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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785872/effect-evaluation-on-use-of-bedside-fiber-bronchoscope-in-treating-stroke-associated-pneumonia
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Qiu Han, Chun Chen, Hai-Qin Hu, Jun Shen, Guang Yang, Bin Chen, Lei Xia
Background The bedside fiber bronchoscope has been widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease. This study aims to assess the effect of using bedside fiber bronchoscope in sputum suction and alveolar lavage for treatment of stroke-associated pneumonia (SAP), compared with the use of conventional suction catheter. Methods One hundred and six patients with SAP were randomly divided into control group (n = 53) and experimental group (n = 53) for a controlled study. Patients in the two groups were conventionally treated with phlegm-resolving and anti-infective therapy...
May 22, 2018: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783937/enterococcus-gallinarum-meningitis-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Bo Zhao, Mao Sheng Ye, Rui Zheng
BACKGROUND: As an opportunistic pathogen, E. gallinarum mainly leads to nosocomial infections, and it's multi-drug resistance has gained more and more attention. Central nervous system infections caused by E. gallinarum are rare, but have been reported more often in recent years. The previous cases were generally secondary to neurosurgery, especially ventriculoperitoneal shunts. In recent years, the cases largely occurred in patients with impaired immune function. The patient in our report may have had dual risk factors (immune impairment and an invasive surgical procedure)...
May 21, 2018: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781385/procalcitonin-guided-use-of-antibiotics-for-lower-respiratory-tract-infection
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David T Huang, Donald M Yealy, Michael R Filbin, Aaron M Brown, Chung-Chou H Chang, Yohei Doi, Michael W Donnino, Jonathan Fine, Michael J Fine, Michelle A Fischer, John M Holst, Peter C Hou, John A Kellum, Feras Khan, Michael C Kurz, Shahram Lotfipour, Frank LoVecchio, Octavia M Peck-Palmer, Francis Pike, Heather Prunty, Robert L Sherwin, Lauren Southerland, Thomas Terndrup, Lisa A Weissfeld, Jonathan Yabes, Derek C Angus
Background The effect of procalcitonin-guided use of antibiotics on treatment for suspected lower respiratory tract infection is unclear. Methods In 14 U.S. hospitals with high adherence to quality measures for the treatment of pneumonia, we provided guidance for clinicians about national clinical practice recommendations for the treatment of lower respiratory tract infections and the interpretation of procalcitonin assays. We then randomly assigned patients who presented to the emergency department with a suspected lower respiratory tract infection and for whom the treating physician was uncertain whether antibiotic therapy was indicated to one of two groups: the procalcitonin group, in which the treating clinicians were provided with real-time initial (and serial, if the patient was hospitalized) procalcitonin assay results and an antibiotic use guideline with graded recommendations based on four tiers of procalcitonin levels, or the usual-care group...
May 20, 2018: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781374/april-and-staci-could-be-predictors-of-severe-multiorgan-dysfunction-syndrome-in-sepsis
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Dajana F Lendak, Dunja M Mihajlović, Aleksandra S Novakov-Mikić, Jasmina M Boban, Milan Ubavić, Snežana V Brkić
Although the role of B cells in sepsis immunoregulation has become an interesting topic, there is lack of data on the role of B cell function regulators in prediction of multiorgan dysfunction syndrome (MODS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of A Proliferation Inducing Ligand (APRIL) and soluble Transmembrane Activator and CAML Interactor Protein (sTACI), the main B cell function regulators, in prediction of MODS development within the first 48h after admission to intensive care unit, among septic patients...
May 21, 2018: Virulence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779437/procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-as-markers-of-infection-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-the-controversy-continues
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E El-Serougy, H S Zayed, N M Ibrahim, L A Maged
Objective The objective of this paper is to investigate the utility of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as markers of infection in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients. Patients and methods Sixty-nine SLE patients with symptoms and signs of infection proved by culture and/or a favorable response to antibiotics and 69 SLE patients without infection were included. Serum PCT and plasma high-sensitivity CRP were assessed by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Results SLE patients with infection had a significantly higher level of CRP than those without infection ((median (IQR) 104...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777476/comparison-of-procalcitonin-a-potentially-new-inflammatory-biomarker-of-frailty-to-interleukin-6-and-c-reactive-protein-among-older-chinese-hospitalized-patients
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Ying Yang, Qiukui Hao, Joseph H Flaherty, Li Cao, Jianghua Zhou, Li Su, Yanjiao Shen, Birong Dong
AIM: Procalcitonin (PCT) has predictive value for patients with infectious diseases, but has not been studied in frailty. The purpose of this study was to compare PCT to two other inflammatory biomarkers [interleukin-6 (IL-6)] and C-reactive protein (CRP) in their association with frailty among older hospitalized patients. METHODS: Retrospective study of inpatients (June-December, 2016), who had all three biomarkers measured within 24 h of admission. Frailty was defined according to the Chinese version of a validated frailty scale...
