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Prohormones for prediction of adverse medical outcome in community-acquired pneumonia and lower respiratory tract infections.

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INTRODUCTION: Measurement of prohormones representing different pathophysiological pathways could enhance risk stratification in patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and other lower respiratory tract infections (LRTI). METHODS: We assessed clinical parameters and five biomarkers, the precursor levels of adrenomedullin (ADM), endothelin-1 (ET1), atrial-natriuretic peptide (ANP), anti-diuretic hormone (copeptin), and procalcitonin in patients with LRTI and CAP enrolled in the multi...

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10.1186/cc9055

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Tropical Medicine
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Journal:
Critical care (London, England)
Volume:
14
Issue:
3
Pages:
R106
Publication date:
2010-01-01
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EISSN:
1466-609X
ISSN:
1364-8535
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uuid:cf9f5386-6896-4977-88ab-97e657ea4bfb
Source identifiers:
113074
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pubs:113074

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