Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in the trauma intensive care unit: who is infected?

@article{Miller1999SystemicIR,
  title={Systemic inflammatory response syndrome in the trauma intensive care unit: who is infected?},
  author={Preston Roy Miller and D. Rico Munn and Jay Wayne Meredith and Michael C. Chang},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  year={1999},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={
          1004-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is common in trauma patients, and infection represents an important and treatable source of SIRS. C-Reactive protein (CRP), an acute phase protein, is elevated in infection and discriminates between infected and uninfected patients in other patient populations. Our goal was to examine the ability of CRP and other commonly used markers of infection (maximum temperature [Tmax], and white blood cell count [WBC]) to distinguish between… CONTINUE READING
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