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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456727/risk-factors-and-coping-strategies-of-severe-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-chemotherapy-induction-period-of-acute-leukemia
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Ning Li, Qingcheng Duan, Weidan Zhang
The risk factors and coping strategies of severe community-acquired pneumonia (SCAP) in chemotherapy induction period of acute leukemia were investigated. Eighty-six patients with CAP in chemotherapy induction period of acute leukemia in Dezhou Hospital from March 2014 to February 2017 were selected and divided into observation group (SCAP group, n=45) and control group (non-SCAP group, n=41) according to the acute physiology and chronic health evolution II (APACHE II) score. The blood, sputum, nasopharyngeal secretion and pleural effusion samples were collected from patients in both groups, and the samples were detected for pathogens, followed by the analysis of relevant factors...
March 2018: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456701/correlation-between-cortisol-levels-and-concurrent-infection-for-hepatitis-b-cirrhosis-patients-and-countermeasure-analysis
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Jian Zhang, Junwei Ma, Hongxin Wang, Junhong Li
The study assessed the correlation between cortisol (COR) levels and concurrent infection for the patients with hepatitis B cirrhosis for corresponding countermeasure analysis. In total, 86 patients with hepatitis B cirrhosis (non-infection group) and 32 patients with hepatitis B cirrhosis complicated with infection (infection group) who were diagnosed and treated in the Beijing YouAn Hospital from March 2014 to March 2017 were selected. The fasting venous blood of all the patients was drawn to detect COR, cortisol binding globulin (CBG), blood routine indexes, C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), endotoxin and other indicators...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29422392/the-immune-imbalance-in-the-second-hit-of-pancreatitis-is-independent-of-il-17a
#3
John-Edwin Thomson, Martin Brand, Pascaline Fonteh
BACKGROUND: Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) is characterised by two distinct clinical phases. Organ dysfunction and death is initially as a result of a systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). Systemic sepsis from infected pancreatic necrosis characterises the second phase, the so called 'second hit' of acute pancreatitis (AP). An immune imbalance during the second hit is postulated to contribute to the formation of the septic complications that occur in these patients. The pro-inflammatory T-helper (Th) 17 pathway has been shown to be an initiator of early SIRS in AP, however to date its role has not been established in the second hit in AP...
January 31, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411124/malignancy-and-chemotherapy-induced-haemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-children-and-adolescents-a-single-centre-experience-of-20%C3%A2-years
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Volker Strenger, Gerald Merth, Herwig Lackner, Stephan W Aberle, Harald H Kessler, Markus G Seidel, Wolfgang Schwinger, Daniela Sperl, Petra Sovinz, Anna Karastaneva, Martin Benesch, Christian Urban
Haemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a possibly life-threatening syndrome of immune dysregulation and can be divided into primary (hereditary) and secondary forms (including malignancy-associated HLH (M-HLH)). We retrospectively analysed epidemiological, clinical, virological and laboratory data from patients with M-HLH treated at our department between 1995 and 2014. Out of 1.706 haemato-/oncologic patients treated at our department between 1995 and 2014, we identified 22 (1.29%) patients with secondary HLH (1...
February 6, 2018: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402370/-impact-of-permissive-underfeeding-versus-standard-enteral-feeding-on-outcomes-in-critical-patients-requiring-mechanical-ventilation-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Nianbin Ma, Mingfu Shen, Zhen Wan, Sijun Pan, Xian Liu, Zhongxiang Yao
OBJECTIVE: To compare the impact of permissive underfeeding versus standard enteral feeding on outcomes in critical patients requiring mechanical ventilation (MV). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted. Eighty-two patients requiring MV admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Anji People's Hospital from January 2015 to March 2017 were enrolled, and they were randomly divided into the permissive underfeeding group (n = 40, non-protein heat was 52...
February 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29397831/-comparison-of-diagnosis-values-of-cd64-infection-index-crp-pct-and-neu-in-the-leukemia-complicated-with-bacterial-infection
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Xiao-Yan Guo, Yun-Kai Kang, Shu-Xia Guo
OBJECTIVE: To compare the diagnostic values of CD64 infection index, C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and the percentage of neutrophils (NEU%) in leukemia patients complicated with bacterial infection. METHODS: Sixty cases of leukemia complicated with bacterial infection (combination with infection group), 60 cases of leukemia without bacterial infection (non-combination with infection group) and 60 cases of healthy persons (control group) were selected in our hospital...
February 2018: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29396775/new-biomarkers-to-diagnose-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-pentraxin-3-and-surfactant-protein-d
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Nazan Ulgen Tekerek, Basak Nur Akyildiz, Baris Derya Ercal, Sabahattin Muhtaroglu
OBJECTIVE: To detect the most effective biomarker to confirm ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP). METHODS: Fifty patients with VAP suspicious diagnosis and 30 healthy patients were recruited. Suspicion of VAP was established if patients met the modified CPIS score ≥ 6 points. The confirmation of VAP was defined by the quantitative culture of nonbronchoscopic bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) >105 CFU/ml of pathogenic microorganism. Serum samples for determination of C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), pentraxin 3 (PTX3), surfactant protein D (SPD) were collected on suspected VAP...
