Diagnostic and prognostic value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 for sepsis in the Emergency Department: an observational study

@inproceedings{Wang2014DiagnosticAP,
  title={Diagnostic and prognostic value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin, matrix metalloproteinase-9, and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 for sepsis in the Emergency Department: an observational study},
  author={Miaomiao Wang and Qian Zhang and Xin Zhao and Guijuan Dong and Chunsheng Li},
  booktitle={Critical care},
  year={2014}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to evaluate the early diagnostic, risk stratification and prognostic value of neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1), compared with procalcitonin (PCT) and the Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) score in septic patients in the emergency department (ED). METHODS In total, 480 consecutive adult patients were enrolled in this study. They… CONTINUE READING

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