Procalcitonin Reveals Early Dehiscence in Colorectal Surgery: The PREDICS Study.

@article{Giaccaglia2016ProcalcitoninRE,
  title={Procalcitonin Reveals Early Dehiscence in Colorectal Surgery: The PREDICS Study.},
  author={Valentina Giaccaglia and Pier Federico Salvi and Maria Serena Antonelli and Giuseppe Nigri and Felice Pirozzi and Biagio Casagranda and Massimo Giacca and Francesco P. Corcione and Niccol{\`o} de Manzini and Genoveffa Balducci and Giovanni Ramacciato},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={263 5},
  pages={967-72}
}
OBJECTIVES We designed a multicentric, observational study to test if Procalcitonin (PCT) might be an early and reliable marker of anastomotic leak (AL) after colorectal surgery (ClinicalTrials.govIdentifier:NCT01817647). BACKGROUND Procalcitonin is a biomarker used to monitor bacterial infections and guide antibiotic therapy. Anastomotic leak after colorectal surgery is a severe complication associated with relevant short and long-term sequelae. METHODS Between January 2013 and September… CONTINUE READING
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