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Predictive values of antibodies against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in patients with cystic fibrosis one year after early eradication treatment.
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PMID:  25001160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Patient dependent parameters to predict the long-term success of early eradication treatment of Pseudomonas aeruginosa have not yet been defined. For this purpose we assessed serum antibodies against P. aeruginosa in CF patients after early eradication treatment.
METHODS: Retrospective analyses of all consecutive patients with first P. aeruginosa detection 2005 to 2008. Absence of P. aeruginosa in the third year was defined as successful long-term eradication. Main outcome was to determine the predictive value of P. aeruginosa antibody results one year after initiation of early eradication treatment using antibodies against alkaline protease, elastase, and exotoxin A with regard to long-term success of eradication treatment.
RESULTS: Antibodies against P. aeruginosa correlated well with success of eradication; positive and negative predictive values after one year were 75% and 82% respectively. The incidence of new detection of P. aeruginosa was 8.5%. Long-term eradication was successful in 32 of 53 patients (60%).
CONCLUSIONS: Determination of serum antibodies against P. aeruginosa one year after first detection of P. aeruginosa and early eradication treatment can predict success of long-term eradication.
Matthias Kappler; Felicitas Nagel; Maria Feilcke; Gabriele Heilig; Ann-Christin Grimmelt; Ingo Pawlita; Armin Irnstetter; Jenna Hildebrandt; Helen Burmester; Caroline Kröner; Matthias Griese
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-5010     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cyst. Fibros.     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101128966     Medline TA:  J Cyst Fibros     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier B.V.
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