Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

11071.  Bryant PA, Li HY, Zaia A, Griffith J, Hogg G, Curtis N, Carapetis JR. Prospective study of a real-time PCR that is highly sensitive, specific, and clinically useful for diagnosis of meningococcal disease in children. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jul;42(7):2919-25.

11072.  Daikos GL, Brooks JB, Michos A, Roma E, Syriopoulou V. Detection of tuberculostearic acid in serum and other biological fluids from patients with tuberculosis by electron capture-gas chromatography and chemical ionisation-mass spectrometry. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2004 Aug;8(8):1027-31.

11073.  Feikin DR, Nelson CB, Watt JP, Mohsni E, Wenger JD, Levine OS. Rapid assessment tool for Haemophilus influenzae type b disease in developing countries. Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Jul;10(7):1270-6.

11074.  Johansen IS, Lundgren B, Tabak F, Petrini B, Hosoglu S, Saltoglu N, Thomsen VĂ˜.  Improved sensitivity of nucleic acid amplification for rapid diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jul;42(7):3036-40.

11075.  Lolge S, Chawla A, Shah J, Patkar D, Seth M. MRI of spinal intradural arachnoid cyst formation following tuberculous meningitis. Br J Radiol. 2004 Aug;77(920):681-4.

11076.  Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, McAdam AJ, Malley R. Cerebrospinal latex agglutination fails to contribute to the microbiologic diagnosis of pretreated children with meningitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Aug;23(8):786-8.


11077.  Baraldo K, Mori E, Bartoloni A, Petracca R, Giannozzi A, Norelli F, Rappuoli R, Grandi G, Del Giudice G. N19 polyepitope as a carrier for enhanced immunogenicity and protective efficacy of meningococcal conjugate vaccines. Infect Immun. 2004 Aug;72(8):4884-7.

11078.  Das M. India leads meningitis A vaccine development. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Aug;4(8):478.

11079.  Kawashima H, Morishima T, Togashi T, Yokota S, Yamanaka G, Ioi H, Kashiwagi Y, Takekuma K, Hoshika A, Watanabe Y. Extraordinary changes in excitatory amino acid levels in cerebrospinal fluid of influenza-associated encephalopathy of children. Neurochem Res. 2004 Aug;29(8):1537-40.

11080.  Stojanov S, Weiss M, Lohse P, Belohradsky BH. A novel CIAS1 mutation and plasma/cerebrospinal fluid cytokine profile in a German patient with neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease responsive to methotrexate therapy. Pediatrics. 2004 Jul;114(1):e124-7.


11081.  Getsios D, Caro I, El-Hadi W, Caro JJ. Assessing the economics of vaccination for Neisseria meningitidis in industrialized nations: a review and recommendations for further research. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2004 Summer;20(3):280-8. Review.


11082.  Kedare K, Tendolkar U, Gogate A, Bichile L. Microbiological study of cryptococcus in CSF with special reference to HIV status and clinico pathological correlation. Indian Practitioner. 2004 Feb; 57(2): 67-71. 

11083.  van der Flier M, Hoppenreijs S, van Rensburg AJ, Ruyken M, Kolk AH, Springer P, Hoepelman AI, Geelen SP, Kimpen JL, Schoeman JF. Vascular endothelial growth factor and blood-brain barrier disruption in tuberculous meningitis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Jul;23(7):608-13.