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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728072/postmortem-diagnosis-of-sepsis-a-preliminary-immunohistochemical-study-with-an-anti-procalcitonin-antibody
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Aniello Maiese, Franca Del Nonno, Marco Dell'Aquila, Mario Moauro, Andrea Baiocchini, Antonio Mastracchio, Giorgio Bolino
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 13, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727802/diagnostic-accuracy-of-procalcitonin-neutrophil-lymphocyte-count-ratio-c-reactive-protein-and-lactate-in-patients-with-suspected-bacterial-sepsis
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Lars Ljungström, Anna-Karin Pernestig, Gunnar Jacobsson, Rune Andersson, Barbara Usener, Diana Tilevik
BACKGROUND: Early recognition is a key factor to achieve improved outcomes for septic patients. Combinations of biomarkers, as opposed to single ones, may improve timely diagnosis and survival. We investigated the performance characteristics of sepsis biomarkers, alone and in combination, for diagnosis of verified bacterial sepsis using Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 criteria, respectively. METHODS: Procalcitonin (PCT), neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lactate were determined in a total of 1,572 episodes of adult patients admitted to the emergency department on suspicion of sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726660/pemetrexed-induced-pseudocellulitis-a-rare-cutaneous-adverse-reaction-to-multi-targeted-antifolate-therapy
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U Hansel G Zschuppe E Tchernev G Wollina
Pemetrexed is a multi-targeted folate antagonists approved for non-small cell lung cancer and other malignancies. Adverse cutaneous reactions have been reported in up to 1/3 of patients treated. A rare cutaneous adverse reaction is pseudocellulitis. We report about a 62-year-old male patient treated with a combination of cisplatin and pemetrexed for non-small cell lung cancer stage IV who developed about 4 months after initiation of treatment painful, non-febrile erythematous lesions on feet and lower legs...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726607/acute-febrile-illness-and-complications-due-to-murine-typhus-texas-usa1-2
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Zeeshan Afzal, Sunand Kallumadanda, Feng Wang, Vagish Hemmige, Daniel Musher
Murine typhus occurs relatively commonly in southern Texas, as well as in California. We reviewed records of 90 adults and children in whom murine typhus was diagnosed during a 3-year period in 2 hospitals in southern Texas, USA. Most patients lacked notable comorbidities; all were immunocompetent. Initial signs and symptoms included fever (99%), malaise (82%), headache (77%), fatigue (70%), myalgias (68%), and rash (39%). Complications, often severe, in 28% of patients included bronchiolitis, pneumonia, meningitis, septic shock, cholecystitis, pancreatitis, myositis, and rhabdomyolysis; the last 3 are previously unreported in murine typhus...
August 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720036/procalcitonin-to-detect-bacterial-infections-in-critically-ill-pediatric-patients
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David M Jacobs, Maya Holsen, Shirley Chen, Nicholas M Fusco, Amanda B Hassinger
The diagnostic power of procalcitonin (PCT) in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) is uncertain. This study aimed to determine the diagnostic ability of PCT to detect serious bacterial infections (SBI) in a heterogeneous PICU population. This was a retrospective cohort study of patients on whom a PCT level was obtained within 48 hours of admission to a PICU from 2013 to 2015. Discriminatory ability of PCT to predict SBI was examined by test and receiver operating characteristics (AUC [area under the curve]-ROC)...
August 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719503/central-peripheral-temperature-monitoring-as-a-marker-for-diagnosing-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis
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José Luis Leante-Castellanos, Antonio Martínez-Gimeno, Manuel Cidrás-Pidré, Gerardo Martínez-Munar, Ana García-González, Carmen Fuentes-Gutiérrez
BACKGROUND: The prognosis for late-onset sepsis depends largely on a timely diagnosis. We assess central-peripheral temperature difference monitoring as a marker for late-onset neonatal sepsis diagnosis. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study focusing on a cohort of 129 very low birth weight infants. Thermal gradient alteration was defined as a difference of > 2°C maintained during 4 hours. We then determined its association with the late-onset sepsis variable through logistic regression...
