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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226635/diagnostic-value-of-serum-procalcitonin-in-early-infection-after-internal-fixation-for-traumatic-fracture
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Quan-Ming Zhao, Hao-Ming Zhu, Shang-Chao Hong, Li Cheng
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to observe the changes of serum procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations after internal fixation for traumatic fracture and to discuss the diagnostic value of these two indicators in early infection after internal fixation for traumatic fracture. METHODS: Patients who received internal fixation for traumatic fracture at our hospital from June 2014 to December 2016 were included. They were divided into infection group (12 cases) and non-infection group (166 cases), depending on whether infection occurred...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212080/clinical-evaluation-of-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-in-combination-with-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-transhepatic-gallbladder-drainage-for-acute-severe-biliary-pancreatitis-a-retrospective-study
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Qingyun Zhu, Xinting Pan, Yongxian Cao, Hongqiao Wang, Ning Yu, Fuguo Liu, Shigang Yang, Yunlong Wang, Yunbo Sun, Zhengbin Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: This study aimed to report the clinical efficacy of continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) in combination with ultrasound-guided percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGD) (CRRT+PTGD) in the treatment of acute severe biliary pancreatitis (ASBP). METHODS: Between January 2010 and January 2016, 40 cases of patients with ASBP who received routine CRRT (CRRT group) and 40 of those who received CRRT+PTGD (CRRT+PTGD group) at the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University (Qingdao, China) were retrospectively reviewed...
November 30, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198822/up-regulation-of-chemokine-cxcl13-in-systemic-candidiasis
#3
Congya Li, Ju Cao, Lifang Wang, Xiaojiong Jia, Jianchun He, Liping Zhang
Candida albicans is the leading cause of healthcare associated bloodstream infections. Chemokine CXCL13 is well-known involved in inflammation, but its role in candidemia has not been assessed. Our study firstly demonstrated that serum CXCL13 levels were significantly elevated in candidemic patients compared with bacteremic patients and control subjects by ELISA, and CXCL13 concentrations were positively and significantly correlated with clinical Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores and several laboratory parameters in patients...
November 30, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198760/impact-of-long-distance-rowing-on-biological-health-a-pilot-study
#4
Miguel A Frias, Julien Virzi, Olivier Golaz, Baris Gencer, François Mach, Nicolas Vuilleumier
OBJECTIVES: To determine the impact of long distance rowing (160km, nonstop) on standard biological parameters and to study the relation between inflammation, myocardial necrosis, lipid profile, heart rate and energy expenditure. METHODS: Electrolytes, lipid profile, C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), procalcitonin (PCT), high-sensitive troponin T (hs-cTnT), and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), were measured on non-fasting venous blood samples collected 8h before and after the rowing race on five healthy competitors...
November 30, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176018/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-presepsin-vs-established-biomarkers-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-or-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Helena Brodska, Jiri Valenta, Kveta Pelinkova, Zdenek Stach, Robert Sachl, Martin Balik, Tomas Zima, Tomas Drabek
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory biomarkers may aid to distinguish between systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) vs. sepsis. We tested the hypotheses that (1) presepsin, a novel biomarker, can distinguish between SIRS and sepsis, and (2) higher presepsin levels will be associated with increased severity of illness and (3) with 28-day mortality, outperforming traditional biomarkers. METHODS: Procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), presepsin, and lactate were analyzed in 60 consecutive patients (sepsis and SIRS, n=30 per group) on day 1 (D1) to D3 (onset sepsis, or after cardiac surgery)...
November 25, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167772/guiding-effect-of-serum-procalcitonin-pct-on-the-antibiotic-application-to-patients-with-sepsis
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Yu Liu, Weize Yang, Jie Wei
Background: This study aimed to investigate the guiding effect of serum procalcitonin (PCT) on the antibiotic application to patients with sepsis. Methods: Ninety-eight patients with sepsis treated in Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, China from 2015-2017 were enrolled. They were divided into two equal groups of control group and the observation group. Patients in the observation group received the antibiotic therapy guided by PCT while patients in the control group received the regular antibiotic therapy...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148026/the-influence-of-hemodialysis-membrane-permeability-on-serum-procalcitonin-values-in-patients-on-maintenance-hemodialysis
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Taoufiq Aatif, Yassir Zajjari, Anas Jeaidi
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) has emerged as a marker of infection and it could be useful for detection of systemic bacterial infections in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) undergoing hemodialysis (HD). The aim of this study was to assess the influence of HD membrane permeability to PCT serum levels in noninfected HD patients on maintenance HD. METHODS: In a prospective comparative study, we measured PCT serum levels and C reactive protein (CRP) before and after HD in 36 sessions (18 sessions of HD with low-flux = Group L; and 18 sessions with high flux membranes = Group H), in 18 chronic HD patients without history of infection...
