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    Dimitri Agamanolis, M.D. Neuropathologist, Akron Children's Hospital Professor of Pathology, NEOMED A narrated slide show Bacterial meningitis and brain abscess Mycobacterial infections Fungal infections (Candida, Aspergillus, Cryptococcus) Viral meningoencephalitis (Herpes simplex, CMV, HIV) Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease Main content at: http://neuropathology-web.org *Down load for best resolution

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    • Am Not Was


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      Directed and Conceived by Lauren Fleishman Produced by Paul Moakley for Time Magazine Edited by Bryan Chang Music by Morgan Heringer

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      • Stolen Lives


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        A short video created by Nick Crean and Cath Ryan on what Encephalitis is and how those affected are supported by The Encephalitis Society. This video was created for The October Club's 2013 annual fundraising dinner, which was in aid of The Encephalitis Society.

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        • Project Atrium: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel


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          Artist Caroline Lathan-Stiefel created ‘Project Atrium’ after her father’s encephalitis caused temporary damage to his speech — she thought about how the brain can be damaged and then “regrow” itself, like a plant. Watch this behind-the-scenes video to hear the artist's perspective. Project Atrium: Caroline Lathan-Stiefel is on display at MOCA Jacksonville, a cultural resource of UNF, from July 26 through October 26, 2014. Details are available at mocajacksonville.org.

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          • Bacterial Meningitis in Adults


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            Michael T. Fitch, MD, PhD Wake Forest School of Medicine Winston-Salem, North Carolina This educational resource has been peer-reviewed and published in the AAMC MedEdPORTAL. November 2011. Fitch MT. Bacterial Meningitis in Adults. MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9032 Accepted with Acclamation. Abstract: Bacterial meningitis is a life threatening infection of the central nervous system with significant morbidity and mortality. Emergency physicians are challenged with using patient history, physical examination findings, and laboratory studies to make diagnoses and begin timely treatment when indicated. While initial signs and symptoms are nonspecific and can overlap with many other common illnesses, familiarity with historical patient information from large studies of meningitis can be revealing for clinicians. Physical examination findings are also important to consider, while recognizing that studies demonstrate low sensitivity for classically described meningeal signs. When lumbar puncture is indicated, clinical guidelines are available to help determine when neuroimaging should be considered prior to obtaining cerebrospinal fluid. When laboratory results reveal cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis, attention is turned to whether bacterial meningitis can be reliably distinguished from viral disease based on information available prior to culture results. When bacterial disease is likely, timely initiation of broad spectrum antibiotics is indicated, although specific time guidelines are difficult to determine based on available data. In addition to antibiotic administration, adjunctive treatment with dexamethasone for patients with bacterial meningitis has also been recommended. Recent analyses of several clinical trials suggest that the benefits of this treatment remain uncertain, and potential benefits of adjunctive steroid treatment may be more likely for patients treated in high-income countries. Further investigation of these steroid regimens, other potential treatments, and vaccination programs are important in the quest to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of life threatening bacterial meningitis. This video is intended as an educational resource for trained medical practitioners, and the content presented here should be used only for informational purposes along with appropriate medical consultation, professional judgment, and current treatment information. Please see the associated reference list for additional information.

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            • Missing Piece


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              Missing Pieces explores the lives of people who have had to adapt after becoming victims to a rare neurological infection. Using minimal scientific explanation, the subject matter develops as the film progresses and the pieces slowly come together… Shortlisted for the Sky Arts 'Best Student Documentary' at The Grierson 2012 British Documentary Awards: http://www.griersontrust.org/grierson-awards-the-british-documentary-awards/shortlist.html Runner up for the Royal Television Societies North West Student Awards for Best Documentary. This documentary is the final major project of three Liverpool John Moores University Screen School students; Lucas Barr, Matt Hyland and George Ellis. Many thanks to Professor Tom Solomon at the University of Liverpool. For more information on Encephalitis, please visit the Encephalitis Society website: http://www.encephalitis.info/

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              • Across the Starting Line (Trailer)


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                Across the Starting Line is a short film about families and doctors connecting to start the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance. The entire short film will be released in July 2013. http://www.AEalliance.org

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                • Mosquito Bites 101


