RESEARCH SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Lipopolysaccharide-binding protein: a possible diagnostic marker for Gram-negative bacteremia in neutropenic cancer patients.

OBJECTIVE: Cancer patients with febrile neutropenia after chemotherapy have a variable risk of bacterial infection. Especially Gram-negative bacteremia is associated with high mortality and/or morbidity. Early diagnosis of patients with Gram-negative bacteremia at the onset of febrile neutropenia is potentially useful in tailoring therapy.

DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective study at the Department of Pediatric Oncology and Internal Medicine of a university hospital.

PATIENTS: Were analyzed 66 febrile neutropenic episodes in 57 adults and children. Patients were divided into four groups: those with Gram-negative bacteremia, Gram-positive bacteremia, clinical sepsis, or fever of unknown origin.

MEASUREMENTS AND RESULTS: Plasma lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) and C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations were determined. LBP at the onset of febrile neutropenia was significantly higher in patients with Gram-negative bacteremia than those with fever of unknown origin and those with Gram-positive bacteremia. Using a cutoff value for LBP proved to have much greater sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive value for Gram-negative bacteremia than the best cutoff value for CRP.

CONCLUSIONS: An initial high LBP level might predict Gram-negative bacteremia in cancer patients with febrile neutropenia. These results may have potential clinical impact by allowing therapy to be initiated for these patients at a very early stage.

Full text links

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Group 7SearchHeart failure treatmentPapersTopicsCollectionsEffects of Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors for the Treatment of Patients With Heart Failure Importance: Only 1 class of glucose-lowering agents-sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors-has been reported to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events primarily by reducingSeptember 1, 2017: JAMA CardiologyAssociations of albuminuria in patients with chronic heart failure: findings in the ALiskiren Observation of heart Failure Treatment study.CONCLUSIONS: Increased UACR is common in patients with heart failure, including non-diabetics. Urinary albumin creatininineJul, 2011: European Journal of Heart FailureRandomized Controlled TrialEffects of Liraglutide on Clinical Stability Among Patients With Advanced Heart Failure and Reduced Ejection Fraction: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Review

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Read by QxMD is copyright © 2021 QxMD Software Inc. All rights reserved. By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app