D-dimer is a significant prognostic factor in patients with suspected infection and sepsis.

@article{Rodelo2012DdimerIA,
  title={D-dimer is a significant prognostic factor in patients with suspected infection and sepsis.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n R. Rodelo and Gisela D De La Rosa and Martha L Valencia and Sigifredo Ospina Ospina and Clara Mar{\'i}a Arango and Carlos Ignacio G{\'o}mez and Alex Garc{\'i}a and Edilberto N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Fabi{\'a}n Alberto Jaimes},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={30 9},
  pages={
          1991-9
        }
}
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to determine whether C-reactive protein (CRP), procalcitonin (PCT), and d-dimer (DD) are markers of mortality in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) with suspected infection and sepsis. BASIC PROCEDURES We conducted a prospective cohort in a university hospital in Medellín, Colombia. Patients were admitted between August 1, 2007, and January 30, 2009. Clinical and demographic data and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II and Sepsis… CONTINUE READING

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