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Aspergillosis test icu immuno

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By Chad Cannon Icu pharmacist St. Vincent's Medical Center
Tobias Lahmer, Michael Neuenhahn, Jürgen Held, Sebastian Rasch, Roland M Schmid, Wolfgang Huber
PURPOSE: Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an important cause of morbidity/mortality in immunocompromised critically ill patients. New diagnostic strategies for early detection of IPA include the noninvasive biomarkers 1,3-β-d-glucan (BDG), serum, and bronchoalveolar (BAL) fluid galactomannan (GM). The aim of this study was to compare these markers for early detection of IPA in immunosuppressed critically ill patients. METHODS: Between December 2014 and December 2015, 49 immunosuppressed patients with respiratory failure were treated at our intensive care unit (ICU)...
December 2016: Journal of Critical Care
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