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Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Serial Procalcitonin (PCT) Measurements in Critically Ill Patients


Diagnostic and Prognostic Value of Serial PCT Measurements in Critically Ill Patients




In 2005, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved procalcitonin in conjunction with other laboratory markers to aid in the risk assessment of critically ill patients with severe infection (sepsis). Although considerable literature exists regarding the usefulness of Procalcitonin (PCT) as a marker of sepsis, there are still potential uses for PCT measurements that are not yet explored and its value among the critically ill patients remains unclear. This study seeks to better understand the usefulness of measuring PCT values in patients admitted to the Medical ICU for a variety of reasons and in particular with severe infection (sepsis).

Study Status: Completed


Condition Intervention Phase
Sepsis n/a N/A

Verified by The Cleveland Clinic February, 2013

Sponsored by: The Cleveland Clinic
Information provided by: The Cleveland Clinic identifier: NCT01362920

Study Type: Interventional

Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio 44195
United States

Jorge A Guzman, MD., Principal Investigator

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