Novel Sepsis Biomarker in the Emergency Department
Monocyte Distribution Width (MDW) is a measure of increased morphological variability of monocytes in response to bacterial, viral or fungal infections. The quantitative analysis of MDW has received regulatory clearances as an aid for early detection in adult patients with or developing sepsis in emergency departments.
Considered with other signs and symptoms, the value of MDW helps differentiate sepsis from non-septic presentations, including non-infectious systemic inflammatory response.4 This sepsis marker is automatically reported with the complete blood count (CBC) with differential* for adult emergency department patients, without any additional test ordering.
Key Findings from Journal of Intensive Care Study The performance of MDW for sepsis detection has been evaluated in the prospective observational study of 2,158 emergency department patients in three large academic centers in the U.S.
Diagnostic Performance for Sepsis Detection
Considering MDW together with WBC, MDW may add to the sensitivity and specificity of sepsis detection, as part of the standard assessment protocol in the emergency department.4,5
MDW in Patients with "Gray Zone" Symptoms
Diagnostic uncertainty is a major challenge for patients presenting to the emergency department with a low number of signs and symptoms.
MDW Modulates the Probability of Sepsis
When considered with the standard physiologic parameters at the time of patient presentation, abnormal values of MDW signify a 4-6x increase in probability of sepsis diagnosis.
Latest Scientific Presentations
Hosted by the Compass Group, hear Dr. Crouser review sepsis epidemiology, definitions and implications and introduce a novel sepsis biomarker, MDW. Additionally, hear Nan West share a septic patient case study of diagnostic challenges and explain the role of MDW. Watch recording ›
Watch the latest ACEP20 recording where Dr. Osborn and Dr. Hausfater review the current state of clinical evidence for MDW derived from the series of multicenter studies and discuss the practical implications of these results to the U.S. and European standards of sepsis care. Watch recording ›
View the webinar, hosted by Sepsis Alliance, to hear Angela D. Craig, APN, M.S., CCNS from Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Dustin Pierce, RN, BSN, CPHQ from University of Kansas Hospitaldiscuss standards of sepsis care, review challenges with protocols and examine the clinical evidence and utility of MDW. Watch recording ›
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View clinical studies, scientific presentations, white papers and the latest webinars that review the clinical utility of MDW.
Peer-Reviewed Clinical Study Critical Care Medicine Study
Discover how a multicenter study validated MDW as a novel indicator for Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 in high-risk emergency department patients.Read study
*Using Early Sepsis Indicator application on Beckman Coulter DxH 900 and DxH 690T analyzers. Activation is required.
3Filbin, M. R., Lynch, J., Gillingham, T. D., Thorsen, J. E., Pasakarnis, C. L., Nepal, S., et al. Presenting Symptoms Independently Predict Mortality in Septic Shock. Critical Care Medicine, 2018; 46(10), 1592-1599. https://doi.org/10.1097/ccm.0000000000003260.
4UniCel DxH 900 Coulter Cellular Analysis System Early Sepsis Indicator (ESId) Application AddendumPN C42014AA.
5Sepsis Pivotal Repository PN C54726 Rev. AB located in CPDM.
6Crouser, E. D., Parrillo, J. E., Martin, G. S., Huang, D. T., Hausfater, P., Grigorov, I., Careaga, D., Osborn, T., Hasan, M, Tejidor, L. Monocyte Distribution Width Enhances Early Sepsis Detection in the Emergency Department Beyond SIRS and qSOFA. Journal of Intensive Care, 2020; 8(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40560-020-00446-3.