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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
#2
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
#3
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271449/multi-marker-approach-using-procalcitonin-presepsin-galectin-3-and-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-for-the-prediction-of-mortality-in-sepsis
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Hanah Kim, Mina Hur, Hee-Won Moon, Yeo-Min Yun, Salvatore Di Somma
BACKGROUND: Biomarker could be objective and reliable tools to predict mortality in sepsis. We explored the prognostic utilities of emerging biomarkers in septic patients and questioned whether adding biomarkers to the clinical variables would improve the prediction of mortality in sepsis. METHODS: This retrospective study included 157 septic patients (112 patients with sepsis; 45 patients with septic shock). Procalcitonin (PCT), presepsin, galectin-3, and soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) concentrations were analyzed in relation to the 30-day all-cause mortality...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266902/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-as-a-novel-marker-for-abdominal-sepsis
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Xiaofei Song, Yucheng Song, Xuedong Zhang, Huanzhou Xue
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the concentration and diagnostic significance of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) in acute abdominal conditions. METHODS: Plasma specimens were obtained from 68 patients with abdominal sepsis, 60 patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), and 60 healthy individuals. The sepsis group was divided into the survival and death groups according to the 28-d outcome...
March 7, 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264059/biomarker-based-diagnosis-of-pacemaker-and-implantable-cardioverter-defibrillator-pocket-infections-a-prospective-multicentre-case-control-evaluation
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Carsten Lennerz, Hrvoje Vrazic, Bernhard Haller, Siegmund Braun, Tobias Petzold, Ilka Ott, Agnes Lennerz, Jonathan Michel, Patrick Blažek, Isabel Deisenhofer, Peter Whittaker, Christof Kolb
BACKGROUND: The use of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) has risen steadily, yet the rate of cardiac device infections (CDI) has disproportionately increased. Amongst all cardiac device infections, the pocket infection is the most challenging diagnosis. Therefore, we aimed to improve diagnosis of such pocket infection by identifying relevant biomarkers. METHODS: We enrolled 25 consecutive patients with invasively and microbiologically confirmed pocket infection...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256322/procalcitonin-is-an-independent-predictor-for-coronary-atherosclerotic-burden-in-patients-with-stable-coronary-artery-disease
#8
Alparslan Kurtul, Deniz Elcik
OBJECTIVES: Higher coronary atherosclerotic burden has been associated with increased cardiovascular events including mortality. The SYNTAX score (SXs) reflects coronary atherosclerotic burden. Given the body of evidence implicating inflammation in atherosclerotic process, we hypothesized that procalcitonin (PCT) as an inflammatory marker may be related to coronary atherosclerotic burden. Thus, we aimed to investigate the relationship between serum PCT levels and SXs in patients with stable CAD...
February 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250672/utility-of-cytokine-adhesion-molecule-and-acute-phase-proteins-in-early-diagnosis-of-neonatal-sepsis
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M A Fattah, Al Fadhil A Omer, S Asaif, R Manlulu, T Karar, A Ahmed, A Aljada, Ayman M Saleh, Shoeb Qureshi, A Nasr
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Neonatal infection, including bacterial sepsis, is a major health care issue with an annual global mortality in excess of one million lives. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the potential diagnostic value of C-reactive protein (CRP), E-selectin, procalcitonin (PCT), interleukins-6 (IL-6), and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) both independently and in combination for the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis in its earliest stages. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 320 subjects were included in this study...
January 2017: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249358/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-factors-of-liver-cirrhosis-patients-with-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Danhong Yang, Yuanjun Xie, Hongying Pan, Yichen Huang, Yining Dai, Yongxi Tong, Meijuan Chen
Current assessment of prognostic factors in cirrhosis patients with SIRS is not accurate. There are few reports in the literature, which makes it difficult to determine an indication for cirrhosis patients with SIRS.To study the clinical characteristics in cirrhosis with SIRS and investigate its prognostic factors,we analysed 285 consecutive cirrhosis patients with SIRS and .their database were evaluated retrospectively.Data were compared in patients with/without SIRS during hospitalization.Univariate and multivariate Cox regression analyses were performed separately for cirrhotic patients with SIRS to assess predictive factors for 90-day mortality...
