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The therapy was reviewed for possible confounding factors for BG measurement, including intravenous immunoglobulin and albumin. The sera retrospectively tested were drawn around the time of microbiological diagnosis and, if available, until discharge. One or more subsequent sera were available from 34 of the 50 P.?jirovecii-positive patients. Serum samples were originally taken for various microbiological analyses other than BG, and were routinely frozen at ?80��C. The use of these sera was approved by the local ethics committee (application number?105/09). Serum Thalidomide samples were examined for the presence of BG with the Fungitell assay (Associates of Cape Cod, Inc., East Falmouth, MA, USA). The test was performed at our own institution, according to the manufacturer��s recommendations. Each serum was tested in duplicate. The persons who tested the sera were not blinded. Samples with BG levels above 500?pg/mL were diluted and retested. BG levels below 31?pg/mL (lower validation limit) were calculated by extrapolation. Monoclonal antibody staining for P.?jirovecii was performed with the DETECT?IF test (Axis Shield Diagnostics Limited, Dundee, UK) according to the manufacturer��s recommendations. this website DNA from BAL fluids was isolated by proteinase?K digestion followed by phenol�Cchloroform extraction, and serum DNA was extracted with the QIAmp DNA Mini Kit (Qiagen GmbH, Hilden, Germany). Touchdown PCR was performed as previously described [11]. All amplification products were sequenced and confirmed to be part of the P.?jirovecii mitochondrial large-subunit rRNA gene. On the basis of a previously published protocol [12], quantitative real-time PCR PARP assay was performed on DNA preparations from serum and BAL samples. Briefly, 5-��L aliquots were used as template DNA for subsequent PCR testing on a LightCycler (Roche Diagnostics, Mannheim, Germany). Samples positive for the specific amplicons were identified by the PCR instrument at the cycle number where the individual fluorescence value exceeded that measured for background. The quantitative interpretation of the results was assisted by a set of external standards that were tested in parallel. Statistical analysis was performed using SPSS, version?17.0. Unless otherwise stated, BG levels are expressed as median concentration with IQR. For comparison of variables, Pearson��s chi-square test, the Mann�CWhitney U-test or the Kruskal�CWallis test was used. Differences were considered significant for p?<0.05. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis was carried out using MedCalc, version?10.0. The optimal BG cut-off was determined with the maximum Youden index. BAL samples from 1488 patients were examined between January 2002 and January 2010 for the presence of P.?jirovecii. Fifty P.</div>
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