Serum concentrations of procalcitonin after cardiac surgery.

  title={Serum concentrations of procalcitonin after cardiac surgery.},
  author={C Prat and Pilar Ricart and Xavier Ruyra and Josep Dom{\'i}nguez and Jordi Morillas and Silvia Blanco and Teresa M. Tomasa and Tom{\'a}s Torres and Luisa C{\'a}mara and S{\'o}nia Molinos and V Ausina},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  volume={23 6},
BACKGROUND AND AIM Monitoring of complications in patients undergoing cardiac surgery may be difficult because cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) can lead to a systemic inflammatory response syndrome because of exposure of blood to nonphysiological surfaces. The purpose of the study was to establish the baseline levels of procalcitonin (PCT) after cardiac surgery in our population in order to analyze a possible induction of the inflammatory response that might interfere with the diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING


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