Prediction of presepsin concentrations through commensurate decline in kidney function in the elderly

Background: Presepsin is a useful biomarker to diagnose sepsis. However, the correlation between plasma presepsin concentrations and kidney function in the elderly with chronic kidney disease (CKD) remains to be elucidated. We determined whether plasma presepsin concentrations were influenced by kidney function decline in the elderly.

Methods: One hundred seventy outpatients with CKD aged ≥65 y were enrolled. Plasma presepsin concentrations were measured using immunoassay analysis. The relationship between plasma presepsin concentration and kidney function was assessed.