Qing Feng Hu

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BACKGROUND Prediction of the species of pathogen among patients with sepsis within hours would be helpful in accelerating proper treatment. As a potential method of shortening the time to identification, this study considered the usefulness of measuring procalcitonin (PCT) to predict blood culture (BC) results. METHODS The authors retrospectively analyzed(More)
Death receptors such as Tumor necrosis factor receptor 1, FAS and TNF-associated apoptosis-inducing ligand-R1/2 play a major role in counteracting with bacterial pathogen infection through regulation of inflammation and programmed cell death. The highly regulated death receptor signaling is frequently targeted by gram-negative bacterial pathogens such as(More)
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