Balázs Ivády

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UNLABELLED Acute otitis media is one of the most common diseases in children aged 0-24 months and Streptococcus pneumoniae is the most frequently isolated bacterial pathogen of acute otitis media. It is well established and documented that the heptavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine reduces the frequency of otitis media, especially caused by(More)
Authors, most of them Japanese, have recently published an increasing number of articles on mild encephalitis/encephalopathy with a reversible splenial lesion. We report on two new white European patients and compare published data with our own observations. A 15-year-old girl developed headache, fever, dizziness, vomiting and nuchal rigidity over four(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE No recent publications are available about pneumococcal meningitis in Hungarian children. The aim of this study was to collect data of epidemiological, clinical and prognostic features of pneumococcal meningitis in children treated at Szent László Hospital, Budapest, Hungary. METHODS We conducted a retrospective review of medical(More)
Sepsis remains a common cause of death in the intensive care units worldwide. However, in the last decade a significant development could be noticed in sepsis research regarding diagnostic markers that can help the physicians to recognize the disease in the early phase, which is the clue of the successful treatment of sepsis. This development provided the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to collect data about pediatric Gram-negative bloodstream infections (BSI) to determine the factors that influence multidrug resistance (MDR), clinical course and outcome of children affected by Gram-negative sepsis. METHODS In this observational, prospective, multicenter study we collected cases of pediatric(More)
PURPOSE Serratia marcescens is a known cause of bloodstream infections (BSIs) and outbreaks in neonates receiving intensive care. Our aim was to analyze clinical and epidemiological characteristics of two outbreaks detected in our unit to prevent and control further epidemic infections. METHODS Two episodes of BSI outbreaks in neonates have been(More)
Lower respiratory tract infections are among the most important causes of childhood mortality worldwide, more than 2 million children die due to pneumonia every year. A number of infections caused by the main pathogens related to pneumonia can be prevented through vaccination ( S. pneumoniae, H. influenzae type-b, morbilli, pertussis, influenza). In the(More)
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