The Role of Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Predicting Ascitic Fluid Infection in Hospitalized Cirrhotic and Non-cirrhotic Patients

@inproceedings{ekin2013TheRO,
  title={The Role of Serum Procalcitonin Levels in Predicting Ascitic Fluid Infection in Hospitalized Cirrhotic and Non-cirrhotic Patients},
  author={Yeşim Çekin and Ayhan Hilmi Çekin and Adil Duman and Ustun Yilmaz and Bayram Yeşil and Basak Oguz Yolcular},
  booktitle={International journal of medical sciences},
  year={2013}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the role of serum procalcitonin levels in predicting ascites infection in hospitalized cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic patients. METHODS A total of 101 patients (mean age: 63.4 ± 1.3, 66.3% were males) hospitalized due to cirrhosis (n=88) or malignancy related (n=13) ascites were included in this study. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP, 19.8%), culture-negative SBP (38.6%), bacterascites (4.9%), sterile ascites (23.8%) and malign ascites (12.9%) groups were compared… CONTINUE READING

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