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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908327/ready-for-prime-time-biomarkers-in-sepsis
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REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
Sepsis is a common condition managed in the emergency department. Current diagnosis relies on physiologic criteria and suspicion of a source of infection using history, physical examination, laboratory studies, and imaging studies. The infection triggers a host response with the aim to destroy the pathogen, and this response can be measured. A reliable biomarker for sepsis should assist with earlier diagnosis, improve risk stratification, or improve clinical decision making. Current biomarkers for sepsis include lactate, troponin, and procalcitonin...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904585/serum-procalcitonin-levels-distinguish-gram-negative-bacterial-sepsis-from-gram-positive-bacterial-and-fungal-sepsis
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Shuhua Li, Hengmo Rong, Qinliang Guo, Yifei Chen, Guqing Zhang, Jiong Yang
BACKGROUND: Serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels differ in patients with bacterial or fungal infections and are significantly elevated in patients with Gram-negative bacteremia. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of different inflammatory markers to discriminate sepsis caused by different pathogens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 328 episodes of bacteremia from 292 patients with sepsis and 31 patients with suspected sepsis in this study. Medical records of patients who had bacteremia caused by Gram-negative bacteria (Gram-negative), Gram-positive bacteria (Gram-positive) or fungi were reviewed, and information about PCT and other inflammatory markers was recorded...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880819/risk-assessment-of-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-upon-admission-for-post-interventional-intensive-care-and-surveillance-implications-on-short-and-midterm-outcomes
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Fadi Al-Rashid, Philipp Kahlert, Friederike Selge, Heike Hildebrandt, Polycarpos-Christos Patsalis, Matthias Totzeck, Petra Mummel, Tienush Rassaf, Rolf Alexander Jánosi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that standard risk scores inaccurately reflect risk in TAVI cohorts. The assessment of mortality risk upon post-interventional ICU admission is important to optimizing clinical management. This study sought to determine outcomes and factors affecting mortality in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and to analyze and compare the predictive values of SAPS II and EuroSCORE. METHODS AND FINDINGS: 214 consecutive patients treated with transfemoral TAVI (2006-2012) admitted to the ICU in an academic tertiary-care university hospital, were included in this retrospective data analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861258/septic-participation-in-cardiogenic-shock-exposure-to-bacterial-endotoxin
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Paula Ramirez, Esther Villarreal, Monica Gordon, María Dolores Gómez, Luis de Hevia, Karla Vacacela, Teresa Gisbert, Adrian Quinzá, Jesús Ruiz, Ricardo Alonso, Juan Bonastre, Jordi Vila
OBJECTIVE: In cardiogenic shock (CS), presence of fever, leukocytosis, relatively low systemic vascular resistances and high serum procalcitonin levels are quite frequent and recurrently involve the search for an infectious complication. We hypothesized that endotoxin exposure in CS could explain this sepsis-like syndrome. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective observational study of consecutive CS patients admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU). Patients were followed during the first three days after SC onset...
November 15, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859613/serial-measurement-of-presepsin-procalcitonin-and-crp-in-the-early-postoperative-period-and-the-response-to-antithymocyte-globulin-administration-after-heart-transplantation
#5
Janka Franeková, Peter Sečník, Petra Lavríková, Zdenek Kubíček, Lenka Hošková, Eva Kieslichová, Antonín Jabor
Differentiation between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis in surgical patients is of crucial significance. Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) are widely used biomarkers, but PCT becomes compromised after antithymocyte globulin (ATG) administration, and CRP exhibits limited specificity. Presepsin has been suggested as an alternative biomarker of sepsis. This study aims to demonstrate the role of presepsin in patients after heart transplantation (HTx). Plasma presepsin, PCT and CRP were measured in 107 patients serially for up to 10 days following HTx...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857510/the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-serum-procalcitonin-for-bacteremia-in-critically-ill-children
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Marianne E Nellis, Steven Pon, Ashley E Giambrone, Nana E Coleman, Jonathan Reiss, Elizabeth Mauer, Bruce M Greenwald
BACKGROUND: Bacterial sepsis is frequently encountered in children admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) and requires early recognition and treatment. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a serum biomarker with a high sensitivity to predict bacteremia in critically-ill adults. This study sought to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of PCT for bacteremia in febrile children in the PICU. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used data from children admitted to the PICU from October 2010 to October 2012...
