January, 2004

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

8603.  Baethgen LF, Moraes C, Weidlich L, Rios S, Kmetzsch CI, Silva MS, Rossetti ML, Zaha A.  Direct-test PCR for detection of meningococcal DNA and its serogroup characterization: standardization and adaptation for use in a public health laboratory. J Med Microbiol. 2003 Sep;52(Pt 9):793-9.

8604.  Beisner DR, Chu IH, Arechiga AF, Hedrick SM, Walsh CM. The requirements for Fas-associated death domain signaling in mature T cell activation and survival. J Immunol. 2003 Jul 1;171(1):247-56.

8605.  Dare AO, Balos LL, Grand W. Neural-dural transition at the medial anterior cranial base: an anatomical and histological study with clinical applications. J Neurosurg. 2003 Aug;99(2):362-5.

8606.  El Bashir H, Laundy M, Booy R. Diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis. Arch Dis Child. 2003 Jul;88(7):615-20. Review.

8607.  Kleine TO, Zwerenz P, Zofel P, Shiratori K. New and old diagnostic markers of meningitis in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Brain Res Bull. 2003 Aug 15;61(3):287-97.

8608.  Lakhotia M; Gehlot RS; Jain P; Sharma s; Bhargava A Neurological manifestations of enteric fever Journal, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine. 2003 Jul-Sep; 4(3): 196-9

8609.  Medana IM, Day NP, Salahifar-Sabet H, Stocker R, Smythe G, Bwanaisa L, Njobvu A, Kayira K, Turner GD, Taylor TE, Hunt NH. Metabolites of the kynurenine pathway of tryptophan metabolism in the cerebrospinal fluid of Malawian children with malaria. J Infect Dis. 2003 Sep 15;188(6):844-9. Epub 2003 Sep 09.

8610.  Migirov L. Computed tomographic versus surgical findings in complicated acute otomastoiditis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2003 Aug;112(8):675-7.

8611.  Rai GP, Zachariah K, Sharma R, Phadke S, Belapurkar KM. Pneumococcal antigen detection in cerebrospinal fluid: a comparative study on counter immunoelectrophoresis, latex agglutination and coagglutination. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Jul;26(4):261-7.


8612.  Dove JE, Yasukawa K, Tinsley CR, Nassif X. Production of the signalling molecule, autoinducer-2, by Neisseria meningitidis: lack of evidence for a concerted transcriptional response. Microbiology. 2003 Jul;149(Pt 7):1859-69.

8613.  Gutekunst H, Eikmanns BJ, Reinscheid DJ. Analysis of RogB-controlled virulence mechanisms and gene repression in Streptococcus agalactiae. Infect Immun. 2003 Sep;71(9):5056-64.

8614.  Jin Z, Chu C, Robbins JB, Schneerson R. Preparation and characterization of group A meningococcal capsular polysaccharide conjugates and evaluation of their immunogenicity in mice. Infect Immun. 2003 Sep;71(9):5115-20.


8615.  Schaaf BM, Boehmke F, Esnaashari H, Seitzer U, Kothe H, Maass M, Zabel P, Dalhoff K. Pneumococcal septic shock is associated with the interleukin-10-1082 gene promoter polymorphism. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2003 Aug 15;168(4):476-80. Epub 2003 May 13.

8616.  Crowcroft NS, Stein C, Duclos P, Birmingham M. How best to estimate the global burden of pertussis? Lancet Infect Dis. 2003 Jul;3(7):413-8. Review.  


April, 2004

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.  


July, 2004

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

9984.    Charrel RN, Bernit E, Zandotti C, de Lamballerie X. An approach based on RFLP assay to investigate outbreaks of enteroviral meningitis. J Clin Virol. 2004 Jan;29(1):54-8.

9985.    Chye SM, Lin SR, Chen YL, Chung LY, Yen CM. Immuno-PCR for detection of antigen to Angiostrongylus cantonensis circulating fifth-stage worms. Clin Chem. 2004 Jan;50(1):51-7.

9986.    Das BK, Gurubacharya RL, Mohapatra TM, Mishra OP. Bacterial antigen detection test in meningitis. Indian J Pediat 2003; 70(10): 799-801.

9987.    Deutch S, Labouriau R, Schonheyeder HC, Ostergaard L, Norgard B, Sorensen HT.   Crowding as a risk factor of meningococcal disease in Danish preschool children: a nationwide population-based case-control study. Scand J Infect Dis. 2004;36(1):20-3.

9988.    Gidney MA, Plested JS, Lacelle S, Coull PA, Wright JC, Makepeace K, Brisson JR, Cox AD, Moxon ER, Richards JC. Development, characterization, and functional activity of a panel of specific monoclonal antibodies to inner core lipopolysaccharide epitopes in Neisseria meningitidis. Infect Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):559-69.

