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Ability of procalcitonin to discriminate infection from non-infective inflammation using two pleural disease settings.

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Abstract Procalcitonin has been shown to be useful in separating infection from non-infective disorders. However, infection is often paralleled by tissue inflammation. Most studies supporting the use of procalcitonin were confounded by more significant inflammation in the infection group. Few studies have examined the usefulness of procalcitonin when adjusted for inflammation. Pleural inflammation underlies the development of most exudative effusions including pleural infection and malignancy...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pone.0049894

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Divisional Administration
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PloS one Journal website
Volume:
7
Issue:
12
Pages:
ARTN e49894
Publication date:
2012-12-12
Acceptance date:
2012-10-15
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EISSN:
1932-6203
ISSN:
1932-6203
Source identifiers:
367643
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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