Markedly elevated procalcitonin in early postoperative period in pediatric open heart surgery: a prospective cohort study

@inproceedings{Minami2014MarkedlyEP,
  title={Markedly elevated procalcitonin in early postoperative period in pediatric open heart surgery: a prospective cohort study},
  author={Etsuko Minami and Shoji Ito and Takeshi Sugiura and Yoshihito Fujita and Hiroshi Sasano and Kazuya Sobue},
  booktitle={Journal of intensive care},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND We encountered markedly elevated procalcitonin (PCT) among pediatric patients during the early postoperative period of open heart surgery. The purpose of this study is to investigate what factors are associated with the PCT elevation. METHODS Fifty-two pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) were enrolled. Plasma PCT, aspartate aminotransferase/alanine aminotransferase (AST/ALT), creatinine, lactate, and C-reactive protein (CRP) were measured… CONTINUE READING