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Top Ten List in Sepsis*

Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP
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*From the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Medical Respiratory Intensive Care Unit, Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond, VA.

Correspondence to: Curtis N. Sessler, MD, FCCP, Box 980050, Richmond, VA 23298; e-mail: Csessler@hsc.vcu.edu



Chest. 2001;120(4):1390-1393. doi:10.1378/chest.120.4.1390
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1Veenstra, DL, Saint, S, Saha, S, et al (1999) Efficacy of antiseptic-impregnated central venous catheters in preventing catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis.JAMA281,261-2672Marik, PE, Abraham, G, Careau, P, et al Theex vivoantimicrobial activity and colonization rate of two antimicrobial-bonded central venous catheters.Crit Care Med1999;27,1128-11313Farr, BM Antimicrobial catheters: value and safety.Crit Care Med2000;28,3366-33674Aouifi, A, Piriou, V, Bastien, O, et al Usefulness of procalcitonin for diagnosis of infection in cardiac surgical patients.Crit Care Med2000;28,3171-31765Boeken, U, Feindt, P, Micek, M, et al Procalcitonin (PCT) in cardiac surgery: diagnostic value in systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), sepsis and after heart transplantation (HTX).Cardiovasc Surg2000;8,550-5546Wanner, GA, Keel, M, Steckholzer, U, et al Relationship between procalcitonin plasma levels and severity of injury, sepsis, organ failure, and mortality in injured patients.Crit Care Med2000;28,950-9577Brunkhorst, FM, Eberhard, OK, Brunkhorst, R Discrimination of infectious and noninfectious causes of early acute respiratory distress syndrome by procalcitonin.Crit Care Med1999;27,2172-21768Hatherill, M, Tibby, SM, Turner, C, et al Procalcitonin and cytokine levels: relationship to organ failure and mortality in pediatric septic shock.Crit Care Med2000;28,2591-25949Bollaert, PE, Charpentier, C, Levy, B, et al Reversal of late septic shock with supraphysiologic doses of hydrocortisone.Crit Care Med1998;26,645-650

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