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.