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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911257/individualized-antibiotic-therapy-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#1
Gurdal Yilmaz, Sedat Saylan, Firdevs Aksoy, Iftihar Koksal
The optimal duration of treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is still the subject of debate. While 1-week treatment has been reported as possibly sufficient, patients generally receive antibiotic therapy for 10-14 days. The purpose of our study was to investigate whether length of treatment in patients with VAP can be reduced with an individualized therapeutic strategy. The study was performed prospectively with patients diagnosed with VAP in our hospital's intensive care units between 1 January and 31 December, 2015...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911103/tools-for-outcome-prediction-in-patients-with-community-acquired-pneumonia
#2
Faheem Khan, Mark B Owens, Marcos Restrepo, Pedro Povoa, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is one of the most common causes of mortality world-wide. The mortality rate of patients with CAP is influenced by the severity of the disease, treatment failure and the requirement for hospitalization and/or intensive care unit (ICU) management, all of which may be predicted by biomarkers and clinical scoring systems. Areas Covered: We review the recent literature examining the efficacy of established and newly-developed clinical scores, biological and inflammatory markers such as C-Reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and Interleukin-6 (IL-6), whether used alone or in conjunction with clinical severity scores to assess the severity of CAP, predict treatment failure, guide acute in-hospital or ICU admission and predict mortality...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908327/ready-for-prime-time-biomarkers-in-sepsis
#3
REVIEW
Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
Sepsis is a common condition managed in the emergency department. Current diagnosis relies on physiologic criteria and suspicion of a source of infection using history, physical examination, laboratory studies, and imaging studies. The infection triggers a host response with the aim to destroy the pathogen, and this response can be measured. A reliable biomarker for sepsis should assist with earlier diagnosis, improve risk stratification, or improve clinical decision making. Current biomarkers for sepsis include lactate, troponin, and procalcitonin...
February 2017: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906423/analysis-of-factors-influenced-by-the-effectiveness-of-non-invasive-ventilation-in-the-treatment-of-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-different-severities
#4
J-J Zhu, L-J Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the correlation of levels of procalcitonin (PCT) and blood lactic acid with the effectiveness of the non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the treatment of acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) with different severities. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used a case-control method to study patients who were admitted for AECOPD to the ICU at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2014...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904585/serum-procalcitonin-levels-distinguish-gram-negative-bacterial-sepsis-from-gram-positive-bacterial-and-fungal-sepsis
#5
Shuhua Li, Hengmo Rong, Qinliang Guo, Yifei Chen, Guqing Zhang, Jiong Yang
BACKGROUND: Serum procalcitonin (PCT) levels differ in patients with bacterial or fungal infections and are significantly elevated in patients with Gram-negative bacteremia. We evaluated the diagnostic accuracy of different inflammatory markers to discriminate sepsis caused by different pathogens. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 328 episodes of bacteremia from 292 patients with sepsis and 31 patients with suspected sepsis in this study. Medical records of patients who had bacteremia caused by Gram-negative bacteria (Gram-negative), Gram-positive bacteria (Gram-positive) or fungi were reviewed, and information about PCT and other inflammatory markers was recorded...
2016: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904269/serum-procalcitonin-level-reflects-the-severity-of-cellulitis
#6
Soo Hyeon Noh, Seok Don Park, Eun Jung Kim
BACKGROUND: Cellulitis is a common bacterial infection of the superficial skin. Procalcitonin is one of the precursor proteins of calcitonin, its levels are elevated in bacterial infection, and it has been established as a diagnostic marker for severe bacterial infections. OBJECTIVE: This study evaluated the clinical usefulness of procalcitonin for predicting disease severity and prognosis of cellulitis. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 160 patients diagnosed with cellulitis in the past 3 years...
December 2016: Annals of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902530/cardiac-troponin-release-is-associated-with-biomarkers-of-inflammation-and-ventricular-dilatation-during-critical-illness
#7
Marlies Ostermann, Salma Ayis, Emma Tuddenham, Jessica Lo, Katie Lei, John Smith, Barnaby Sanderson, Carl Moran, Paul Collinson, Janet Peacock, Andrew Rhodes, David Treacher
INTRODUCTION: Troponin release is common during critical illness. We hypothesized that there was an association between cardiac troponin T (cTnT) and biomarkers of systemic inflammation and ventricular dilatation. METHODS: In an observational prospective cohort study, we enrolled consecutive adult patients admitted for non-cardiac reasons to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in 2 tertiary care centers. We measured cTnT, C-reactive protein (CRP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), procalcitonin (PCT) and N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) daily in the first week, and on alternate days in the second week...
