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PCT

abbreviation for PRIMARY CARE TRUST.
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Procalcitonin (PCT), prohormone of calcitonin, and C-reactive protein (CRP), acute phase protein, are sensitive inflammation markers.
Schuetz received support from BRAHMS/Thermofisher and bioMerieux to attend meetings, to fulfill speaking engagements, and for unrestricted research grants related to procalcitonin.
Serial procalcitonin predicts mortality in severe sepsis patients: results from the multicenter procalcitonin monitoring sepsis (MOSES) study.
KEY WORDS: Procalcitonin, C-reactive protein, Acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The measurement of circulating, host-derived markers of inflammation and infection such as neutrophils and their functions, as well as procalcitonin (PCT) could be used to provide potentially valuable information regarding the pro-inflammatory status at the time of admission and during the course of antimicrobial therapy.
Procalcitonin vs C-reactive protein as predictive markers of response to antibiotic therapy in acute exacerbations of COPD.
Third, inflammation and/or infection-related markers or molecules, such as procalcitonin or lipopolysaccharide of outer membrane, were not examined.
Excluding infection through procalcitonin testing improves outcomes of congestive heart failure patients presenting with acute respiratory symptoms: results from the randomized ProHOSP trial.
In the search for a quick, available and cost-effective diagnostic test, the usefulness of C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin (PCT) levels have been suggested [5-9].
A C-reactive protein (CRP) value was deemed positive/predictive of bacterial infection if CRP >40 mg/L [6] and procalcitonin (PCT) was positive if >0.