July 13, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719310/severity-of-pneumonia-in-under-5-year-old-children-from-developing-countries-a-multicenter-prospective-observational-study
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Thomas Bénet, Valentina Sanchez Picot, Shally Awasthi, Nitin Pandey, Ashish Bavdekar, Anand Kawade, Annick Robinson, Mala Rakoto-Andrianarivelo, Maryam Sylla, Souleymane Diallo, Graciela Russomando, Wilma Basualdo, Florence Komurian-Pradel, Hubert Endtz, Philippe Vanhems, Gláucia Paranhos-Baccalà, For The Gabriel Network
Pneumonia is the leading cause of death in children. The objectives were to evaluate the microbiological agents linked with hypoxemia in hospitalized children with pneumonia from developing countries, to identify predictors of hypoxemia, and to characterize factors associated with in-hospital mortality. A multicenter, observational study was conducted in five hospitals, from India (Lucknow, Vadu), Madagascar (Antananarivo), Mali (Bamako), and Paraguay (San Lorenzo). Children aged 2-60 months with radiologically confirmed pneumonia were enrolled prospectively...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717037/impact-of-a-carbapenem-antimicrobial-stewardship-program-on-patient-outcomes
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Valerie Xue Fen Seah, Rina Yue Ling Ong, Ashley Shi Yuan Lim, Chia Yin Chong, Natalie Woon Hui Tan, Koh Cheng Thoon
Antimicrobial stewardship programs (ASPs) aim to improve appropriate antimicrobials use. However, concerns of the negative consequences from accepting ASP interventions exist, particularly when de-escalation or discontinuation of broad-spectrum antibiotics are recommended. Hence, we sought to evaluate the impact on clinical outcomes when ASP interventions for inappropriate carbapenem use were accepted or rejected by primary providers.We retrospectively reviewed all carbapenem prescriptions deemed inappropriate according to institutional guidelines with ASP interventions between July 2011 and December 2014...
July 17, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716595/the-risk-stratification-and-prognostic-evaluation-of-soluble-programmed-death-1-on-patients-with-sepsis-in-emergency-department
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Yongzhen Zhao, Yumei Jia, Chunsheng Li, Yingying Fang, Rui Shao
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of soluble programmed death-1 (sPD-1) for risk stratification and prediction of 28-day mortality in patients with sepsis, we compared serum sPD-1 with procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and the Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) score. METHODS: A total of 60 healthy volunteers and 595 emergency department (ED) patients were recruited for this prospective cohort study. According to the severity of their condition on ED arrival, the patients were allocated to the systemic inflammatory response syndrome group (130 cases), sepsis group (276 cases), severe sepsis group (121 cases), and septic shock group (68 cases)...
July 4, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711319/procalcitonin-guided-antibiotic-stewardship-from-newborns-to-centennials
#10
Philipp Schuetz, Beat Mueller
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711318/procalcitonin-guided-decision-making-for-duration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-neonates-with-suspected-early-onset-sepsis-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial-neopins
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Martin Stocker, Wendy van Herk, Salhab El Helou, Sourabh Dutta, Matteo S Fontana, Frank A B A Schuerman, Rita K van den Tooren-de Groot, Jantien W Wieringa, Jan Janota, Laura H van der Meer-Kappelle, Rob Moonen, Sintha D Sie, Esther de Vries, Albertine E Donker, Urs Zimmerman, Luregn J Schlapbach, Amerik C de Mol, Angelique Hoffman-Haringsma, Madan Roy, Maren Tomaske, René F Kornelisse, Juliette van Gijsel, Eline G Visser, Sten P Willemsen, Annemarie M C van Rossum
BACKGROUND: Up to 7% of term and late-preterm neonates in high-income countries receive antibiotics during the first 3 days of life because of suspected early-onset sepsis. The prevalence of culture-proven early-onset sepsis is 0·1% or less in high-income countries, suggesting substantial overtreatment. We assess whether procalcitonin-guided decision making for suspected early-onset sepsis can safely reduce the duration of antibiotic treatment. METHODS: We did this randomised controlled intervention trial in Dutch (n=11), Swiss (n=4), Canadian (n=2), and Czech (n=1) hospitals...
July 12, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710882/mid-trimester-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes-pprom-etiology-diagnosis-classification-international-recommendations-of-treatment-options-and-outcome
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Michael Tchirikov, Natalia Schlabritz-Loutsevitch, James Maher, Jörg Buchmann, Yuri Naberezhnev, Andreas S Winarno, Gregor Seliger
Mid-trimester preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), defined as rupture of fetal membranes prior to 28 weeks of gestation, complicates approximately 0.4%-0.7% of all pregnancies. This condition is associated with a very high neonatal mortality rate as well as an increased risk of long- and short-term severe neonatal morbidity. The causes of the mid-trimester PPROM are multifactorial. Altered membrane morphology including marked swelling and disruption of the collagen network which is seen with PPROM can be triggered by bacterial products or/and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
July 15, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708423/procalcitonin-test-availability-a-survey-of-acute-care-hospitals-in-massachusetts
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Kimberly A Fisher, Valentina Landyn, Peter K Lindenauer, Allan J Walkey
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704503/role-of-biomarkers-in-early-infectious-complications-after-lung-transplantation
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Borja Suberviola, Luzdivina Rellan, Jordi Riera, Reyes Iranzo, Ascension Garcia Campos, Juan Carlos Robles, Rosario Vicente, Eduardo Miñambres, Miguel Santibanez
