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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434116/activation-of-the-serotonin-pathway-is-associated-with-poor-outcome-in-copd-exacerbation-results-of-a-long-term-cohort-study
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Marc A Meier, Manuel Ottiger, Alaadin Vögeli, Christian Steuer, Luca Bernasconi, Robert Thomann, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Christoph Henzen, Claus Hoess, Werner Zimmerli, Andreas Huber, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION: Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) metabolizes tryptophan to kynurenine. An increase of its activity is associated with severity in patients with pneumonia. In chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients, an elevation of serotonin has been reported. Experimental models showed that cigarette smoke inhibits monoamine oxidase (MAO) leading to higher levels of serotonin. We investigated the prognostic ability of tryptophan, serotonin, kynurenine, IDO, and tryptophan hydroxylase (TPH) to predict short- and long-term outcomes in patients with a COPD exacerbation...
April 22, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432884/use-of-presepsin-and-procalcitonin-for-prediction-of-septifast-results-in-critically-ill-patients
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Dunja Mihajlovic, Snezana Brkic, Arsen Uvelin, Biljana Draskovic, Vladimir Vrsajkov
PURPOSE: There is a need for identification of marker that could lead physicians to take the right step towards laboratory techniques for documentation of infection. The aim of this study was to investigate whether presepsin and procalcitonin (PCT) levels in patients with suspected sepsis could predict blood culture (BC) and SeptiFast (SF) results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 100 patients were included in our study. PCT, C-reactive protein (CRP), and presepsin levels were determined...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431809/pilot-study-of-changes-in-presepsin-concentrations-compared-with-changes-in-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-concentrations-after-cardiovascular-surgery
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Junichi Saito, Eiji Hashiba, Akio Mikami, Tomoyuki Kudo, Hidetomo Niwa, Kazuyoshi Hirota
OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated the presepsin-concentration profile after cardiac surgery compared with those of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP). DESIGN: A single-center, prospective, observational clinical study. SETTING: Hirosaki University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Patients who underwent cardiovascular surgery without preoperative infection and end-stage kidney disease requiring dialysis. The patients also were subdivided into 2 groups with respect to the use of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427289/biomarkers-for-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis-a-literature-review
#4
Deepak Sharma, Nazanin Farahbakhsh, Sweta Shastri, Pradeep Sharma
Sepsis is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in neonatal populations. There has been constant search of an ideal sepsis biomarker that have high sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV) and negative predictive value (NPV), so that both the diagnosis and exclusion of neonatal sepsis can be made at the earliest possible and appropriate antibiotics can be started to neonate. Ideal sepsis biomarker will help in guiding us when not to start antibiotics in case of suspect sepsis and total duration of antibiotics course in case of proven sepsis...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420466/-analysis-of-evaluation-indexes-for-prognosis-of-severe-burn-patients-with-sepsis
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Feng Zheng, Daming Wang, Ning Liu, Xiaonan Shao, Xinyuan Jin
OBJECTIVE: To compare changes in indexes and analyze their values in prognosis of severe burn patients with sepsis. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted. The patients with severe burn sepsis admitted to the Third Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from August 2014 to December 2016 were enrolled. The blood culture was positive in the clinical diagnosis of sepsis. According to the prognosis, the patients were divided into death group and survival group...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397053/applied-value-of-monitoring-serum-hepcidin-in-differential-diagnosis-of-infection-versus-tumor-fevers
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Ling Li, Jiang-Guo Zhang, Man-Zhi Zhao, Zhu-Hua Wu, Jian-Xin Song
The applied value of serum hepcidin in differential diagnosis of infection fevers versus tumor fevers was explored. A total of 432 fever patients were selected according to the domestic fever of unknown origin (FUO) diagnostic criteria from our hospital between June 2010 and November 2013. Venous blood samples were taken on the day 1, 5, 10 after admission. The infection group (98 cases) and the tumor group (50 cases) were set up based on the clinical and laboratory findings. ELISA was used to determine the serum hepcidin and IL-6 levels...
April 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391235/is-postoperative-decrease-of-serum-albumin-an-early-predictor-of-complications-after-major-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-a-european-centre
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Ismail Labgaa, Gaëtan-Romain Joliat, Amaniel Kefleyesus, Styliani Mantziari, Markus Schäfer, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
OBJECTIVE: To test postoperative serum albumin drop (ΔAlb) as a marker of surgical stress response and early predictor of clinical outcomes. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study (NCT02356484). Albumin was prospectively measured in 138 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Blood samples were collected before surgery and on postoperative days 0, 1 2 and 3. ΔAlb was compared to the modified estimation of physiologic ability and surgical stress (mE-PASS) score and correlated to the performances of C reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and lactate (LCT)...
