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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344164/outbreak-of-brainstem-encephalitis-associated-with-enterovirus-a71-in-catalonia-spain-2016-a-clinical-observational-study-in-a-children-s-reference-centre-in-catalonia
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Dídac Casas-Alba, Mariona F de Sevilla, Ana Valero-Rello, Claudia Fortuny, Juan-José García-García, Carlos Ortez, Jordi Muchart, Thais Armangué, Iolanda Jordan, Carles Luaces, Irene Barrabeig, Rubén González-Sanz, María Cabrerizo, Carmen Muñoz-Almagro, Cristian Launes
OBJECTIVES: To describe the characteristics of an outbreak of brainstem encephalitis and encephalomyelitis related to enterovirus (EV) infection in Catalonia (Spain), a setting where these manifestations were uncommon. METHODS: Clinical and microbiological data from patients with neurological symptoms associated with EV detection admitted to a reference paediatric hospital between April and June 2016 were analysed. RESULTS: Fifty-seven patients were included...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341493/procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-for-predicting-amputation-level-in-lower-extremity-infections
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Matthew M Reiner, Wissam E Khoury, Michael B Canales, Richard A Chmielewski, Kartick Patel, Mark C Razzante, Coleman O Cloughtery, Douglas Y Rowland
Inflammatory markers are essential tools in the decision-making process for lower extremity infections. When coupled with objective findings, clinicians can more accurately diagnose and treat these entities. Typically, markers such as the white blood cell count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and C-reactive protein are used to initially assess these patients or monitor the progression of medical or surgical therapy. Procalcitonin is a newer inflammatory marker that is specific for an infectious process. Originally, procalcitonin was used to monitor antibiotic therapy and sepsis for patients in the intensive care setting, but it has now been expanded to other facets of medicine...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341167/procalcitonin-as-a-potential-predicting-factor-for-prognosis-in-bacterial-meningitis
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Bong Soo Park, Si Eun Kim, Si Hyung Park, Jinseung Kim, Kyong Jin Shin, Sam Yeol Ha, JinSe Park, Sung Eun Kim, Byung In Lee, Kang Min Park
We investigated the potential role of serum procalcitonin in differentiating bacterial meningitis from viral meningitis, and in predicting the prognosis in patients with bacterial meningitis. This was a retrospective study of 80 patients with bacterial meningitis (13 patients died). In addition, 58 patients with viral meningitis were included as the disease control groups for comparison. The serum procalcitonin level was measured in all patients at admission. Differences in demographic and laboratory data, including the procalcitonin level, were analyzed between the groups...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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/28339955/procalcitonin-in-childhood-pneumonia
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Samir S Shah, Todd A Florin, Lilliam Ambroggio
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337889/detection-of-combined-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-applied-in-the-diagnosis-of-bacterial-infections
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Y L Li, L C Zhai, J H Ji, L Y Liu
In recent years, procalcitonin and C-reactive protein have been used as important indexes in the detection of inflammation. In order to analyze the combined detection of procalcitonin and C-reactive protein in infected patients, 57 subjects in the Clinical Laboratory of Zhengzhou Maternal and Child Health Hospital with a bacterial infection were selected as the observation group. Correspondingly, 57 non-infected subjects were selected for the control group. The procalcitonin and C-reactive protein levels in the included cases were analyzed and compared by extracting peripheral blood...
January 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331420/serum-procalcitonin-in-patients-with-acute-liver-failure
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Takaaki Sugihara, Masahiko Koda, Toshiaki Okamoto, Kenichi Miyoshi, Tomomitsu Matono, Kenji Oyama, Keiko Hosho, Jun-Ichi Okano, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a known diagnostic marker of bacterial infection. There are no previous reports of PCT concerning acute liver failure (ALF). We evaluated the clinical value of serum PCT levels in patients with ALF. METHODS: Forty-four patients with acute hepatitis (19 men and 25 women; median age, 40 years; range, 20-79 years) were retrospectively enrolled from January 2001 and June 2015. PCT levels were measured by saved serum samples obtained within 3 days after admission...
