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Neuronal injury in bacterial meningitis: new therapeutic strategies based on pathogenetic mechanisms

University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Current therapeutic strategies for bacterial meningitis (BM) are insufficient and new approaches to the adjunctive therapy of BM are needed.


Outcome of pneumococcal meningitis: a retrospective controlled cohort study with economic analysis.

St Barts and Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK

Background: Streptococcus pneumoniae remains an important cause of meningitis with significant mortality and morbidity.


The dynamics of carriage of Neisseria meningitidis in Northern Ghana.

Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, Switzerland

The dynamics of carriage of Neisseria meningitidis and N. lactamica will be analysed in the Kassena-Nankana District (Upper East Region) of Northern Ghana.


The roles of soluble and membrane TNF and TNFa-converting enzyme (TACE) in meningococcal septicaemia.

Imperial College School of Medicine at Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK

Meningococcal septicaemia is an extremely dangerous type of infectious disease, being an important cause of death and disability in children and young adults in the UK despite recent advances in...


A collection of DNA of patients with meningococcal disease, and study of the influence of cytokine gene polymorphisms

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, PHLS Meningococcal Reference Unit, Manchester, UK

There is evidence that a number of genetic factors can influence susceptibility to, and severity of meningococcal disease.


Detection of meningococcal serogroups A, Y, W135 and pneumococcal bacteria by ultrasound latex agglutination; Comparison with PCR

Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

The serogrouping of meningococcal groups A, Y and W135 in clinical blood samples will be investigated by ultrasonic standing wave agglutination of commercially available and in-house prepared...


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