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Journal of Immunology Research
Volume 2016, Article ID 3530752, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3530752
Research Article

Delta Procalcitonin Is a Better Indicator of Infection Than Absolute Procalcitonin Values in Critically Ill Patients: A Prospective Observational Study

1Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Therapy, University of Szeged, 6 Semmelweis Street, Szeged 6725, Hungary
2Faculty of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, First Department of Internal Medicine, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
3Faculty of Medicine, Department of Transplantation and Surgery, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary

Received 15 May 2016; Accepted 17 July 2016

Academic Editor: Roberta A. Diotti

Copyright © 2016 Domonkos Trásy et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplemental Digital Content Tables S5-7: As a supplemental digital material a detailed summary of the results of the microbiological stainings can be seen. Table S5 shows the suspected sources of infection based on the clinical picture, laboratory tests and microbiological results. In the Table S6 the sources of positive and negative microbiological samplings sent for staining can be seen in the infection group. And in Table S7 the cultured pathogens and their source of sampling are collected.

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