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INTRODUCTION Even though sepsis is one of the common causes of children morbidity and mortality, specific inflammatory markers for identifying sepsis are less studied in children. The main aim of this study was to compare the levels of high-mobility group box-1 protein (HMGB1), Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP), Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive(More)
At a children's hospital in Riga, Latvia, isolates identified as Salmonella typhimurium were found to be resistant to expanded-spectrum cephalosporins. Two of the resistant strains were analyzed for the mechanism of cephalosporin resistance. Isoelectric focusing revealed a common beta-lactamase with a pI of 8.8. In addition, one of the strains produced a pI(More)
Sepsis caused by infection remains a major cause of mortality and morbidity among children. Several inflammatory markers have failed to meet the requirements for early diagnosis of sepsis. We saw the potential value of measuring the total leukocyte count and the inflammatory markers C reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT) and interleukin (IL) 6 in(More)
Since social and economic changes in Latvia in 1991 the incidence of salmonellosis dramatically increased: more than 500 pediatric cases are registered every year. Specification of the properties of the Salmonella strains isolated in Latvia was undertaken. The study demonstrated that acute salmonellosis in pediatric inpatients was mainly due to(More)
Results: 2 hours after admission to the ICU, the patients had significantly decreased serum HMWA levels compared with healthy controls (P < .001). 24 hours after the admission, the patients did not have any significant changes in their HMWA levels, however on the day of discharge, on average 9.4 days after hospital admission, a significant increase was(More)
BACKGROUND In accordance with the 1st International pediatric sepsis consensus conference, where sepsis was defined as SIRS associated with suspected or proven infection, we have identified the need to assess the prevalence of SIRS and sepsis in children with abnormal temperatures hospitalized in The Children's Clinical University Hospital in Latvia. (More)
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