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Year: 2011  |  Volume: 16  |  Issue: 8  |  Page No.: 637 - 641

Bacteremia and MR-proANP changes in mild community-acquired pneumonia

Solweig Guinard-Barbier, Camille Chenevier-Gobeaux, Sophie Grabar, Laurent Quinquis, Jeannot Schmidt, Pierre Hausfater, Enrique Casalino, Stephanie Huet, Jean-Louis Pourriat, Bertrand Renaud and Yann-Erick Claessens    

Abstract: Background: Mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide (MR-proANP) increases with severity in community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We investigated whether changes of MR-proANP correlated to bacteremia. Methods: 392 adult patients with CAP visiting emergency department from a prospective observational multicenter study. Results: MR-proANP levels increased in patients with positive bacteremia (92.8 pmol/L vs. 84.3 pmol/L, p = 0.04). Performance of MR-proANP to detect bacteremia (0.60) was equivalent to CRP (0.59) but less accurate than PCT (0.69). Conclusion: MR-ANP poorly predicts bacteremia in CAP patients.

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