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sTREM-1 and LBP in Central Venous Catheter-associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Intestinal Failure

Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition (Impact Factor: 2.87). 06/2011; 53(6):627-33. DOI: 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3182294fcc
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ABSTRACT Central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CVC-BSIs) are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the pediatric intestinal failure (IF) population. We assessed plasma lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP) and soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) as biomarkers for CVC-BSI. We hypothesized that sTREM-1 and LBP rise with BSI and decline following treatment, and that baseline LBP is higher in the IF population than in controls.
Patients younger than 4 years were recruited from the IF registry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. LBP and sTREM-1 levels were measured on 22 patients with IF at baseline, 17 patients with IF with BSIs, and 11 healthy controls.
Mean sTREM-1 level (pg/mL) and LBP level (μg/mL) rose with CVC-BSI over baseline (115.0 ± 51.2 vs 85.9 ± 27.6, P = 0.011 and 79.8 ± 45.4 vs 20.5 ± 11.3, P < 0.001, respectively) and declined following antibiotic therapy (115.0 ± 51.2 vs 77.9 ± 29.8, P = 0.003 and 79.8 ± 45.4 vs 26.2 ± 10.8, P < 0.001, respectively). Receiver operating characteristic curves showed that neither sTREM-1 nor LBP is sufficient to predict bacteremia versus fever without bacteremia (area under these curves = 0.57 and 0.82, respectively). Baseline LBP was higher in hospitalized patients than in outpatients (27.5 ± 8.7 vs 13.5 ± 9.2, P = 0.002), patients with previous BSIs versus those without (23.5 ± 10.4 vs 10.1 ± 8.3, P = 0.016), and those listed for transplantation versus those not listed (29.6 ± 9.8 vs 16.2 ± 9.5, P = 0.033).
sTREM-1 and LBP rise with CVC-BSI in IF and decline after treatment; however, neither distinguishes infection from nonbacteremic febrile episodes. Baseline LBP may be a marker of disease severity in IF.

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