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IBM WATSON trauma pathway explorer as a predictor for sepsis after polytrauma -is procalcitonin useful for identifying septic polytrauma patients?


NIGGLI Cedric VETTER Philipp MICA Ladislav CHALOUPKA Richard VETTER Philipp HAMBRECHT Jan CHALOUPKA Richard NIGGLI Phillip HAMBRECHT Jan NIGGLI Philipp VOMELA Jindřich PAPE Hans-Christoph

Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Surgery and Research
Keywords systemic inflammatory response syndrom (SIRS), polytrauma, sepsis
Description The threshold value of procalcitonin to predict sepsis et 24 hours is 0,7 mikrograms/l, and at 48 hours 0,5 mikrograms/l. value of PCT to predict sepsis at 24 hours is 0.7µg/l, and at 48 hours 0.5µg/l. The presented time course of PCT levels in polytrauma patients shows the PCT as a separate predictor for sepsis relatively early. Even later, during the 21-day observation period, time-dependent PCT values may be utilized as a benchmark for the early and preemptive detection of sepsis, which may reduce death from septic shock and other deadly infectious episodes.

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