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Dynamics of blood cytokine concentrations in patients with bacteremic infections.

Dynamics of blood cytokine concentrations in patients with bacteremic infections. Cytokines play a major role in the pathophysiology of sepsis and septic shock. Using enzyme immunoassays the acute serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were investigated in 90 patients with positive blood cultures and clinical signs of infection. In 27 patients samples were obtained on admission, after 1, 4, 12, 18, and 24 h, and then daily. The acute serum levels of IL-6, TNF-alpha, G-CSF, and IL-8 were significantly higher among patients with severe sepsis. Patients with Gram-negative infection had significantly higher levels of TNF-alpha on admission than did patients with Gram-positive infections (p = 0.0008). The levels of IL-6, G-CSF and, to some extent, TNF-alpha decreased rapidly in survivors within the first 24 h of admission to hospital and institution of treatment. LIF was detected in 8/90 in both survivors and nonsurvivors. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases Pubmed

Dynamics of blood cytokine concentrations in patients with bacteremic infections.

Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases , Volume 28 (4): -382 – Jan 28, 1997

Dynamics of blood cytokine concentrations in patients with bacteremic infections.


Abstract

Cytokines play a major role in the pathophysiology of sepsis and septic shock. Using enzyme immunoassays the acute serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were investigated in 90 patients with positive blood cultures and clinical signs of infection. In 27 patients samples were obtained on admission, after 1, 4, 12, 18, and 24 h, and then daily. The acute serum levels of IL-6, TNF-alpha, G-CSF, and IL-8 were significantly higher among patients with severe sepsis. Patients with Gram-negative infection had significantly higher levels of TNF-alpha on admission than did patients with Gram-positive infections (p = 0.0008). The levels of IL-6, G-CSF and, to some extent, TNF-alpha decreased rapidly in survivors within the first 24 h of admission to hospital and institution of treatment. LIF was detected in 8/90 in both survivors and nonsurvivors.

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ISSN
0036-5548
DOI
10.3109/00365549609037926
pmid
8893405

Abstract

Cytokines play a major role in the pathophysiology of sepsis and septic shock. Using enzyme immunoassays the acute serum levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), interleukin-8 (IL-8), and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were investigated in 90 patients with positive blood cultures and clinical signs of infection. In 27 patients samples were obtained on admission, after 1, 4, 12, 18, and 24 h, and then daily. The acute serum levels of IL-6, TNF-alpha, G-CSF, and IL-8 were significantly higher among patients with severe sepsis. Patients with Gram-negative infection had significantly higher levels of TNF-alpha on admission than did patients with Gram-positive infections (p = 0.0008). The levels of IL-6, G-CSF and, to some extent, TNF-alpha decreased rapidly in survivors within the first 24 h of admission to hospital and institution of treatment. LIF was detected in 8/90 in both survivors and nonsurvivors.

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Scandinavian journal of infectious diseasesPubmed

Published: Jan 28, 1997

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