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Predictive Value of Procalcitonin for Bacteremia in the ICU

2018-04-20 09:47:10 | BioPortfolio

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A Clinical Trial of Procalcitonin-guided Antimicrobial Therapy in Sepsis

The aim of the study is to demonstrate if using one procalcitonin (PCT)-guided rule of stop of antimicrobials, the incidence of infections by C.difficile and by Multi-Drug-Resistant (MDR) ...

Procalcitonin Guided Versus Conventional Antibiotic Therapy in Patients With Sepsis in the ICU

The adequacy of early empiric antimicrobial therapy is an important factor in determining the outcome in patients with severe sepsis. The duration of adequate antibiotic therapy in these p...

Placebo Controlled Trial of Sodium Selenite and Procalcitonin Guided Antimicrobial Therapy in Severe Sepsis

Severe sepsis and septic shock are diseases of infectious origin with a high risk of death. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the intravenous application of selenium (given...

A Pilot Study to Determine the Correlation of Serum Procalcitonin Levels and Development of Sepsis in Patients Undergoing Cytoreductive Surgery

Serum procalcitonin levels will be considerably higher, for a longer period of time, in patients who develop sepsis compared to patients with SIRS or those who have an uncomplicated post-s...

Procalcitonin Increase Identifies Critically Ill Patients at High Risk of Mortality

Procalcitonin, a marker of infection has often been compared to clinical pictures as for instance "clinical sepsis". This has given som problems in the interpretation of these studies, bec...

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Procalcitonin: Usefulness in Acute Care Surgery and Trauma.

Procalcitonin (PCT) is a serum biomarker currently suggested by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign to aid in determination of the appropriate duration of therapy in sepsis patients. We review the use of pr...

Efficacy and Safety of Procalcitonin Guidance in Patients With Suspected or Confirmed Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Sepsis is a leading cause of mortality in noncoronary ICUs. Although immediate start of antibiotics reduces sepsis-related mortality, antibiotics are often administered for too long, leading to subopt...

THE ROLE OF PROCALCITONIN AS A DIAGNOSTIC MARKER OF BACTERIAL SEPSIS IN BURNS.

Patients with burn wounds are at high risk of infection. Since sepsis contributes significantly to morbidity and mortality, early diagnosis is essential. Procalcitonin (PCT) is a biomarker released in...

Neutrophil CD64, C-reactive protein, and procalcitonin in the identification of sepsis in the ICU - Post-test probabilities.

We were interested in whether C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) distinguish sepsis from non-septic controls and whether a combination of CRP, PCT, and neutrophil CD64 improves identific...

Procalcitonin-guided treatment of lower respiratory tract infections.

The FDA recently approved a procalcitonin assay for use in hospitals and EDs to help prescribers determine if an antibiotic should be prescribed and for what duration. This article reviews the use of ...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome with a proven or suspected infectious etiology. When sepsis is associated with organ dysfunction distant from the site of infection, it is called severe sepsis. When sepsis is accompanied by HYPOTENSION despite adequate fluid infusion, it is called SEPTIC SHOCK.

Acute neurological dysfunction during severe SEPSIS in the absence of direct brain infection characterized by systemic inflammation and BLOOD BRAIN BARRIER perturbation.

Blood infection that occurs in an infant younger than 90 days old. Early-onset sepsis is seen in the first week of life and most often appears within 24 hours of birth. Late-onset occurs after 1 week and before 3 months of age.

The measurement around the body at the level of the ABDOMEN and just above the hip bone. The measurement is usually taken immediately after exhalation.

The measurement of magnetic fields generated by electric currents from the heart. The measurement of these fields provides information which is complementary to that provided by ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY.

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