Kalliopi Sereti

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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the kinetics of immunoglobulin M (IgM) during the different stages of sepsis. METHODS In this prospective multicenter study, blood sampling for IgM measurement was done within the first 24 hours from diagnosis in 332 critically ill patients; in 83 patients this was repeated upon progression to more(More)
Former studies of our group have shown that the innate and adaptive immune status may differ in relation with the causative infection. To this same end, it was investigated if kinetics of circulating lipopolysaccharide (LPS) leading to inflammatory response may differ. Blood was sampled from 189 patients with sepsis and 206 with severe sepsis/shock starting(More)
One prospective, open-label, non-randomized study was conducted in 100 patients to define the antipyretic and analgesic effect of a new intravenous formulation of 1 g of paracetamol; 71 received paracetamol for the management of fever and 29 received paracetamol for pain relief after abdominal surgery or for neoplastic pain. Serial follow-up measurements of(More)
To verify prospectively the usefulness of the furosemide-induced natriuresis test in predicting ascites control by medical treatment, 15 stable cirrhotics (9 male) with ascites were studied. Sodium excretion was measured after this test and after volume expansion with saline associated with intravenous infusion of octreotide; 6 months later, response to(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of polymicrobial bloodstream infections (pBSIs) on the outcome of sepsis in an area where antimicrobial resistance is of concern. This was a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from patients developing BSI outside of an intensive care unit (non-ICU patients) or after ICU admission.(More)
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