Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020, PHE (updated 30th June 2020)
Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported to the enhanced meningococcal surveillance programme in England. 30 June 2020 Added corrected table 1 in January to March 2020 report. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report.
Publication date: Available online 10 July 2020Source: The Brazilian Journal of Infectious DiseasesAuthor(s): Ricardo Becker Feijo, Juarez Cunha
Authors: Hatano K, Katsuse K, Suzuki T, Hashida H PMID: 32641655 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
ConclusionThis is a rare case of a giant chronic calcified subdural empyema with no known preceding history of trauma or infection.
ConclusionIt is important to take into consideration this rare clinical entity in children and adults after dura reconstruction using allogenic graft (bovine) material in order to avoid the unnecessary use of antibiotics and antiviral drugs.
PMID: 32641193 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Asseel Al-Bayati, Steven Douedi, Ghadier Alsaoudi, Maurice Mosseri, Safa Albustani, Vandan Upadhyaya, Nancy Gornish, Mohamed Elsawaf
CONCLUSION: Our case and literature review indicate Ficolin-3 deficiency should be considered in early-onset, premature neonate with a bacterial infection, neurological manifestation and systemic lupus erythematosus like presentations. PMID: 32634042 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This report describes the case of a middle-aged man with schizoaffective disorder, bipolar type who showed sustained elevation in clozapine levels 3 days after discontinuation. Before the clozapine levels were drawn, he had developed acute bacterial pneumonia and signs of acute bacterial meningitis followed by neuroleptic malignant syndrome after he received multiple doses of intravenous haloperidol for worsening psychosis and aggressive behavior. Existing literature on this topic is also reviewed to investigate potential reasons for sustained clozapine levels during acute inflammatory stress and neuroleptic malignant synd...
AbstractTo know the prevalence of hearing loss in preterm infants&to evaluate the sensitivity&specificity of otoacoustic emission (OAE) in detecting hearing loss in preterm infants ≤ 34 weeks. A total of 70 preterm babies from 28 to 34 weeks of gestational age were enrolled in the study. Detailed prenatal, perinatal, postnatal&family history and physical examination of the babies were carried out. First OAE was done at discharge or two weeks after birth, whichever was earlier and the second OAE assessment was done at 36 –40 weeks of corrected age. Diagnostic brainstem evok...