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Metodo ad alta sensibilità per la misura della troponina I ed efficienza: risultati di un'esperienza
High-sensitive method to measure troponin I and efficiency: the results of an experience
AI. Leahu  |  MM. Mion  |  A. Padoan  |  M. Zaninotto  |  M. Plebani  | 
<p>Background: the development of improved methods for cardiac troponins measurement, characterized by higher analytical sensitivity, allows to adopt rapid rule-in and rule-out strategies by increasing diagnostic accuracy and optimizing the clinical and organizational pathways.<br />Methods: the efficiency achieved with the adoption of a high sensitive troponin I method, defined by its analytical characteristics a &ldquo;new generation&rdquo; method (STAT high sensitive troponin I, hs-TnI, Abbott Diagnostics), in place of a previous assay (LOCI CTNI, Siemens Health Care Diagnostics), has been evaluated. The results obtained in 1000 consecutive patients admitted to the Emergency Department (ED) with acute chest pain, in 2015 (before the new method) have been compared with those obtained in 1004 consecutive patients admitted in 2017 (after theintroduction of the hs-TnI method).<br />Results: in 2017 an increased number of troponin I baseline values higher than 99th percentile (10.7 versus8.3% in 2015, p = 0.089) has been observed. Furthermore, an improvement on the following clinical and organizational aspects has been detected in 2017: the adoption of an accelerated algorithm, being the median interval between two consecutive measurements 3 h and 18 min in 2017 and 4 h and 30 min in 2015 (p &lt;0.001); in the 75% of patients showing either positive or negative value at admission, the second measurement has been carried out within 180 min and 225 min (p = 0.024), respectively (in 2015 the timings were 239 e 337 min, p &lt;0.001, respectively). Finally, in 2017 a third troponin I measurement has been carried out in 0.4% of patients only (it was 3.5% in 2015, p = 0.044).<br />Conclusions: These data demonstrate a significant improvement in the patient management as well as an optimization of human and organizational resources with the adoption of a method with improved analytical performances to measure troponin I in ED.</p>
Biochimica Clinica ; 44(2) S054-S058
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