The authors evaluate the risk of postoperative infection in 20 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery through the measurement of procalcitonin, white blood cells and body temperature. They examine the results in charts and confirm the use of PCT as a prognostic index, useful in case of surgical patients at risk of infection.

PROGNOSTIC ROLE OF PROCALCITONIN IN THE EARLY DETECTION OF PATIENTS AT RISK OF POST-OPERATIVE INFECTION

LA CAMERA, Giuseppa;CANTARELLA, Giovanni;
2012

Abstract

The authors evaluate the risk of postoperative infection in 20 patients undergoing major abdominal surgery through the measurement of procalcitonin, white blood cells and body temperature. They examine the results in charts and confirm the use of PCT as a prognostic index, useful in case of surgical patients at risk of infection.
Monitoring; marker; specificity
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