SESSION TITLE: Critical Care
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide
PRESENTED ON: Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 02:15 PM - 03:45 PM
PURPOSE: We performed this meta-analysis to determine the diagnose accuracy of procalcitonin to predict mortality in patients suffering sepsis and different pathogenic features and disease severities of pneumonia.
METHODS: We systematically searched the PubMed, Embase, Web of Knowledge and Cochrane databases. The diagnostic value of procalcitonin in predicting prognosis was determined using a bivariate meta-analysis model. We used the Q-test and I2 index to test heterogeneity