Dexamethasone did not reduce mortality or neurologic sequelae in bacterial meningitis
- Predicting sequelae and death after bacterial meningitis in childhood: A systematic review of prognostic studies. de Jonge, Rogier C. J.; van Furth, A. Marceline; Wassenaar, Merel; Gemke, Reinoud J. B. J.; Terwee, Caroline B. // BMC Infectious Diseases;2010, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p232
Background: Bacterial meningitis (BM) is a severe infection responsible for high mortality and disabling sequelae. Early identification of patients at high risk of these outcomes is necessary to prevent their occurrence by adequate treatment as much as possible. For this reason, several...
- Dexamethasone and Long-Term Outcome of Tuberculous Meningitis in Vietnamese Adults and Adolescents. Esteé Török, M.; Bang, Nguyen Duc; Chau, Tran Thi Hong; Yen, Nguyen Thi Bich; Thwaites, Guy E.; Quy, Hoang Thi; Dung, Nguyen Huy; Hien, Tran Tinh; Chinh, Nguyen Tran; Hoang, Hoang Thi Thanh; Wolbers, Marcel; Farrar, Jeremy J. // PLoS ONE;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 12, p1
Background: Dexamethasone has been shown to reduce mortality in patients with tuberculous meningitis but the longterm outcome of the disease is unknown. Methods: Vietnamese adults and adolescents with tuberculous meningitis recruited to a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of...
- Progressive multifocal encephalopathy in AIDS patients. Dale, David C.; Federman, Daniel D. // Cortlandt Forum;12/20/97, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p28
Reports that progressive multifocal encephalopathy occurs in a percentage of patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). How can the diagnosis be confirmed.
- Spectrum of complications during bacterial meningitis in adults: Results of a prospective... // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;9/8/93, Vol. 270 Issue 10, p1182
Presents an abstract on central nervous system and systemic complications during the acute phase of adult bacterial meningitis. Complication during intensive care therapy; Publication by Hans-Walter Pfister et al. in the Archives of Neurology, 1993, volume 50.
- Childhood acute bacterial meningitis: risk factors for acute neurological complications and neurological sequelae. Antoniuk, Sérgio A.; Hamdar, Fátima; Ducci, Renata D.; Kira, Ariane T. F.; Cat, Mônica N. L.; da Cruz, Cristina R. // Jornal de Pediatria;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 87 Issue 6, p535
Objective: To assess acute neurological complications and neurological sequelae of childhood acute bacterial meningitis in order to determine possible warning signs. Methods: This retrospective study evaluated children with acute bacterial meningitis (between 1 month and 14 years of age)...
- Recurrent Meningitis. Ziai, Mohsen; Kushnick, Theodore // Clinical Pediatrics;May1972, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p308
Reports on the occurrence of meningitis in a three-year-old boy. Oral treatment with chloramphenicol; Search for communicating channel between the external body surface and the central nervous system; Congenital dermoid tumor, situated intraspinally and chronically infected.
- Liam's story. Dewis, Sandra // Primary Health Care;May2002, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p40
Applies research and statistics to a reflective experience involving experiential learning in neonatal meningitis. Incidence of meningitis; Symptoms linked to meningitis; List of preventive strategies.
- Meningitis in children. Hwang, Mi Young; Glass, Richard M.; Molter, Jeff // JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association;4/28/99, Vol. 281 Issue 16, p1560
Describes the symptoms and causes of meningitis in children. Effects of the disease; Need for immediate medical attention; Vaccines for the disease; Diagnostic tools; Prevention.
- The medical legacy of a promising young fiddle player. Riehl, Winston P. // Cortlandt Forum;Jul2006, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p71
The article discusses the decision of the author, a medical doctor, to notify all his patients and friend with children in the susceptible age groups to make sure they are vaccinated against meningitis in the United States. This decision was prompted by the death of a young boy, a violinist, due...