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Table 3 Selection criteria of the single studies

From: Diagnostic value of soluble triggering receptor expressed on myeloid cells in paediatric sepsis: a systematic review

  Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Chen et al. 2008 Febrile infants < 3 months with suspected serious bacterial infection (SBI): UTI, pneumonia, positive CSF or blood colture. Not disclosed.
Carrol et al. 2009 Children with suspected Serious Bacterial Infection (meningitides or Pneumonia) of a Malawian Hospital.
Age: 2 months–16 years.
Significant co-existing morbidity.
Sarafidis et al. 2010 Admission to a NICU of a single university hospital for suspected Late Onset Sepsis (LOS) >3 days. Mothers with clinical chorioamnionitis; early-onset sepsis; congenital infections or anomalies.
Kevan et al. 2011 Pediatric intestinal failure (IF) patients with central venous catheter (CVC) of a children hospital. Age: between 3 months and 4 years. Small bowel, liver/small bowel, or multivisceral transplant; known underlying immune disorder; current diagnosis of infection other than CVC-BSI; immune suppressant medications or systemic antibiotics for more than 24 hours before inclusion.
Miedema et al. 2011 Febrile neutropenia and oncological underlying disease. Not disclosed.
Arzanian et al. 2011 Fever >38 °C for at least one hour or >38,3° in a single measurement; absolute neutrophil count of less than 500/mm3. Patients under treatment with GCSF; patients already on antibiotics before the beginning of fever and neutropenia except for prophylaxis.
Schlapbach et al. 2013 Neonates >34 weeks admitted within the first 72 h with suspicion of sepsis (Early onset sepsis). Not disclosed.
Mazzucchelli et al. 2013 Gestational age younger than 32 weeks and/or birth weigh less than 1500 g free of infection. Not disclosed.
Adly et al. 2014 Newborns with clinical and laboratory signs of sepsis. Congenital infections; malformations; major chromosomal abnormalities; prior use of intravenous immunoglobulins.