November 9, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141376/-clinical-significance-of-acute-gastrointestinal-injury-grades-in-inflammatory-response-of-critically-ill-patients
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J Wang, Y L Gao, W W Yu, Y H Xia, Y Z Sun
Objective: To explore the value of acute gastrointestinal injury (AGI) grades in inflammatory response of critically ill patients. Methods: Ptients with AGI severity from Ⅰ to Ⅳ were randomly selected(20 for each)from July 2014 to June 2015 in ICU of Yantai Yuhuangding Hospital. The expression of NF-κB were detected by immunofluorescence. The expression of TNF-α and IL-6 were detected by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Procalcitonin (PCT) and C reactive protein (CRP) were measured. Statistical analysis was carried out...
November 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138696/use-of-common-inflammatory-markers-in-the-long-term-screening-of-total-hip-arthroprosthesis-infections-our-experience
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Gabriele Falzarano, Antonio Piscopo, Predrag Grubor, Giuseppe Rollo, Antonio Medici, Valerio Pipola, Michele Bisaccia, Auro Caraffa, Elizabeth Mary Barron, Francesco Nobile, Raffaele Cioffi, Luigi Meccariello
Orthopedic implants have become essential components of modern medicine. The risk of infection of total hip arthroplasty (THA) is 1.5%-2%. Are the C-reactive protein (CRP), the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and procalcitonin (PCT) good markers for THA infection screenings? From February 2009 to December 2012 at our Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, 1248 patients were treated with THA. No prosthesis was cemented. All patients received antibiotic prophylaxis. All patients were discharged approximately 7...
2017: Advances in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136708/-analysis-of-risk-factors-related-to-the-prognosis-in-patients-with-late-onset-severe-pneumonia-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Y Chen, Y Wang, Z H Jiang, L P Xu, X H Zhang, H Chen, Y Y Chen, F R Wang, J Z Wang, W Han, Y Y Zhang, T T Han, F F Tang, X D Mo, Y Q Sun, C H Yan, K Y Liu, X J Huan
Objective: To investigate the prognostic factors of late-onset severe pneumonia (LOSP) in patients who underwent allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT). Methods: From January 2009 to December 2015, 68 patients with LOSP after allo-HSCT at Peking University Institute of Hematology were enrolled. In this retrospective study, univariate and multivariate analysis were used to evaluate the prognostic factors for LOSP after allo-HSCT. Results: The median time from allo-HSCT to the development of LOSP was 213 (90-2 330) days...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133757/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-and-inflammatory-markers-in-colorectal-cancer-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Lovorka Ðerek, Dražen Servis, Adriana Unić
BACKGROUND: Major abdominal surgery, including colorectal cancer (CRC) surgery, leads to systemic inflammatory response syndrome that can be detected and monitored with inflammatory markers testing. The aims of the study were to evaluate the usefulness of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1), interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) in following the inflammatory response in CRC surgery and postoperative period, as well as to determine if duration of the surgery and the time that the colon has been opened during the surgery (open colon time [OCT]) reflect a larger surgical stress through inflammatory markers rise...
November 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123872/serum-levels-of-interleukin-6-may-predict-organ-dysfunction-earlier-than-sofa-score
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Takashi Shimazui, Yosuke Matsumura, Taka-Aki Nakada, Shigeto Oda
Aim: To investigate the clinical utility of interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) as predictive markers in consideration of the time-course changes in critically ill patients with organ dysfunction. Methods: Serum levels of IL-6, PCT, CRP, and Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) scores were measured sequentially in 92 patients during their initial 5 days following admission to the intensive care unit. Maximum values were analyzed...
July 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111402/monitoring-both-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-in-the-early-period-after-tetralogy-of-fallot-correction-in-children-promotes-rational-antibiotic-use
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Radoslaw Jaworski, Ireneusz Haponiuk, Ninela Irga-Jaworska, Mariusz Steffens, Maciej Chojnicki, Konrad Paczkowski, Jacek Zielinski
PURPOSE: This retrospective cohort study aimed to identify the early postoperative kinetics of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) in children undergoing tetralogy of Fallot (ToF) correction. The ability of these inflammatory markers to guide rational antibiotic usage was also determined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive children who underwent ToF correction in 2009-2016 in our referral pediatric cardiac surgery clinic in Gdansk, Poland and did not exhibit infection signs on early postoperative days (POD) were identified...
October 27, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108401/clinical-value-of-procalcitonin-for-suspected-nosocomial-bloodstream-infection
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Joo Kyoung Cha, Ki Hwan Kwon, Seung Joo Byun, Soo Ryeong Ryoo, Jeong Hyeon Lee, Jae-Woo Chung, Hee Jin Huh, Seok Lae Chae, Seong Yeon Park
Background/Aims: Procalcitonin (PCT) may prove to be a useful marker to exclude or predict bloodstream infection (BSI). However, the ability of PCT levels to differentiate BSI from non-BSI episodes has not been evaluated in nosocomial BSI. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients ≥ 18 years of age with suspected BSI that developed more than 48 hours after admission. Results: Of the 785 included patients, 105 (13...
