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Liqin Gao, Bin Yang, Hairong Zhang, Qishui Ou, Yulan Lin, Mei Zhang, Zhenhuan Zhang, Sunghee Kim, Bing Wu, Zeng Wang, Lengxi Fu, Jingan Lin, Ruiqing Chen, Ruilong Lan, Junying Chen, Wei Chen, Long Chen, Hengshan Zhang, Deping Han, Jingrong Chen, Paul Okunieff, Jianhua Lin, Lurong Zhang
Early diagnosis of sepsis is critical for successful treatment. The clinical value of DcR3 in early diagnosis of sepsis was determined in a dynamic follow-up study. Alterations in plasma levels of DcR3, PCT, CRP, and IL-6 were measured by ELISA and compared among patients with sepsis ( n = 134), SIRS ( n = 60) and normal adults ( n = 50). Correlations and dynamic patterns among the biomarkers, APACHE II scores, clinical outcomes, and pathogens were also examined. Plasma DcR3 was significantly increased in sepsis compared to SIRS and normal adults (median 3...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
A Echeverri, J Naranjo-Escobar, I Posso-Osorio, D Aguirre-Valencia, D Zambrano, G L Castaño, J D Martínez, C A Cañas, G J Tobón
Background/Objective Differentiating systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) activity from infections in febrile patients is difficult because of similar initial clinical presentation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the usefulness of a number of biomarkers for differentiating infections from activity in SLE patients admitted with systemic inflammatory response (SIRS). Methods Patients with SLE and SIRS admitted to the emergency room were included in this study. Measurements of different markers including procalcitonin, neutrophil CD64 expression and presepsin, were performed...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
Alexander R Levine, Midori Tran, Jonathan Shepherd, Edgar Naut
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common reasons women seek treatment in the emergency department (ED). The biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) has gained popularity over the last decade to improve the diagnosis of bacterial infections and reduce unnecessary exposure to antibiotics. PCT has been extensively studied in patients with pneumonia and sepsis and may have additional role in UTI. METHODS: A retrospective study of patients who presented to the ED in which a urinalysis test and a PCT level was obtained within the first 24h of presentation...
March 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Duneesha de Fonseka, Nick A Maskell
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pleural infection is a common problem associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Systemic or pleural fluid markers for reliably identifying pleural infection are limited. Procalcitonin (PCT) is known to be elevated in bacterial infection and is currently used for diagnosis and decision-making regarding antibiotic duration in respiratory infections. This review investigates if there is a role for serum and pleural fluid PCT (pf-PCT) in diagnosis and management of pleural infection...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
Yago Leira, Pablo Ameijeira, Clara Domínguez, Rogelio Leira, Juan Blanco
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the contribution of chronic periodontitis (CP) to serum procalcitonin (proCT) levels in chronic migraine (CM) patients in a cross-sectional study. METHODS: We included 138 subjects divided into 4 groups based on clinical features of CM and periodontal parameters: systemically and periodontally healthy individuals (n = 37), systemically healthy and CP patients (n = 19), CM and periodontally healthy patients (n = 34), and CM+CP patients (n = 48)...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
José Luis Muñoz, María Oliva Alvarez, Vicent Cuquerella, Elena Miranda, Carlos Picó, Raquel Flores, Marta Resalt-Pereira, Pedro Moya, Ana Pérez, Antonio Arroyo
BACKGROUND: C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) have been described as good predictors of anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery, obtaining the highest diagnostic accuracy on the 5th postoperative day. However, if an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program is performed, early predictors are needed in order to ensure a safe and early discharge. The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of CRP, PCT, and white blood cell (WBC) count determined on first postoperative days, in predicting septic complications, especially anastomotic leak, after laparoscopic colorectal surgery performed within an ERAS program...