April 8, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386662/inflammatory-markers-as-early-predictors-of-infection-after-colorectal-surgery-the-same-cut-off-values-in-laparoscopy-and-laparotomy
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Olivier Facy, Brice Paquette, David Orry, Nicolas Santucci, Paul Rat, Patrick Rat, Christine Binquet, Pablo Ortega-Deballon
PURPOSE: C-reactive protein and procalcitonin are reliable early predictors of infection after colorectal surgery. However, the inflammatory response is lower after laparoscopy as compared to open surgery. This study analyzed whether a different cutoff value of inflammatory markers should be chosen according to the surgical approach. METHODS: A prospective, observational study included consecutive patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery in three academic centers...
April 6, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380034/soluble-membrane-receptors-interleukin-6-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-as-prognostic-markers-in-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Juan-Jesús Ríos-Toro, Mercedes Márquez-Coello, José-María García-Álvarez, Andrés Martín-Aspas, Ricardo Rivera-Fernández, Ana Sáez de Benito, José-Antonio Girón-González
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to explore the diagnostic and prognostic value of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cell 1 (sTREM-1), soluble cluster of differentiation 14 (sCD14), soluble cluster of differentiation 163 (sCD163), interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock in an intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Fifty patients admitted at the ICU with the diagnosis of severe sepsis or septic shock were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378726/-impact-of-vaccination-on-the-course-of-bronchial-and-systemic-inflammation-in-patients-with-copd-and-chd
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G L Ignatova, V N Antonov
AIM: To investigate the effect of 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-13) on the clinical and functional manifestations of systemic inflammation in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and coronary heart disease (CHD). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The protocol included 36 patients with COPD and 36 patients with COPD concurrent with CHD. The number of COPD exacerbations, hospital admissions, pneumonia cases, degree of dyspnea, and functional indicators were analyzed...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377234/potential-biomarkers-for-effective-screening-of-neonatal-sepsis-infections-an-overview
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REVIEW
Nidhi Chauhan, Sukirti Tiwari, Utkarsh Jain
Neonatal sepsis, a clinical disorder developed by bacterial blood stream infections (BSI) in neonates, is one of the serious global public health problems that must be addressed. More than one million of the estimated global newborn deaths per year are occurred due to severe infections. The genesis of the infection is divided into early-onset sepsis (EOS) and late-onset sepsis (LOS) of the disease. The clinical complications of neonatal sepsis may be associated with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, ductus arteriosus and necrotizing enterocolitis...
April 1, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376256/the-outcome-of-an-early-discharge-protocol-after-appendectomy-in-children-with-acute-appendicitis
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Takahiro Jimbo, Kouji Masumoto, Hajime Takayasu, Toko Shinkai, Yasuhisa Urita, Toru Uesugi, Chikashi Gotoh, Kentaro Ono, Takato Sasaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to evaluate the outcome of our early discharge protocol for children with acute appendicitis. METHODS: We established a new early discharge protocol for appendicitis. Our protocol consists of both postoperative early feeding and reduced-port laparoscopic surgery which is aimed at reducing surgical stress. The outcome was studied in patients with acute appendicitis who treated at our institution from 2012 to 2013. RESULTS: Thirty-six acute appendicitis patients (mean age 10...
April 4, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367288/value-of-procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-for-postoperative-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-after-abdominal-surgery
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Mohamed M Abu Elyazed, Maysaa El Sayed Zaki
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is a common complication after abdominal surgery. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as early biomarkers for the diagnosis of postoperative HAP after abdominal surgery. METHODS: This study was conducted on 100 patients undergoing abdominal surgery. White blood cell counts, highest body temperature, and serum levels of CRP and PCT were recorded preoperatively and daily postoperatively until postoperative day (POD) 5...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358790/prognostic-value-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-procalcitonin-and-pancreatic-stone-protein-in-pediatric-sepsis
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Qiong Wu, Jun Nie, Fu-Xia Wu, Xiu-Lan Zou, Feng-Yi Chen
BACKGROUND To investigate the prognostic value of procalcitonin (PCT), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), and pancreatic stone protein (PSP) in children with sepsis. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 214 patients with sepsis during hospitalization were enrolled. Serum levels of PCT, hs-CRP, and PSP were measured on day 1 of hospitalization and the survival rates of children were recorded after a follow-up of 28 days. Pearson's correlation analysis was conducted to test the association of PCT, hs-CRP, and PSP with pediatric critical illness score (PCIS)...
