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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343419/clinical-features-long-term-clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-tuberculous-meningitis-in-west-china-a-multivariate-analysis-of-154-adults
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Kunyi Li, Hong Tang, Yi Yang, Qin Li, Yuchuan Zhou, Min Ren, Xianghua Long, Wenjing Shen, Rong Hu, Xue-Feng Wang, Kebin Zeng
BACKGROUND: Tuberculosis is prevalent in China, which is the second greatest contributor to the global tuberculosis burden. Tuberculosis meningitis (TBM) is the most severe disease form but few reports describe long-term clinical outcomes and prognostic factors. Thus, we studied these features in Chinese TBM patients. METHODS: A retrospective follow-up study was used to collect clinical features and outcomes of adult TB meningitis at the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University from June 2012 to August 2015...
March 27, 2017: Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320186/neurological-complications-after-tuberculous-meningitis-in-a-multi-state-cohort-in-the-united-states
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Alexander E Merkler, Alexandra S Reynolds, Gino Gialdini, Nicholas A Morris, Santosh B Murthy, Kiran Thakur, Hooman Kamel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: To assess the rate of neurological complications and mortality after tuberculous meningitis in the United States. METHODS: The authors performed a retrospective cohort study of all patients 18years or older hospitalized for tuberculous meningitis in California between 2005 and 2010, New York between 2006 and 2012, and Florida between 2005 and 2012. Outcomes of interest were mortality and the following neurological complications: stroke, seizure, hydrocephalus requiring a ventriculoperitoneal shunt, vision impairment, and hearing impairment...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320145/vision-loss-in-tuberculous-meningitis
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REVIEW
Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Ravi Uniyal
Vision loss is a disabling complication of tuberculous meningitis. Approximately, 15% of survivors are either completely or partially blind. All structures of the visual pathway may be affected in tuberculous meningitis. Optic nerve and optic chiasma are most frequently and dominantly affected. Thick-gelatinous exudates lying over the base of brain, are the pathological hallmark of tuberculous meningitis and are responsible for almost all of its major complications, including vision loss. Strangulation of optic nerves and optic chiasma by the exudates, compression over optic chiasma by the dilated third ventricle, raised intracranial pressure, endarteritis, shunt failure, bacterial invasion of optic nerves and drug-induced optic nerve damage are important reasons that are considered responsible for vision loss...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320142/ventriculo-peritoneal-shunt-surgery-for-tuberculous-meningitis-a-systematic-review
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Imran Rizvi, Ravindra Kumar Garg, Hardeep Singh Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Eesha Sharma, Chhitij Srivastava, Ravi Uniyal
BACKGROUND: Ventriculo-peritoneal shunt surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgery for the management of tuberculous hydrocephalus. There is decreased clarity on issues regarding the indication as well as timing of cerebrospinal fluid diversion procedures in tuberculous meningitis. We systematically analysed published literature on this subject with an objective to assess the value of cerebrospinal fluid diversion procedures in tuberculous meningitis. METHODS: A systematic search of literature was performed using PubMed, Scopus, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) for articles published till August 2016...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316991/interferon-gamma-release-assay-performance-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-and-peripheral-blood-in-tuberculous-meningitis-in-china
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Liping Pan, Fei Liu, Jinli Zhang, Xinting Yang, Shiqi Zheng, Jing Li, Hongyan Jia, Xiaoyou Chen, Mengqiu Gao, Zongde Zhang
The aim of this study was to examine the performance of T-SPOT.TB on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood (PB) in diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) in China. Of 100 patients with presumed TBM prospectively enrolled from Sep 2012 to Oct 2014, 53 were TBM (21 definite and 32 probable TBM cases) and 37 were non-TBM cases; the other 10 patients were excluded from analysis due to inconclusive diagnosis, no sufficient CSF samples, or incomplete follow-up. T-SPOT.TB on CSF and PB and routine laboratory tests of CSF were performed simultaneously...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306420/ventriculo-ureteral-shunt-insertion-using-percutaneous-nephrostomy-a-novel-minimally-invasive-option-in-a-patient-with-chronic-hydrocephalus-complicated-by-multiple-distal-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-failures
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Ashok Pillai, Georgie Mathew, Sivasankaran Nachimuthu, Sanjeevan Vasudevan Kalavampara
The management of ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt failure is a common problem in neurosurgical practice. On occasion, extraperitoneal sites for CSF diversion are required when shunting to the peritoneal cavity has failed after multiple attempts. The authors report a novel minimally invasive procedure allowing cannulation of the ureter for the purpose of ventriculo-ureteral (VU) shunting. Sixteen years prior to presentation, this 46-year-old woman had contracted tuberculous meningitis and had chronic hydrocephalus, with multiple distal shunt failures in recent months...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288691/immunological-diagnosis-as-an-adjunctive-tool-for-an-early-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-meningitis-of-an-immune-competent-child-in-a-low-tuberculosis-endemic-country-a-case-report
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Serena Vita, Camilla Ajassa, Emanuela Caraffa, Miriam Lichtner, Claudia Mascia, Fabio Mengoni, Maria Grazia Paglia, Cristina Mancarella, Davide Colistra, Claudio Di Biasi, Rosa Maria Ciardi, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Vincenzo Vullo
BACKGROUND: Pediatric tuberculous meningitis is a highly morbid, often fatal disease. Its prompt diagnosis and treatment saves lives, in fact delays in the initiation of therapy have been associated with high mortality rates. CASE PRESENTATION: This is a case of an Italian child who was diagnosed with tuberculous meningitis after a history of a month of headache, fatigue and weight loss. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis revealed a lymphocytic pleocytosis with predominance and decreased glucose concentration...
