Plasma procalcitonin is an independent predictor of graft failure late after renal transplantation.

@article{Ree2009PlasmaPI,
  title={Plasma procalcitonin is an independent predictor of graft failure late after renal transplantation.},
  author={Rutger M van Ree and Aiko P. J. de Vries and Leendert Harmen Oterdoom and Marc A. J. Seelen and Ronald T. Gansevoort and Jan Schouten and Joachim Struck and Gerjan Navis and Reinold O. B. Gans and Jaap J Homan van der Heide and Willem van Son and Stephan J L Bakker},
  journal={Transplantation},
  year={2009},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={279-87}
}
BACKGROUND Chronic low-grade inflammation is involved in chronic transplant dysfunction after renal transplantation. Procalcitonin (PCT), known to reflect microbial inflammation, may also reflect ongoing noninfectious chronic low-grade inflammation in organ parenchyma, including transplanted kidneys. We aimed to compare predictive performance of plasma PCT for development of graft failure in renal transplant recipients (RTR) with that of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), an… CONTINUE READING