May 17, 2018: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777383/predictive-value-of-pct-and-il-6-for-bacterial-infection-in-children-with-cancer-and-febrile-neutropenia
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Hilde T van der Galiën, Erik A H Loeffen, Karin G E Miedema, Wim J E Tissing
PURPOSE: Only a third of children with cancer and febrile neutropenia (FN) have a proven bacterial infection; nevertheless, most children are hospitalized and treated with intravenous antibiotics. Several biomarkers have been proposed as predictive markers for bacterial infection in this population. We aimed to evaluate the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and procalcitonin (PCT) in diagnosing bacterial infection in children with cancer and FN. METHODS: The study population was derived from a prospective database (2006-2013, IL-8 study) comprising children with cancer who presented with FN...
May 19, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775092/a-prospective-multi-centre-us-clinical-trial-to-determine-accuracy-of-febridx-point-of-care-testing-for-acute-upper-respiratory-infections-with-and-without-a-confirmed-fever
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Nathan I Shapiro, Wesley H Self, Jeffrey Rosen, Stephan C Sharp, Michael R Filbin, Peter C Hou, Amisha D Parekh, Michael C Kurz, Robert Sambursky
BACKGROUND: FebriDx is a 10-minute disposable point-of-care test designed to identify clinically significant systemic host immune responses and aid in the differentiation of bacterial and viral respiratory infection by simultaneously detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) and myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) from a fingerstick blood sample. FebriDx diagnostic accuracy was evaluated in the emergency room and urgent care setting. METHODS: A prospective, multicentre, observational cohort study of acute upper respiratory tract infections (URIs), with and without a confirmed fever at the time of enrolment, was performed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FebriDx to identify clinically significant bacterial infection with host response and acute pathogenic viral infection...
May 18, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772055/the-role-of-procalcitonin-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-infections-in-the-field-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology
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Gabriel Levin, Amihai Rottenstreich
We read the editorial by Tujula et al. with great interest (1). They described the role of procalcitonin as biomarker for the diagnosis of infection and monitoring of antibiotic treatment. Despite their meticulous citation data collection, several important issues need further consideration.In their report, the authors have claimed that 'proclacitonin seems to be a useful biomarker for severe bacterial infections and this is likely to be the case also in Obstetrics and Gynecology'. This article is protected by copyright...
May 17, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768536/comparison-of-platelet-rich-plasma-versus-fibrin-glue-on-colonic-anastomoses-in-rats
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Yusuf Kenan Daglioglu, Ozgul Duzgun, Inanc Samil Sarici, Kemal Turker Ulutas
PURPOSE: To compare platelet rich plasma (PRP) and fibrin glue about the effect of anastomotic healing. METHODS: Thirty six Wistar-Albino male rats diveded into 3 groups according to control(Group1), PRP (Group 2) and fibrin glue(Tisseel VH) (Group 3). The colon was transected with scissor and subsequently an end to end anastomosis was performed using continuous one layer 6/0 vicryl sutures. Postoperative 7th day effect of anastomotic healing measuring with tissue hydroxyproline(TH) level and anastomotic bursting pressure(ABP); moreover comparison of cytokine (IL-6 and IL-10) and procalcitonin levels on 1st,3rd and 7th days...
April 2018: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768131/a-new-scoring-system-to-predict-blood-stream-infections-in-patients-with-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-experience-from-a-tertiary-referral-hospital-in-china
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Jinjian Huang, Jianan Ren, Luise Brakert, Jiao Jiao, Qinjie Liu, Gefei Wang, Xiuwen Wu, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND: This purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of blood stream infections (BSIs) on the prognosis of patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (IAIs) and to make predictions based on patients' characteristics on admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred eighty-seven patients with complicated IAI in 2014 and 2015 were included in our retrospective analysis, except for those diagnosed with central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs)...
May 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765215/in-vivo-investigation-on-the-chronic-hepatotoxicity-induced-by-intraperitoneal-administration-of-10-nm-silicon-dioxide-nanoparticles
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Mansour Almansour, Saud Alarifi, Bashir Jarrar
Background: Silicon dioxide (silica) nanoparticles (SDNPs) are widely used in nanotechnology and medicine, but these nanomaterials may carry a high risk for human health while little is known about their toxicity. Methods: We investigated the alterations in morphometry, biochemistry, hematology, histology of liver tissue and gene expression of drug-metabolizing enzymes induced by 10-nm SDNPs. Healthy male Wistar albino rats were exposed to 20, 35 and 50 repeated injections of SDNPs (2 mg/kg body weight)...
2018: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764552/-construction-of-death-early-warning-model-for-patients-with-septic-myocardial-depression-a-retrospective-analysis-of-129-patients
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Jianping Huang, Yangqing Zhou, Haifen Liu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the death risk factors of septic myocardial depression (SMD) and their predictive effect, and to set up a death early-warning model. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The patients with SMD admitted to emergency department and rescue room of Beilun Branch of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University Medical College from January 2015 to November 2017 were enrolled. The patients were divided into survival group and non-survival group according to 28-day outcome, and the gender, age, and the initial examination parameters [white blood cell (WBC) count, neutrophil (Neut) count, activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), procalcitonin (PCT), D-dimer, C-reactive protein (CRP), cardiac troponin I (cTnI), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), left ventricular end-diastolic diameter (LVEDD), and left atrium diameter (LAD)] of both groups were compared...