March 13, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288084/re-linezolid-for-children-with-tuberculous-meningitis-more-evidence-required
#8
Huimin Li, Jinrong Liu, Shunying Zhao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288083/linezolid-for-children-with-tuberculous-meningitis-more-evidence-required
#9
Robindra Basu Roy, James A Seddon
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265393/severe-ileus-and-urinary-retention-in-a-patient-with-tuberculous-meningitis
#10
Shingo Konno, Tomomi Imamura, Masashi Inoue, Mayumi Murata, Hideki Sugimoto, Toshiki Fujioka
An acute ileus and/or urinary retention are recognized as emergent complications requiring appropriate depressurizing treatments. Meningitis should be suspected as a cause of these autonomic disturbances.
March 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248678/mean-platelet-volume-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-and-bacterial-meningitis
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Carlos Rodrigo Camara-Lemarroy, Guillermo Delgado-Garcia, Juan Gilberto De la Cruz-Gonzalez, Hector Jorge Villareal-Velazquez, Fernando Gongora-Rivera
INTRODUCTION: Mean platelet volume (MPV) has been shown to reflect the inflammatory burden in different inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. Our objective was to analyze the MPV in patients with tuberculous (TBM) and bacterial meningitis (BM). METHODOLOGY: The demographic and clinical data of 73 consecutive patients that presented with either BM (n = 35) or TBM (n = 38) were retrospectively analyzed, as well as that of 28 age- and sex-matched controls. RESULTS: MPV was 8...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Infection in Developing Countries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243340/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-differentatial-diagnosis-of-pyogenic-spondylodiscitis-and-tuberculous-spondylodiscitis
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Małgorzata Frel, Jerzy Białecki, Janusz Wieczorek, Łukasz Paluch, Agnieszka Dąbrowska-Thing, Jerzy Walecki
BACKGROUND: Infectious spondylodiscitis is characterized by the involvement of two adjacent vertebrae and the intervening disc. Incidence rate of the disease is estimated at 0.4-2 cases per 100000 per year. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common infectious agent causing pyogenic spondylodiscitis. Non-pyogenic infections of the spine are most frequently caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, and fungi. Clinical symptoms are nonspecific. Early diagnosis and appropriate treatment can prevent unfavorable irreversible sequela for the patient...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220745/is-it-possible-to-differentiate-tuberculous-and-cryptococcal-meningitis-in-hiv-infected-patients-using-only-clinical-and-basic-cerebrospinal-fluid-characteristics
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J E Vidal, E J F Peixoto de Miranda, J Gerhardt, M Croda, D R Boulware
BACKGROUND: Tuberculous and cryptococcal meningitis (TBM and CM) are the most common causes of opportunistic meningitis in HIVinfected patients from resource-limited settings, and the differential diagnosis is challenging. OBJECTIVE: To compare clinical and basic cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) characteristics between TBM and CM in HIV-infected patients. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted of clinical, radiological and laboratory records of 108 and 98 HIV-infected patients with culture-proven diagnosis of TBM and CM, respectively...
