Predictive value of antithrombin III and serum C-reactive protein concentration in critically ill patients with suspected sepsis.

@article{Pettil2002PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of antithrombin III and serum C-reactive protein concentration in critically ill patients with suspected sepsis.},
  author={Ville Pettil{\"a} and Jussi Pentti and Markus Pettil{\"a} and Olli S Takkunen and Irma Jousela},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={271-5}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate at admission the performance of serum antithrombin III, serum C-reactive protein, white blood cell and platelet counts, and thromboplastin time values in prediction of hospital mortality rates in critically ill patients with suspected sepsis. DESIGN Prospective, cohort study. SETTING University hospital medical-surgical intensive care unit. PATIENTS One hundred eight consecutive critically ill patients with suspected sepsis. INTERVENTIONS None. MEASUREMENTS AND… CONTINUE READING