MENINGITIS  

Diagnosis, Diagnostics, Immunodiagnosis & Immunodiagnostics:  

7380.   Antinori S.  Signs of meningeal irritation: what is their diagnostic accuracy? Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 1;36(1):125-6;

7381.   Behzad-Behbahani A, Klapper PE, Vallely PJ, Cleator GM.  BK virus DNA in CSF of immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. Arch Dis Child. 2003 Feb;88(2):174-5.

7382.   Bonsu BK, Harper MB.  Utility of the peripheral blood white blood cell count for identifying sick young infants who need lumbar puncture. Ann Emerg Med. 2003 Feb;41(2):206-14.

7383.   Finn A.  More lumbar punctures, please! Arch Dis Child. 2003 Feb;88(2):177.

7384.   George C N, Letha S, Sushama Bai S. Clinical study of chronic morbidity in chldre following prygenic meningitis. Indian Pedit 2002, 39(7), 663-7.

7385.   Green DA, Ansari BM, Davis S, Cameron D.  Reagent strip testing of cerebrospinal fluid.Trop Doct. 2003 Jan;33(1):31-2.

7386.   Hertzig T, Weber M, Greiffenberg L, Holthausen BS, Goebel W, Kim KS, Kuhn M.  Antibodies present in normal human serum inhibit invasion of human brain microvascular endothelial cells by Listeria monocytogenes. Infect Immun. 2003 Jan;71(1):95-100.

7387.   Koedel U, Angele B, Rupprecht T, Wagner H, Roggenkamp A, Pfister HW, Kirschning CJ.  Toll-like receptor 2 participates in mediation of immune response in experimental pneumococcal meningitis. J Immunol. 2003 Jan 1;170(1):438-44.

7388.   Mishra OP, Batra P, Ali Z, Anupurba S, Das BK.  Cerebrospinal fluid lysozyme level for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis in children. J Trop Pediatr. 2003 Feb;49(1):13-6.

7389.   Sadler F, Fox A, Neal K, Dawson M, Cartwright K, Borrow R. Genetic analysis of capsular status of meningococcal carrier isolates. Epidemiol Infect. 2003 Feb;130(1):59-70.

7390.   Saravolatz LD, Manzor O, VanderVelde N, Pawlak J, Belian B. Broad-range bacterial polymerase chain reaction for early detection of bacterial meningitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 1;36(1):40-5.

7391.   Sehgal A, Jyothi MC, Dubey NK.  Comparison of tympanic and rectal temperatures in febrile children. Indian Pediatr. 2003 Feb;40(2):135-40.

7392.   Seth R, Sharma U, Diagnostic criterion for tuberculose meningitis. Indian J Pediat 2002, 69(4), 299-303.

7393.   Shah Z A, Rasool R, Salahuddin M. Clinical utility of routine diagnostic methods and electrophoresis for estimation of acute phase proteins in cerebrospinal fluid of neonates with bacterial meningitis. J med Sci 2002, 5(1), 56-8.

Pathogenesis:

7394.      Ki M, Park T, Yi SG, Oh JK, Choi B.  Risk analysis of aseptic meningitis after measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in Korean children by using a case-crossover design. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jan 15;157(2):158-65.

7395.      Overturf GD.  Indications for the immunological evaluation of patients with meningitis. Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 15;36(2):189-94.

7396.      Posteraro B, Sanguinetti M, Sanglard D, La Sorda M, Boccia S, Romano L, Morace G, Fadda G.  Identification and characterization of a Cryptococcus neoformans ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter-encoding gene, CnAFR1, involved in the resistance to fluconazole. Mol Microbiol. 2003 Jan;47(2):357-71.

7397.      Shapiro S, Miller A, Lahat N, Sobel E, Lerner A. Expression of matrix metalloproteinases, sICAM-1 and IL-8 in CSF from children with meningitis. J Neurol Sci. 2003 Jan 15;206(1):43-8.

7398.  Xu J, Millar BC, Moore JE, Murphy K, Webb H, Fox AJ, Cafferkey M, Crowe MJ. Employment of broad-range 16S rRNA PCR to detect aetiological agents of infection from clinical specimens in patients with acute meningitisórapid separation of 16S rRNA PCR amplicons without the need for cloning. J Appl Microbiol. 2003;94(2):197-206.

Vaccines:

7399.   Lebel MH, Kellner JD, Ford-Jones EL, Hvidsten K, Wang EC, Ciuryla V, Arikian S, Casciano R. A pharmacoeconomic evaluation of 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Canada. Clin Infect Dis  2003 Feb 1;36(3):259-68

Therapy:

7400.   Atwood CS, Perry G, Smith MA.  Cerebral hemorrhage and amyloid-beta. Science. 2003 Feb 14;299(5609):1014

7401.   Baker PM, Keeling DM, Murphy M.  Plasma exchange as a source of protein C for acute-onset protein C pathway failure. Br J Haematol. 2003 Jan;120(1):167-8.

7402.   Posteraro B, Sanguinetti M, Sanglard D, La Sorda M, Boccia S, Romano L, Morace G, Fadda G.  Identification and characterization of a Cryptococcus neoformans ATP binding cassette (ABC) transporter-encoding gene, CnAFR1, involved in the resistance to fluconazole. Mol Microbiol. 2003 Jan;47(2):357-71.

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