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Expert Rev Proteomics. 2005 Oct;2(5):669-80.

Multiplex proteomic approaches to sepsis research: case studies employing new technologies.

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  • 1Lilly Research Laboratories, Biotherapeutic Discovery Research, IN 46285, USA.


Sepsis is a multifactorial disease that provides unique challenges to the critical care physician. Diagnosis is hampered by the lack of a quantitative in vitro diagnostic test, instead, it relies on a series of clinical measures. The complex nature of the disease, with involvement of several physiologic systems, suggests a need to simultaneously monitor many clinical parameters. Novel proteomic technologies now exist that enable the multiplex measurement of multiple protein analytes from the same sample. Integration of these analytical measures with patient clinical data may provide the foundation for a better understanding of disease diagnosis, disease progression and the selection of optimal therapeutic regimen. The future challenge is the translation of these multiplex approaches from investigative research to clinical diagnostics for the greatest impact on patient treatment decisions.

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