May 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762845/peritoneal-dialysis-effectively-removes-toxic-substances-and-improves-liver-functions-of-liver-failure-patients
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W-X Zhao, X-M Liu, C-M Yu, H Xu, J-R Dai, H-Y Chen, L Li, F Chen, Y-L Ou, Z-K Zhao
OBJECTIVE: Liver failure (LF) is a clinically complex disorder that characterizes with hepatic dysfunction. This study aimed at observing the therapeutic effects of peritoneal dialysis on liver function in LF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study involves 62 patients diagnosed as LF hospitalized from February 2005 to December 2016. The 62 LF patients were randomly divided into 3 groups, including artificial liver applying plasma exchange group (PE, n = 28), peritoneal dialysis group (PD, n = 22), and conservative treatment group (CT, n=12)...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760745/diagnostic-value-of-decoy-receptor-3-combined-with-procalcitonin-and-soluble-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-for-sepsis
#15
Jing-Jing Zhao, Xiao-Li Lou, Hong-Wei Chen, Feng-Ting Zhu, Yan-Qiang Hou
The levels of decoy receptor 3 (DcR3), soluble urokinase type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and procalcitonin (PCT) are significantly increased in sepsis. We investigated the diagnostic value of DcR3 combined with suPAR and PCT in sepsis. Patients with sepsis, non-infectious systemic inflammatory response comprehensive syndrome (SIRS) and healthy controls were recruited according to the diagnostic standard. We measured DcR3, suPAR, PCT, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP), and the diagnostic value was evaluated by receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves...
2018: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754857/comparison-of-normal-saline-versus-lactated-ringer-s-solution-for-fluid-resuscitation-in-patients-with-mild-acute-pancreatitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sararak Choosakul, Kamin Harinwan, Sakkarin Chirapongsathorn, Krit Opuchar, Theeranun Sanpajit, Wanich Piyanirun, Chaipichit Puttapitakpong
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Aggressive fluid resuscitation is recommended for initial management of acute pancreatitis. However, there are few studies which focus on types of fluid therapy. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial in patients with acute pancreatitis. The patients were randomized into two groups. Each group received Normal Saline solution (NSS) or Lactated Ringer's solution (LRS) through a goal-directed fluid resuscitation protocol. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) at 24 and 48 h, mortality, presence of local complications and inflammatory markers were measured...
May 7, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754604/electrochemiluminescence-immunoassay-based-on-site-specific-labeling-using-a-histidine-binding-iridium-iii-solvento-complex
#17
Ming Zhou, Ying Xia
Histidine bound bis-cyclometalated iridium (III) complexes were found to be luminescent in previous studies. This work demonstrates that the luminophores could be excited electrochemically and the electrogenerated chemiluminescence was observed in both homogeneous solutions and on the surface of magnetic beads. The findings laid a foundation for novel ECL immunoassay methodology featuring site-specific labeling of antibodies and on-site formation of signal-generating units. Taking use of the findings and the unique advantages of the site-specific labeling approach, a sandwich immunoassay for a clinically important biomarker was conceptually proved...
September 6, 2018: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753321/influence-of-pathogen-and-focus-of-infection-on-procalcitonin-values-in-sepsis-patients-with-bacteremia-or-candidemia
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Daniel O Thomas-Rüddel, Bernhard Poidinger, Matthias Kott, Manfred Weiss, Konrad Reinhart, Frank Bloos
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy of procalcitonin (PCT) serum concentrations to diagnose Gram-negative bacteremia and the association of PCT serum concentrations with more specific pathogens and the focus of infection. METHODS: Secondary analysis of the prospectively collected patient-level dataset from a cluster randomized quality improvement trial was performed. The trial included sepsis patients with organ dysfunction treated in the participating intensive care units from 2011 to 2015...
May 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747317/-value-of-procalcitonin-in-predicting-the-severity-and-prognosis-of-neonates-with-septicemia
#19
J Zhang, D Qu, X X Ren, X D Cui, J Fu
Objective: To explore the value of procalcitonin(PCT) in predicting the severity and prognosis of neonates with septicemia. Methods: The clinical data of the hospitalized neonates over the age of 72 hours with double positive blood cultures from December 1st, 2011 to September 30, 2017 at the neonatal intensive care unit of Children's Hospital Affiliated to Capital Institute of Pediatrics was analyzed retrospectively. Results: A total of 75 neonates were included in the study. There was a significant negative correlation between PCT and neonatal critical illness score ( r =-0...
April 24, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747297/-reappraisal-of-the-role-of-procalcitonin-and-clinical-pulmonary-infection-score-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
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X L Liao, Y Kang
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May 1, 2018: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
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