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The leukocyte non-coding RNA landscape in critically ill patients with sepsis

Abstract. The extent of non-coding RNA alterations in patients with sepsis and their relationship to clinical characteristics, soluble mediators of the host response to infection, as well as an advocated in vivo model of acute systemic inflammation is unknown.

Here, we obtained whole blood from 156 patients with sepsis and 82 healthy subjects among whom eight were challenged with lipopolysaccharide in a clinically controlled setting (human endotoxemia). Via next-generation microarray analysis of leukocyte RNA we found long non-coding RNA and, to a lesser extent small non-coding RNA, were significantly altered in sepsis relative to health. Long non-coding RNA expression, but not small non-coding RNA, were largely recapitulated in human endotoxemia. Integrating RNA profiles and plasma protein levels revealed known as well as previously unobserved pathways, including non-sensory olfactory receptor activity. We provide a benchmark dissection of the blood leukocyte ‘regulome’ that can facilitate prioritization of future functional studies.


Evaluation of a Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification Assay to Detect Carbapenemases Directly From Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid Spiked With Acinetobacter spp.

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. mainly Acinetobacter baumannii are frequently causing nosocomial infections with high mortality. In this study...


Emergence of ST654 Pseudomonas aeruginosa co-harbouring blaNDM-1 and blaGES-5 in novel class I integron In1884 from Bulgaria

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common cause of hospital-acquired infections. Carbapenem resistance, in particular, represents a...


A comparative study between real-time PCR and loop-mediated isothermal amplification to detect carbapenemase and/or ESBL genes in Enterobacteriaceae directly from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid samples

Abstract. Objectives: To evaluate and compare the efficacy of real-time PCR (Xpert Carba-R) and loop-mediated isothermal amplification (Eazyplex® Su...