November 2016: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: IDCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851076/1440-validation-of-the-elecsys-brahms-procalcitonin-assay-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-or-septic-shock
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Beverly Handy, Prentiss Jones, Richard Ostlund, Philipp Schuetz, Andrej Schwabe, Sascha Johannes, Jingzi Sherman, Nathan Shapiro
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851021/1385-evaluation-of-procalcitonin-directed-treatment-of-sepsis-in-pediatric-intensive-care-patients
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Nam Tran, Kelly Lima, Rachel Caynak, Camila Scobino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832977/development-and-validation-of-a-parsimonious-and-pragmatic-charm-score-to-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-suspected-sepsis
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Kuan-Fu Chen, Su-Hsun Liu, Chih-Huang Li, Chin-Chieh Wu, Chung-Hsien Chaou, I-Shiang Tzeng, Yu-Hsiang Hsieh, Gerald N Blaney, Zhen-Ying Liu, Shih-Tsung Han, Yi-Lin Chan
BACKGROUND: We aimed to derive and validate a parsimonious and pragmatic clinical prediction rule using the concepts of Predisposition, Infection, Response, and Organ Dysfunction to predict in-hospital mortality; and to compare it with other prediction rules, as well as with conventional biomarkers for evaluating the mortality risk of patients with suspected sepsis in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We conducted a pragmatic cohort study with consecutive ED patients aged 18 or older with documented diagnostic codes of infection and two sets of blood culture ordered by physicians between 2010 and 2012 in a tertiary teaching hospital...
November 3, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831972/the-role-of-thioredoxin-1-in-suppression-sepsis-through-inhibiting-mitochonrial-induced-apoptosis-in-spleen
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Guobing Chen, Xiang Li, Mengbing Huang, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Ye Li, Xiaoqin Mao, Jie Bai
Sepsis is a serious public health issue and the leading cause of death in critically ill patients in intensive care units. Thioredoxin-1 (Trx-1) is a protein of regulating redox, as well as a modulator of inflammation and apoptosis. Our previous study reported that Trx-1 decreased endoplasmic reticulum mediated inflammation involved in lung in a model of experimental sepsis. However, its effect on mitochondrial -mediated apoptosis in spleen has not been reported. We studied whether Trx-1 could prevent spleen cells apoptosis in sepsis...
November 9, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830020/evaluation-of-a-research-use-only-luminex-based-assay-for-measurement-of-procalcitonin-in-serum-samples
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Charles Garrigan, Jennifer Han, Pam Tolomeo, Katherine J Johnson, Stephen R Master, Ebbing Lautenbach, Irving Nachamkin
Research use only (RUO) assays do not undergo a validation process similar to test kits used for clinical purposes. Several studies have suggested that RUO assays need to be validated prior to use in any research studies. We evaluated a research use only Luminex platform based assay for measuring serum procalcitonin levels (Bio-Plex Pro(TM) Human Acute Phase Multiplex Assay, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Hercules, CA) for comparability with an FDA cleared assay for procalcitonin (VIDAS B.R.A.H.M.S. PCT Assay, bioMérieux, Durham, NC)...
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829181/effect-of-thoracic-epidural-block-on-infection-induced-inflammatory-response-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Asha Tyagi, Anuradha Bansal, Shukla Das, Ashok Kumar Sethi, Aanchal Kakkar
PURPOSE: Epidural block decreases inflammation and oxidative stress in experimental models of sepsis as well as after surgery. There is, however, no clinical evidence evaluating its effect on infection-induced inflammatory process. The present trial evaluated the effect of thoracic epidural block (TEB) on systemic inflammatory response in patients with small intestinal perforation peritonitis. Outcome measures included systemic levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-10, procalcitonin, and C-reactive protein and postoperative Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment scores...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825177/diagnostic-value-of-presepsin-in-detection-of-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
#13
Abdurrahman A Ozdemir, Yusuf Elgormus
Objective The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of presepsin in both diagnosis and follow-up of early-onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) and also to compare its effectiveness with C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT). Methods A total of 29 term infants with EOS group and 40 term infants with control group were included in this study. Before initiating therapy, blood samples for whole blood count, CRP, PCT, presepsin, and culture were obtained from all neonates (T0). This procedure was repeated two times at 72 hours (T3) and day 7 (T7)...
November 8, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823961/antagonistic-sepsis-markers-serum-gelsolin-and-actin-gelsolin-ratio
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Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Péter Kustán, Diána Mühl, Andrea Ludány, Beáta Bugyi, Tamás Kőszegi
OBJECTIVES: For appropriate sepsis care, prognostic laboratory markers are mandatory. The aim of our study was to evaluate the predictive value of serum actin, gelsolin and the recently defined actin/gelsolin ratio during sepsis by comparison it to classical clinical and inflammatory laboratory parameters. DESIGN & METHODS: We analyzed sera of severe septic (n=32) and SIRS (n=12) patients for 5days. Ophthalmologic patients (n=27) served as controls. Besides serum actin, gelsolin and actin/gelsolin ratios classical laboratory parameters (WBC count, serum procalcitonin, hsCRP) and clinical scores (APACHE II, SAPS II, SOFA), were also assessed...
