Prediction of procalcitonin for postoperative intraabdominal infections after definitive operation of intestinal fistulae.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Inflammatory biomarkers usually start to rise earlier before the infection becomes clinically evident. This study was designed to evaluate the predictive performance of procalcitonin (PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP), and white blood cell (WBC) counts in postoperative intraabdominal infections (IAIs) after definitive operation of intestinal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.08.055

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