- Errata. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;3/1/2008, Vol. 197 Issue 5, p779
A correction to the article "Antibodies to pneumococcal surface protein A families 1 and 2 in serum and saliva of children and the risk of pneumococcal acute otitis media," by B. Simell, M. Melin, and M. Lahdenkari that was published in the November 15, 2007 issue is presented.
- Pneumococcal Surface Protein A of Invasive Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates from Colombian Children. Vela Coral, Maria Claudia; Fonseca, Nacxiry; Castaneda, Elizabeth; Di Fabio, Jose Luis; Hollingshead, Susan K.; Briles, David E. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Sep/Oct2001, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p832
Pneumococcal surface protein A (PspA) elicits protection in mice against fatal bacteremia and sepsis caused by genetically diverse pneumococci and protects against carriage and lung infection. We determined the PspA families of invasive isolates of Streptococcus pneumoniae recovered from...
- Validation of Immunoglobulin G Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for Antibodies to Pneumococcal Surface Adhesin A in the Diagnosis of Pneumococcal Pneumonia among Adults in Kenya. Scott, J. Anthony G.; Obiero, Jacktone; Hall, Andrew J.; Marsh, Kevin // Journal of Infectious Diseases;7/15/2002, Vol. 186 Issue 2, p220
Epidemiologic studies of pneumococcal pneumonia, including vaccine efficacy trials, are hampered by a lack of sensitive and specific diagnostic tests. Pneumococcal surface adhesin A (PsaA) is a genetically conserved, surface-expressed protein common to all serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae...
- Appropriateness of a Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine in Brazil: Potential Impact of Age and Clinical Diagnosis, with Emphasis on Meningitis. Brandileone, Maria-Cristina C.; Sgambatti de Andrade, Ana-Lucia S.; Di Fabio, José-Luis; Guerra, Maria-Luiza L.S.; Austrian, Robert // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/15/2003, Vol. 187 Issue 8, p1206
Analyzes the distribution of pneumococcal serotypes in Brazil by age group and clinical diagnosis, using data obtained during 20 years of national surveillance. Indication that serotypes 1 and 5 are among the main serotypes in all age groups; Finding that the use of conjugate vaccine may be of...
- Serotype Replacement in Invasive Pneumococcal Disease: Where Do We Go from Here? Hanage, W. P. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;11/1/2007, Vol. 196 Issue 9, p1282
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses the serotype replacement in invasive pneumococcal disease.
- Reply to Eisenhut. King, Quinton O.; Benfang Lei; Harmsen, Allen G. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;4/15/2010, Vol. 201 Issue 8, p1273
A response by Quinton O. King, Benfang Lei, and Allen G. Harmsen to a letter to the editor about their article that describes the role for pneumococcal surface protein A in secondary pneumococcal infection in animals with influenza A infection is presented.
- Navajo Indian children remain at risk for invasive pneumococcal disease. Volansky, Rob // Infectious Disease News;Jun2010, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p19
The article discusses a research study on the risk for invasive pnueomococcal disease among Navajo Indian children, by R. Weatherholtz and colleagues, published in the 2010 issue of "Clinical Infectious Diseases."
- Adenovirus Serotype 14 Pneumonia at a Basic Military Training Site in the United States, Spring 2007: A Case Series. Brosch, Lorie; Tchandja, Juste; Marconi, Vincent; Rasnake, Mark; Prakash, Vidhya; McKnight, Thomas; Bunning, Michel // Military Medicine;Dec2009, Vol. 174 Issue 12, p1295
Adenovirus, a frequent cause of mild respiratory disease in military trainees, can result in severe manifestations when outbreaks are caused by novel viral strains for which there is little pre-existing immunity. Twenty-five basic military trainees (BMTs) were hospitalized with adenovirus...
- Microbiological and Inflammatory Factors Associated with the Development on Pneumococcal Pneumonia. Dallaire, Frederic; Ouellet, Nathalie; Bergeron, Yves; Turmel, Veronique; Gauthier, Marie-Christine; Simard, Marie; Bergeron, Michel G. // Journal of Infectious Diseases;8/1/2001, Vol. 184 Issue 3, p292
Presents a study which investigated the microbial and inflammatory events that characterize survival or death after intranasal innoculation of mice with an inoculum of Streptoccus pneumoniae. Overview of pneumonia infection; Materials and methods used; Results and discussion.
- Nationwide Surveillance of Nasopharyngeal Streptococcus pneumoniae Isolates from Children with Respiratory Infection, Switzerland, 1998-1999. Mühlemann, Kathrin; Matter, Hans C.; Tüber, Martin G.; Bodmer, Thomas // Journal of Infectious Diseases;2/15/2003, Vol. 187 Issue 4, p589
The surveillance of pneumococcal antibiotic resistance and serotype distribution is hampered by the relatively low numbers of invasive pneumococcal infections. In Switzerland, a nationwide sentinel surveillance network was used to assess antibiotic resistance and serotype distribution among 1179...