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MD Consult: Books: Goldman: Cecil Medicine: SUGGESTED READINGS

Goldman: Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed.

Copyright © 2007 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier


Hoogman M, van de Beek D, Weisfeldt M, et al: Cognitive outcome in adults after bacterial meningitis.  J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry  2007 Mar 12;Epub ahead of print. Cognitive impairment of variable severity was present in one-third of adults affer pneumococcal or meningococcal meningitis

Straus SE, Thorpe KE, Holroyd-Leduc J: How do I perform a lumbar puncture and analyze the results to diagnose bacterial meningitis?.  JAMA  2006; 296:2012-2022.A review of the indications, risks, and results of this diagnostic procedure

Tunkel AR, Hartman BJ, Kaplan SL, et al: IDSA practice guidelines for the management of bacterial meningitis.  Clin Infect Dis  2004; 39:1267-1284.The most authoritative, thorough, and well-referenced presentation of current recommendations for diagnosis and treatment of bacterial meningitis

van de Beek D, de Gans J, Spanjaard L, et al: Clinical features and prognostic factors in adults with bacterial meningitis.  N Engl J Med  2004; 351:1849-1859.Only 44% presented with the triad of fever, stiff neck, and altered mental status, but 95% had at least two of the following four characteristics: fever, headache, stiff neck, or altered mental status

van de Beek D, de Gans J, Tunkel AR, et al: Community-acquired bacterial meningitis in adults.  N Engl J Med  2006; 354:44-53.A practical review

Weisfelt M, van de Beek D, Spanjaard L, et al: Clinical features, complications, and outcome in adults with pneumococcal meningitis: a prospective case series.  Lancet Neurol  2006; 5:123-129.Predictors of adverse outcome were the Glasgow coma scale score, cranial nerve palsies, a CSF WBC count less than 1000/mm3, and a high CSF protein concentration; in-hospital mortality was 30%

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