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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to explore the diagnostic value of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells 1 (sTREM-1), procalcitonin (PCT), and C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels for differentiating sepsis from SIRS, identifying new fever caused by bacteremia, and assessing prognosis when new fever occurred. METHODS We enrolled(More)
BACKGROUND We examined the utility of serum levels of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) for the diagnoses, severity assessments, and predicting the prognoses of patients with sepsis and compared sTREM-1 values with those of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT). METHODS Fifty-two patients with sepsis were(More)
BACKGROUND Serum microRNAs (miRNAs) can be used as biomarkers for many kinds of diseases, and some are even better than current indicators. The aim of this study was to investigate a diagnostic role for serum miRNAs in sepsis patients. METHODS We recruited 166 patients with sepsis and 24 normal controls. Blood samples for these patients were obtained upon(More)
Circulating microRNAs (miRNAs) are an emerging biomarker for sepsis patients. The purpose of this study was to identify novel miRNAs in the sera of sepsis patients and determine their prognostic value. Ninety-four serum samples were collected from sepsis patients within 24 h of intensive care unit admission. Solexa sequencing followed by bioinformatics(More)
Serum micro-RNAs (miRNAs) can be used for the diagnosis and prognosis of various diseases. Using genome-wide scans, we sought to identify serum miRNAs that could be used as prognostic predictors for sepsis patients. We used microarray screens to identify differentially expressed serum miRNAs by comparing samples from 12 surviving and 12 nonsurviving sepsis(More)
BACKGROUND Sepsis is the leading cause of death in Intensive Care Units. Novel sepsis biomarkers and targets for treatment are needed to improve mortality from sepsis. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have recently been used as finger prints for sepsis, and our goal in this prospective study was to investigate if serum miRNAs identified in genome-wide scans could predict(More)
BACKGROUND Coagulation abnormalities may have a major impact on the outcome of sepsis in patients. This study aimed to explore the relationship between miRNA levels and coagulation disorders during sepsis. METHODS Blood samples from 123 sepsis patients were collected on the day of admission and another 45 sepsis patients on days 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 14(More)
INTRODUCTION We explored the diagnostic value of a urine soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) for early sepsis identification, severity and prognosis assessment, and for secondary acute kidney injury (AKI). We compared this with white blood cell (WBC) counts, serum C-reactive protein (CRP), serum procalcitonin (PCT), urine(More)
BACKGROUND Serum microRNAs may be useful biomarkers for diagnosing human diseases. We investigated serum levels of miR-15a and miR-16 in patients with sepsis and systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) without infection. METHODS We enrolled 166 sepsis patients, 32 SIRS patients, and 24 normal controls. Serum miR-15a and miR-16 expression levels(More)
The objective of this study was to develop the dextromethorphan hydrobromide sustained-release (DMB-SR) tablets using floating technique to prolong the gastric residence time and compared their pharmacokinetic behavior with conventional sustained release tablets. DMB-SR floating tablets were prepared employing hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) as(More)