Search Tag: Biomarkers

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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IMAGING Management

Imaging Biomarkers Roadmap: Bridging the Translational Gap

2016 18 Oct

A paper published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology recommends a global standard for scanning biomarkers in cancer, in a move designed to bring research closer to clinical practice. “New imaging bioamrkers need to be established either as useful tools for testing research hypotheses in clinical trials and research studies, or as clinical decision-making... Read more

Executive Health Management

8th Annual Next Generation DX Summit

2016 05 Aug

Next Generation Dx Summit convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for valuable networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy. Now in its eighth year, the event has grown to include novel immunotherapy biomarkers, cell-free DNA, companion diagnostics, infectious disease, point-of-care,... Read more

ICU Management

Intensive Care Infection Score Fast and Cost-Effective

2016 03 Aug

The intensive care infection score (ICIS) has potential as a biomarker for infection, according to a study published in critical care. is derived from 5 blood-cell derived parameters that characterise the innate immune response in routine blood samples.Patrick J van der Geest, Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands, and colleagues report on the results... Read more

ICU Management

Sepsis Biomarkers in Burns Patients: New Test

2016 12 Jul

A test that uses three biomarkers of neutrophil function on the day of a major burns injury to determine which patients are likely to become septic showed a 98.6 percent certainty.The data highlight burn-induced neutrophil dysfunction and immature granulocyte (IG) release as a potential therapeutic target to reduce susceptibility to bacterial infections... Read more

ICU Management

Biomarkers for Acute Kidney Injury

2016 30 May

Where Are We Now?Acute kidney injury (AKI) has been recognised as a major public health problem. It affects >50% of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and is associated with serious short- and long-term complications, premature death and high financial healthcare costs (Mehta et al. 2015; Hoste et al. 2015; Lewington et al. 2013). The consensus... Read more

ICU Management

Early Diagnosis and Prediction of Acute Kidney Injury

2016 30 May

penKid – A Dynamic Inflammation-Independent Biomarker Of Kidney (Dys)function Early recognition and close monitoring of acute kidney injury (AKI) is vital in the ICU, given AKI’s high prevalence and effect on length of stay and risk of re-hospitalisation and death (McCullough et al. 2013). As more becomes known about biomarkers, intensivists need to... Read more

ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 2, 2016

2016 27 May

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Acute-on-Chronic Liver Failure: Biomarker Can Predict Mortality

2016 04 Apr

Researchers from Aarhus University Hospital and Aarhus University in Denmark have found that the biomarker CD163 can predict mortality in patients with acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF). The study is published in the Journal of Hepatology.Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is a syndrome found in liver cirrhosis patients, when liver function suddenly... Read more