March 1, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218726/biomarkers-in-pediatric-community-acquired-pneumonia
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REVIEW
Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an infectious disease caused by bacteria, viruses, or a combination of these infectious agents. The severity of the clinical manifestations of CAP varies significantly. Consequently, both the differentiation of viral from bacterial CAP cases and the accurate assessment and prediction of disease severity are critical for effectively managing individuals with CAP. To solve questionable cases, several biomarkers indicating the etiology and severity of CAP have been studied...
February 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215176/the-comparison-the-serum-strem1-levels-between-children-with-upper-and-lower-uti
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Samileh Noorbakhsh, Fahime Ehsanipour, Vida Zarabi, Zahra Movahedi, Nahid Rahimzadeh
Back ground: UTI is a common and important clinical problem in Iranian children which is often difficult on clinical grounds. Distinguishing the upper UTI from lower UTI is very important for clinician. The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of serum STREM-1 level in patients with UTI to find out if it can use for distinguishing upper UTI from lower UTI or not. METHODS: In this prospective cross sectional study (2010-2011) we compared the serum level of STREM-1 (pg. /ml) in 36 proven UTI cases (24 upper and 12 lower UTI ) with 25 normal children (without UTI) in Rasoul Akram hospital Tehran, Iran...
February 16, 2017: Current Pediatric Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203255/the-influencing-factors-on-procalcitonin-values-in-newborns-with-noninfectious-conditions-during-the-first-week-of-life
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Jueseong Lee, Yong Hyeon Bang, Eun Hee Lee, Byung Min Choi, Young Sook Hong
PURPOSE: Although procalcitonin (PCT) level is useful for the diagnosis of neonatal sepsis, PCT reliability is inconsistent because of the varied conditions encountered in neonatal intensive care units. This study aimed to investigate PCT levels and factors influencing increased PCT levelin newborns without bacterial infection during the first week of life. METHODS: In newborns hospitalized between March 2013 and October 2015, PCT levels were measured on the first, third, and seventh days after birth...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182347/the-diagnostic-value-of-procalcitonin-versus-other-biomarkers-in-prediction-of-bloodstream-infection
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Ya-Ping Pan, Ya-Ping Fang, Yuan-Hong Xu, Zhong-Xin Wang, Ji-Lu Shen
BACKGROUND: We compared the diagnostic utility of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and hematological markers, including white blood cell count (WBC), neutrophils (NEU), percentage of neutrophils (NEU%), lymphocytes (LYM), neutrophil-lymphocyte count ratio (NLCR), and platelet count (PLT) for predicting bloodstream infection (BSI), which was confirmed by blood culture (BC). METHODS: A retrospective analysis was conducted for 1807 inpatients. The level of PCT, CRP, blood cells, and blood culture results were compared between the positive blood culture group and negative blood culture group; each indicator was analyzed in the performance of bacterial BSI diagnosis by drawing ROC curves...
February 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164563/cell-free-dna-and-procalcitonin-as-early-markers-of-complications-in-icu-patients-with-multiple-trauma-and-major-surgery
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Asmaa I Ahmed, Randa A Soliman, Shereif Samir
BACKGROUND: Cell free DNA (cfDNA) was recently suggested as a new marker of sepsis and poor outcome in ICU patients. Procalcitonin has also been the focus of attention as an early marker for systemic inflammation and sepsis. METHODS: cfDNA, procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and lactate levels were measured in 30 ICU patients with multiple trauma or after major surgery on the first day of admission and on 5th and 7th days for PCT, CRP, and lactate. cfDNA was measured by real-time PCR, PCT by ELISA, CRP immunoturbidimetrically, and lactate spectrophotometrically...
