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Obstructive Lung Diseases: COPD Exacerbations |

Usefulness of Procalcitonin as a Prognostic Marker in Critically Ill Patients With Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Xubin Huang, MD; Jun Zhang, MD; Xinyan Huang, MD; Yanzhu Chen, MD; Mian Zeng, MD
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The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China


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


Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A366. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.381
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SESSION TITLE: COPD Exacerbations

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: The usefulness of procalcitonin (PCT) as a prognostic marker in critically ill patients with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) is controversial. The present study prospectively detected whether PCT measured on intensive care unit (ICU) admission is predictive of 28-day mortality in a cohort of critically ill patients with AECOPD.

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