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Biomarkers Improve Diagnostics of Sepsis in Adult Patients With Suspected Organ Dysfunction Based on the Quick Sepsis-Related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA) Score in the Emergency Department
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 7 min.

 Published on 06/06/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Bolanaki, Myrto MD et al. | Critical Care Medicine 2024; 52(6): 887-99

Sepsis is a potential life-threatening complication of an infectious disease. Development of acute organ dysfunction as a result of an inappropriate host response to the underlying infection is the hallmark of this syndrome (1). This remains the most frequent driver of death on ICUs worldwide (2). While...

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Infectious mononucleosis: new concepts in clinical presentation, epidemiology, and host response
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 6 min.

 Published on 30/05/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Naughton, Patrick et al. | Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases 2024; 37(3): 157-63

Infectious mononucleosis (IM) [1], also known by its synonym glandular fever [2,3], is a human disease found throughout the world; its causative agent is the human herpes virus-4 (HHV-4) more commonly referred to by its eponym, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) [4]. --> Figure 1 --> Return to the...

Infectious etiologies of persistent and chronic diarrhea in Asian developing countries: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
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 4 min.

 Published on 23/05/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Matthew Chung Yi Koh et al. | Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2024; AOP: 10.1111/jgh.16613

In Asia, prolonged diarrhea is a common cause of morbidity. Chronic diarrhea is difficult to define as there is significant variation in the quantity, frequency, and volume of stools among individuals. The British Society of Gastroenterology defines chronic diarrhea as the presence of altered stool frequency...

Persistent high sepsis-induced coagulopathy and sequential organ failure assessment scores can predict the 28-day mortality of patients with sepsis: A prospective study
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 6 min.

 Published on 16/05/2024 |  Original article (Full-text)  | Li Junyu et al. | BMC Infectious Diseases 2024; 24(1): 276

Sepsis is defined as “life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection” [1]. Despite a decrease in mortality among patients with sepsis due to the promotion of the “Surviving Sepsis Campaign,” sepsis remains a major cause of death worldwide...