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Practice guidelines for the management of bacterial meningitis.
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Allan R. Tunkel, Barry J. Hartman, Sheldon L. Kaplan, Bruce A. Kaufman, Karen L. Roos, W. Michael Scheld, and Richard J. Scheld are the authors of this study, which aims to contribute to the understanding of central nervous system disorders and its role in disease.
Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Antimicrobial Treatment of Acute Bacterial Meningitis
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The changing epidemiology of bacterial meningitis in the United States and throughout the world is described by reviewing the global changes in etiological agents followed by specific microorganism data on the impact of the development and widespread use of conjugate vaccines.
The management of encephalitis: clinical practice guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
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The guideline includes data on the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, and treatment of many viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoal, and helminthic etiologies of encephalitis and provides information on when specific etiologic agents should be considered in individual patients with encephalopathy.
Case definitions, diagnostic algorithms, and priorities in encephalitis: consensus statement of the international encephalitis consortium.
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A consensus document is presented that proposes a standardized case definition and diagnostic guidelines for evaluation of adults and children with suspected encephalitis and will serve as a practical aid to clinicians evaluating patients with suspectedEncephalitis.
Community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults.
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This review summarizes recent changes in the treatment of adults with community-acquired bacterial meningitis and details the approach to complications such as transtentorial herniation, hydrocephalus, and focal seizures.
2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Practice Guidelines for Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis.
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These guidelines represent a practical and useful approach to assist practicing clinicians in the management of these challenging infections.
Infections caused by viridans streptococci in patients with neutropenia.
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Because resistance of viridans streptococci to a variety of antimicrobial agents is increasingly recognized, penicillin susceptibility cannot be assumed, and empirical vancomycin therapy should be used to treat neutropenic patients with cancer who have shock or are developing acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Nosocomial bacterial meningitis.
Nosocomial bacterial meningitis is most often related to either complicated head trauma or invasive procedures, such as craniotomy, placement of ventricular catheters, intrathecal infusion of
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