Efficacy of ventriculoperitoneal shunting in patients with cryptococcal meningitis with intracranial hypertension

Cryptococcal meningitis (CM) is the most common type of cryptococcosis, accounting for about 77 –80% of all cryptococcal infections (Park et al., 2009; Makadzange and McHugh, 2014; Hoang et al., 2011; Sloan and Parris, 2014; Bratton et al., 2012). The main clinical manifestations of CM include fever and high intracranial pressure (ICP), presenting as headache, nausea, and vomiting. Damage to the cranial nerves may lead to vision loss, mental aberrations, consciousness disorders, and hearing loss (Chen et al., 2008; Liu et al., 2018).
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ConclusionThe changes in functional connectivity and structural connectivity within the DMN attributed to WMH progression were responsible for the development of cognitive impairment.
Source: NeuroImage: Clinical - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
In conclusion, high baPWV accompanied by hypertension could increase the risk of cardio-cerebrovascular events. The predictive value of baPWV combined with BP on cardio-cerebrovascular events is superior compared with that of either baPWV or BP alone. PMID: 31807146 [PubMed]
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Authors: Schulte C, Zeller T Abstract Cardiovascular (CV) risk assessment is based on the utilization of risk scores, enabling clinicians to estimate an individual's risk to develop CV pathologies and events. Such risk scores comprise classic CV risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, hypertension, and blood cholesterol levels. Recently, other CV biomarkers such as cardiac troponins have been suggested and evaluated as alternative biomarkers not only in the acute diagnostic setting of myocardial infarction, but also as markers for risk stratification in the general population. In this review, we summarize the curre...
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A mother whose baby got meningitis because of Group B Strep says all pregnant women should be tested.
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Authors: Eller M, Goadsby PJ Abstract Migraine affects over a billion people worldwide in any year and is the second most common cause of years lost due to disability. Not "just a headache", morbidity washes though society and carries a substantial economic and social cost. Understanding of migraine pathophysiology has progressed significantly. Animal models and functional neuroimaging have yielded significant insight into brain structures that mediate migraine symptoms. The role of small peptides as neurotransmitters within this network has been elucidated, allowing the generation of novel therapeutic ap...
Source: Medical Journal of Australia - Category: General Medicine Tags: Med J Aust Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Microbial PathogenesisAuthor(s): Philippe Bercier, Marcelo Gottschalk, Daniel GrenierAbstractStreptococcus suis is a bacterial pathogen that mainly colonizes the upper respiratory tract of pigs. It is known to cause severe infections such as septicemia, meningitis, arthritis, and endocarditis in pigs and to be responsible for major economic losses in the swine industry worldwide. To better understand the interactions between S. suis and the porcine respiratory epithelium, we investigated the ability of this pathogen to cause damage to the tracheal epithelial barrier...
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AbstractPentraxin 3 (PTX3) is an acute phase protein; its plasmatic levels significantly rise during severe infections. Data on PTX3 levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with central nervous system (CNS) infections are lacking. We aimed (a) to assess the diagnostic potential of measuring CSF PTX3 levels in patients with CNS infections and (b) to establish CSF PTX3 cutoffs to distinguish between bacterial and aseptic meningoencephalitis (ROC curve). PTX3 levels were measured in CSF from 19 patients admitted to Trieste Hospital, Italy, with CNS infection. A diagnosis of bacterial infection and aseptic meningoencep...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2019Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical JournalAuthor(s): Anroop B. Nair, Bandar E. Al-Dhubiab, Jigar Shah, Shery Jacob, Saraiya Vismay, Mahesh Attimarad, Nagaraja SreeHarsha, Sabah H. Akrawi, Tamer M. ShehataAbstractAdministration of almotriptan as an oral therapy is largely limited because of poor aqueous solubility and rather low bioavailability. The aim of present investigation was to formulate oral mucoadhesive film of almotriptan to improve the drug delivery and desired therapeutic effects. Placebo films (F1-F8) were prepared by varying the concentrations of Proloc 15 (7.5% w/v-...
Source: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Conclusions This study revealed that LBBB patients with discordant T wave in lateral leads have significantly higher ischemic scores and worse functional parameters with more dyssynchrony in gated SPECT MPI.
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