Presepsin as a powerful monitoring tool for the prognosis and treatment of sepsis: a multicenter prospective study.

@article{Endo2014PresepsinAA,
  title={Presepsin as a powerful monitoring tool for the prognosis and treatment of sepsis: a multicenter prospective study.},
  author={Shigeatsu Endo and Yasushi Suzuki and Gaku Takahashi and Tatsuyori Shozushima and Hiroyasu Ishikura and Akira Murai and Takeshi Nishida and Yuhei Irie and Masanao Miura and Hironobu Iguchi and Yasuo Fukui and Kimiaki Tanaka and Tsuyoshi Nojima and Yoshikazu Okamura},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  year={2014},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={30-4}
}
Presepsin is a protein whose levels increase specifically in the blood of patients with sepsis. It is proposed as a diagnostic and prognostic marker for assessing the degree of sepsis severity. The present multicenter prospective study compared the clinical utility of presepsin with other conventional sepsis biomarkers including procalcitonin, interleukin-6, and C-reactive protein for evaluating the severity of sepsis during follow-up. Patients with sepsis (n = 103) admitted to the emergency… CONTINUE READING
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