Clinical role of serum pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor in ventilated patients with sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

BACKGROUND We measured serum levels of pre-B cell colony-enhancing factor (PBEF), which has been suggested as a novel biomarker of sepsis and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and evaluated its use as a prognostic biomarker. METHODS PBEF was measured in 104 adult ventilated patients who were diagnosed with sepsis upon admission using an enzyme… (More)