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Biomarkers and Clinical Scores to Identify Patient Populations at Risk of Delayed Antibiotic Administration or Intensive Care Admission

Biomarkers and Clinical Scores to Identify Patient Populations at Risk of Delayed Antibiotic Administration or Intensive Care Admission

Patients with low severity signs of infection but high MR-proADM concentrations had an increased likelihood of subsequent disease progression, delayed antibiotic administration or ICU admission.

Appropriate triage decisions and the rapid use of antibiotics in patients with high MR-proADM concentrations may constitute initial steps in escalating or intensifying early treatment strategies.

684 patients were enrolled with hospitalisation, ICU admission, and infection-related 28-day mortality rates of 72.8%, 3.4%, and 4.4%, respectively.

MR-proADM and NEWS had the strongest association with hospitalisation and the requirement for antibiotic administration, whereas MR-proADM alone had the strongest association with ICU admission and mortality.

A prospective observational study across three EDs. Biomarker and clinical score values were calculated upon presentation and 72 h, and logistic and Cox regression used to assess the strength of association.

CriticalCare.news
October 31, 2019

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