February 2, 2018: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29384919/clinical-significance-of-measuring-reticulated-platelets-in-infectious-diseases
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Qin-Hua Liu, Ming-Yue Song, Bai-Xia Yang, Rui-Xiang Xia
This study aimed to explore the association between the percentage of reticulated platelets (RP%) and infection, and analyze the value of combined measurement of RP% with other inflammatory indicators in diagnosing infection. A total of 190 patients with signs and symptoms suspicious of infection were included in the infection group, and 70 healthy subjects with comparable percentages of gender and age were included in the control group. Peripheral white blood cell (WBC) count, percentage of neutrophils (N%), platelet count, C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), RP%, and axillary temperature were recorded...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383956/the-macrophage-activation-marker-smr-as-a-diagnostic-and-prognostic-marker-in-patients-with-acute-infectious-disease-with-or-without-sepsis
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Mette Marie Relster, Shahin Gaini, Holger Jon Møller, Isik Somuncu Johansen, Court Pedersen
Sepsis is a leading cause of mortality. This study aims to assess the utility of the soluble mannose receptor (sMR) as a biomarker of sepsis and mortality in patients hospitalized with suspected infection. Using an in-house ELISA assay the concentration of sMR was analyzed in the serum of patients from three prospective studies. Using Sepsis-3 guidelines, patients were stratified as no infection (NI, n = 68), verified infection without sepsis (NSEP, n = 133) and verified infection with sepsis (SEP, n = 190)...
January 31, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377500/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-predicts-anastomotic-dehiscence
#10
Patrick A Walker, Bindu Kunjuraman, David C C Bartolo
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic dehiscence (AD) is the most feared complication following colonic and rectal anastomosis. Multiple attempts have been made to correlate the levels of biomarkers to the risk of AD. This study attempts to compare C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) as predictors of AD. METHOD: This case-controlled study collected data on patients undergoing colonic and rectal anastomosis over an 18-month period...
January 27, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29374831/use-of-procalcitonin-in-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-infants-and-preschool-children
#11
Eneritz Velasco-Arnaiz, Esther Pérez, Desirée Henares, Anna Fernández-López, Anna Valls, Pedro Brotons, Clàudia Fortuny, Antoni Noguera-Julian
Normal procalcitonin (PCT) levels have been reported in adult pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) but have not been previously investigated in children. We aimed to assess PCT levels at diagnosis of TB in young children in a low-burden setting. In a cross-sectional observational study in a referral pediatric center in Barcelona (Spain), we assessed the value of PCT and other inflammatory markers (leucocyte counts, C-reactive protein, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate) in the diagnosis of TB in pre-school children (< 6 years at diagnosis, n = 45), as compared with two control groups (pneumococcal pneumonia, n = 25; and healthy controls, n = 49)...
January 27, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343939/kinetics-of-procalcitonin-in-pediatric-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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REVIEW
Sara Bobillo, Javier Rodríguez-Fanjul, Anna Solé, Julio Moreno, Mònica Balaguer, Elisabeth Esteban, Francisco José Cambra, Iolanda Jordan
Objectives: To assess the kinetics of procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in pediatric patients who required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and to analyze its relationship with morbidity and mortality. Patients and methods: Prospective observational study including pediatric patients who required ECMO. Both PCT and CRP were sequentially drawn before ECMO (P0) and until 72 hours after ECMO. Results: A total of 40 patients were recruited...
2018: Biomarker Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335079/-expression-of-plasma-mirna-497-in-children-with-sepsis-induced-myocardial-injury-and-its-clinical-significance
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Zhong-Jing Wu, Ya-Feng Chen, Hai-Dao Wang, Fang-Hong Gao
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of plasma miRNA-497 in children with sepsis-induced myocardial injury and its clinical significance. METHODS: A total of 148 children with sepsis were enrolled. According to the presence or absence of myocardial injury, these children were divided into myocardial injury group (n=58) and non-myocardial injury group (n=90). The two groups were compared in terms of the changes in plasma levels of miRNA-497, cardiac troponin I (cTnI), creatine kinase-MB (CK-MB), N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)...
January 2018: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333810/the-value-of-acute-phase-reactants-and-lightcycler%C3%A2-septifast-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-and-viral-infections-in-pediatric-patients
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Gulcin Bozlu, Huseyin Tanriverdi, Gonul Aslan, Necdet Kuyucu
INTRODUCTION: This study was performed to investigate the value of acute phase reactants and LightCycler® SeptiFast test to differentiate bacterial and viral infections. POPULATION AND METHODS: Children with fever were enrolled to this prospective study. Peripheral white blood cell (WBC), C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) were studied from all patients on day 1, 3 and 7. Blood culture and chest X-ray were also obtained on day 1. Blood samples for LightCycler® SeptiFast test were obtained in all patients to use them if there was uncertain diagnosis between bacterial or viral infection...
