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INTRODUCTION Sepsis, a leading cause of death in critically ill patients, is the result of complex interactions between the infecting microorganisms and the host responses that influence clinical outcomes. We evaluated the prognostic value of presepsin (sCD14-ST), a novel biomarker of bacterial infection, and compared it with procalcitonin (PCT). METHODS(More)
Presepsin is a soluble fragment of the cluster-of-differentiation marker protein 14 (CD14) involved in pathogen recognition by innate immunity. We evaluated the relation between its circulating concentration, host response, appropriateness of antibiotic therapy, and mortality in patients with severe sepsis. Plasma presepsin was measured 1, 2, and 7 days(More)
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