Sepsis, the systemic inflammatory response to infection, is the most common cause of death in people hospitalized in intensive care units (ICU). Early diagnosis of infection is crucial to the appropriate management of sepsis, with early antibiotic administration consistently resulting in improved outcomes. The purpose of this study, although preliminary, was to determine whether vitamin D levels correlate with procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in 59 septic patients, with positive emocoltures. This study is also aimed to point out new possible diagnostic protocols identifying potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of sepsis, defined according to literature data.

EVALUATION OF PROCALCITONIN, VITAMIN D AND C-REACTIVE PROTEIN LEVELS IN SEPTIC PATIENTS WITH POSITIVE EMOCOLTURES. OUR PRELIMINARY EXPERIENCE

D'AGOSTINO, Donato;MIRAGLIOTTA, Giuseppe;CICCONE, Marco Matteo;SANTACROCE, LUIGI
2016-01-01

Abstract

Sepsis, the systemic inflammatory response to infection, is the most common cause of death in people hospitalized in intensive care units (ICU). Early diagnosis of infection is crucial to the appropriate management of sepsis, with early antibiotic administration consistently resulting in improved outcomes. The purpose of this study, although preliminary, was to determine whether vitamin D levels correlate with procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in 59 septic patients, with positive emocoltures. This study is also aimed to point out new possible diagnostic protocols identifying potential biomarkers for the diagnosis of sepsis, defined according to literature data.
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