Episode 93.0 – Meningitis

This week we cover a workshop from our conference on CNS infections focusing on meningitis.

April 17th, 2017 Download Leave a Comment Tags: , , , ,

Show Notes

CSF Analysis (LITFL)

EM Lyceum: Viral Meningitis “Answers”

EM RAP: Meningitis

LITFL: Bacterial Meningitis

LITFL: CSF Analysis

The NNT: Glucocorticoid Steroids for Bacterial Meningitis

References

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Brouwer MC et al. Corticosteroids for acute bacterial meningitis (review). Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2015. PMID: 26362566

Cooper DD, Seupaul RA. Is adjunctive dexamethasone beneficial in patients with bacterial meningitis? Ann Emerg Med 2012; 59(3): 225-6. PMID: 22088494

de Gans J et al. Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis. NEJM 2012; 347(20): 1549-57. PMID: 12432041

Hasbun R et al. Computed tomography of the head before lumbar puncture in adults with suspected meningitis. NEJM 2001; 345(24): 1727-34. PMID: 11742046

Sakushima K et al. Diagnostic accuracy of cerebrospinal fluid lactate for differentiating bacterial meningitis from aseptic meningitis: a meta-analysis. J Infection 2011; 62: 255-62. PMID: 21382412

Tunkel AR et al. Practice guidelines for the management of bacterial meningitis. Clin Infect Dis 2004; 39: 1267-84. PMID: 15494903

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