December 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158976/the-role-of-serum-procalcitonin-in-establishing-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-pleural-infection
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Giles Dixon, Adriana Lama-Lopez, Oliver J Bintcliffe, Anna J Morley, Clare E Hooper, Nick A Maskell
BACKGROUND: Bacterial pleural infection requires prompt identification to enable appropriate investigation and treatment. In contrast to commonly used biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and white cell count (WCC), which can be raised due to non-infective inflammatory processes, procalcitonin (PCT) has been proposed as a specific biomarker of bacterial infection. The utility of PCT in this role is yet to be validated in a large prospective trial. This study aimed to identify whether serum PCT is superior to CRP and WCC in establishing the diagnosis of bacterial pleural infection...
February 3, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151913/factors-predicting-surgical-site-infection-after-posterior-lumbar-surgery-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Da-Long Yang, Li-Qiang Jiang, Li-Jun Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
This is a retrospective study.The purpose of this study is to explore incidence and risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) after posterior lumbar surgery.SSI is a common complication after posterior lumbar surgery, bringing mental and physical pain and prolonging hospital stay. However, predisposing factors, as reported less, remain controversial.Patients who underwent posterior lumbar surgery at 3 centers between 2006 and 2016 were included. The possible factors include 3 aspects: demographic variables-age, sex, body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip radio (WHR), hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, drinking, steroidal injection, surgical time between June and September, preoperative shower; blood test variables-white blood cell (WBC), neutrophil, red blood cell (RBC), hemoglobin (Hb), total protein (TP), albumin, albumin/globulin (A/G), C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and surgical related variables-operation time, blood loss, operative level, instrumentation, incision length...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149576/duration-of-antibiotic-therapy-in-the-intensive-care-unit
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REVIEW
Gabor Zilahi, Mary Aisling McMahon, Pedro Povoa, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
There are certain well defined clinical situations where prolonged therapy is beneficial, but prolonged duration of antibiotic therapy is associated with increased resistance, medicalising effects, high costs and adverse drug reactions. The best way to decrease antibiotic duration is both to stop antibiotics when not needed (sterile invasive cultures with clinical improvement), not to start antibiotics when not indicated (treating colonization) and keep the antibiotic course as short as possible. The optimal duration of antimicrobial treatment for ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is unknown, however, there is a growing evidence that reduction in the length of antibiotic courses to 7-8 days can minimize the consequences of antibiotic overuse in critical care, including antibiotic resistance, adverse effects, collateral damage and costs...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149138/role-of-procalcitonin-in-evaluation-of-the-severity-of-acute-cholecystitis
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Yucel Yuzbasioglu, Hikmet Duymaz, Ceren Sen Tanrikulu, Huseyin Cahit Halhalli, Mirac Ozturk Koc, Meral Tandoğan, Figen Coskun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between procalcitonin (PCT) level and the severity of acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included 200 patients diagnosed with acute cholecystitis. To diagnose and assess the severity of acute cholecystitis; physical examination and abdominal ultrasound findings were evaluated and blood samples were taken to determine white blood cell (WBC) count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and levels of coagulation factors, blood gas, C-reactive protein (CRP) and PCT...
October 2016: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138311/specific-networks-of-plasma-acute-phase-reactants-are-associated-with-the-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-control-study
#20
Elena Arellano-Orden, Carmen Calero-Acuña, Juan Antonio Cordero, María Abad-Arranz, Verónica Sánchez-López, Eduardo Márquez-Martín, Francisco Ortega-Ruiz, José Luis López-Campos
Objectives. A detailed understanding of the intricate relationships between different acute phase reactants (APRs) in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can shed new light on its clinical course. In this case-control study, we sought to identify the interaction networks of a number of plasma APRs in COPD, with a special focus on their association with disease severity. Methods. COPD cases and healthy smoking controls (3:1 ratio) were recruited in our outpatient pulmonary clinic. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing was used to rule out the presence of ischemic heart disease...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
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