Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science

Indexed in: ESCI, Scopus, PubMed,
PubMed Central, CAS, DOAJ, KCI
FREE article processing charge

Author index

Page Path
HOME > Browse Articles > Author index
Jeong Eun Lee 2 Articles
Usefulness of presepsin in predicting the prognosis of patients with sepsis or septic shock: a retrospective cohort study
Jeong Suk Koh, Yoon Joo Kim, Da Hyun Kang, Jeong Eun Lee, Song-I Lee
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2021;38(4):318-325.   Published online June 15, 2021
  • 5,264 View
  • 132 Download
  • 4 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDF
The diagnosis and prediction of prognosis are important in patients with sepsis, and presepsin is helpful. In this study, we aimed to examine the usefulness of presepsin in predicting the prognosis of sepsis in Korea.
Patients diagnosed with sepsis according to the sepsis-3 criteria were recruited into the study and classified into surviving and non-surviving groups based on in-hospital mortality. A total of 153 patients (33 and 121 patients with sepsis and septic shock, respectively) were included from July 2019 to August 2020.
Among the 153 patients with sepsis, 91 and 62 were in the survivor and non-survivor groups, respectively. Presepsin (p=0.004) and lactate (p=0.003) levels and the sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) scores (p<0.001) were higher in the non-survivor group. Receiver operating characteristic curve analysis revealed poor performances of presepsin and lactate in predicting the prognosis of sepsis (presepsin: area under the curve [AUC]=0.656, p=0.001; lactate: AUC=0.646, p=0.003). The SOFA score showed the best performance, with the highest AUC value (AUC=0.751, p<0.001). The prognostic cutoff point for presepsin was 1,176 pg/mL. Presepsin levels of >1,176 pg/mL (odds ratio [OR], 3.352; p<0.001), lactate levels (OR, 1.203; p=0.003), and SOFA score (OR, 1.249; p<0.001) were risk factors for in-hospital mortality.
Presepsin levels were higher in non-survivors than in survivors. Thus, presepsin may be a valuable biomarker in predicting the prognosis of sepsis.


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Diagnostic and Prognostic Roles of C-Reactive Protein, Procalcitonin, and Presepsin in Acute Kidney Injury Patients Initiating Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
    Suyeon Han, Moo-Jun Kim, Ho-Joon Ko, Eu-Jin Lee, Hae-Ri Kim, Jae-Wan Jeon, Young-Rok Ham, Ki-Ryang Na, Kang-Wook Lee, Song-I. Lee, Dae-Eun Choi, Heyrim Park
    Diagnostics.2023; 13(4): 777.     CrossRef
  • Existe Relação entre Miocardite Aguda e a Permeabilidade Intestinal? Dois Biomarcadores nos Ajudam a Responder a esta Pergunta
    Fernando Arturo Effio Solis, Adriana Brentegani, Marcelo Luiz Campos Vieira
    Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia.2023;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Biomarkers in sepsis-looking for the Holy Grail or chasing a mirage!
    Neelmani Ahuja, Anjali Mishra, Ruchi Gupta, Sumit Ray
    World Journal of Critical Care Medicine.2023; 12(4): 188.     CrossRef
  • Presepsin as a Novel Biomarker in predicting In‐hospital Mortality in Patients With COVID‐19 Pneumonia
    Hebatallah Hany Assal, Safaa Mohamed Abdelrahman, Maha AlyAlden Abdelbasset, Mai Abdelaziz, Irene Mohamed Sabry, Marwa Moawad Shaban
    International Journal of Infectious Diseases.2022; 118: 155.     CrossRef
Pumpless extracorporeal interventional lung assist for bronchiolitis obliterans after allogenic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation for acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Yeon Hee Park, Chae Uk Chung, Jae Woo Choi, Sang Ok Jung, Sung Soo Jung, Jeong Eun Lee, Ju Ock Kim, Jae Young Moon
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2015;32(2):98-101.   Published online December 31, 2015
  • 1,853 View
  • 4 Download
AbstractAbstract PDF
Bronchiolitis obliterans (BO), which is associated with graft-versus-host disease after allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, is a major obstacle to survival after bone marrow transplantation due to its gradual progress, eventually leading to respiratory failure. Pumpless extracorporeal interventional lung assist (iLA) is effective in treatment of reversible hypercapnic respiratory failure. In this paper, we present a 23-year-old female patient who underwent allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) for acute lymphocytic leukemia. After 6 months, she complained of shortness of breath and was diagnosed with BO. Five months later, she developed an upper respiratory tract infection that worsened her BO and caused life-threatening hypercapnia. Since mechanical ventilation failed to eliminate CO2 effectively, iLA was applied as rescue therapy. Her hypercapnia and respiratory acidosis showed significant improvement within a few hours, and she was successfully weaned off iLA after 12 days. This is the first case report of iLA application for temporarily aggravated hypercapnia of PBSCT-associated BO followed by successful weaning. This rescue therapy should be considered in ventilator-refractory reversible hypercapnia in BO patients.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science