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Immune fingerprinting in acute severe sepsis

Morgan, Matthew Philip 2014. Immune fingerprinting in acute severe sepsis. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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Sepsis kills more people than car accidents, breast cancer, and bowel cancer combined. The key areas integral for ensuring improvements in the care of sepsis patients include improved risk stratification, better microorganism identification techniques, and a reduction in the burden of second-hit nosocomial infections. This work addresses each of these key areas in turn, with the ultimate aim of improving patient care through applied translation research. Firstly, this work will combine small-scale yet complex immunological data with new statistical modelling techniques to form a new approach to microbe identification based on “immune fingerprints”. This new approach will allow discrimination between Grampositive and Gram-negative infecting organisms using a small set of immune markers suitable for development into point-of-care technology. These immune fingerprints will also be used to improve the diagnosis of sepsis and provide risk stratification models. Secondly, this thesis will offer new insights into immunosuppression that may impact upon current and future clinical trials. Specifically, it will suggest that aminobisphosphonates may help in the treatment of sepsis related-immunosuppression and that sepsis neutrophils gain the ability to act as antigen presenting cells.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2024 14:34

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