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Procalcitonin: a prognostic marker for critically ill
Critical Care volume 13, Article number: P388 (2009)
Procalcitonin (PCT) is a marker of sepsis and the levels correlate with the severity of illness.
A prospective, observational study conducted in the medical surgical intensive therapy unit of a tertiary-care centre in India. Three hundred critically ill adult patients with suspected sepsis during any time of the intensive therapy unit stay in whom PCT was estimated were included in the study. PCT was assessed by quantitative immunoluminometric assay. The demographics of the study population, and APACHE II and APACHE IV scores were recorded.
PCT is a reliable marker for prognostication with a high negative predictive value and comparable with APACHE prediction models.
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Bhattacharyya, M., Todi, S. Procalcitonin: a prognostic marker for critically ill. Crit Care 13, P388 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc7552
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