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                  Warm, wet and a wonderland for mosquitoes, June and July are typically the worst months for the bold blood-suckers. “We live out in the country so there tends to be a big population of mosquitoes,” says Linda Price. Price is a frequent target. They also favor her daughter. “She gets bit a lot, especially down on the legs,” says Price. As a biting mosquito fills itself with blood, it injects saliva into your skin. Proteins in the saliva trigger an immune system reaction that results in the itching and bump. But doctors warn their bite may be loaded with disease. “You basically want to look for any signs of any fever, any night sweats, chills, if those things are happening you need to let your doctor know - or go to the ER immediately,” says Dr. Mala Singh, family practitioner with Lee Memorial Health System. The breeds of mosquito that carry deadly encephalitis, West Nile virus and even dengue fever are all found flying in Florida. The young and old are most at-risk and should take care. “The immune systems are lower in the elderly and in the young. So protective clothing, repellants like DEET, are important. Try not to stay outside once it gets dark because that’s when they really come out,” says Dr. Singh. There is no simple blood test to detect mosquito antibodies and determine whether someone’s been infected by a diseased pest. “We usually diagnose it by the history of exposure and the symptoms,” says Dr. Singh. “I always put repellant on her if she’s outside playing especially at dusk time. So I try and make sure she’s protected,” says Price. As they saying goes, an ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we’ve been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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                  • "PANDAS, Paraneoplastic Limbic Encephalitis & Other Autoimmune Syndromes" - Dr. Fraser Henderson and Dr. Claudiu Austin


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                    Dr. Fraser Henderson and Dr. Claudiu Austin discuss PANDAS at the January 21st CSF Chapter Meeting in Lanham, MD. Special thank you to Dr. Henderson and Dr. Austin for filling in at the last minute for our scheduled speaker who fell ill that morning!

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                    • Horses Present Rabies Risk


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                      In any given year, we may have a few cases of rabies found in wild animals in the community. But this year, local health officials are seeing it in horses. This poses a special risk. It’s almost always deadly and that’s reason enough for health officials to closely monitor rabies – a viral infection that causes fatal encephalitis. “Someone gets infected, the muscle gets infected then it gets into the nerve tissue and then it travels to the brain,” says Dr. Robin Churchill, a pediatric infectious disease physician with The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. We usually associate the threat in wild animal, such as bats, raccoons, skunks and foxes. But another source is living among us. “Horses can acquire rabies. Usually about one horse a year in Florida acquires rabies,” says Dr. Churchill. This year is exceptional. In a matter of weeks, two horses in southwest Florida died from rabies. “This year already in this area we’ve had two horses, one in Hendry County and one in Lee County. We don’t know if that’s gonna be a trend or if that’s just a coincidence,” says Dr. Churchill. Horses aren’t required to get a rabies vaccination because they aren’t considered domestic animals. But that doesn’t stop people from treating them like pets. “Sure, she’ll nibble. They love to lick the salt off of you, says Anne Peters, a local stable owner. Anne Peters gives riding lessons and boards horses at her North Fort Myers barn. She’s acutely aware of the rabies risk. “Oh yes, absolutely. If a horse is bitten by an animal that has rabies, it goes up their spinal cord, right to their brain and neurologically affects them. And it goes into their saliva glands and you’re putting a bridle in their mouth and dealing with their saliva. It puts horse owners, veterinarians, (horse neighs in back) anybody who’s around the horse at danger,” says Peters. Sixteen people had a series of post-exposure shots after coming in contact with one of the diseased horses. “You do have to have the immunoglobulin injected into the site of the wound, if there’s a wound. And then you get a series of four intramuscular vaccinations,” says Dr. Churchill. The odds of a person getting rabies is slim, but the risk is there. “Even if the horse is sick, they really don’t think of that. And a lot of people can be exposed,” says Dr. Churchill. View More Health Matters video segments at leememorial.org/healthmatters/ Lee Memorial Health System in Fort Myers, FL is the largest network of medical care facilities in Southwest Florida and is highly respected for its expertise, innovation and quality of care. For nearly a century, we've been providing our community with everything from primary care treatment to highly specialized care services and robotic assisted surgeries. Visit leememorial.org

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