November 29, 2016: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895455/soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myelocytes-1-compared-to-procalcitonin-in-patients-with-infectious-and-autoimmune-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
#8
I Gkougkourelas, A Kalogeridis, P Boura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2016: Hippokratia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895404/presepsin-teardown-pitfalls-of-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-bacterial-infection-in-cirrhosis
#9
Maria Papp, Tamas Tornai, Zsuzsanna Vitalis, Istvan Tornai, David Tornai, Tamas Dinya, Andrea Sumegi, Peter Antal-Szalmas
AIM: To evaluate the diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in cirrhosis-associated bacterial infections. METHODS: Two hundred and sixteen patients with cirrhosis were enrolled. At admission, the presence of bacterial infections and level of plasma presepsin, serum C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) were evaluated. Patients were followed for three months to assess the possible association between presepsin level and short-term mortality. RESULTS: Present 34...
November 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894744/-vitamin-d-deficiency-and-morbimortality-in-critically-ill-paediatric-patients
#10
Patricia García-Soler, Antonio Morales-Martínez, Vanessa Rosa-Camacho, Juan Antonio Lillo-Muñoz, Guillermo Milano-Manso
OBJECTIVES: To determine the prevalence and risks factors of vitamin D deficiency, as well as its relationship with morbidity and mortality in a PICU. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational prospective study in a tertiary children's University Hospital PICU conducted in two phases: i: cohorts study, and ii: prevalence study. The study included 340 critically ill children with ages comprising 6 months to 16 years old. EXCLUSION CRITERIA: Chronic kidney disease, known parathyroid disorders, and vitamin D supplementation...
November 25, 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894382/-study-of-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-induced-protein-8-like-2-expression-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-correlate-with-disease-severity
#11
He Huang, Cong Feng, Zhaotao Tian, Yongming Yao, Tanshi Li
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of tumor necrosis factor-α induced protein 8 like-2 (TIPE2) expression in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and its mechanism. METHODS: A prospective observation was conducted. Thirty-nine patients with ARDS admitted to department of emergency of PLA General Hospital from July 2013 to July 2015 were enrolled, and 35 healthy persons served as control group. The acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score within 24 hours after admission, blood gas analysis, procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) were recorded...
June 2016: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893691/valuable-hematological-indicators-for-the-diagnosis-and-severity-assessment-of-chinese-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-prealbumin
#12
Jingjing Ning, Xiaonan Shao, Yibo Ma, Darong Lv
Chest X-ray is a "golden standard" for the diagnosis and severity assessment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). However, it cannot be used as routine examination of CAP in children. The present study aims to investigate the roles of prealbumin (PA) in CAP in children and further determine the usefulness of PA in diagnosis and severity assessment of CAP in children.This was a retrospective analysis of 174 cases of hospitalized children with CAP. The following indicators were recorded: vital sign, inflammatory indexes, PA, and respiratory pathogens immunoglobulin M antibody test results...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890506/serum-procalcitonin-and-the-admission-decision-in-cap
#13
Michael S Niederman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889712/serum-procalcitonin-for-predicting-significant-infections-and-mortality-in-pediatric-oncology
#14
Vinod Gunasekaran, Nita Radhakrishnan, Veronique Dinand, Anupam Sachdeva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of serum procalcitonin (PCT) level at admission in predicting significant infections and deaths among children on chemotherapy presenting with fever. METHODS: Children with clinically significant (CSI) and microbiologically documented (MDI) infections were identified using set definitions. Association of PCT with CSI, MDI and mortality was analyzed. RESULTS: We evaluated 821 febrile episodes in 316 children...
