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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810889/dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-and-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-cortisol-ratio-in-cirrhotic-patients-with-septic-shock-another-sign-of-hepatoadrenal-syndrome
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Ming-Hung Tsai, Hui-Chun Huang, Yun-Shing Peng, Yung-Chang Chen, Ya-Chung Tian, Chih-Wei Yang, Jau-Min Lien, Ji-Tseng Fang, Cheng-Shyong Wu, Sen-Yung Hsieh, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: Cirrhotic patients are susceptible to sepsis and critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI). Dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS) is a corticotropin-dependent adrenal androgen, which has immunostimulating and antiglucocorticoid effects. Considering the synchronized synthesis of cortisol and DHEAS and their opposing effects to each other, investigators have proposed measuring these two hormones as a ratio. Severe sepsis has been associated with low DHEAS, especially relative to high cortisol...
August 15, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809746/analytical-evaluation-of-the-performances-of-diazyme-and-brahms-procalcitonin-applied-to-roche-cobas-in-comparison-with-brahms-pct-sensitive-kryptor
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Ferruccio Ceriotti, Irene Marino, Andrea Motta, Anna Carobene
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a recognized marker of sepsis, and its use is expanding to antibiotic stewardship. The aim of this study was the evaluation of two methods: Diazyme PCT on Roche Cobas c702 (PCT-D) and BRAHMS PCT on Roche Cobas e602 analyzers (PCT-BR) in comparison with BRAHMS PCT-sensitive Kryptor (PCT-BK). METHODS: Imprecision was assessed at six critical concentrations following the CLSI EP5-A3; limits of detection (LoDs) were checked according to CLSI EP17-A2; linearity was tested, and method comparison was performed on 239 serum samples...
August 15, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803860/intestinal-permeability-changes-systemic-endotoxemia-inflammatory-serum-markers-and-sepsis-after-whipple-s-operation-for-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-head
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Mario Schietroma, Beatrice Pessia, Francesco Carlei, Gianfranco Amicucci
POURPOSE: The aim was to evaluate the relationship between failure of gut barrier function, inflammatory markers and septic complications after pancreatoduodenectomy for pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODOLOGY: 44 patients were enrolled in this prospective observational clinical study and underwent curative open pancreatoduodenectomy for adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas. All patients underwent assessment of intestinal permeability using the lactulose/manitol excretions ratios (L/M ratio), endotoxemia, IL-1β, IL-6, CRP, and elastase levels before surgery and on postoperative days 1, 3 and 7...
July 29, 2017: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799580/risk-prediction-of-acute-kidney-injury-by-timp-2-%C3%A2-igfbp7
#4
M Kimmel, M Schanz, M D Alscher
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a common syndrome with increased mortality, a heavy burden of illness and high cost. The Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) criteria for staging of AKI have been validated in large patient cohorts and classify AKI into three stages. In order to achieve prevention or early therapy, the focus of scientific interest is early detection and risk prediction of AKI. The combination of the two cell cycle arrest markers [TIMP-2]·[IGFBP7] in the urine shows good results in the risk prediction of AKI in different clinical settings (intensive care medicine, sepsis, cardiac surgery, emergency department)...
June 2017: Drugs of Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797204/immunologic-biomarkers-for-diagnostic-of-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis
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Mohammad Yousef Memar, Naser Alizadeh, Mojtaba Varshochi, Hossein Samadi Kafil
Accurate identification of early onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) is challenging. Blood culture has been considered as a gold standard method but the identification of EOS is intricate by a high false-negative results. This review provides an overview of biomarkers as indicators for the diagnosis of EOS. There is an affluence of studies appraising diagnostic indicators in the identification of EOS. Acute-phase reactants, cytokines and cell surface antigens have been investigated as indicators for EOS, but none of them are presently in routine clinical setting...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794881/procalcitonin-a-promising-diagnostic-marker-for-sepsis-and-antibiotic-therapy
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REVIEW
Ashitha L Vijayan, Vanimaya, Shilpa Ravindran, R Saikant, S Lakshmi, R Kartik, Manoj G
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is a global healthcare problem, characterized by whole body inflammation in response to microbial infection, which leads to organ dysfunction. It is becoming a frequent complication in hospitalized patients. Early and differential diagnosis of sepsis is needed critically to avoid unnecessary usage of antimicrobial agents and for proper antibiotic treatments through the screening of biomarkers that sustains with diagnostic significance. MAIN BODY OF ABSTRACT: Current targeting conventional markers (C-reactive protein, white blood cell, tumour necrosis factor-α, interleukins, etc...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792885/fish-oil-containing-lipid-emulsions-in-adult-parenteral-nutrition-a-review-of-the-evidence
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Osman Abbasoglu, Gil Hardy, William Manzanares, Alessandro Pontes-Arruda
BACKGROUND: There is evidence from laboratory and animal studies that fish oil-containing intravenous lipid emulsions (FOC-IVLEs) have a beneficial effect on inflammation and the immune response, suggesting a possible clinical benefit. Clinical studies of FOC-IVLEs have reported mixed results. The aim of this review is to present findings from recent randomized controlled clinical trials and other quality clinical studies investigating the effects of administering intravenous fish oil alone or as part of a multilipid emulsion and to examine the quality of these studies in an objective, evidence-based manner...
