Geruza Z. Silva

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Bacterial meningitis is associated with intense inflammation and also linked to the production of reactive oxygen species. To this aim, animals underwent a magna cistern tap and received either sterile saline as a placebo or an equivalent volume of a Streptococcus pneumoniae suspension. The animals began antibiotic therapy 16h after induction. The animals(More)
Alterations in hippocampus frequently occur following bacterial meningitis, despite antibiotic treatment. We investigated the cognitive performance in rats submitted to bacterial meningitis after 10, 30, and 60 days. To this aim, we utilized male Wistar rats submitted to either sham (control) or meningitis by Streptococcus pneumoniae, and followed by the(More)
Bacterial meningitis due to Streptococcus pneumoniae is associated with a significant mortality rate and persisting neurologic sequelae including sensory-motor deficits, seizures, and impairments of learning and memory. Creatine kinase (CK) is an effective buffering system of cellular ATP levels in high-energy consuming tissues; a decrease in CK activity is(More)
Neurological deficit and alterations in the hippocampus still frequently occur following bacterial meningitis in children, despite the antibiotic treatment. We investigated the long-term outcomes using early versus late antibiotic therapy in experimental pneumococcal meningitis. To this aim, male Wistar rats underwent a basilar cistern tap receiving either(More)
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