November 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884320/prediction-of-procalcitonin-for-postoperative-intraabdominal-infections-after-definitive-operation-of-intestinal-fistulae
#15
Huajian Ren, Jianan Ren, Qiongyuan Hu, Gefei Wang, Guosheng Gu, Guanwei Li, Xiuwen Wu, Zhiwu Hong, Jieshou Li
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory biomarkers usually start to rise earlier before the infection becomes clinically evident. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive performance of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) counts in postoperative intraabdominal infections (IAIs) after definitive operation of intestinal fistulae. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a total of 356 consecutive patients who underwent elective digestive tract reconstruction for gastrointestinal fistulae without existing clinical infection...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880819/risk-assessment-of-patients-undergoing-transfemoral-aortic-valve-implantation-upon-admission-for-post-interventional-intensive-care-and-surveillance-implications-on-short-and-midterm-outcomes
#16
Fadi Al-Rashid, Philipp Kahlert, Friederike Selge, Heike Hildebrandt, Polycarpos-Christos Patsalis, Matthias Totzeck, Petra Mummel, Tienush Rassaf, Rolf Alexander Jánosi
BACKGROUND: Several studies have found that standard risk scores inaccurately reflect risk in TAVI cohorts. The assessment of mortality risk upon post-interventional ICU admission is important to optimizing clinical management. This study sought to determine outcomes and factors affecting mortality in patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), and to analyze and compare the predictive values of SAPS II and EuroSCORE. METHODS AND FINDINGS: 214 consecutive patients treated with transfemoral TAVI (2006-2012) admitted to the ICU in an academic tertiary-care university hospital, were included in this retrospective data analysis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878573/prognostic-value-of-procalcitonin-in-patients-after-elective-cardiac-surgery-a-prospective-cohort-study
#17
Matthias Klingele, Hagen Bomberg, Simone Schuster, Hans-Joachim Schäfers, Heinrich Volker Groesdonk
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT) is a well-known prognostic marker after elective cardiac surgery. However, the impact of elevated PCT in patients with an initially uneventful postoperative course is still unclear. The aim of this study was to evaluate PCT levels as a prognostic tool for delayed complications after elective cardiac surgery. METHODS: A prospective study was performed in 751 patients with an apparently uneventful postoperative course within the first 24 h after elective cardiac surgery...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878344/comparison-of-soluble-urokinase-plasminogen-activator-receptor-soluble-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-1-procalcitonin-and-c-reactive-protein-in-distinguishing-concurrent-bacterial-infection-from-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathy
#18
Yizhi Xiao, Hui Luo, Bin Zhou, Xiaodan Dai, Jing Huang, Liping Duan, Yunhui You, Weiru Zhang, Hongjun Zhao, Yanli Xie, Yaou Zhou, Wangbin Ning, Tong Li, Sijia Liu, Honglin Zhu, Xiaoyun Xie, Ying Jiang, Shiyao Wu, Weijia He, Yisha Li
The aim of the study was to measure the diagnostic values of biomarkers of bacterial infection in idiopathic inflammatory myopathy (IIM) patients. The serum and clinical data of 82 IIM patients with/without bacterial infection were collected. Concentrations of soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (sTREM-1), procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured in IIM patients and healthy controls. There were no significant differences in serum suPAR and sTREM-1 levels between healthy controls and non-infection IIM patients...
November 22, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873291/prediction-of-non-recovery-from-ventilator-demanding-acute-respiratory-failure-ards-and-death-using-lung-damage-biomarkers-data-from-a-1200-patient-critical-care-randomized-trial
#19
Jens-Ulrik S Jensen, Theis S Itenov, Katrin M Thormar, Lars Hein, Thomas T Mohr, Mads H Andersen, Jesper Løken, Hamid Tousi, Bettina Lundgren, Hans Christian Boesen, Maria E Johansen, Sisse R Ostrowski, Pär I Johansson, Jesper Grarup, Jørgen Vestbo, Jens D Lundgren
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether biomarkers of alveolar damage (surfactant protein D, SPD) or conductive airway damage (club cell secretory protein 16, CC16) measured early after intensive care admittance are associated with one-month clinical respiratory prognosis. If patients who do not recover respiratory function within one month can be identified early, future experimental lung interventions can be aimed toward this high-risk group. We aimed to determine, in a heterogenous critically ill population, whether baseline profound alveolar damage or conductive airway damage has clinical respiratory impact one month after intensive care admittance...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869388/-cost-effectiveness-of-diagnostic-strategies-of-severe-bacterial-infection-in-infants-with-fever-without-a-source
#20
Jefferson Antonio Buendía, Juana Patricia Sánchez-Villamil, Gabriela Urman
Serious bacterial infections in infants under 2-years-of-age with fever without a source remains, despite advances in vaccination, a matter of concern for both physicians and parents. Having cost-effectiveness information is relevant to guide decision making in clinical practice in this scenario. Objective: To determine the cost-effectiveness of four different strategies of screening in Argentina for serious bacterial infection in children presenting with fever without a source. Materials and methods: We designed a decision tree to model a hypothetical cohort of 10,000 children with fever without a source...
September 1, 2016: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
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