November 4, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27823951/diagnostic-accuracy-of-presepsin-scd14-st-as-a-biomarker-of-infection-and-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department
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Luis García de Guadiana Romualdo, Patricia Esteban Torrella, Sergio Rebollo Acebes, María Dolores Albaladejo Otón, Roberto Jiménez Sánchez, Ana Hernando Holgado, Enrique Jiménez Santos, Alejandro Ortín Freire
BACKGROUND: Presepsin is a promising biomarker for the diagnosis and prognosis of sepsis. However, results reported about its value to diagnose sepsis in an emergency department (ED) are controversial, probably due to differences in the design of the studies. We have evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of presepsin for infection and sepsis, compared with procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP), in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected infection. METHODS: 223 patients with suspected infection were enrolled for the study...
November 4, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793578/diagnostic-value-of-sepsis-biomarkers-in-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-recipients-in-a-condition-of-high-prevalence-of-gram-negative-pathogens
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Igor Stoma, Igor Karpov, Anatoly Uss, Oleg Rummo, Natalia Milanovich, Igor Iskrov
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: A decision about the need for antimicrobial therapy in a patient with febrile neutropenia after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is often complicated because of the low frequency of culture isolation and reduced clinical manifestation of infection. Usefulness and choice of sepsis biomarkers to distinguish bloodstream infection (BSI) from other causes of febrile episode is still argued in HSCT recipients in modern epidemiological situations characterized by the emergence of highly resistant gram-negative microorganisms...
October 20, 2016: Hematology/oncology and Stem Cell Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788141/study-of-early-elevated-gas6-plasma-level-as-a-predictor-of-mortality-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-patients-with-sepsis
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Grégoire Stalder, Yok Ai Que, Sara Calzavarini, Laurent Burnier, Christophe Kosinski, Pierluigi Ballabeni, Thierry Roger, Thierry Calandra, Michel A Duchosal, Lucas Liaudet, Philippe Eggimann, Anne Angelillo-Scherrer
BACKGROUND: Growth arrest-specific gene 6 (Gas6), a vitamin K-dependent protein interacting with anionic phospholipids and TAM tyrosine kinase receptors, is elevated in plasma of septic patients. Previous studies did not find different levels between survivors and non-survivors at admission because either they included a low number of patients (<50) or a low number of non-survivors (5%). OBJECTIVES: To determine, in a larger cohort of septic patients comprising an expected number of non-survivors, the performance of the plasma level of Gas6 and its soluble receptor Axl (sAxl) within 24 hours of admission to predict in-ICU mortality...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768925/emodin-alleviates-jejunum-injury-in-rats-with-sepsis-by-inhibiting-inflammation-response
#18
Yi-Kun Chen, Ying-Kun Xu, Hao Zhang, Jiang-Tao Yin, Xin Fan, Da-Dong Liu, Hai-Yan Fu, Bing Wan
Emodin is an anthraquinone derived from Chinese herb that exerts anti-inflammation effects. This study aimed to investigate whether emodin provides the protection for jejunum injury by inhibiting inflammation. We established a model of sepsis caused by cecal ligation and puncture. Forty-eight male Wistar rats were divided into four groups (n=12). Jejunum injury was assessed by pathological examination. The activity of pJAK1/pSTAT3 and protein levels of Bcl-2 and Bax were detected by Western blot analysis. Inflammatory factors IL-6, TNF-α and procalcitonin were detected by ELISA...
October 18, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767977/can-leukocyte-antisedimentation-rate-lar-%C3%A2-predict-septic-complications-and%C3%A2-critical-care-survival-early-in%C3%A2-polytrauma-and-burn-victims
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Martin Rozanovic, Csaba Csontos, Lajos Bogár, Lívia Szélig, Tímea Bocskai, Patrícia Kovács, Marianna Matancic, Attila Miseta, Csaba Loibl
BACKGROUND: In polytrauma and burn injury Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS) develops. SIRS is presented in many hospitalized patients, including those who never develop infection or sepsis. Both in SIRS and sepsis the leukocyte activation occurs. In acute phase reaction leukocytes' upward flotation i.e. leukocyte antisedimentation rate (LAR) can indicate infectious origin. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive power of LAR, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) levels regarding mortality risk and development of septic complications...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757046/ability-of-procalcitonin-to-diagnose-bacterial-infection-and-bacteria-types-compared-with-blood-culture-findings
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Yuji Watanabe, Nozomi Oikawa, Maya Hariu, Ryota Fuke, Masafumi Seki
Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein serve as biomarkers of infection in patients with sepsis/bacteremia. The present study assessed the clinical characteristics of 280 patients with suspected sepsis who were admitted to Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University Hospital between January 2012 and December 2013. Among the patients, 133 and 147 were positive and negative for PCT, respectively. Patients who were PCT positive were older and more frequently male, had reduced levels of platelets and albumin, and increased levels of aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, blood urea nitrogen, creatinine, and C-reactive protein...
2016: International Journal of General Medicine
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