Biomarkers for sepsis: a review with special attention to India

Topic:

HIV Prevention

Authors:

Nelson GE, Mave V, Gupta A

External Link:

Link to article

Sepsis is a serious infection and still a common cause of morbidity and mortality in resource-limited settings such as India. Even when microbiologic diagnostics are available, bacteremia is only identified in a proportion of patients who present with sepsis and bloodstream infections. Biomarkers have been used in a variety of disease processes and can help aid in diagnosing bacterial infections. There have been numerous biomarkers investigated to aid with diagnosis and prognostication in sepsis with the majority suffering from lack of sensitivity or specificity. Procalcitonin has been heralded as the biomarker that holds the most promise for bloodstream infections. Data are emerging in India, and in this review, we focus on the current data of biomarkers in sepsis with particular attention to how biomarkers could be used to augment diagnosis and treatment in India.

Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:264351. doi: 10.1155/2014/264351. Epub 2014 Mar 19. Review. PubMed PMID: 24772418; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC3977532

Categories

CRS
Topics

Clinical Trials

A5288: MULTIOCTAVE, Management Using the Latest Technologies...

The study is being done to: test a strategy of using a resistance test to choose anti-HIV drugs. Resistance tests look at the...

Read More

A5354/EARLIER: Effect of Antiretroviral Treatment Initiated...

This study will include people who have very recently been infected with HIV and will start anti-HIV (antiretroviral) drugs...

Read More

A5273: Multicenter Study of Options for Second-Line...

The study is being done with people who are taking their first anti-HIV drug regimen (including an Non-Nucleoside Reverse...

Read More

A5322: Long-Term Follow-up of Older HIV-infected Adults in...

The A5322 protocol is a long-term observational study, with a planned series of analyses of data to be collected from an...

Read More

NWCS 408: Examining Longitudinal Cytokine Profiles in HIV-TB...

Using existing data from A5274 and data obtained from retrospectively testing available biospecimens, we propose the following...

Read More