National Meningitis Association, Inc Company Profile

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The National Meningitis Association, Inc. (NMA) is a national non-profit public charity established in February, 2001. The primary goal of NMA is to increase protection from meningitis and meningococcal disease. The founding directors are Candie Benn from California, Lynn Bozof from Georgia, Mike Kepferle from Maryland, Nancy Springer from New York, and Carolyn Waghorne from Texas. Each of the directors was affected personally by the tragedy of meningococcal disease attacking one of their children.


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Fax: 1.877.703.6096

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Why are Antibiotics Overprescribed for Meningitis Treatment?

Meningitis is a relatively rare disease, with our estimates for the incidence of meningitis in the UK being about 3.2 cases of meningitis per 100,000 adults. Crucially, bacterial meningitis is linked ...

Rising Diagnosis of Viral Meningitis Is Often Delayed

As the incidence of bacterial meningitis decreases, the proportion of meningitis cases caused by viruses is increasing and the use...

Viruses are found to be the most common cause of meningitis but diagnosis is often delayed

(University of Liverpool) The first major paper looking at the causes and consequences of meningitis in the UK has found that viruses are now the most common cause of meningitis in adults and a cause ...

Meningitis in Newborns: What to Look Out For

Claire is Evidence & Policy Manager at the UK and international charity Meningitis Research Foundation (MRF). She discusses the signs and symptoms of meningitis in newborns, and the aims for the recen...

[Articles] Incidence of paediatric pneumococcal meningitis and emergence of new serotypes: a time-series analysis of a 16-year French national survey

The early effect of PCV13 implementation greatly reduced the incidence of pneumococcal meningitis in children less than 15 years old. However, a sharp rebound in incidence linked to the emergence of s...

Trial from Niger finds village-wide prophylactic antibiotics contained spread of meningitis

(PLOS) Distribution of single doses of the oral antibiotic ciprofloxacin to residents of rural villages in the African meningitis belt reduced the number of meningitis cases during a 2017 meningitis e...

Teenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trial – BBC News

BBC NewsTeenagers urged to take part in meningitis B vaccine trialBBC NewsTeenagers in Great Britain are being asked to take part in a study to learn if immunising them against meningitis B could prot...

Off to university: meningitis advice for teenagers and families – News & Star

Off to university: meningitis advice for teenagers and familiesNews & StarParents of children heading to university this autumn are being urged to help keep them safe from deadly meningitis. Free ...

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The attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge of healthcare professionals towards the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of bacterial meningitis in Turkey.

Bacterial meningitis is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among children and adults. Better understanding of the seroepidemiology of meningitis is critical for both the selection an...

Association between TLR2 + 2477G/A polymorphism and bacterial meningitis: a meta-analysis.

Toll-like receptor 2 (TLR2) is a key member of TLRs, which is crucial in the initial inflammatory response against bacteria. TLR2, is also the initial barrier against bacterial infection and plays an ...

Calculated decisions: Rule of 7s for Lyme meningitis

The Rule of 7s for Lyme Meningitis is a validated clinical prediction rule to distinguish Lyme meningitis from aseptic meningitis.

Management of acute meningitis.

Acute meningitis remains a devastating disease. Clinicians need a low threshold for suspecting meningitis, to undertake appropriate investigations and provide treatment in a timely manner, to minimise...

Continued occurrence of serotype 1 pneumococcal meningitis in two regions located in the meningitis belt in Ghana five years after introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.

Increases in pneumococcal meningitis were reported from Ghanaian regions that lie in the meningitis belt in 2016-2017, despite introduction of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV13) in 2012 ...

Clinical Trials [2892 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Vitamin d Levels in Children With Bacterial Meningitis

The purpose of this study is to determine whether deficiency of Vitamin D has association with outcomes of children with bacterial meningitis.

Diagnostic Performance of Clinical Signs Patients Suspected of Meningitis to Emergencies

Meningitis are serious infections. Evidenced by high rates of mortality and sequelae. However, these diseases have a relatively small impact. Also physician services Home Emergencies they ...

Ciprofloxacin for the Prevention of Meningococcal Meningitis 2018

The trial is an interventional, cluster-randomized trial to assess the impact of oral ciprofloxacin for household and community contacts of meningitis cases on the incidence of meningitis ...

DepoCyt for Active Lymphomatous or Leukemic Meningitis

The purpose of this study is to determine the response rate of lymphomatous meningitis or leukemic meningitis to DepoCyt. The safety of DepoCyt, the number of people who respond well to t...

Characterization and Differential Diagnosis of Postneurosurgical Meningitis

Meningitis is a rare complication following neurosurgical procedures and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study is to describe the clinical characteristics...

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National Meningitis Association, Inc

The National Meningitis Association, Inc. (NMA) is a national non-profit public charity established in February, 2001. The primary goal of NMA is to increase protection from meningitis and meningococc...

Meningitis Angels

Meningitis Angels is a national nonprofit organization founded in memory of Ryan Wayne Milley, the only child of Bob and Frankie Milley. Ryan's life was taken at age 18, as a resu...

Meningitis Trust

The Meningitis Trust started in 1986 and, since then, has supported people as they face life after meningitis. It provides the widest range of free services and community-based support for people ...

National Meningitis Association

National Pharmacy Association

The National Pharmacy Association (NPA) - which represents the professional and commercial interests of the owners of some 11,000 community pharmacies in the UK.The National Pharmacy Association is a ...

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Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...

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