March 8, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Lingchen Kong, Jianzhong Li, Peng Wu, Jianhua Xu, Honglei Li, Haifei Long, Pan Liu, Fangfang Wei, Wenhong Peng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the curative effect of lateral position ventilation combined with vibration sputum drainage on the patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. The patients with ARDS undergoing mechanical ventilation (MV) admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Linyi Central Hospital from January 2013 to June 2017 were enrolled, and they were divided into simple ventilation group and combined treatment group according to random number table...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Jiangquan Fu, Qing Lan, Difen Wang, Ying Wang, Ying Liu
OBJECTIVE: To approach the value of red cell distribution width (RDW) on the prognostic assessment of patients with abdominal sepsis. METHODS: The clinical data of adult patients with abdominal sepsis admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University from January 2015 to September 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. The patients were divided into survival group and death group according to ICU prognosis. The levels of serum lactate (Lac), procalcitonin (PCT), RDW, and acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score within 24 hours were recorded...
March 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
Guillaume Ducarme, François Desroys du Roure, Aurélie Le Thuaut, Joséphine Grange, Mathilde Vital, Jérôme Dimet
BACKGROUND: A hypothesis of preterm parturition is that the pathogenesis of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) may be associated with an inflammatory process. Based on this theory, we have hypothesized that an inflammatory biomarker, procalcitonin (PCT), may be a good predictive marker of sPTB at the admission for threatened preterm labour (TPL). The present study was aimed to investigate the association between serum PCT and sPTB in women with TPL and to evaluate whether PCT levels may predict sPTB in women with TPL within 7 or 14 days...
March 7, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Nusrat Shafiq, Vikas Gautam, Avaneesh Kumar Pandey, Navjot Kaur, Shubha Garg, Harish Negi, Sharonjeet Kaur, Pallab Ray, Samir Malhotra
Background & objectives: Development of antibacterial resistance and its association with antibiotic overuse makes it necessary to identify a specific and sensitive biomarker for the diagnosis of bacterial infection and guiding antibiotic therapy. Procalcitonin (PCT), as a sepsis biomarker, may play a role in guiding antibiotics treatment in hospital settings. The aim of the current meta-analysis was to analyze the utility of PCT on various outcomes of interest in inpatients. Methods: Different databases were searched for randomized controlled trials comparing PCT-guided therapy with standard therapy in admitted patients with bacterial infections...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
Phillip D Levin, Matan J Cohen, Eden Ohev-Zion, Samer Tannus, Sheldon Stohl, Alexander Avidan, Ronit Cohen-Poraduso, Allon E Moses, Charles L Sprung, Shmuel Benenson
Procalcitonin (PCT) measurement has been proposed to direct antibiotic use. We examined whether repeated PCT measurements (0, 6, and/or 12 hours) versus the initial measurement only (time 0) increased the sensitivity and specificity of PCT for diagnosing infection in intensive care unit patients. Infection was identified in 67/176 (38%) patients. The sensitivity of repeated versus the initial PCT measurement (with a cutoff value 0.5 ng/mL) was 52/67 (77%; 95% confidence interval [CI], 66%-87%) vs 46/67 (69%; 95% CI, 56%-79%; P = ...
March 1, 2018: Anesthesia and Analgesia
Markus Lenski, Volker Huge, Michael Schmutzer, Moritz Ueberschaer, Josef Briegel, Jörg-Christian Tonn, Christian Schichor, Niklas Thon
BACKGROUND: External ventricular drain (EVD)-associated ventriculitis is a serious complication. Early diagnosis can be difficult particularly in critically ill patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). We examined the diagnostic potential of standard serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers to differentiate between EVD-associated infections and aseptic courses in patients with aSAH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the levels of inflammatory markers in serum (white blood cell count, percentage of neutrophils [sN%], and procalcitonin) and CSF (total leukocyte count [CSFTLC], CSFglucose, CSF/serumglucose ratio, CSF total protein [CSFTP]) of 63 consecutive patients with aSAH...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
Yoon Suk Lee, Kwang Bum Cho, Kyung Sik Park, Ju Yup Lee, Yoo Jin Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the association of serum procalcitonin (PCT) at hospital presentation with disease severity and clinical deterioration to septic shock in acute cholangitis. METHODS: This study included consecutive patients with a diagnosis of acute cholangitis who presented to the emergency department and underwent biliary drainage. PCT and blood culture tests were conducted at the time of initial presentation. Patients were categorized into three groups based on disease severity...
