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journal article 
Author(s):
Novotny, A; Emmanuel, K; Matevossian, E; Kriner, M; Ulm, K; Bartels, H; Holzmann, B; Weighardt, H; Siewert, JR 
Title:
Use of procalcitonin for early prediction of lethal outcome of postoperative sepsis. 
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: To develop strategies for the prediction of sepsis outcome systemic procalcitonin (PCT) levels were correlated with various clinical parameters. METHODS: PCT levels and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II scores were assessed on the day of sepsis diagnosis in a large series (n = 160) of patients developing sepsis after major visceral surgery. RESULTS: In multivariate analysis, systemic PCT and the APACHE II score could be identified as independent early predict...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Am J Surg 
Year:
2007 
Journal volume:
194 
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
35-9 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0002-9610 
TUM Institution:
Chirurgiesche Klinik und Poliklinik; r Medizinische Statistik und Epidemiologie