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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933621/neisseria-meningitidis-serogroup-x-st-5799-st-22-complex-in-turkey-a-unique-pediatric-case
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Gönül Tanır, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Jay Lucidarme, Sevgi Yaşar Durmuş, Aiswarya Lekshmi, Özlem Akisoglu, Ahmet Emre Aycan, Ray Borrow, Mehmet Ceyhan
Although outbreaks of Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X occured in a couple of African countries, a limited number of serogroup X meningococcal cases were reported in America and Europe as well as Turkey. Additionally, serogroup X is still not represented in current conjugated meningococcal vaccines. Here, we describe the first pediatric case with meningitis caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup X ST-5799 (ST-22 complex) that formed a distinct lineage.
September 21, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925647/aseptic-and-bacterial-meningitis-evaluation-treatment-and-prevention
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Hillary R Mount, Sean D Boyle
The etiologies of meningitis range in severity from benign and self-limited to life-threatening with potentially severe morbidity. Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt recognition and treatment. Mortality remains high despite the introduction of vaccinations for common pathogens that have reduced the incidence of meningitis worldwide. Aseptic meningitis is the most common form of meningitis with an annual incidence of 7.6 per 100,000 adults. Most cases of aseptic meningitis are viral and require supportive care...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922054/economic-burden-of-pneumococcal-infections-in-children-under-5%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Mehmet Ceyhan, Yasemin Ozsurekci, Kubra Aykac, Basak Hacibedel, Egemen Ozbilgili
The present study aimed to determine the cost of childhood pneumococcal infections under 5 years of age and to provide further data for future health economy studies. Electronic medical records of children diagnosed with meningitis caused by S. pneumoniae and all-cause pneumonia, and acute otitis media (AOM) between January 2013-April 2014 were retrospectively evaluated. Direct costs for the treatments of hospitalized patients (pneumonia and pneumococcal meningitis) including costs of healthcare services consisted of costs of hospital bed, examination, laboratory analyses, scanning methods, consultation, vascular access procedures, and infusion and intravenous treatments...
September 18, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915813/the-relationship-between-burden-of-childhood-disease-and-foreign-aid-for-child-health
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J Clay Bavinger, Paul Wise, Eran Bendavid
BACKGROUND: We sought to examine the relationship between child specific health aid (CHA) and burden of disease. Based on existing evidence, we hypothesized that foreign aid for child health would not be proportional to burden of disease. METHODS: In order to examine CHA and burden of disease, we obtained estimates of these parameters from established sources. Estimates of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) in children (0-5 years) were obtained from the World Health Organization for 2000 and 2012...
September 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912442/the-association-between-respiratory-tract-infection-incidence-and-localised-meningitis-epidemics-an-analysis-of-high-resolution-surveillance-data-from-burkina-faso
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Judith E Mueller, Maxime Woringer, Souleymane Porgho, Yoann Madec, Haoua Tall, Nadège Martiny, Brice W Bicaba
Meningococcal meningitis epidemics in the African meningitis belt consist of localised meningitis epidemics (LME) that reach attack proportions of 1% within a few weeks. A meningococcal serogroup A conjugate vaccine was introduced in meningitis belt countries from 2010 on, but LME due to other serogroups continue to occur. The mechanisms underlying LME are poorly understood, but an association with respiratory pathogens has been hypothesised. We analysed national routine surveillance data in high spatial resolution (health centre level) from 13 districts in Burkina Faso, 2004-2014...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898612/-paediatric-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-before-universal-vaccination-1995-2015
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Muriel Ferreira, Henrique Oliveira, Nuno Costa Silva, Luís Januário, Fernanda Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine was introduced in the private market in Portugal in 2001, reaching over the years a moderately high coverage. In July 2015, it was included in the National Immunisation Program. The aim of this study was to characterize invasive pneumococcal disease in a pediatric hospital before universal use of the vaccine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medical records of all children with Streptococcus pneumoniae identified by culture and/or molecular biology (available since 2008), in products obtained from sterile sites, from January 1995 to June 2015...
June 30, 2017: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887787/pneumococcal-vaccines-how-many-serotypes-are-enough
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REVIEW
Aaradhana Singh, A K Dutta
Streptococcus pneumoniae causes meningitis, pneumonia, septicemia, arthritis, sinusitis and otitis media specially in children and over 65 y age groups. It contributes significantly to under-five mortality and morbidity worldwide as well as in India. Use of pneumococcal vaccine seems to be the most effective measure to decrease the disease burden and reduction of under-five mortality. Many countries have already included Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines (PCV) in their National Immunization Programmes (NIP). Government of India has announced recently to include PCV13 in NIP in a phased manner...