BACKGROUND: Infections and primary graft dysfunction are devastating complications in the immediate postoperative period following lung transplantation. Nowadays, reliable diagnostic tools are not available. Biomarkers could improve early infection diagnosis. METHODS: Multicentre prospective observational study that included all centres authorized to perform lung transplantation in Spain. Lung infection and/or primary graft dysfunction presentation during study period (first postoperative week) was determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700964/clinical-and-laboratory-predictors-of-infectious-complications-in-patients-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest
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Josef Kroupa, Jiri Knot, Jaroslav Ulman, Frantisek Bednar, Alena Dohnalova, Zuzana Motovska
PURPOSE: Identification of clinical and laboratory predictors related to Infectious Complications (ICs) in patients after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA). METHODS: Patients, aged >18, after an OHCA between 9/2013 and 11/2015, surviving >24h, were studied. RESULTS: Study group consisted of 42 patients (mean age 63.4years, 88.1% men). Forty percent of patients had IC; lower respiratory tract infections were most common (87.5% of cases)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700480/prognostic-significance-of-serum-procalcitonin-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-treated-with-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-a-retrospective-analysis-of-509-cases
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Hujia Shen, Susu Zheng, Rongxin Chen, Xuejuan Jin, Xin Xu, Chuyu Jing, Jiajia Lin, Juan Zhang, Meixia Zhang, Lan Zhang, Xiaoying Xie, Kun Guo, Zhenggang Ren, Shanshan Lin, Boheng Zhang
Although procalcitonin (PCT) is a valid marker for early diagnosis of bacterial infections, its accuracy in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic significance of PCT in patients with unresectable HCC treated with transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE).A total of 509 patients with unresectable HCC initially treated with TACE were enrolled in this retrospective study. According to quartile of the PCT values, all patients were divided into 4 groups...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694568/the-role-of-routine-measurement-of-intra-abdominal-pressure-in-preventing-abdominal-compartment-syndrome
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G Raghavendra Prasad, J V Subba Rao, Amtul Aziz, T M Rashmi
INTRODUCTION: Abdomen, a closed compartment, is prone to raised intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) in the postoperative period. After a critical value of ≥ 15 cm of water, IAP produces abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). ACS leads to reduced venous return, reduced cardiac output, and domino effect of organ dysfunction, leading to death. Hence, it is the need of hour to monitor IAP to pick up intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and ACS. This routine facilitates early institution of treatment measures...
July 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693606/combined-use-of-serum-1-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-and-procalcitonin-for-the-early-differential-diagnosis-between-candidaemia-and-bacteraemia-in-intensive-care-units
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Daniele Roberto Giacobbe, Malgorzata Mikulska, Mario Tumbarello, Elisa Furfaro, Marzia Spadaro, Angela Raffaella Losito, Alessio Mesini, Gennaro De Pascale, Anna Marchese, Marco Bruzzone, Paolo Pelosi, Michele Mussap, Alexandre Molin, Massimo Antonelli, Brunella Posteraro, Maurizio Sanguinetti, Claudio Viscoli, Valerio Del Bono
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to assess the combined performance of serum (1,3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) and procalcitonin (PCT) for the differential diagnosis between candidaemia and bacteraemia in three intensive care units (ICUs) in two large teaching hospitals in Italy. METHODS: From June 2014 to December 2015, all adult patients admitted to the ICU who had a culture-proven candidaemia or bacteraemia, as well as BDG and PCT measured closely to the time of the index culture, were included in the study...
July 10, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692472/quantification-of-immune-dysregulation-by-next-generation-polymerase-chain-reaction-to-improve-sepsis-diagnosis-in-surgical-patients
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Raquel Almansa, Alicia Ortega, Ana Ávila-Alonso, Maria Heredia-Rodríguez, Silvia Martín, Diana Benavides, Marta Martín-Fernandez, Lucia Rico, César Aldecoa, Jesús Rico, Iñigo López de Cenarruzabeitia, Juan Beltrán de Heredia, Esther Gomez-Sanchez, Marta Aragón, Cristina Andrés, Dolores Calvo, David Andaluz-Ojeda, Pilar Liu, Francisco Blanco-Antona, Lydia Blanco, Jose Ignacio Gómez-Herreras, Eduardo Tamayo, Jesus F Bermejo-Martin
OBJECTIVES: To quantify immunological dysfunction in surgical patients with presence/absence of sepsis using a droplet digital polymerase chain reaction (ddPCR) transcriptomic analysis. The study also aims to evaluate this approach for improving identification of sepsis in these patients. BACKGROUND: Immune dysregulation is a central event in sepsis. Quantification of the expression of immunological genes participating in the pathogenesis of sepsis could represent a new avenue to improve its diagnosis...
July 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691546/procalcitonin-in-amniotic-fluid-at-the-time-of-genetic-amniocentesis-and-preterm-delivery
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Robyn T Bilinski, Shauna F Williams, Joseph J Apuzzio
PURPOSE: Procalcitonin (PCT) is an acute phase protein that has been infrequently studied in amniotic fluid. We sought to determine if PCT levels measured in amniotic fluid samples at the time of genetic amniocentesis are predictive of preterm delivery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on all women presenting for genetic amniocentesis between 15-23 weeks of pregnancy at our institution from 2011 to 2013 with stored amniotic fluid samples...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
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