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Table 3 Mean values and (95% confidence intervals) of presepsin and procalcitonin in the three populations.a

From: Diagnostic and prognostic value of presepsin in the management of sepsis in the emergency department: a multicenter prospective study

  SIRS Sepsis Severe sepsis/septic shock
  Mean
(95% CI)
Mean
(95% CI)
P value Mean (95% CI) P value
Presepsin
pg/ml (T0)
2,516.4
(1,360.3 to 3,672.4)
2,866.7
(1,579 to 4,154)
vs controls: 0.02
vs severe s/ss: 0.07
3,167.1
(1,686.5 to 4,647.7)
vs controls: <0.001
vs sepsis: 0.07
PCT
ng/ml (T0)
1
(0 to 1)
9
(4 to 14)
vs controls: <0.001
vs severe s/ss: 0.005
19
(10 to 28)
vs controls: <0.001
vs sepsis: 0.005
  1. aCI: confidence interval; PCT: procalcitonin; SIRS: systemic inflammatory response syndrome. P values depict correlation between different populations. s/ss: severe sepsis/septic shock.