August 1, 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791853/neutrophil-cd64-as-a-diagnostic-marker-for-neonatal-sepsis-meta-analysis
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Ji Dai, Wenjie Jiang, Zhigang Min, Jian Yang, Yongfei Tan, Tieliang Ma, Zhijun Ge
BACKGROUND: Neutrophil CD64 (nCD64) is a promising marker for diagnosing bacterial infections. Several studies have investigated the performance of nCD64 for diagnosing neonatal sepsis and the results are variable. Interest in nCD64 for detecting serious bacterial infections is increasing rapidly. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to carry out a meta-analysis to systematically evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of nCD64 in neonatal sepsis. As far as the authors know, no previous studies have undertaken this...
March 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777420/procalcitonin-level-as-a-surrogate-for-catheter-related-blood-stream-infection-among-hemodialysis-patients
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Mahmoud Hamada Imam, Eman Gamal
INTRODUCTION: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a frequent complication among hemodialysis patients who usually are presented with nonspecific signs such as fever, rigors, and hypotension. Blood culture will take up to 5 days and antimicrobials will be started. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a valid marker in sepsis. Our goal in this study is to evaluate its usefulness as a diagnostic marker in detecting CRBSI among hemodialysis patients who present with suspected CRBSI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Thirty-one hemodialysis patients with suspected CRBSI were enrolled in this study...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771573/human-leucocyte-antigen-hla-dr-gene-expression-is-reduced-in-sepsis-and-correlates-with-impaired-tnf%C3%AE-response-a-diagnostic-tool-for-immunosuppression
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Martin Sebastian Winkler, Anne Rissiek, Marion Priefler, Edzard Schwedhelm, Linda Robbe, Antonia Bauer, Corinne Zahrte, Christian Zoellner, Stefan Kluge, Axel Nierhaus
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is defined as a dysregulated immune response to infection. Impaired immune response in sepsis, often described as endotoxin tolerance, is characterized by unresponsiveness of monocytes on lipopolysaccharide (LPS) stimulation to release tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα). Furthermore, decreased monocyte surface protein expression of human leucocyte antigen DR (HLA-DR) is a marker for changes of the innate immune response during sepsis. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) and flow-cytometry (FACS) have been used to measure protein or gene expression of HLA-DR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769538/cytokine-kinetics-in-febrile-neutropenic-children-insights-on-the-usefulness-as-sepsis-biomarkers-influence-of-filgrastim-and-behavior-of-the-il-23-il-17-pathway
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Orlei Ribeiro de Araujo, Reinaldo Salomão, Milena Karina Coló Brunialti, Dafne Cardoso Bourguignon da Silva, Andreza Almeida Senerchia, Fabianne Altruda de Moraes Costa Carlesse, Antonio Sergio Petrilli
BACKGROUND: The study aimed to describe the kinetics of various cytokines from day 1 to day 14 of the onset of fever in neutropenic children and to evaluate their performances as discriminators of sepsis in the first 24 hours of fever, the possible influence of filgrastim, and the functioning of the IL-23/IL-17 axis. METHODS: IL-1β, TNF-α, IL-10, IL-12/23p40, IL-21, IL-6, IL-8, IL-17, G-CSF, and GM-CSF were measured in plasma on days 1, 2, 3, 5, and 14 from the onset of fever in 35 patients...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769143/zonulin-a-potential-marker-of-intestine-injury-in-newborns
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Anna Tarko, Anna Suchojad, Marta Michalec, Małgorzata Majcherczyk, Aniceta Brzozowska, Iwona Maruniak-Chudek
INTRODUCTION: Zonulin (ZO), a new diagnostic biomarker of intestinal permeability, was tested in newborns presenting symptoms of infection and/or inflammation of the gut or being at risk of intestinal pathology. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Serum ZO was assessed in 81 newborns diagnosed with sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), rotavirus infection, and gastroschisis, also in extremely low gestational age babies, and in controls (healthy newborns). ZO concentration was compared to C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) values, leucocyte and platelet count, basic demographic data, and the value of the Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768258/septic-complications-after-resection-for-middle-or-low-rectal-cancer-role-of-gut-barrier-function-and-inflammatory-serum-markers
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Mario Schietroma, Beatrice Pessia, Sara Colozzi, Francesco Carlei, Marco Clementi, Gianfranco Amicucci, Stefano Guadagni
BACKGROUND: The focus of this study was to understand the relationship between the failure of gut barrier function, inflammatory markers and septic complications after resection for extraperitoneal rectal cancer. METHODS: One hundred seven patients were enrolled into this prospective observational study and underwent open colorectal resection for extraperitoneal cancer. All patients underwent an assessment of intestinal permeability (L/M ratio), endotoxemia, interleukin-1β (IL-1β), interleukin-6 (IL-6), C-reactive protein (CRP) and elastase levels before surgery and on postoperative days 1, 3, and 7...