February 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332972/clinical-utility-and-measurement-of-procalcitonin
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REVIEW
Intan Samsudin, Samuel D Vasikaran
Procalcitonin (PCT), regarded as a biomarker specific for bacterial infections, is used in a variety of clinical settings including primary care, emergency department and intensive care. PCT measurement aids in the diagnosis of sepsis and to guide and monitor antibiotic therapy. This article gives a brief overview of PCT and its use in guiding antibiotic therapy in various clinical settings, as well as its limitations. PCT performance in comparison with other biomarkers of infection in particular CRP is also reviewed...
April 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320362/predictive-value-of-serum-gelsolin-and-gc-globulin-in-sepsis-a-pilot-study
#16
Zoltán Horváth-Szalai, Péter Kustán, Balázs Szirmay, Ágnes Lakatos, Per Hjort Christensen, Tamás Huber, Beáta Bugyi, Diána Mühl, Andrea Ludány, Attila Miseta, Gábor L Kovács, Tamás Kőszegi
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous determination of the two main actin scavenger proteins in sepsis has not been investigated until now. In our pilot study, we elucidated the predictive values of Gc globulin and gelsolin (GSN) in sepsis by comparing them to classic laboratory and clinical parameters. METHODS: A 5-day follow-up was performed, including 46 septic patients, 28 non-septic patients and 35 outpatients as controls. Serum Gc globulin and GSN levels were determined by automated immune turbidimetric assay on a Cobas 8000/c502 analyzer...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314200/effects-of-s100a12-gene-silencing-on-serum-levels-of-anti-inflammatory-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-septic-rats-through-the-erk-signaling-pathway
#17
Xin Wen, Xin-Rui Han, Yong-Jian Wang, Shao-Hua Fan, Zi-Feng Zhang, Dong-Mei Wu, Jun Lu, Yuan-Lin Zheng
We explored the effect of S100A12 gene on serum levels of anti-inflammatory/pro-inflammatory cytokines in septic rats by activating the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) signaling pathway. A total of 180 specific pathogen-free (SPF) rats were purchased to establish cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) model. Rats were assigned into the sham, model, empty vector, S100A12 siRNA, epidermal growth factor (EGF) and S100A12 siRNA + EGF groups. The expressions of S100A12, ERK-1, ERK-2, cPLA2 and NF-κB in liver tissues of rats among six groups were detected by RT-qPCR and western blotting...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290765/inflammatory-response-and-toxicity-after-pressurized-intraperitoneal-aerosol-chemotherapy
#18
Hugo Teixeira Farinha, Fabian Grass, Ismaïl Labgaa, Basile Pache, Nicolas Demartines, Martin Hübner
Background: Pressurized Intraperitoneal Aerosol Chemotherapy (PIPAC) is a novel mode of intraperitoneal (IP) drug delivery claiming high IP tissue concentrations with low systemic uptake. The aim was to study inflammatory response and systemic toxicity after PIPAC. Methods: Retrospective monocentric analysis of a consecutive cohort of PIPAC patients between January 2015 and April 2016. Detailed hematological and biochemical analysis was performed the day before surgery and once daily until discharge. Comparative statistics were performed using Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxon signed ranked test...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290660/efficacy-of-noninvasive-evaluations-in-monitoring-inflammatory-bowel-disease-activity-a-prospective-study-in-china
#19
Jin-Min Chen, Tao Liu, Shan Gao, Xu-Dong Tong, Fei-Hong Deng, Biao Nie
AIM: To optimize the efficacy of noninvasive evaluations in monitoring the endoscopic activity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). METHODS: Fecal calprotectin (FC), clinical activity index (CDAI or CAI), C-reactive protein (CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), and procalcitonin (PCT) were measured for 136 IBD patients. Also, FC was measured in 25 irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients that served as controls. Then, endoscopic activity was determined by other two endoscopists for colonic or ileo-colonic Crohn's disease (CICD) with the "simple endoscopic score for Crohn's disease" (SES-CD), CD-related surgery patients with the Rutgeerts score, and ulcerative colitis (UC) with the Mayo score...
December 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287292/procalcitonin-as-predictor-of-bacterial-infection-in-meconium-aspiration-syndrome
#20
Mahendiran K, Prerna Batra, M M A Faridi, N P Singh
BACKGROUND:  There is a lack of definite consensus on indications for initiating antibiotics in neonates with meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), instigating researchers to search for a biomarker that can help differentiate MAS from MAS with bacterial infection. OBJECTIVE:  Our primary objective was to compare serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels in full-term vigorous neonates having MAS with or without bacterial infection. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  Seventy term vigorous neonates with diagnosis of MAS were enrolled...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Perinatology
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