Introduction Melatonin could have a meaningful role in critically ill patients, because of its immunomodulatory, antioxidant and sleep regulation properties; it is reduced in critical illness. The purpose of this study is to describe the endogenous blood melatonin values in ICU patients and their correlation with clinical parameters. Methods Seventy-three high-risk critically ill patients mechanically ventilated for >48 hours were enrolled. Blood samples for melatonin assay were collected between the 3rd and the 8th days of the ICU stay. Melatonin was determined by radioimmunoassay and ELISA. The peak and the area under the curve (AUC) calculated for each patient were correlated with the clinical parameters using the regression for quantiles test

Endogenous melatonin in critically ill patients / V. Salice, I. Galluccio, B. Salihovic, I. Piva, F. Marazzo, C. Villa, M. Taverna, M. Umbrello, G. Mistraletti, G. Iapichino. - In: CRITICAL CARE. - ISSN 1466-609X. - 17:Suppl 2(2013 Mar), pp. S166-S167. ((Intervento presentato al 33. convegno ISICEM tenutosi a Bruxelles nel 2013 [10.1186/cc12388].

Endogenous melatonin in critically ill patients

V. Salice
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M. Taverna;M. Umbrello;G. Mistraletti
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G. Iapichino
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2013-03

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Introduction Melatonin could have a meaningful role in critically ill patients, because of its immunomodulatory, antioxidant and sleep regulation properties; it is reduced in critical illness. The purpose of this study is to describe the endogenous blood melatonin values in ICU patients and their correlation with clinical parameters. Methods Seventy-three high-risk critically ill patients mechanically ventilated for >48 hours were enrolled. Blood samples for melatonin assay were collected between the 3rd and the 8th days of the ICU stay. Melatonin was determined by radioimmunoassay and ELISA. The peak and the area under the curve (AUC) calculated for each patient were correlated with the clinical parameters using the regression for quantiles test
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