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Monday, January 05, 2009

Prognostic values of B-type natriuretic peptide in...[Crit Care Med. 2007] - PubMed Result

Prognostic values of B-type natriuretic peptide in...[Crit Care Med. 2007] - PubMed Result: "CONCLUSION: B-type natriuretic peptide concentrations were increased in patients with severe sepsis or septic shock regardless of the presence or absence of cardiac dysfunction. Neither the B-type natriuretic peptide levels for the first 3 days nor the daily changes in B-type natriuretic peptide provided prognostic value for in-hospital mortality and length of stay in this mixed group of patients, which included patients with chronic cardiac dysfunction."