[Biochemical factors as objective parameters for assessing the prognosis in polytrauma].

One hundred patients with multiple injuries (mean ISS 37 patients) were prospectively evaluated over a period of 14 days following trauma. Significant differences in the blood levels of PMN elastase, cathepsin B, lactate, neopterin, C-reactive protein (CRP) and antithrombin III (ATIII) were found in non-survivors and in survivors with and without organ… CONTINUE READING