9989.    Hadgu A, Sternberg M. Nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):9-10; discussion 11-2.

9990.    Jayanthi U, Madhavan HN, Therese KL. Nucleic acid amplification tests for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2004 Jan;4(1):9.

9991.    Kamran S, Bener AB, Alper D, Bakshi R. Role of fluid-attenuated inversion recovery in the diagnosis of meningitis: comparison with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2004 Jan-Feb;28(1):68-72.

9992.    Kawashima H, Inage Y, Ogihara M, Kashiwagi Y, Takekuma K, Hoshika A, Mori T, Watanabe Y. Serum and cerebrospinal fluid nitrite/nitrate levels in patients with rotavirus gastroenteritis induced convulsion. Life Sci. 2004 Jan 30;74(11):1397-405. 

9993.    Mothershed EA, Sacchi CT, Whitney AM, Barnett GA, Ajello GW, Schmink S, Mayer LW, Phelan M, Taylor TH Jr, Bernhardt SA, Rosenstein NE, Popovic T. Use of real-time PCR to resolve slide agglutination discrepancies in serogroup identification of Neisseria meningitidis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):320-8.

9994.    Prat C, Dominguez J, Rodrigo C, Gimenez M, Azuara M, Blanco S, Ausina V.  Use of quantitative and semiquantitative procalcitonin measurements to identify children with sepsis and meningitis. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 Feb;23(2):136-8.

9995.    Schuurman T, de Boer RF, Kooistra-Smid AM, van Zwet AA. Prospective study of use of PCR amplification and sequencing of 16S ribosomal DNA from cerebrospinal fluid for diagnosis of bacterial meningitis in a clinical setting. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):734-40.

9996.    Smith K, Diggle MA, Clarke SC. Automation of a fluorescence-based multiplex PCR for the laboratory confirmation of common bacterial pathogens. J Med Microbiol. 2004 Feb;53(Pt 2):115-7. 

9997.    Thoelen I, Moes E, Lemey P, Mostmans S, Wollants E, Lindberg AM, Vandamme AM, Van Ranst M. Analysis of the serotype and genotype correlation of VP1 and the 5' noncoding region in an epidemiological survey of the human enterovirus B species. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):963-71.

9998.    Thwaites GE, Caws M, Chau TT, Dung NT, Campbell JI, Phu NH, Hien TT, White NJ, Farrar JJ. Comparison of conventional bacteriology with nucleic acid amplification (amplified mycobacterium direct test) for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis before and after inception of antituberculosis chemotherapy. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Mar;42(3):996-1002. 

9999.    Thwaites GE, Chau TT, Farrar JJ. Improving the bacteriological diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Jan;42(1):378-9.


10000.  Atkinson HG. What's the difference between bacterial and viral meningitis? Health News. 2004 Mar;10(3):16.

10001.  Campos J, Hernando M, Roman F, Perez-Vazquez M, Aracil B, Oteo J, Lazaro E, de Abajo F; Group of Invasive Haemophilus Infections of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain,. Analysis of invasive Haemophilus influenzae infections after extensive vaccination against H. influenzae type b. J Clin Microbiol. 2004 Feb;42(2):524-9.

10002.  Chhin S, Rozycki G, Pugatch D, Harwell JI. Aetiology of meningitis in HIV-infected patients in a referral hospital in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Int J STD AIDS. 2004 Jan;15(1):48-50.

10003.  Dhawan B, Das BK, Mathur P, Kapil A. Bacteriological profile of post-neurosurgical meningitis in Indian children. Trop Doct. 2004 Jan;34(1):58-9.

10004.  Patel VB, Padayatchi N, Bhigjee AI, Allen J, Bhagwan B, Moodley AA, Mthiyane T. Multidrug-resistant tuberculous meningitis in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Clin Infect Dis. 2004 Mar 15;38(6):851-6.

10005.  Youssef FG, El-Sakka H, Azab A, Eloun S, Chapman GD, Ismail T, Mansour H, Hallaj Z, Mahoney F. Etiology, antimicrobial susceptibility profiles, and mortality associated with bacterial meningitis among children in Egypt. Ann Epidemiol. 2004 Jan;14(1):44-8.

10006.  Zughaier SM, Tzeng YL, Zimmer SM, Datta A, Carlson RW, Stephens DS. Neisseria meningitidis lipooligosaccharide structure-dependent activation of the macrophage CD14/Toll-like receptor 4 pathway. Infect Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):371-80.


10007.  Li Y, Sun YH, Ison C, Levine MM, Tang CM.  Vaccination with attenuated Neisseria meningitidis strains protects against challenge with live Meningococci. Infect  Immun. 2004 Jan;72(1):345-51. 

