Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

9249.  Aversa do Souto A, Fonseca AL, Gadelha M, Donangelo I, Chimelli L, Domingues FS. Optic pathways tuberculoma mimicking glioma: case report. Surg Neurol. 2003 Oct;60(4):349-53.

9250.  Exadaktylos AK, Sclabas GM, Nuyens M, Schroder D, Gallitz B, Henning P, Odzdoba C, Zimmermann H. The clinical correlation of temporal bone fractures and spiral computed tomographic scan: a prospective and consecutive study at a level I trauma center. J Trauma. 2003 Oct;55(4):704-6.

9251.  Flaherty ML, Wijdicks EF, Stevens JC, Daube JR, Chenworth EC, Helou EF, Sohail MR. Clinical and electrophysiologic patterns of flaccid paralysis due to West Nile virus. Mayo Clin Proc. 2003 Oct;78(10):1245-8.

9252.  Gandelman-Marton R, Kimiagar I, Itzhaki A, Klein C, Theitler J, Rabey JM. Electroencephalography findings in adult patients with West Nile virus-associated meningitis and meningoencephalitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 1;37(11):1573-8. Epub 2003 Oct 14.

9253.  Joshi DD, Anderson PM, Matsumoto J, Moir C, Shives T, Unni K, Lennon VA. Metastatic chondroblastoma with elevated creatine kinase and paraneoplastic neurologic autoimmunity. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2003 Nov;25(11):900-4.

9254.  Kao CD, Chen JT, Wu ZA, Shan DE, Liao KK. SIADH and seizure associated with immunoglobulin therapy. Eur J Neurol. 2003 Nov;10(6):748-9.

9255.  Kerkhoff FT, van der Zee A, Bergmans AM, Rothova A. Polymerase chain reaction detection of Neisseria meningitidis in the intraocular fluid of a patient with endogenous endophthalmitis but without associated meningitis. Ophthalmology. 2003 Nov;110(11):2134-6.

9256.  Managoli S, Chaturvedi P, Vilhekar Y.  Group B streptococcal meningitis in a 5-year-old boy.  Indian J Pediat 2003; 70(6): 509-11.

9257.  Neuman MI, Harper MB. Evaluation of a rapid urine antigen assay for the detection of invasive pneumococcal disease in children. Pediatrics. 2003 Dec;112(6 Pt 1):1279-82.

9258.  O'Sullivan CE, Aksamit AJ, Harrington JR, Harmsen WS, Mitchell PS, Patel R. Clinical spectrum and laboratory characteristics associated with detection of herpes simplex virus DNA in cerebrospinal fluid. Mayo Clin Proc. 2003 Nov;78(11):1347-52.

9259.  Pai M, Flores LL, Pai N, Hubbard A, Riley LW, Colford JM Jr.  Diagnostic accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests for tuberculous meningitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Oct;3(10):633-43. Review.

9260.  Pisani F, Costa C, Oteri G, Loli A. Identification of amoebae in the CSF in a patient with meningoencephalitis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2003 Oct;74(10):1445-6.

9261.  Sukumaran SK, McNamara G, Prasadarao NV. Escherichia coli K-1 interaction with human brain micro-vascular endothelial cells triggers phospholipase C-gamma1 activation downstream of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase. J Biol Chem. 2003 Nov 14;278(46):45753-62. Epub 2003 Sep 02.

9262.  Thwaites GE, Simmons CP, Than Ha Quyen N, Thi Hong Chau T, Phuong Mai P, Thi Dung N, Hoan Phu N, White NP, Tinh Hien T, Farrar JJ. Pathophysiology and prognosis in vietnamese adults with tuberculous meningitis. J Infect Dis. 2003 Oct 15;188(8):1105-15. Epub 2003 Oct 02.


9263.  Al-Bader T, Christodoulides M, Heckels JE, Holloway J, Semper AE, Friedmann PS. Activation of human dendritic cells is modulated by components of the outer membranes of Neisseria meningitidis. Infect Immun. 2003 Oct;71(10):5590-7.

9264.  Chang CJ, Chang WN, Huang LT, Chang YC, Huang SC, Hung PL, Ho HH, Chang CS, Wang KW, Cheng BC, Lui CC, Chang HW, Lu CH. Cerebral infarction in perinatal and childhood bacterial meningitis. QJM. 2003 Oct;96(10):755-62.

9265.  Mommeja-Marin H, Lafaurie M, Scieux C, Galicier L, Oksenhendler E, Molina JM. Herpes simplex virus type 2 as a cause of severe meningitis in immunocompromised adults. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Dec 1;37(11):1527-33. Epub 2003 Nov 06.


9266.  Adamkiewicz TV, Sarnaik S, Buchanan GR, Iyer RV, Miller ST, Pegelow CH, Rogers ZR, Vichinsky E, Elliott J, Facklam RR, O'Brien KL, Schwartz B, Van Beneden CA, Cannon MJ, Eckman JR, Keyserling H, Sullivan K, Wong WY, Wang WC. Invasive pneumococcal infections in children with sickle cell disease in the era of penicillin prophylaxis, antibiotic resistance, and 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination. J Pediatr. 2003 Oct;143(4):438-44.


9267.  Cheung AT, Pochettino A, Guvakov DV, Weiss SJ, Shanmugan S, Bavaria JE. Safety of lumbar drains in thoracic aortic operations performed with extracorporeal circulation. Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Oct;76(4):1190-6; discussion 1196-7.

9268.  Duke T, Molyneux EM. Intravenous fluids for seriously ill children: time to reconsider. Lancet. 2003 Oct 18;362(9392):1320-3. Review.

9269.  Overturf GD. Prevention of invasive pneumococcal infection in sickle cell disease: on the threshold of a new era of successes? J Pediatr. 2003 Oct;143(4):423-5.