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Prognostic Value of Procalcitonin in Sepsis and Pneumonia: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Dan Liu; Lixin Xie
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Chinese PLA General Hospital, Beijing, China


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A151. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.157
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SESSION TITLE: Critical Care

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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

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