Is procalcitonin a reliable marker for the diagnosis of infected pancreatic necrosis?


YÖNETÇİ N., SUNGURTEKİN U., Oruc N. , YILMAZ M., SUNGURTEKİN H., KALELİ İ., ...More

ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.74, no.7, pp.591-595, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 74 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.2004.03059.x
  • Title of Journal : ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.591-595

Abstract

Background: Infected necrosis in acute pancreatitis is the main factor in determining the prognosis of the disease. Early and accurate diagnosis of infected pancreatic necrosis might decrease mortality. The aim of the present study is to identify a reliable marker for the onset infection in three different experimentally induced pancreatitis models.