Diagnostic value of sTREM-1 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in ICU patients with bacterial lung infections: a bivariate meta-analysis.

TitleDiagnostic value of sTREM-1 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in ICU patients with bacterial lung infections: a bivariate meta-analysis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsShi J-X, Li J-S, Hu R, Li C-H, Wen Y, Zheng H, Zhang F, Li Q
JournalPloS one
Volume8
Issue5
Paginatione65436
Date Published2013
Abstract

The serum soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells-1 (sTREM-1) is a useful biomarker in differentiating bacterial infections from others. However, the diagnostic value of sTREM-1 in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) in lung infections has not been well established. We performed a meta-analysis to assess the accuracy of sTREM-1 in BALF for diagnosis of bacterial lung infections in intensive care unit (ICU) patients.

DOI10.1155/2013/321067
Alternate JournalPLoS ONE