10008.  Prosser LA, Ray GT, O'Brien M, Kleinman K, Santoli J, Lieu TA. Preferences and  willingness to pay for health states prevented by pneumococcal conjugate  vaccine. Pediatrics. 2004 Feb;113(2):283-90.


10009.  Chaudhuri A. Adjunctive dexamethasone treatment in acute bacterial meningitis. Lancet Neurol. 2004 Jan;3(1):54-62. Review.   


October, 2004

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:

10587.  Brown NE, Grundfast KM, Jabre A, Megerian CA, O'Malley BW Jr, Rosenberg SI. Diagnosis and management of spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid-middle ear effusion and otorrhea. Laryngoscope. 2004 May;114(5):800-5.

10588.  Chang CJ, Chang WN, Huang LT, Huang SC, Chang YC, Hung PL, Lu CH, Chang CS, Cheng BC, Lee PY, Wang KW, Chang HW. Bacterial meningitis in infants: the epidemiology, clinical features, and prognostic factors. Brain Dev. 2004 Apr;26(3):168-75.

10589.  Ellerin TB, Walsh SR, Hooper DC. Recurrent meningitis of unknown aetiology. Lancet. 2004 May 29;363(9423):1772.

10590.  Gazzolo D, Grutzfeld D, Michetti F, Toesca A, Lituania M, Bruschettini M, Dobrzanska A, Bruschettini P. Increased S100B in cerebrospinal fluid of infants with bacterial meningitis: relationship to brain damage and routine cerebrospinal fluid findings. Clin Chem. 2004 May;50(5):941-4.

10591.  Hausfater P, Fillet AM, Rozenberg F, Arthaud M, Trystram D, Huraux JM, Lebon P, Riou B. Prevalence of viral infection markers by polymerase chain reaction amplification and interferon-alpha measurements among patients undergoing lumbar puncture in an emergency department. J Med Virol. 2004 May;73(1):137-46.

10592.  Hermann L, Embree J, Hazelton P, Wells B, Coombs RT. Reovirus type 2 isolated from cerebrospinal fluid. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 Apr;23(4):373-5.

10593.  Kamra P, Azad R, Prasad KN, Jha S, Pradhan S, Gupta RK. Infectious meningitis: prospective evaluation with magnetization transfer MRI. Br J Radiol. 2004 May;77(917):387-94.

10594.  Mohamed N, Elfaitouri A, Fohlman J, Friman G, Blomberg J. A sensitive and quantitative single-tube real-time reverse transcriptase-PCR for detection of enteroviral RNA. J Clin Virol. 2004 Jun;30(2):150-6.

10595.  Portegies P, Solod L, Cinque P, Chaudhuri A, Begovac J, Everall I, Weber T, Bojar M, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG.  Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of neurological complications of HIV infection. Eur J Neurol. 2004 May;11(5):297-304.

10596.  Rai GP, Zachariah K, Sharma R, Phadake S, Belapurkar KM. Development of a sandwich-dot enzyme linked immunosorbent assay for Streptococcus pneumoniae antigen detection in cerebrospinal fluid. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 2004 May;27(3):217-23.

10597.  Zaccagni H, Fried J, Cornell J, Padilla P, Brey RL. Soluble adhesion molecule levels, neuropsychiatric lupus and lupus-related damage. Front Biosci. 2004 May 1;9:1654-9.


10598.  Alcala B, Salcedo C, Arreaza L, Abad R, Enriquez R, De La Fuente L, Uria MJ, Vazquez JA. Antigenic and/or phase variation of PorA protein in non-subtypable Neisseria meningitidis strains isolated in Spain. J Med Microbiol. 2004 Jun;53(Pt 6):515-8.

10599.  Hull CM, Cox GM, Heitman J. The alpha-specific cell identity factor Sxi1alpha is not required for virulence of Cryptococcus neoformans. Infect Immun. 2004 Jun;72(6):3643-5.

10600.  Pagliano P, Attanasio V, Fusco U, Mohamed DA, Rossi M, Faella FS. Does etanercept monotherapy enhance the risk of Listeria monocytogenes meningitis? Ann Rheum Dis. 2004 Apr;63(4):462-3.

10601.  Richardson J. Obstetric epidural and chronic adhesive arachnoiditis. Br J Anaesth. 2004 May;92(5):765-6.

10602.  Santangelo R, Zoellner H, Sorrell T, Wilson C, Donald C, Djordjevic J, Shounan Y, Wright L. Role of extracellular phospholipases and mononuclear phagocytes in dissemination of cryptococcosis in a murine model. Infect Immun. 2004 Apr;72(4):2229-39.

10603.  Wald ER. Aseptic meningitis and urinary infection. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2004 May;23(5):480.


10604.  Cottagnoud PH, Tauber MG. New therapies for pneumococcal meningitis. Expert Opin Investig Drugs. 2004 Apr;13(4):393-401. Review.

10605.  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