January 30, 2017: South African Medical Journal, Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210209/lactate-shuttles-in-neuroenergetics-homeostasis-allostasis-and-beyond
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REVIEW
Shayne Mason
Understanding brain energy metabolism-neuroenergetics-is becoming increasingly important as it can be identified repeatedly as the source of neurological perturbations. Within the scientific community we are seeing a shift in paradigms from the traditional neurocentric view to that of a more dynamic, integrated one where astrocytes are no longer considered as being just supportive, and activated microglia have a profound influence. Lactate is emerging as the "good guy," contrasting its classical "bad guy" position in the now superseded medical literature...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184323/congenital-tuberculosis-a-newborn-case-report-with-rare-manifestation
#15
Hadi Khorsand Zak, Shahin Mafinezhad, Ali Haghbin
INTRODUCTION: Congenital tuberculosis is an infrequently encountered condition and only 300 cases were reported in the literature till 1989. There are no specific signs and symptoms pathognomonic for congenital TB, and the devastating consequences in the absence of early therapy signify the importance of early diagnosis and treatment during the neonatal period. CASE PRESENTATION: In this paper we report on a case of congenital TB in a newborn who was admitted to our clinic with seizures and intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) due to TB meningitis...
October 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179405/diagnostic-accuracy-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-procalcitonin-in-bacterial-meningitis-patients-with-empiric-antibiotic-pretreatment
#16
Wen Li, Xiaolong Sun, Fang Yuan, Qiong Gao, Yue Ma, Yongli Jiang, Xiai Yang, Fang Yang, Lei Ma, Wen Jiang
Accurate diagnosis of bacterial meningitis (BM) relies on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Gram stain and bacterial culture, which often present high false-negative rates because of the antibiotic abuse. Thus a novel and reliable diagnostic biomarker is highly required. Procalcitonin (PCT) is well demonstrated to be specifically produced from peripheral tissues by bacterial infection, which makes it a potential candidate. Here, we performed a prospective clinical study comprising a total of 143 patients to investigate the diagnostic value of CSF PCT, serum PCT and other conventional biomarkers for BM...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28172588/standardized-methods-for-enhanced-quality-and-comparability-of-tuberculous-meningitis-studies
#17
Ben J Marais, Anna D Heemskerk, Suzaan S Marais, Reinout van Crevel, Ursula Rohlwink, Maxine Caws, Graeme Meintjes, Usha K Misra, Nguyen T H Mai, Rovina Ruslami, James A Seddon, Regan Solomons, Ronald van Toorn, Anthony Figaji, Helen McIlleron, Robert Aarnoutse, Johan F Schoeman, Robert J Wilkinson, Guy E Thwaites
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169858/central-nervous-system-infections-in-immunocompromised-patients
#18
Romain Sonneville, Eric Magalhaes, Geert Meyfroidt
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although rare, central nervous system (CNS) infections are increasingly being recognized in immunocompromised patients. The goal of the present review is to provide a practical diagnostic approach for the intensivist, and to briefly discuss some of the most prevalent conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: Immunocompromised patients presenting with new neurological symptoms should always be suspected of a CNS infection. These infections carry a poor prognosis, especially if intracranial hypertension, severely altered mental status or seizures are present...
April 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160272/suboptimal-exposure-to-anti-tb-drugs-in-a-tbm-hiv-population-is-not-related-to-anti-retroviral-therapy
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M E Török, G Aljayyoussi, D Waterhouse, Tth Chau, Nth Mai, N H Phu, T T Hien, W Hope, J J Farrar, S A Ward
A placebo-controlled trial that compares the outcomes of immediate versus deferred initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV+ve Tuberculous Meningitis (TBM) patients was conducted in Vietnam in 2011. Here, the pharmacokinetics of Rifampicin, Isoniazid, Pyrazinamide and Ethambutol were investigated in the presence and absence of anti-HIV treatment in 85 patients. Pharmacokinetic analyses show that HIV therapy has no significant impact upon the pharmacokinetics of TB drugs in this cohort. The same population, however, displayed generally low CSF and systemic exposures to rifampicin compared to previously reported HIV -ve cohorts...
February 4, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143441/the-dubious-value-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-adenosine-deaminase-measurement-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculous-meningitis
#20
Pieter Ekermans, Adriano Dusé, Jaya George
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) can be extremely difficult in the absence of culture confirmation. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) adenosine deaminase (ADA) can potentially assist in this regard, although its current value remains unclear. The literature on the usefulness of CSF ADA in TBM diagnosis is inconsistent, especially from an analytical point of view. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of clinical and laboratory data relating to all CSF ADA requests during 2009 and 2010 in a South African quaternary healthcare setting was performed...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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