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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221298/mr-proadm-a-new-biomarker-for-early-diagnosis-of-sepsis-in-burned-patients
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Jochen Gille, Hanfried Ostermann, Adrian Dragu, Armin Sablotzki
Mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) has been used as a marker of sepsis, but its dynamics and role in a burn injury setting has not been tested. In a prospective observational study, we included 42 consecutive patients with >15% TBSA. Daily blood specimens collected during the initial 20 days of treatment were submitted for laboratory analysis of MR-proADM and procalcitonin (PCT) via immunoluminometric sandwich assay (Kryptor, BRAHMS, Berlin, Germany). In patients with an absence of sepsis, an initial increase in MR-proADM and PCT levels was noted post burn injury, peaking on the second day post admission and thereafter demonstrated a continued decline in MR-proADM and PCT levels...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193661/determining-the-clinical-utility-of-an-absolute-procalcitonin-value-for-predicting-a-positive-culture-result
#2
Erica M Caffarini, Joshua DeMott, Gourang Patel, Ishaq Lat
Various procalcitonin ranges have been established to guide antimicrobial therapy; however, there are no data that establish whether the initial procalcitonin value will determine the likelihood of a positive culture result. This study aims to establish if the initial procalcitonin value on clinical presentation can provide positive predictive value of any positive culture result.This was a retrospective study of 813 medical intensive care unit patients. Data points collected included patient demographics, procalcitonin assays, source of infection, culture results, and length of stay...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179405/diagnostic-accuracy-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-procalcitonin-in-bacterial-meningitis-patients-with-empiric-antibiotic-pretreatment
#3
Wen Li, Xiaolong Sun, Fang Yuan, Qiong Gao, Yue Ma, Yongli Jiang, Xiai Yang, Fang Yang, Lei Ma, Wen Jiang
Accurate diagnosis of bacterial meningitis (BM) relies on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) Gram stain and bacterial culture, which often present high false-negative rates because of the antibiotic abuse. Thus a novel and reliable diagnostic biomarker is highly required. Procalcitonin (PCT) is well demonstrated to be specifically produced from peripheral tissues by bacterial infection, which makes it a potential candidate. Here, we performed a prospective clinical study comprising a total of 143 patients to investigate the diagnostic value of CSF PCT, serum PCT and other conventional biomarkers for BM...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
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
#4
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/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/28133789/diagnostic-performance-of-procalcitonin-presepsin-and-c-reactive-protein-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies
#7
Yasuhiro Ebihara, Kiyoko Kobayashi, Akaru Ishida, Tomoya Maeda, Naoki Takahashi, Yoshitada Taji, Norio Asou, Kenji Ikebuchi
INTRODUCTION: Infections represent a major complication of hematological malignancies. C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) have been used as diagnostic biomarkers of infections, but do not produce definitive findings. Recently, a new biomarker, presepsin, has been used as a diagnostic tool for detecting infections in the fields of emergency and neonatal medicine. However, the usefulness of presepsin for identifying infections in patients with hematological malignancies, including those who develop febrile neutropenia, remains unclear...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120568/long-pentraxin-3-as-a-predictive-marker-of-mortality-in-severe-septic-patients-who-received-successful-early-goal-directed-therapy
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Sun Bean Kim, Kyoung Hwa Lee, Ji Un Lee, Hea Won Ann, Jin Young Ahn, Yong Duk Jeon, Jung Ho Kim, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim
PURPOSE: Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) has been suggested to be a prognostic marker of mortality in severe sepsis. Currently, there are limited data on biomarkers including PTX3 that can be used to predict mortality in severe sepsis patients who have undergone successful initial resuscitation through early goal-directed therapy (EGDT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted among 83 severe sepsis patients with fulfillment of all EGDT components and the achievement of final goal...
March 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114931/procalcitonin-guided-diagnosis-and-antibiotic-stewardship-revisited
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REVIEW
Ramon Sager, Alexander Kutz, Beat Mueller, Philipp Schuetz
Several controlled clinical studies have evaluated the potential of the infection biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) to improve the diagnostic work-up of patients with bacterial infections and its influence on decisions regarding antibiotic therapy. Most research has focused on lower respiratory tract infections and critically ill sepsis patients. A clinical utility for PCT has also been found for patients with urinary tract infections, postoperative infections, meningitis, and patients with acute heart failure with possible superinfection (i...
January 24, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051279/carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-blood-biomarkers-of-atherosclerosis-in-patients-after-stroke-or-myocardial-infarction
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Iwona Kurkowska-Jastrzebska, Michał A Karlinski, Beata Błazejewska-Hyzorek, Iwona Sarzynska-Dlugosz, Krzysztof J Filipiak, Anna Czlonkowska
AIM: To test if circulating levels of markers of inflammation, endothelial function, and chronic infections, as well as association between these markers and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT), depend on the stage of atherosclerosis expressed as a history of a major vascular event. METHODS: The associations were analyzed separately in 75 healthy controls, 79 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke (IS), and 37 patients 3-6 months after the first-ever myocardial infarction (MI)...
