth. The chopstick was removed immediately and without breakage by her father. He noted that around 3 cm of the pointed end had pierced the palate...
August 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776526/common-bacterial-isolates-clinical-outcome-and-tb-meningitis-in-children-admitted-at-morogoro-regional-referral-hospital-tanzania
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Ramadhani Salum Chambuso, Mkhoi Lord Mkhoi, Evelyn Kaambo
BACKGROUND: Bacterial meningitis is still one of the major causes of deaths, disabilities, and mental retardation in children in Morogoro region. To study the current meningitis burden, we evaluated the common bacterial isolates and clinical outcome of the disease in the region. METHODS: We conducted a hospital-based prospective study on 1352 children aged between 7 days and 12 years admitted in pediatric wards at Morogoro Regional Referral Hospital for 7 months...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771903/fludarabine-cytarabine-g-csf-and-idarubicin-for-children-with-relapsed-aml
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Hideki Nakayama, Daisuke Tomizawa, Shiro Tanaka, Shotaro Iwamoto, Akira Shimada, Akiko M Saito, Yuka Yamashita, Hiroshi Moritake, Kiminori Terui, Takashi Taga, Hidemasa Matsuo, Yoshiyuki Kosaka, Katsuyoshi Koh, Hajime Hosoi, Hidemitsu Kurosawa, Keiichi Isoyama, Keizo Horibe, Shuki Mizutani, Souichi Adachi
BACKGROUND: The combination of fludarabine (Flu), high dose cytarabine (Ara-C) and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) called "FLAG" with anthracyclines has become a standard chemotherapy for refractory acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in European children and adults. To clarify the efficacy and the safety of FLAG-idarubicin (IDA) for children prospectively, we planned a multicenter phase II study (AML-R11) by Japanese Pediatric Leukemia/Lymphoma Study Group. METHODS: Patients with AML at the age between 2 and 20 years old, who had the first bone marrow (BM) relapse or induction failure, were enrolled...
August 3, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771457/meningitis-outbreak-caused-by-vaccine-preventable-bacterial-pathogens-northern-ghana-2016
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Fortress Y Aku, Fernanda C Lessa, Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, Phoebe Balagumyetime, Winfred Ofosu, Jennifer Farrar, Mahamoudou Ouattara, Jeni T Vuong, Kofi Issah, Joseph Opare, Sally-Ann Ohene, Charles Okot, Ernest Kenu, Donne K Ameme, David Opare, Abass Abdul-Karim
Bacterial meningitis is a severe, acute infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord that can rapidly lead to death. Even with recommended antibiotic treatment, up to 25% of infected persons in Africa might experience neurologic sequelae (1). Three regions in northern Ghana (Upper East, Northern, and Upper West), located in the sub-Saharan "meningitis belt" that extends from Senegal to Ethiopia, experienced periodic outbreaks of meningitis before introduction of serogroup A meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenAfriVac) in 2012 (2,3)...
August 4, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770886/frequency-of-acute-bacterial-meningitis-in-children-with-first-episode-of-febrile-seizures
#14
Hina Batool Siddiqui, Nighat Haider, Zarmast Khan
OBJECTIVE: To determine the frequency of acute bacterial meningitis in children with first episode of febrile seizures. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Polyclinic, Postgraduate Medical Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, from December 2012 to August 2013, and comprised patients with first episode of fever and seizure. SPSS 10 was used for data analysis. RESULTS: Of the157 patients, 12(7.6%) were diagnosed to have acute bacterial meningitis with 5(41...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767914/comparison-of-enterovirus-detection-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-with-bacterial-meningitis-score-in-children
#15
Frederico Ribeiro Pires, Andréia Christine Bonotto Farias Franco, Alfredo Elias Gilio, Eduardo Juan Troster
Objective: To measure the role of enterovirus detection in cerebrospinal fluid compared with the Bacterial Meningitis Score in children with meningitis. Methods: A retrospective cohort based on analysis of medical records of pediatric patients diagnosed as meningitis, seen at a private and tertiary hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, between 2011 and 2014. Excluded were patients with critical illness, purpura, ventricular shunt or recent neurosurgery, immunosuppression, concomitant bacterial infection requiring parenteral antibiotic therapy, and those who received antibiotics 72 hours before lumbar puncture...
