Procalcitonin measurement

Known as: PCT, Procalcitonin 
The determination of the amount of the procalcitonin in a sample.
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2017
Review
2017
Several controlled clinical studies have evaluated the potential of the infection biomarker procalcitonin (PCT) to improve the… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
OBJECTIVE For patients in intensive care units, sepsis is a common and potentially deadly complication and prompt initiation of… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
BACKGROUND Acute respiratory tract infections are the most common reason for antibiotic therapy in primary care despite their… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
RATIONALE In patients with community-acquired pneumonia, guidelines recommend antibiotic treatment for 7 to 21 d. Procalcitonin… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
OBJECTIVE To investigate day-by-day changes in procalcitonin and maximum obtained levels as predictors of mortality in critically… (More)
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2005
Highly Cited
2005
We investigated the value of procalcitonin kinetics as a prognostic marker during ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Lower respiratory tract infections are often treated with antibiotics without evidence of clinically relevant… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
OBJECTIVE To determine the value of procalcitonin (ProCT) as a marker of infection in critically ill patients. DESIGN… (More)
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
We measured the plasma procalcitonin levels in 59 children who were admitted to the hospital because of bacterial or viral… (More)
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1994
Highly Cited
1994
As procalcitonin concentrations have been shown to be elevated in patients with septicemia and gram-negative infections in… (More)
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