Many aspects of the pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis have been clarified in recent years. It has become clear that neuronal damage is not caused by the initial bacterial infection but results from host reactions to the invading pathogen. Nevertheless, important issues still need to be addressed and await further exploration to approach pharmacological options that supplement antibiotic treatment.

Apart from ameliorations of therapeutic measures, broadening the focus on other blood-CNS barrier interfaces could offer new insights in pathophysiological events. In times where antibiotic resistance of microbial pathogens increases and new modalities in treating meningitis patients such as the application of dexamethasone drastically influence the plethora of cellular and molecular events, penetration of the blood-CNS barriers with suitable drugs might gain more attention.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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