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Procalcitonin and other common biomarkers do not reliably identify patients at risk for bacterial infection after congenital heart surgery

Abstract:
Objectives: Following surgery, it is difficult to distinguish a postoperative inflammatory reaction from infection. This study examined the predictive value of the biomarkers; procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, lactate, neutrophils, lymphocytes, platelets, and the biphasic activated partial thromboplastin time waveform in diagnosing bacterial infection following cardiac surgery.

Design: Prospective, observational study.

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Continuing Education
Department:
Continuing Education - EQ Central
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Medical Sciences Division
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Publisher:
Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins Publisher's website
Journal:
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
3
Pages:
243-251
Publication date:
2019-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1947-3893
ISSN:
1529-7535
Source identifiers:
976213
Language:
English
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pubs:976213
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uuid:087a0815-f3a0-478a-8503-2bf3c3871145
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pubs:976213
Deposit date:
2019-02-25

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