Presepsin as a potential marker for bacterial infection relapse in critical care patients. A preliminary study.

@article{Sargentini2015PresepsinAA,
  title={Presepsin as a potential marker for bacterial infection relapse in critical care patients. A preliminary study.},
  author={Valeria Sargentini and Giancarlo Ceccarelli and Mariadomenica D'Alessandro and Daniela Collepardo and Andrea Morelli and Annalia D'Egidio and Sabrina Mariotti and Anna Maria Nicoletti and Berta Evangelista and Gabriella d'Ettorre and A. Angeloni and Mario Venditti and Alessandra Bachetoni},
  journal={Clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          567-73
        }
}
BACKGROUND Systemic bacterial infection carries a high risk of mortality in critical care patients. Improvements in diagnostic procedures are required for effective management of sepsis. Recently, the soluble CD14 subtype, or presepsin, has been suggested as a reliable marker of sepsis, and we set out to compare its diagnostic performance with that of procalcitonin (PCT). We focused on a cohort of septic patients who, during their hospitalization, relapsed after a period of clinical relief from… CONTINUE READING