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  Understanding schizophrenic hallucinations  
     
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  Among best PICU survival rates  
     
  CT scan rules for children  
     
  Reduced mammogram accuracy  
     
  Arsenic levels high in kelp supplements  
     
  New tool for assessing meningitis  
     
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New tool for assessing meningitis

A simple algorithm developed jointly at UC Davis and Children's Hospital Boston can help doctors rapidly distinguish infants and children with viral meningitis from those with bacterial meningitis – potentially reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and prolonged antibiotic treatment. Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study is based on the review of medical charts from thousands of children diagnosed with meningitis at 20 academic medical centers across the United States from January 2001 to June 2004. The researchers plan to further study the best widespread implementation of the Bacterial Meningitis Score algorithm rule.

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