ID- IRI info, neurosyphilis study

ID-IRI study analyzing neurosyphilis is over and the data analysis is completed. We are about to finish the paper and hopefully will distribute the manuscript to the participating centers soon.

ID-IRI cryptococcal meningitis study

“Prediction of unfavorable outcomes in cryptococcal meningitis: Results of multicenter ID-IRI cryptococcal meningitis study” with the participation of 26 centers from 11 countries is accepted for publication in the European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Many thanks to all contributers.

Info for 3 multicenter ID-IRI studies.

  1. The analysis of neurosyphilis cases: Data analysis is finished and currently we are writing the paper. We will distribute the manuscript to the participant centers within a couple of weeks.
  2. HIV stigmata and discrimination survey: The data analysis continues but it is about to be finished. We will inform on the process
  3. ID-IRI cryptococcal meningitis study: We have just submitted the paper elsewhere

Community acquired CNS infections in the Northern Hemisphere

ID-IRI study, analyzing community acquired central nervous system infections in 20 countries stretching from the USA and to Hong Kong is now accepted for publication in European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. Many thanks to our group for this project. The major remarks in the study are (p<0.05 for all):

  1. The most frequent infecting pathogens are S. pneumoniae followed by M.tuberculosis
  2. VZV and Listeria are other common pathogens in the elderly
  3. Staphylococci and Listeria resulted in frequent infections in immunocompromized pts
  4. Cryptococci are leading pathogens in HIV positives.
  5. Neurosyphilis, neurobrucellosis, neuroborreliosis, and CNS Tuberculosis had a predilection to present chronic courses.
  6. L. monocytogenes, S. aureus, M.. tuberculosis, and S. pneumoniae were the most fatal infections
  7. HSV-1 had the highest sequelae
  8. Effective pneumococcal immunization and strategies to eliminate Tuberculosis are underlined.
  9. More must be done to improve diagnostic capacity.