[Hormones as biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis].

Abstract

Procalcitonin is a biomarker for estimating the likelihood of a bacterial infection. Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy can reduce antibiotic overuse in respiratory tract infections. The differential diagnosis of water-electrolyte imbalances is challenging. Copeptin is co-secreted with arginine vasopressin (AVP) and is a reliable surrogate of plasma… (More)
DOI: 10.1024/1661-8157/a000837

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