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Meningitis and Encephalitis

Management and Prevention Challenges

Editors: Hasbun, Rodrigo (Ed.)

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  • Includes future directions in research and technology
  • Offers practical guidelines for physicians who may or may not be trained to work with the complexity of neurological infections
  • Written by experts in the field
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Meningitis and Encephalitis are associated with high rates of mortality and neurological sequelae.  The differential diagnosis includes a wide spectrum of infectious and non-infectious etiologies, some requiring urgent therapy for survival. The current management challenges in patients with meningitis and encephalitis include a low sensitivity of meningeal signs,  overutilization of unnecessary screening cranial imaging, delays in diagnosis of urgent treatable causes, a large proportion of unknown etiologies, low sensitivity of current microbiological techniques especially in the setting of previous antibiotic therapy, underutilization of available molecular diagnostic tests, and empiric antibiotic therapy and hospitalization for viral meningitis cases.  Even though there are published guidelines, compliance with them is not optimal and physicians do not follow standardized algorithms in their empirical approach. As meningitis and encephalitis is associated with high rates of adverse clinical outcomes, prevention, when feasible is of upmost importance. Adherence to protocols to prevent health-care associated meningitis and ventriculitis are effective but compliance with them is not uniformly performed.
This book seeks to improve outcomes for meningitis and encephalitis cases handled by physicians who may or may not be thoroughly trained for these challenges. The text introduces the current guidelines but also discusses the gaps that leave clinicians struggling to implement the most appropriate approaches for these particular neurological infections. Each chapter delivers the tools necessary to identify and adhere to the most appropriate diagnostic technique, management protocols, and prevention approach for each situation. All chapters conclude with discourse on future directions in research and quality improvement. Written by experts in infectious diseases, the book covers topics that are the most devastating, including healthcare-acquired infections, autoimmune encephalitis, and infections as they present in HIV patients.
Meningitis and Encephalitis is a well-rounded resource for all medical professionals encountering these neurological syndromes, including infectious disease specialists, neurologists, primary care physicians, and immunologists.

About the authors

Rodrigo Hasbun, MD, MPH

University of Texas-Health Sciences Center at Houston

Department of Internal Medicine

Division of Infectious Diseases


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Hasbun, Rodrigo

  • Community-Acquired Acute Bacterial Meningitis

    Pages 5-25

    Glimaker, Martin

  • Healthcare-Acquired Meningitis and Ventriculitis

    Pages 27-42

    Bravo, Tricia (et al.)

  • Acute Aseptic Meningitis Syndrome

    Pages 43-55

    Hasbun, Rodrigo

  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

    Pages 57-77

    Al Hammadi, Ahmed (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92678-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92677-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-06488-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meningitis and Encephalitis
Book Subtitle
Management and Prevention Challenges
Editors
  • Rodrigo Hasbun
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92678-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92678-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92677-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06488-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 238
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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