September 9, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871608/paediatric-invasive-haemophilus-influenzae-in-queensland-australia-2002-2011-young-indigenous-children-remain-at-highest-risk
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Gavin Cleland, Clare Leung, Jenny Wan Sai Cheong, Joshua Francis, Claire Heney, Clare Nourse
AIM: Haemophilus influenzae continues to cause invasive disease in children despite widespread Hib immunisation. The significance of non-B serotypes continues to be investigated, with evidence of increased invasive non-typeable H. influenzae (NTHi) world-wide. The aim of this study was to examine the current epidemiological and clinical features of invasive H. influenzae disease in children in Queensland, Australia. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of all cases of invasive H...
September 4, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865219/expression-and-immunological-evaluation-of-elongation-factor-tu-of-streptococcus-suis-serotype-2
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X J Xia, L Wang, L K Cheng, Z Q Shen, S G Li, J L Wang
Streptococcus suis serotype 2 (SS2) is considered as a major pathogen that causes sepsis and meningitis in piglets and humans, but knowledge of its antigenic proteins remains limited so far. The surface-related proteins of pathogens often play significant roles in bacterium-host interactions and infection. Here, we obtained the elongation factor Tu (EF-Tu) gene of Streptococcus suis and constructed the recombinant expression plasmid successfully. The target recombinant plasmid was then expressed in Escherichia coli and the immuno-protection of the recombinant protein was subsequently evaluated as well...
March 1, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841854/distribution-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-serotypes-in-the-northeast-macro-region-of-s%C3%A3-o-paulo-state-brazil-after-the-introduction-of-conjugate-vaccine
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Marta Inês Cazentini Medeiros, Samanta Cristine Grassi Almeida, Maria Luiza Leopoldo Silva Guerra, Paulo da Silva, Ana Maria Machado Carneiro, Denise de Andrade
BACKGROUND: Infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae (Spn) still challenge health systems around the world, even with advances in vaccination programs. The present study evaluated the frequency of various Spn serotypes isolated in Regional Health Care Network 13 (RRAS 13), which includes the regional health departments (RHDs) of Araraquara, Barretos, Franca and Ribeirão Preto, especially after the introduction of 10-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV10) in 2010. METHODS: The analyzed Spn strains were isolated from patients with invasive pneumococcal diseases (IPDs) and then sent to Adolfo Lutz Institute (ALI) for further confirmative identification tests during the period from 1998 to 2013...
August 25, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840658/experimental-design-and-metabolic-flux-analysis-tools-to-optimize-industrially-relevant-haemophilus-influenzae-type-b-growth-medium
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Mateus Ribeiro da Silva, Carla Andreia Freixo Portela, Silvia Maria Ferreira Albani, Paola Rizzo de Paiva, Martha Massako Tanizaki, Teresa Cristina Zangirolami
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), a Gram-negative capsulated bacterium, is a causative agent of meningitis worldwide. The capsular polysaccharide, a high molecular mass polymer consisting of the repeated units of the polyribosyl-ribitol-phosphate, is considered the main virulence factor and it is used as an antigen to vaccines, conjugated to a carrier protein. The industrial production of the polysaccharide requires the cultivation of Hib in rich medium, which impacts process costs and product recovery. In this study, a central composite rotational experimental design strategy was used to access the influence of key components of culture medium (soy peptone, yeast extract and glucose) on biomass formation and polysaccharide production in shake-flasks...