March 30, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353184/high-pneumococcal-dna-load-procalcitonin-and-supar-levels-correlate-to-severe-disease-development-in-patients-with-pneumococcal-pneumonia
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A J M Loonen, C Kesarsing, R Kusters, M Hilbink, P C Wever, A J C van den Brule
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is mostly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae. Identification of the pathogen causing CAP can be achieved by conventional culture techniques of sputum and/or blood, antigen detection from urine or molecular analysis. However, it remains difficult to determine patients who are at risk of severe disease development (intensive care unit [ICU] admittance and/or death). In this retrospective study, 121 patients admitted to the emergency department with pneumonia symptoms were included...
March 29, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341146/-construction-of-a-diagnostic-prediction-model-of-severe-bacterial-infection-in-febrile-infants-under-3-months-old
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Enrique Villalobos Pinto, Marciano Sánchez-Bayle
INTRODUCTION: Fever is a common cause of paediatric admissions in emergency departments. An aetiological diagnosis is difficult to obtain in those less than 3 months of age, as they tend to have a higher rate of serious bacterial infection (SBI). The aim of this study is to find a predictor index of SBI in children under 3 months old with fever of unknown origin. METHODS: A study was conducted on all children under 3 months of age with fever admitted to hospital, with additional tests being performed according to the clinical protocol...
March 21, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304142/biomarkers-and-anastomotic-leakage-in-colorectal-surgery-c-reactive-protein-trajectory-is-the-gold-standard
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Stephen R Smith, Peter Pockney, Ryan Holmes, Fiona Doig, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Rosemary Carroll, Brian Draganic
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a feared complication following colorectal surgery. Early prediction results in improved clinical outcome, but accurate predictive factors remain elusive. Many biomarkers have been studied with respect to diagnosis of anastomotic leakage but the concept of trajectory testing, using biomarkers, has not been assessed with regards to early diagnosis of anastomotic leak. METHODS: C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), white cell count (WCC) and gamma-glutamyl transferase were assessed for predictive utility in diagnosing anastomotic leakage with emphasis on identifying an association with change in their levels or trajectory...
March 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277917/is-procalcitonin-to-c-reactive-protein-ratio-useful-for-the-detection-of-late-onset-neonatal-sepsis
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Won-Ho Hahn, Joon-Hwan Song, Ho Kim, Suyeon Park
Procalcitonin (PCT) has been reported as a sensitive marker for neonatal bacterial infections. Recently, small numbers of studies reported usefulness of PCT/C-reactive protein (CRP) ratio in detection of infectious conditions in adults. Thus, we conducted this study to evaluate PCT/CRP ratio in late onset neonatal sepsis. Serum PCT and CRP was measured in blood samples from 7-60 days after birth in 106 of neonates with late onset sepsis and 212 of controls who were matched with gestational age, postnatal age, birth weight and gender...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272242/predictive-factors-and-clinical-practice-profile-for-strictures-post-necrotising-enterocolitis
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Han Zhang, Jiaping Chen, Yan Wang, Chun Deng, Lei Li, Chunbao Guo
Intestinal stricture is a severe and common complication of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), causing severe and prolonged morbidity. Our goal was to investigate the clinical predictors for strictures developing after NEC and evaluate the management outcome of the post-NEC strictures to better orient their medicosurgical care.A total of 188 patients diagnosed with NEC with identical treatment protocols throughout the period under study were retrospectively reviewed from 4 academic neonatal centers between from January 1, 2011, and October 31, 2016...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272093/elevated-procalcitonin-is-associated-with-bacterial-infection-during-acute-liver-failure-only-when-unrelated-to-acetaminophen-intoxication
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Maxime Mallet, Maela Haq, Simona Tripon, Maguy Bernard, Hedi Benosman, Dominique Thabut, Marika Rudler
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of procalcitonin (PCT) in predicting bacterial infection and survival without transplantation upon admission in the ICU for acute liver failure (ALF). PATIENTS AND METHODS: From January 2009 until October 2015, all cases of ALF patients admitted in our ICU were retrospectively reviewed and included in the study if the PCT level upon admission was available. Patients with pre-existing liver pathology or ALF in a context of already advanced multiorgan failure were excluded...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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