November 8, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102943/prognostic-value-of-procalcitonin-crp-serum-amyloid-a-lactate-and-il-6-markers-in-liver-transplant-patients-admitted-to-ed-with-suspected-infection
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Ali Gür, Hakan Oguzturk, Adem Köse, M Gökhan Turtay, Veysel Ersan, Yaşar Bayindir, Volkan Ince, Sukru Gurbuz, Neslihan Yucel
BACKGROUND/AIM: Infections are one of the most important causes of mortality and morbidity after liver transplantation as in all transplantations. Infectious complications are known to be among the preventable causes with appropriate diagnosis and treatment. So early prediction of the risk of infections will provide an effective approach to determine the local antimicrobial resistance and prevention of specific risk factors. The aim of this study was to deterimne whether specific markers are useful or not to deterimne a suspected infection in patients that have undergone liver transplantation...
November 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100778/biomarkers-of-tuberculosis-severity-and-treatment-effect-a-directed-screen-of-70-host-markers-in-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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G B Sigal, M R Segal, A Mathew, L Jarlsberg, M Wang, S Barbero, N Small, K Haynesworth, J L Davis, M Weiner, W C Whitworth, J Jacobs, J Schorey, D M Lewinsohn, P Nahid
More efficacious treatment regimens are needed for tuberculosis, however, drug development is impeded by a lack of reliable biomarkers of disease severity and of treatment effect. We conducted a directed screen of host biomarkers in participants enrolled in a tuberculosis clinical trial to address this need. Serum samples from 319 protocol-correct, culture-confirmed pulmonary tuberculosis patients treated under direct observation as part of an international, phase 2 trial were screened for 70 markers of infection, inflammation, and metabolism...
November 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054363/role-of-zc3h12a-in-enhanced-il-6-production-by-newborn-mononuclear-cells-in-response-to-lipopolysaccharide
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Xia-Fang Chen, Jing Wu, Yi-Dan Zhang, Chen-Xing Zhang, Xu-Ting Chen, Jian-Hua Sun, Tong-Xin Chen
BACKGROUND: The uncontrolled inflammatory response following infection is closely related to the morbidity and mortality of neonates. Interleukin 6 (IL-6) plays an important role in the pathogenesis and prognosis of this process. To better elucidate the secretion of IL-6 following infection in neonates, we investigated the IL-6 level and mechanism of IL-6/TLR4 signaling pathways. METHODS: We compared the IL-6, procalcitonin (PCT), and CRP levels between septic neonates and toddlers...
September 21, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049197/value-of-evaluating-procalcitonin-kinetics-in-diagnosis-of-infections-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-radical-cystectomy
#18
Xiangli Ding, Delin Yang, Changxing Ke, Long Gong, Hui Zhan, Ruping Yan, Yan Chen, Haiyuan Li, Jiansong Wang
Postsurgery infection is a common complication after laparoscopic radical cystectomy (LRC) followed by urinary diversion. White blood cell (WBC) values and C-reactive protein (CRP) are routinely used as markers for infection, but lack of specificity and their elevation is often delayed in clinically significant events. In this study, we aimed to investigate the value of procalcitonin (PCT) kinetics in assisting early diagnosis of infection in patients undergoing LRC.The patients' medical records between May 2013 and May 2016 were reviewed retrospectively...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046011/-biomarkers-in-diagnosis-treatment-and-prognosis-of-infectious-lung-diseases
#19
M Unnewehr, M Kolditz, W Windisch, B Schaaf
Biomarkers play an important role in the management of infectious pulmonary diseases, even though there is only limited evidence that biomarker-guided therapies are superior to clinical strategies.Well-established indications for the use of biomarkers are the guidance of the duration of antibiotic therapy in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) by PCT, the decision against the use of antibiotics by CRP or PCT in ambulatory settings, and the evaluation of CAP treatment by CRP or PCT kinetics.In the prognostic assessment of CAP, the standard biomarkers of acute organ dysfunction should be given priority, e...
October 18, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988637/-value-of-procalcitonin-for-infants-with-bronchiolitis-in-an-emergency-department
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M Desmarest, C Aupiais, J Le Gal, L Tourteau, J Le Coz, E de Paepe, L Titomanlio, A Faye
CONTEXT: Very few studies have evaluated the role of procalcitonin (PCT) in infants with bronchiolitis. AIMS: To describe infants who had both a diagnosis of bronchiolitis at the emergency department and a blood test including PCT, and to compare the characteristics of children according to the PCT value. METHODS: Infants admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2014 who had a diagnosis of bronchiolitis and a blood test including PCT were included...
November 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
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