August 25, 2017: Biotechnology Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818574/antimicrobial-resistance-determinants-and-susceptibility-profiles-of-pneumococcal-isolates-recovered-in-trinidad-and-tobago
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Paulina A Hawkins, Patrick E Akpaka, Michele Nurse-Lucas, Rebecca Gladstone, Stephen D Bentley, Robert F Breiman, Lesley McGee, William H Swanston
INTRODUCTION: In Latin America and the Caribbean, pneumococcal infections were estimated to account for 12,000-18,000 deaths, 327,000 cases of pneumonia, 4,000 cases of meningitis and 1,229 cases of sepsis each year in children under five years old. Resistance of pneumococci to antimicrobial agents has evolved into a worldwide health problem in the last few decades. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the antimicrobial susceptibility profiles of 98 pneumococcal isolates collected in Trinidad and Tobago and associated genetic determinants...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
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/28804114/clinical-epidemiological-and-etiological-studies-of-adult-aseptic-meningitis-report-of-11-cases-with-varicella-zoster-virus-meningitis
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Shinichi Takeshima, Yuji Shiga, Takahiro Himeno, Keisuke Tachiyama, Teppei Kamimura, Ryuhei Kono, Makoto Takemaru, Jun Takeshita, Yutaka Shimoe, Masaru Kuriyama
We treated 11 cases (52.7 ± 14.9 years, all male) with varicella zoster virus (VZV) meningitis and 437 cases with adult aseptic meningitis from 2004 to 2016. The incidence rate of adult VZV meningitis in the cases with aseptic meningitis was 2.5%. Herpes zoster infections are reported to have occurred frequently in summer and autumn. VZV meningitis also occurred frequently in the similar seasons, in our patients. The diagnoses were confirmed in 9 cases with positive VZV-DNA in the cerebrospinal fluid and in 2 cases with high VZV-IgG indexes (> 2...
August 11, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803714/building-capacity-for-active-surveillance-of-vaccine-adverse-events-in-the-americas-a-hospital-based-multi-country-network
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Pamela Bravo-Alcántara, Silvia Pérez-Vilar, Helvert Felipe Molina-León, Miriam Sturkenboom, Steven Black, Patrick L F Zuber, Christine Maure, Jose Luis Castro
New vaccines designed to prevent diseases endemic in low and middle-income countries are being introduced without prior utilization in countries with robust vaccine pharmacovigilance systems. Our aim was to build capacity for active surveillance of vaccine adverse events in the Americas. We describe the implementation of a proof-of-concept study for the feasibility of an international collaborative hospital-based active surveillance system for vaccine safety. The study was developed and implemented in 15 sentinel sites located in seven countries of the region of the Americas, under the umbrella of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Vaccine Safety Initiative...
August 10, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803139/the-effect-of-age-on-the-manifestations-and-outcomes-of-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-in-adults
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Thomas J Marrie, Gregory J Tyrrell, Sumit R Majumdar, Dean T Eurich
BACKGROUND: While a considerable amount is known about the effect of age on the manifestations and outcomes of pneumonia, the same is not true for invasive pneumococcal disease . METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study of all cases (2435) of invasive pneumococcal disease in adults in Northern Alberta from 2000 to 2014. Rates of invasive pneumococcal disease/100,000, sociodemographic variables, clinical characteristics, and invasive pneumococcal disease -related outcomes were compared for the following age groups - 17 to 54, 55 -64, 65 to 74 and 75 years and over...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792332/meningitis-and-septicaemia-vaccinations
#17
Kimberley Hackett
Essential facts Teenagers and young people are the second most at-risk group for contracting meningitis and septicaemia. Due to an increase in the virulent strain of meningitis MenW, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended a programme to vaccinate all people aged 14 to 18 years.
August 9, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780272/current-challenges-in-the-accurate-identification-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-and-its-serogroups-serotypes-in-the-vaccine-era
#18
REVIEW
Rosemol Varghese, Ranjith Jayaraman, Balaji Veeraraghavan
Streptococcus pneumoniae is a major cause of pneumonia, meningitis and other invasive diseases resulting in high mortality and morbidity among children under the age of five. Inaccurate identification of S. pneumoniae masks the exact estimation of disease burden and could delay treatment options. This is the common problem most frequently faced in developing countries due to several reasons that include poor infrastructure, insensitive operational procedures and lack of expertise. Inconsistent methods for phenotypic detection often delay the early identification and confirmation of S...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776337/changes-in-the-serotype-distribution-among-antibiotic-resistant-carriage-streptococcus-pneumoniae-isolates-in-children-after-the-introduction-of-the-extended-valency-pneumococcal-conjugate-vaccine
#19
Joon Kee Lee, Ki Wook Yun, Eun Hwa Choi, Sun Jung Kim, Seong Yeon Lee, Hoan Jong Lee
This study investigated the serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance of 3,820 nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae isolates from infants and children who presented with respiratory symptoms at Seoul National University Children's Hospital from July 2010 to June 2015 after the introduction of the extended-valency pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs). Serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility were determined using the Quellung reaction and E-test, respectively. S. pneumoniae was isolated from 397 (10...
September 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771457/meningitis-outbreak-caused-by-vaccine-preventable-bacterial-pathogens-northern-ghana-2016
#20
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
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