Aim: The diagnostic and prognostic role of procalcitonin (PCT) and mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) were investigated in patients with pneumonia. Material & methods: A total of 168 and 77 patients with pneumonia enrolled in two different hospital settings, an internal medicine unit and an emergency unit were included in the study. PCT and MR-proADM plasma concentrations and pneumonia severity index score were measured. Median values were compared by Mann-Whitney's test. Receiver operating characteristic analysis and rank correlation were used to define the diagnostic and prognostic accuracy. Results: PCT confirmed the diagnostic role at values 0.08-0.10 ng/ml and MR-proADM the prognostic role for severe pneumonia. Significant correlation (p < 0.0001) between MR-proADM and pneumonia severity index score indicated expression of pneumonia severity. Conclusion: This combination of biomarkers presents a high positive predictive value in pneumonia diagnosis and prognosis

How biomarkers can improve pneumonia diagnosis and prognosis: procalcitonin and mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin

Spoto S;Fogolari M;Ciccozzi M;Angeletti S
2020-01-01

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Aim: The diagnostic and prognostic role of procalcitonin (PCT) and mid-regional-pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proADM) were investigated in patients with pneumonia. Material & methods: A total of 168 and 77 patients with pneumonia enrolled in two different hospital settings, an internal medicine unit and an emergency unit were included in the study. PCT and MR-proADM plasma concentrations and pneumonia severity index score were measured. Median values were compared by Mann-Whitney's test. Receiver operating characteristic analysis and rank correlation were used to define the diagnostic and prognostic accuracy. Results: PCT confirmed the diagnostic role at values 0.08-0.10 ng/ml and MR-proADM the prognostic role for severe pneumonia. Significant correlation (p < 0.0001) between MR-proADM and pneumonia severity index score indicated expression of pneumonia severity. Conclusion: This combination of biomarkers presents a high positive predictive value in pneumonia diagnosis and prognosis
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