The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Delayed cerebrospinal fluid sterilization in infants with Hemophilus influenzae type b meningitis.

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sterilization after greater than 24 h of intravenous antibiotic therapy (delayed CSF sterilization) was noted in two infants treated with ceftizoxime and ceftazidime for bacterial meningitis. A case-control study was conducted of children between 6 w and 6 y of age treated between 1975 and 1985 at one institution for bacterial meningitis to determine risk factors for delayed CSF sterilization. Hemophilus influenzae type b was isolated from all children (n = 5) with delayed CSF sterilization, compared with only 78% of all children in the study (n = 83). In children with H. influenzae type b disease, children less than 6 mo of age were at higher risk than older children for delayed CSF sterilization (odds ratio = 7.5, 95% confidence limits = 1.4, 40.0). Factors not associated with delayed CSF sterilization included time of follow-up lumbar puncture, CSF total or differential white blood cell count, and CSF protein and glucose concentrations. Despite the in vitro antimicrobial susceptibility of H. influenzae type b to ceftizoxime and ceftazidime, delayed CSF sterilization may occur in infants receiving these antibiotics for bacterial meningitis.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities