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Table 1 Values of pBNP and PCT during the study period

From: N-terminal pro-BNP predicts mortality better than procalcitonin in abdominal severe sepsis and septic shock

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
pBNP (median and Q25 to 75) (pg/ml)     
   Survivors 2,256.50 (1,071 to 2,832)* 1,598.00 (1,412.75 to 3,918.25) 2,102.50 (1,323.50 to 6,166.50) 1,809,00 (939.25 to 5,495.75)
   Nonsurvivors 4,090.50 (3,064 to 32,147.75) 8,994,00 (4,911 to 27,860.25) 9,528.00 (3,747.75 to 25,793.2) 5,498,00 (1542 to 19,947.25)
PCT (mean ± SD) (ng/ml)     
   Survivors 10.13 ± 13.02 11.68 ± 18.29* 12.75 ± 23.16 11.90 ± 24.24
   Nonsurvivors 19.81 ± 23.32 25.91 ± 26.87 26.82 ± 26.46 9.89 ± 8.87
  1. *P < 0.05.
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