August 3, 2017: Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767543/lactate-and-immunosuppression-in-sepsis
#14
Benjamin Nolt, Fei Tu, Xiaohui Wang, Tuanzhu Ha, Randi Winter, David L Williams, Chuanfu Li
Serum lactate levels are traditionally interpreted as a marker of tissue hypoxia and often used clinically as an indicator of severity and outcome of sepsis/septic shock. Interestingly, recent studies involving the effects of tumor-derived lactate suggest that lactate itself may have an immunosuppressive effect in its local environment. This finding adds to the recent advances in immunometabolism that shed light on the importance of metabolism and metabolic intermediates in the regulation of innate immune and inflammatory responses in sepsis...
August 1, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766696/serial-perioperative-cell-free-dna-levels-in-donors-and-recipients-undergoing-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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K Prakash, S Aggarwal, S Bhardwaj, G Ramakrishna, C K Pandey
BACKGROUND: Effect of anaesthesia and surgery on cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is not known. Given that surgical stress augments inflammation and injury, we hypothesized that levels of cfDNA will fluctuate during perioperative period. Therefore, in this study serial perioperative cfDNA concentration was measured in donors and recipients undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: Baseline, post-induction, intraoperative and post-operative plasma cfDNA levels were evaluated in 21 donors and recipients each, by Sytox green method...
August 2, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765498/are-serum-amyloid-a-or-d-lactate-useful-to-diagnose-synovial-contamination-or-sepsis-in-horses
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Claire S Robinson, Ellen R Singer, Martina Piviani, Luis M Rubio-Martinez
Synovial sepsis in horses is life threatening and accurate diagnosis allowing prompt treatment is warranted. This study assessed the diagnostic value of serum amyloid A (SAA) and D-lactate in blood and synovial fluid (SF) as diagnostic markers of synovial sepsis in horses and correlated them with total nucleated cell count (TNCC), percentage of neutrophils (%N) and total protein (TP) in SF. Blood and SF SAA and D-lactate concentrations were determined in a case-control observational study including 112 horses (38 with synovial contamination or sepsis (SCS), 66 with non-septic intra-synovial pathology (NSISP) and 8 controls)...
August 1, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763506/the-delta-neutrophil-index-is-a-prognostic-factor-for-postoperative-mortality-in-patients-with-sepsis-caused-by-peritonitis
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Jong Wan Kim, Jun Ho Park, Doo Jin Kim, Won Hyuk Choi, Jin Cheol Cheong, Jeong Yeon Kim
INTRODUCTION: The delta neutrophil index (DNI) represents the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes and is a marker of infection and sepsis. Our objective was to evaluate the usefulness of DNI for predicting in-hospital mortality within 30 days after surgery in patients with sepsis caused by peritonitis by means of comparing DNI, white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil percentage, and C-reactive protein (CRP) before and after surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of demographic, clinical, and laboratory data...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759530/sevoflurane-attenuates-systemic-inflammation-compared-with-propofol-but-does-not-modulate-neuro-inflammation-a-laboratory-rat-study
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Beatrice Beck-Schimmer, Lukas Baumann, Tanja Restin, Philipp Eugster, Melanie Hasler, Christa Booy, Martin Schläpfer
BACKGROUND: Septic encephalopathy is believed to be a result of neuro-inflammation possibly triggered by endotoxins, such as lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Modulation of the immune system is a property of volatile anaesthetics. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the systemic and cerebral inflammatory response in a LPS-induced sepsis model in rats. We compared two different sedation strategies, intravenous propofol and the volatile anaesthetic sevoflurane, with the hypothesis that the latter may attenuate neuro-inflammatory processes...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758124/the-analysis-of-etiology-and-risk-factors-for-192-cases-of-neonatal-sepsis
#19
Ting Xiao, Li-Ping Chen, Hui Liu, SiSi Xie, Yan Luo, Ding-Chang Wu
This study aimed to investigate the etiology and risk factors of neonatal sepsis. A retrospective analysis was conducted on 192 patients with sepsis from August 2013 to March 2015. One hundred and six healthy neonates were used as the control group. Logistic regression was used to analyze the risk factors and ROC curve analysis performed in laboratory which indicated a significant correlation. The results of univariate analysis showed that postnatal age, body weight, and parity were significantly related to neonatal sepsis (P < 0...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757821/advances-in-the-diagnosis-of-sepsis-hydrogen-sulfide-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-septic-shock-severity
#20
Miha Košir, Matej Podbregar
Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is a third known gasotransmitter. Most of the time it was knows as a poisonous gas. In last 30 years, we are seeing change in its perception. Scientists have discovered its major role in different organ systems. It is endogenously produced in various tissues and its production is influenced by many factors. In normal, physiological conditions only 20% of H2S is in its free form. The role of H2S is very wide. It acts as a signaling molecule, has influence on vascular tone, inflammatory response, scavenges reactive oxygen species, can be cytoprotective and can even reduce the extent of myocardial ischemia...
May 2017: EJIFCC
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