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Design and comparative evaluation of oligonucleotide flow analysis versus microarray assays for non-culture confirmation of meningococcal and pneumococcal infections during trial and introduction of newly developed vaccines.

PHLS Meningococcal Reference Unit, Manchester, UK

Development of rapid, high throughput, sensitive and specific non-culture assays for the confirmation of meningococcal and pneumococcal disease is important for accurate estimation of the efficacy of...


Dexamethasone adjuvant therapy and intramuscular ceftriaxone in adult bacterial meningitis in Malawi

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi

Malawi has a high incidence of bacterial meningitis among adults.


Five year follow-up of a national cohort of children who suffered from meningitis during the neonatal period

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

The aim of the study is to determine the level of disability, at five years of age, among 256 children in England and Wales.


Long term outcomes and predictors in cochlear implantation of children deafened by meningitis

Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK, Nottingham Paediatric Cochlear Implant Programme, Nottingham, UK

The aim of this project is to investigate the long-term speech perception and production of a well-defined cohort of young implanted children deafened by meningitis before the acquisition of spoken...


Molecular analysis of meningococcal ligand - host receptor interactions as a prelude to the development of disease management strategies

Bristol University, Bristol, UK

The proposal is to develop in vitro models that mimic human cell surfaces which may be encountered by meningococci in a healthy host or after infection / inflammation induced by other microbes.


Natural development of antibodies to pneumococcal proteins PsaA, PspA and Ply in relation to pneumococcal contacts

National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland

Pneumococcus is an important agent in meningitis and other invasive infections.


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