OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the predictive value of joint detection of serum amyloid A (SAA), plasma procalcitonin (PCT), and whole blood hypersensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in the diagnosis and efficacy of neonatal septicemia.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 195 cases of neonatal septicemia patients admitted to our hospital from March 2013 to May 2017 were selected as observation group, and 100 healthy newborns in the same period were selected as control group. Before treatment, all newborns were detected with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for serum SAA, PCT, and hs-CRP three indicators respectively, and differences between expressions of PCT, HS-CRP, SAA in the serum of children (effective group) who improved after treatment and patients in ineffective group were observed.
RESULTS: Three indexes of SAA, PCT, and hs-CRP in study group were significantly higher than those in control group before treatment, while three indexes of SAA, PCT, and hs-CRP in effective group were significantly lower than those in ineffective group after treatment, with statistical significance (p<0.05). By drawing the ROC curve, it was found that the AUC area, specificity, and sensitivity of joint detection were better than those of the single item detection.
CONCLUSIONS: Joint detection of SAA, PCT, and hs-CRP has high diagnostic value in neonatal septicemia and is worthy of clinical application.Free PDF Download
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F. Wu, X.-Q. Hou, R.-R. Sun, X.-J. Cui
The predictive value of joint detection of serum amyloid protein A, PCT, and Hs-CRP in the diagnosis and efficacy of neonatal septicemia
Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Vol. 23 - N. 13