March 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331265/delayed-closure-of-61-open-abdomen-patients-based-on-an-algorithm
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Fahri Yetisir, A Ebru Sarer, Hasan Zafer Acar, Muhittin Aygar
Hemodynamic resuscitation, source control, and delayed abdominal closure are the three fundamental steps for open abdomen (OA) management. When to start delayed abdominal closure and how to determine which delayed closure method should be applied to each OA patient are not clarified in the literature. We evaluated an algorithm that was developed to address these two questions. A retrospective chart review was conducted for OA patients treated for according to the algorithm. When hemodynamic stabilization and source control using negative pressure therapy resulted in regression of sepsis and decreased procalcitonin levels, patients were assigned to either the skin-only or fascial closure groups according to their Björck scores and open abdominal fascial closure (OAFC) scores...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329238/practice-patterns-and-outcomes-associated-with-procalcitonin-use-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
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David C Chu, Anuj B Mehta, Allan J Walkey
Background: Randomized trials support use of procalcitonin-based algorithms to decrease duration of antibiotics for critically ill patients with sepsis. However, current utilization of procalcitonin and associated outcomes in "real world" clinical settings is unclear. We sought to determine procalcitonin utilization in critically ill patients with sepsis in the United States and to examine associations between procalcitonin use and clinical outcomes. Methods: Retrospective cohort study of approximately 20% of patients hospitalized in US Intensive Care Units with sepsis...
February 24, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328098/plasma-exchange-successfully-treated-macrophage-activation-syndrome-in-rheumatoid-factor-positive-polyarticular-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-with-combined-pneumonia
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Lianjie Shi, Fanlei Hu, Chuanhui Xu, Huaqun Zhu, Di Qie, Chuanjie Yuan, Yuhong Tao, Hanmin Liu
Macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) is one of the serious complications associated with rheumatic diseases, especially systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA). Here we describe a 9-year-old girl with rheumatoid factor (RF)-positive polyarticular JIA, not sJIA, combined with pneumonia who was successfully treated by plasma exchange. She was diagnosed with RF-positive polyarticular JIA based on positive RF and multiple joint swelling and tenderness 3 years ago. She was admitted in our hospital with myalgia for 2 days and a high fever for half a day...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326825/role-of-biomarkers-in-predicting-diabetes-complications-with-special-reference-to-diabetic-foot-ulcers
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Sivakamasundari Pichu, Bhoomika M Patel, Subbu Apparsundaram, Ramesh K Goyal
Diabetic foot ulcer (DFU) is one of the major complications of diabetes and about 1% of people with diabetes have to go for lower limb amputation. With better understanding of the pathological basis of DFU, number of biomarkers like atrial natriuretic peptides, galectin-3, and cardiac troponins for diabetic cardiomyopathy, cystatin C for diabetics nephropathy and C-reactive protein for infection and procalcitonin could aid in early and noninvasive diagnosis especially when clinical signs are misleading. Predictive role of novel biomarkers in primary prevention however, requires additional studies considering sex, age and multiple complications in DFU...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326742/comparative-assessment-of-calcitonin-stimulation-test-using-calcium-gluconate-and-pentagastrin-and-the-usefulness-of-procalcitonin-basic-and-post-stimulation-concentrations-in-the-diagnosis-of-patients-after-surgery-for-medullary
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Aldona Kowalska, Katarzyna Lizis-Kolus, Danuta Gąsior-Perczak, Iwona Palyga, Anna Słuszniak, Janusz Słuszniak, Grażyna Antczak, Paweł Lizis, Ryszard Mezyk, Stanislaw Gozdz
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to compare the calcitonin (CT) stimulation tests with tests of calcium gluconate (CaG) and pentagastrin (PG), their tolerance and usefulness of PCT in the patients' diagnosis with active Medullary thyroid cancer (MCT) after thyroidectomy. METHODS: CT was marked in serum by the immunosorbent sandwich test. PCT was marked by the immunosorbent sandwich test, with the final reading of fluorenscence. PG was given intravenously at a dose of 0...
December 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323666/febrile-infant-update
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Kate Dorney, Richard G Bachur
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The approach to febrile young infants remains challenging. This review serves as an update on the care of febrile infants less than 90 days of age with a focus on the changing epidemiology of serious bacterial infection (SBI), refinement of management strategies based on biomarkers, and the development of novel diagnostics. RECENT FINDINGS: There is high variability in the emergency department management of febrile young infants without significant differences in outcomes...
