Early appropriate anti-microbial therapy is necessary to improve outcomes of septic patients. We describe 20 case histories of patients with severe bacterial sepsis regarding kinetics of several biomarkers. We found that interleukin-6 is able to predict survival and might be able to evaluate appropriateness of anti-microbial therapy.
BACKGROUND Development of perianal fistulas are a common feature of Crohn's disease (CD). Consequences are severe impairment of quality of life as well as potentially life-threatening complications like abscess formation or bacterial sepsis. Therefore, appropriate treatment is an important task in the management of CD. METHODS This review describes the… (More)