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BACKGROUND Severe sepsis and septic shock are leading causes of morbidity and mortality among critically ill patients, thus the identification of prognostic factors is crucial to determine their outcome. In this study, we explored the value of procalcitonin (PCT) variation in predicting 30-day mortality in patients with sepsis admitted to an intermediate(More)
BACKGROUND Studies on frequency and underlying diseases causing binocular diplopia in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) are lacking. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of different diseases causing diplopia and the role of medical history, clinical examination, and unenhanced head computed tomography (UHCT) in the identification of(More)
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