March 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319407/investigation-of-procalcitonin-il-6-oxidative-stress-index-osi-plasma-and-tissue-levels-in-experimental-mild-and-severe-pancreatitis-in-rats
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M Soyalp, M Yalcin, V Oter, A Ozgonul
AIM: This study was planned to evaluate blood and tissue levels of procalcitonin, IL-6 and Oxidative Stress Index (OSI), which have a role in the pathophysiology of inflammation, in rats with experimental mild and severe pancreatitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty male Wistar Albino rats were included in the study and the rats were equally divided into the three groups. After 1, 5 and 24 hours, blood was obtained from the tail of all rats and samples were taken from pancreas tissue after 24 hours...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
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/28304106/therapeutic-plasma-exchange-versus-double-plasma-molecular-absorption-system-in-hepatitis-b-virus-infected-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-treated-by-entercavir-a-prospective-study
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Yue-Meng Wan, Yu-Hua Li, Zhi-Yuan Xu, Jing Yang, Li-Hong Yang, Ying Xu, Jin-Hui Yang
BACKGROUND: Therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) and double plasma molecular absorption system (DPMAS) were two extracorporeal liver support systems. Few studies compared their efficacy profile. OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the efficacy of TPE and DPMAS on acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV-ACLF). METHODS: 60 HBV-ACLF patients were enrolled and prospectively studied. All patients received entecavir therapy, and were assigned to TPE group (n = 33) and DPMAS group (n = 27)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301543/inflammation-biomarkers-in-blood-as-mortality-predictors-in-community-acquired-pneumonia-admitted-patients-importance-of-comparison-with-neutrophil-count-percentage-or-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio
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Jose Curbelo, Sergio Luquero Bueno, José María Galván-Román, Mara Ortega-Gómez, Olga Rajas, Guillermo Fernández-Jiménez, Lorena Vega-Piris, Francisco Rodríguez-Salvanes, Belén Arnalich, Ana Díaz, Ramón Costa, Hortensia de la Fuente, Ángel Lancho, Carmen Suárez, Julio Ancochea, Javier Aspa
INTRODUCTION: The increase and persistence of inflammation in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) patients can lead to higher mortality. Biomarkers capable of measuring this inadequate inflammatory response are likely candidates to be related with a bad outcome. We investigated the association between concentrations of several inflammatory markers and mortality of CAP patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of hospitalised CAP patients in a Spanish university hospital...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298146/companion-and-point-of-care-sensor-system-for-rapid-multiplexed-detection-of-a-panel-of-infectious-disease-markers
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Anjan Panneer Selvam, Shalini Prasad
A nanochannel-based electrochemical biosensor has been demonstrated for rapid and multiplexed detection of a panel of three biomarkers associated with rapid detection of sepsis. The label-free biosensor detected procalcitonin (PCT), lipoteichoic acid (LTA), and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from human whole blood. The biosensor comprises a nanoporous nylon membrane integrated onto a microelectrode sensor platform for nanoconfinement effects. Charge perturbations due to biomarker binding are recorded as impedance changes using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
March 1, 2017: SLAS Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295255/systematic-review-of-the-role-of-biomarkers-in-diagnosing-anastomotic-leakage-following-colorectal-surgery
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B U Su'a, H L Mikaere, J L Rahiri, I B Bissett, A G Hill
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage (AL) following colorectal surgery can be difficult to diagnose owing to varying clinical presentations. This systematic review aimed to assess biomarkers as potential diagnostic tests for preclinical detection of AL. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. All published studies evaluating biomarkers, both systemic and peritoneal, in the context of AL following colorectal surgery were included...
April 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293019/novel-adipokines-methodological-utility-in-human-obesity-research
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F Eichelmann, N Rudovich, A F Pfeiffer, M B Schulze, R di Giuseppe, H Boeing, K Aleksandrova
BACKGROUND: Adipokines could pose a link between adiposity, systemic inflammation and metabolic disease risk. However, it is unclear whether representative biomarkers are methodologically suitable for use in human obesity research. METHODS: We assessed the intra-individual reproducibility of selected adipokines in a sample of 207 apparently healthy participants with available biosample collections over 4 month period. Concentrations of the following adipokines were measured at each sampling time point: fatty-acid binding protein-4 (FABP-4), lipocalin-2, monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), procalcitonin, progranulin, vaspin and visfatin/Nampt...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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