Procalcitonin as an early marker of postoperative infectious complications.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Procalcitonin (PCT) is a new marker for severe infection that is supposed to have a useful role in the early detection of bacterial infection in the perioperative period. AIM OF THE STUDY to test the hypothesis that PCT is useful as an early marker of postoperative infectious complications. METHODS Thirty-three patients were submitted to… (More)

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@article{Filippo2002ProcalcitoninAA, title={Procalcitonin as an early marker of postoperative infectious complications.}, author={Alessandro Di Filippo and Angela Lombardi and Agostino Ognibene and Gianni Messeri and Fr Tonelli}, journal={Minerva chirurgica}, year={2002}, volume={57 1}, pages={59-62} }