Evaluating the value of dynamic procalcitonin and presepsin measurements for patients with severe sepsis.

@article{Yu2017EvaluatingTV,
  title={Evaluating the value of dynamic procalcitonin and presepsin measurements for patients with severe sepsis.},
  author={Han Jin Yu and Zhijiang Qi and Chenchen Hang and Yingying Fang and Rui Shao and Chunsheng Li},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={835-841}
}
OBJECTIVE This study comparatively evaluated the value of dynamic procalcitonin (PCT) and presepsin measurements in assessing therapeutic efficacy and prognosis for patients with severe sepsis. METHODS Patients with severe sepsis (n=109) were enrolled and divided into survival and non-survival groups based on 90-day survival. PCT and presepsin levels were evaluated on days 1, 3, 5, 7, and 12. Sequential organ failure assessment (SOFA) was calculated. RESULTS PCT from day 5 onward was weakly… CONTINUE READING