April 2017: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765717/assessing-the-performance-and-satisfaction-of-medical-residents-utilizing-standardized-patient-versus-mannequin-simulated-training
#16
Ali A Alsaad, Swetha Davuluri, Vandana Y Bhide, Amy M Lannen, Michael J Maniaci
BACKGROUND: Conducting simulations of rapidly decompensating patients are a key part of internal medicine (IM) residency training. Traditionally, mannequins have been the simulation tool used in these scenarios. OBJECTIVE: To compare IM residents' performance and assess realism in specific-simulated decompensating patient scenarios using standardized patients (SPs) as compared to mannequin. METHODS: Nineteen IM residents were randomized to undergo simulations using either a mannequin or an SP...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765563/quantitative-proteomics-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-in-paediatric-pneumococcal-meningitis
#17
Guadalupe Gómez-Baena, Richard J Bennett, Carmen Martínez-Rodríguez, Małgorzata Wnęk, Gavin Laing, Graeme Hickey, Lynn McLean, Robert J Beynon, Enitan D Carrol
Streptococcus pneumoniae is responsible for diseases causing major global public health problems, including meningitis, pneumonia and septicaemia. Despite recent advances in antimicrobial therapy, pneumococcal meningitis remains a life-threatening disease. Furthermore, long-term sequelae are a major concern for survivors. Hence, a better understanding of the processes occurring in the central nervous system is crucial to the development of more effective management strategies. We used mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomics to identify protein changes in cerebrospinal fluid from children with Streptococcus pneumoniae infection, compared with children admitted to hospital with bacterial meningitis symptoms but negative diagnosis...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759413/the-yale-observation-scale-score-and-the-risk-of-serious-bacterial-infections-in-febrile-infants
#18
Lise E Nigrovic, Prashant V Mahajan, Stephen M Blumberg, Lorin R Browne, James G Linakis, Richard M Ruddy, Jonathan E Bennett, Alexander J Rogers, Leah Tzimenatos, Elizabeth C Powell, Elizabeth R Alpern, T Charles Casper, Octavio Ramilo, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: To assess the performance of the Yale Observation Scale (YOS) score and unstructured clinician suspicion to identify febrile infants ≤60 days of age with and without serious bacterial infections (SBIs). METHODS: We performed a planned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort of non-critically ill, febrile, full-term infants ≤60 days of age presenting to 1 of 26 participating emergency departments in the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network...
July 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758186/the-causes-of-post-operative-meningitis-the-comparison-of-gram-negative-and-gram-positive-pathogens
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Behice Kurtaran, Ferit Kuscu, Aslihan Ulu, Ayse Seza Inal, Suheyla Komur, Filiz Kibar, Nuri Eralp Cetinalp, Kerem Mazhar Ozsoy, Yusuf Kemal Arslan, Hasan Salih Aksu, Yesim Tasova
AIM: In this study, we aim to determine the microbiological etiology in critically ill neurosurgical patients with nosocomial meningitis (NM) and show the impact of Gram-negative rods and differences of patient's characteristics, clinical and prognostic measures between Gram-negative and Gram-positive meningitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective, one center study we reviewed all adult patients hospitalized during a 12-year period and identified pathogens isolated from post-neurosurgical cases of NM...
June 20, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753679/the-bias-of-experimental-design-including-strain-background-in-the-determination-of-critical-streptococcus-suis-serotype-2-virulence-factors
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Jean-Philippe Auger, Sarah Chuzeville, David Roy, Annabelle Mathieu-Denoncourt, Jianguo Xu, Daniel Grenier, Marcelo Gottschalk
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 is an important porcine bacterial pathogen and emerging zoonotic agent mainly responsible for sudden death, septic shock, and meningitis. However, serotype 2 strains are genotypically and phenotypically heterogeneous. Though a multitude of virulence factors have been described for S. suis serotype 2, the lack of a clear definition regarding which ones are truly "critical" has created inconsistencies that have only recently been highlighted. Herein, the involvement of two factors previously described as being critical for S...
2017: PloS One
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