Tuberculous meningitis

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Tuberculous meningitis

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The terms "Tuberculous meningitis" returned 226 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Utility of the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis.
 

Author(s): David R Boulware

Journal: PLoS Med.. 2013 Oct;10(10):e1001537.

 

David Boulware discusses the challenges of diagnosing tuberculous meningitis and the implications of the study by Patel and colleagues using the Xpert MTB/RIF assay for diagnosis. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary.

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2013

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Diagnostic accuracy of quantitative PCR (Xpert MTB/RIF) for tuberculous meningitis in a high burden setting: a prospective study.
 

Author(s): Vinod B Patel, Grant Theron, Laura Lenders, Brian Matinyena, Cathy Connolly, Ravesh Singh, Yacoob Coovadia, Thumbi Ndung'u, Keertan Dheda

Journal: PLoS Med.. 2013 Oct;10(10):e1001536.

 

Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is difficult to diagnose promptly. The utility of the Xpert MTB/RIF test for the diagnosis of TBM remains unclear, and the effect of host- and sample-related factors on test performance is unknown. This study sought to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2013

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Mycobacterial dormancy regulon protein Rv2623 as a novel biomarker for the diagnosis of latent and active tuberculous meningitis.
 

Author(s): Ruchika K Jain, Amit R Nayak, Aliabbas A Husain, Milind S Panchbhai, Nitin Chandak, Hemant J Purohit, Girdhar M Taori, Hatim F Daginawala, Rajpal S Kashyap

Journal: Dis. Markers. 2013 ;35(5):311-6.

 

The present study was designed to investigate Rv2623 antigen, a major dormancy regulon protein of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) in CSF of suspected latent and active tuberculous meningitis (TBM) patients. A total of 100 CSF samples from TBM (n = 31), suspected latent TBM (n = 22), ...

Last Updated: 29 Oct 2013

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The terms "Tuberculous meningitis" returned 13 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tuberculous meningitis in adults: a review of a decade of developments focusing on prognostic factors for outcome.
 

Author(s): Flavia Brancusi, Jeremy Farrar, Dorothee Heemskerk

Journal: Future Microbiol. 2012 Sep;7(9):1101-16.

 

Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is the most severe form of TB. Despite treatment, mortality and long-term disability remain unacceptably high. Prevention, early recognition, diagnosis and treatment are fundamental to improving outcomes. However, an effective vaccine remains elusive, ...

Last Updated: 7 Sep 2012

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Tuberculous meningitis in adults: a review of 160 cases.
 

Author(s): Filiz Pehlivanoglu, Kadriye Kart Yasar, Gonul Sengoz

Journal: ScientificWorldJournal. 2012 ;2012():169028.

 

This study aimed to evaluate epidemiological, clinical, laboratory, and neuroimaging features of 160 adult patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM) according to "Thwaites' diagnostic index."

Last Updated: 23 May 2012

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[Tuberculous meningitis: tips for diagnosis and proposals for treatment].
 

Author(s): Martín Lasso B

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2011 Jun;28(3):238-47.

 

Diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis (TBM) is always a challenge. We must give importance for duration of clinical manifestations. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has own characteristic and it have to be control several times during the treatment. Adenosin deaminase with cut off more than ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2011

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Diagnosis of Tuberculous Meningitis by ESAT-6 in CSF
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculous Meningitis

 

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2013

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High-dose Rifampicin for the Treatment of Tuberculous Meningitis: a Dose-finding Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Tuberculosis, Meningeal

 

Last Updated: 20 Jun 2014

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