Serial measurement of presepsin, procalcitonin, and C-reactive protein in the early postoperative period and the response to antithymocyte globulin administration after heart transplantation.

Differentiation between systemic inflammatory response syndrome and sepsis in surgical patients is of crucial significance. Procalcitonin ( PCT) and C-reactive protein ( CRP) are widely used biomarkers, but PCT becomes compromised after antithymocyte globulin ( ATG) administration, and CRP exhibits...

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Published in:Clinical Transplantation Vol. 31; no. 1; pp. n/a -
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