February 26, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Patrick Joseph, Eliot Godofsky
Background: The majority of oral antibiotics are prescribed in outpatient primary and urgent care clinics for acute respiratory infections. Effective antibiotic stewardship must include proper prescribing for outpatients as well as for those in a hospital or long-term care facility. Methods: Major databases, including MEDLINE and the Cochrane Library, were searched for prospective human clinical studies, including children and/or adults published between January 1966 and November 2017 that evaluated Myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA) as a biomarker for diagnosing viral infections as well as both C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) as potential biomarkers for identifying and differentiating true bacterial upper respiratory infection (URI) from colonization...
February 2018: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
Viviana A Carcamo Yañez, Jens C Göpfert, Markus Otto, Hayrettin Tumani, Andreas Peter, Thomas O Joos
Procalcitonin (PCT) is well established as a highly specific biomarker for the detection of bacterial infections and sepsis. However, the currently available diagnostic tests are not able to detect very low or very early increases of PCT or even baseline levels in healthy individuals or patients with non-bacterial infections. In order to be able to detect these very low concentrations of PCT, a sandwich immunoassay was developed using high sensitivity Single Molecule Array technology (Simoa). The assay was thoroughly validated and applied to analyze human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum samples from patients with bacterial or viral meningitis as well as CSF, serum, and K2 EDTA plasma from healthy control subjects...
November 16, 2017: High Throughput
Ioannis Bellos, Georgia Fitrou, Vasilios Pergialiotis, Nikolaos Thomakos, Despina N Perrea, Georgios Daskalakis
There is growing evidence that presepsin is a promising biomarker in the diagnosis of sepsis in adults. The objective of our study is to investigate current evidence related to the diagnostic accuracy of presepsin in neonatal sepsis. To accomplish this, we searched the Medline (1966-2017), Scopus (2004-2017), (2008-2017), EMBASE (1980-2017), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials CENTRAL (1999-2017), and Google Scholar (2004-2017) databases. Eleven studies were included in the present meta-analysis, with a total number of 783 neonates...
February 23, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Per Venge
The early and accurate discrimination between bacterial and viral causes of acute infections is the key to a better use of antibiotics and will help slow down the fast-growing resistance to commonly used antibiotics. This discrimination is in the vast majority of cases possible to achieve by blood assay of the biomarker human neutrophil lipocalin (HNL), which we showed to be uniquely increased in patients suffering from bacterial infections. In serum, sensitivities and specificities of >90% are achieved in both adults and children...
February 23, 2018: Upsala Journal of Medical Sciences
O V Dymova, A A Eremenko, V V Nikoda, O N Vasilieva, A V Bondarenko, N S Bogomolova, Yu E Mikhailov
Purpose of the study was to define the diagnostic value of clinical and laboratory criteria of sepsis during the postop- erative period Methods. The results of 269 blood tests (biochemical, coagulation, hematology and microbiology) which were per- formed in 115 patients in the early postoperative period (starting from the first postoperative day) and in the late post- operative periods were analyzed. RESULTS: Presepsin and procalcitonin have a similar diagnostic sensitivity in detection of sepsis - 89% (Psp>328...
September 2017: Anesteziologiia i Reanimatologiia
Timo J Autio, Timo Koskenkorva, Petri Koivunen, Olli-Pekka Alho
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Diagnosis of bacterial acute rhinosinusitis is difficult. Several attempts have been made to clarify the diagnostic criteria. Inflammatory biomarkers are easily obtainable variables that could shed light on both the pathophysiology and diagnosis of bacterial acute rhinosinusitis. The purpose of this review article is to assess literature concerning the course of inflammatory biomarkers during acute rhinosinusitis and the use of inflammatory biomarkers in diagnosing bacterial acute rhinosinusitis...
February 21, 2018: Current Allergy and Asthma Reports
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
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