PMID: 11841726Feb 14, 2002Paper

Predictive values of beta-trace protein (prostaglandin D synthase) by use of laser-nephelometry assay for the identification of cerebrospinal fluid

Gregor BachmannO Michel


beta-Trace protein (beta-TP) is an immunological marker for the detection of cerebrospinal fluid traces. The aim of the study was to evaluate the predictive values of a new research assay for beta-TP. A total of 154 specimens from patients with otorrhea or rhinorrhea were investigated for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) by use of a laser-nephelometric assay for beta-TP. Samples were obtained between January 1994 and November 2000. A sample was reported to be positive for CSF when the beta-TP concentration was more than 6 mg/L. Case evaluations were performed retrospectively and tabulated for indication, clinical course, additional investigations, surgical procedure, and follow-up. beta-TP was detected in 16 specimens; 138 samples were negative for beta-TP with a value less than 3 mg/L. One sample was suggestive of CSF traces at 4.6 mg/L. In correlation with the clinical course, the intraoperative findings, intraoperative visualization with sodium fluorescein, high-resolution computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses or the petrous bone, computed tomographic cisternography, magnetic resonance imaging, and radionuclide cisternography, there was no false-positive result. On four occasions, false-negative results occurred, with an ove...Continue Reading


Mar 1, 1979·Acta Oto-laryngologica·O H MeurmanB Laurent
Dec 8, 1975·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·H F Hull, G Morrow
Aug 17, 1987·Klinische Wochenschrift·K FelgenhauerM Nekic
Nov 1, 1993·Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery·D G SkedrosR H Kelly
Jun 1, 1996·Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences·V NandapalanA C Swift
Sep 1, 1996·The Laryngoscope·D C LanzaD W Kennedy
Feb 1, 1997·The Journal of Laryngology and Otology·R G HughesI J Robertson
Jul 1, 1997·Neurosurgery·W B GormleyD Schessel
Jan 31, 1998·Laryngo- rhino- otologie·D SimmenB Schuknecht
Apr 24, 1999·The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology·G Har-El
Dec 29, 2000·The Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology·G BachmannO Michel
Feb 13, 2001·BMJ : British Medical Journal·N S Jones, D G Becker
Aug 21, 2001·Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry·H F PetereitR Pukrop
May 1, 1961·Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine·J CLAUSEN

❮ Previous
Next ❯


Dec 10, 2002·Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine & Surgery
Sep 16, 2015·International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology·Gretchen M OakleyRichard R Orlandi
Mar 9, 2005·Head & Neck·Erich ArrerKlaus Albegger
Sep 25, 2007·Proteomics·Jeroen KoolAlbert J R Heck
Nov 27, 2004·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·Lorenz RischAndreas R Huber
Jul 12, 2005·Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America·Christopher Raine
Aug 2, 2014·Acta Crystallographica. Section D, Biological Crystallography·Massimiliano PerducaHugo L Monaco
Feb 22, 2011·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·Maria ManturPiotr Lewczuk
Apr 10, 2012·Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry·Pierre LescuyerPierre R Burkhard
Sep 30, 2004·The Laryngoscope·Kevin C McMainsStilianos E Kountakis
Jun 22, 2018·Zhurnal voprosy neĭrokhirurgii imeni N. N. Burdenko·E V SheleskoD N Zinkevich
Oct 2, 2012·Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine : CCLM·Christopher R McCuddenCatherine A Hammett-Stabler
Apr 20, 2011·Journal of Neurotrauma·Joanna DietzelAlexander Dressel
Dec 17, 2011·Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN·Navdeep TangriMark J Sarnak
Oct 13, 2004·Acta Neurologica Scandinavica·G Bachmann, H Petereit

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Related Feeds

CSF & Lymphatic System

This feed focuses on Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) and the lymphatic system. Discover the latest papers using imaging techniques to track CSF outflow into the lymphatic system in animal models.