Posts by Helene Kuhn

A Four-Biomarker Blood Signature Discriminates Systemic Inflammation Due to Viral Infection Versus Other Etiologies

Sampson et al., Scientific Reports | Data demonstrates the ability of a four-biomarker blood signature to discriminate viral and non-viral causes of systemic inflammation in a variety of clinical settings. Discussed is the investigation of how to determine if a blood-based signature could be discovered and show a host systemic response to viral infection.

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Diagnostic Accuracy of a Host Gene Expression Signature That Discriminates Clinical Severe Sepsis Syndrome and Infection-Negative Systemic Inflammation Among Critically Ill Children

Zimmerman et al., Critical Care Medicine | SeptiCyte Lab is able to discriminate clearly between clinically well-defined and homogeneous postcardiopulmonary bypass and clinically overt severe sepsis syndrome groups in children. A broader investigation among children with more heterogeneous inflammation-associated diagnoses and care settings is warranted.

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Deadly Infections Drive Billions in Hospital Bills to Medicare

Life-threatening complications from bacterial infections are on the rise among hospital patients, increasing at a double-digit rate as the population ages and costing U.S. health-care programs billions of dollars a year. Severe sepsis was the second most frequently billed diagnosis submitted by hospitals with more than 398,000 cases. By Caroline Chen and Doni Bloomfield.

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Immunexpress vying for FDA clearance of its sepsis test

When it comes right down to detecting sepsis most diagnostics companies use methods to identify the pathogen. But therein lies the issue with looking for the pathogen, because it has to be in the blood sample or the fluid sample to start with, otherwise a clinician can’t find. That’s where Immunexpress (Seattle) comes in. The…

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