Comparison of diagnostic and prognostic utility of lactate and procalcitonin for sepsis in adult cancer patients presenting to emergency department with systemic inflammatory response syndrome


Keçe E., Yaka E., Yılmaz S., Doğan N. Ö. , Alyeşil C., Pekdemir M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.16, no.1, pp.1-7, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tjem.2016.02.003
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-7
  • Keywords: Cancer, Sepsis, Lactate, Procalcitonin, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN, CRITICALLY-ILL PATIENTS, MORTALITY, BACTEREMIA, MARKER, EPIDEMIOLOGY, PREDICTION, INFECTION, BIOMARKER, ACCURACY
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: Differentiating sepsis from other noninfectious causes of systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) in cancer patients is often challenging. Although lactate and procalcitonin have been studied extensively regarding sepsis management, little is known about their utility in cancer patients. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic and prognostic utility of lactate and procalcitonin for sepsis in cancer patients.