Comparison of severity of sepsis with various biochemical parameters

Ghosh, A and Prabhu, M and Shenoy, V and Prabhu, K (2016) Comparison of severity of sepsis with various biochemical parameters. International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 45 (S1). p. 332.

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Abstract

Background: Vitamin D is an immuno-modulator in humans and its deficiency has been reported in patients in sepsis and may contribute to multi-organ dysfunction and nosocomial infections seen in them. Vitamin D is derived from cholesterol stored in the body by the action of sunlight. Procalcitonin has been a widely accepted parameter for severity of sepsis. OBJECTIVE: To measure vitamin D levels in sepsis patients and to compare it with various mortality indicators used in critically ill patients in sepsis like SAPS II score, Charlson Comorbidity Index, procalcitonin and to find any association between the lipid profile of the patient with vitamin D levels and severity of sepsis calculated by mortality, ICU and hospital length of stay and duration of mechanical ventilation and to match them with vitamin D levels of age and sex matched healthy patients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Biochemistry
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2017 05:53
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 05:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/148380

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