December 31, 2016: Croatian Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040383/acute-care-diagnostic-collaboration-bayesian-modeling-comparative-diagnostic-assessment-of-lactate-procalcitonin-and-crp-in-risk-stratified-population-by-mortality-in-emergency-department-meds-score
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Laila Cochon, Anais Ovalle, José M Nicolás, Amado Alejandro Baez
OBJECTIVE: To assess and compare the diagnostic value of lactate, procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in low, moderate, and high-risk stratified population applying Mortality in Emergency Department (MEDS) risk score using Bayesian statistical modeling. METHODS: MEDS criteria was used to risk stratify into low, moderate and high risk. Each population was attributed a percentage risk, and used as pre-test probability in the Bayesian nomogram. Sensitivity and specificity lactate, PCT and CRP were attained from pooled meta-analysis data...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038785/reduced-thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-and-enhanced-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
#12
H Pang, C Zhang, F Liu, X Gong, X Jin, C Su
OBJECTIVE: A study was made of the changes in the serum levels of thrombin activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI), proinflammatory cytokines and acute phase proteins in the acute stage of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), in order to explore the possibility of using TAFI as a biomarker for ACS risk assessment. METHODS: A total of 211 patients with ACS were enrolled, and healthy subjects were used as controls. Blood samples were taken within 24h after admission. Serum TAFI levels were determined by immunoturbidimetry...
December 27, 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010128/procalcitonin-for-clinical-decisions-on-influenza-like-illness-in-emergency-department-during-influenza-a-h1n1-2009-pandemic
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P Canavaggio, D Boutolleau, H Goulet, B Riou, P Hausfater
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether serum procalcitonin (PCT) values could help in identifying flu in patient admitted to the emergency department (ED) with influenza-like illness (ILI) during influenza A(H1N1)2009 pandemic. METHODS: An observational retrospective cohort study was performed in a referral ED for emerging infectious diseases. All patients tested for influenza A(H1N1)2009 by Reverse Transcriptase-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) and procalcitonin between June 2009 and January 2010 were analyzed...
January 12, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984536/interleukin-1-receptor-2-a-new-biomarker-for-sepsis-diagnosis-and-gram-negative-gram-positive-bacterial-differentiation
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Yuejiao Lang, Yu Jiang, Min Gao, Wenmei Wang, Nian Wang, Kangkai Wang, Huali Zhang, Guangwen Chen, Ke Liu, Meidong Liu, Mingshi Yang, Xianzhong Xiao
This study was undertaken to explore the value of interleukin-1 receptor 2 (IL1R2) as a novel potential biomarker for diagnosis of sepsis and discrimination of gram-negative (G)/gram-positive (G) bacterial sepsis. The study was performed in Kunming mice and septic patients. Inactive Escherichia coli or Staphylococcus aureus were used to stimulate Kunming mice (10 CFU/kg). In clinical study, septic patients with different pathogen infection were studied, and healthy volunteers and patients with systemic inflammatory response syndrome without definite infection were enrolled as control...
January 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966313/neurological-outcome-after-cardiac-arrest-a-prospective-study-of-the-predictive-ability-of-prognostic-biomarkers-neuron-specific-enolase-glial-fibrillary-acidic-protein-s-100b-and-procalcitonin
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Gülay Ok, Demet Aydın, Koray Erbüyün, Canan Gürsoy, Fatma Taneli, Sema Bilge, Gönül Dinç Horasan
BACKGROUND/AIM: Factors affecting neurological outcome and the usefulness of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), S-100B, glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), and procalcitonin (PCT) in predicting neurological outcomes were assessed in patients who survived at least 24 h after cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest patients were included in this prospective clinical study. The initial cardiac arrest rhythm, duration of CPR, return of spontaneous circulation time, administered doses of adrenaline, base excess, blood sugar, and hemodynamic parameters were recorded...
November 17, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938364/procalcitonin-as-a-biomarker-in-equine-chronic-pneumopathies
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Ann Kristin Barton, Anna Pelli, Martin Rieger, Heidrun Gehlen
BACKGROUND: Procalcitonin (PCT), a precursor protein of the hormone calcitonin, is a sensitive inflammatory marker in human medicine, which is primarily used for diagnosis of bacterial sepsis, but is also useful in diagnosis of exacerbation of asthma and COPD. In this study, PCT was evaluated as a potential biomarker for different chronic pneumopathies in the horse using an equine specific ELISA in comparison to established clinical markers and different interleukins. Sixty-four horses were classified as free of respiratory disease, recurrent airway obstruction (RAO), inflammatory airway disease (IAD) or chronic interstitial pneumopathy (CIP) using a scoring system...
December 9, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930362/monitoring-of-procalcitonin-but-not-interleukin-6-is-useful-for-the-early-prediction-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-colorectal-surgery
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Urszula Zielińska-Borkowska, Naser Dib, Wiesław Tarnowski, Tomasz Skirecki
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of patients who have developed anastomotic leakage (AL) after colorectal surgery is crucial for the successful treatment of this complication. The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of the assessment of procalcitonin (PCT) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels in the prognosis of AL. METHODS: This observational study included 157 patients who underwent major elective colorectal surgery. The most common indications for surgery were cancer and inflammatory bowel diseases...
December 8, 2016: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904585/serum-procalcitonin-levels-distinguish-gram-negative-bacterial-sepsis-from-gram-positive-bacterial-and-fungal-sepsis
#18
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/27895404/presepsin-teardown-pitfalls-of-biomarkers-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-of-bacterial-infection-in-cirrhosis
#19
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/27893691/valuable-hematological-indicators-for-the-diagnosis-and-severity-assessment-of-chinese-children-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-prealbumin
#20
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)
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