Diagnostic value and prognostic evaluation of Presepsin for sepsis in an emergency department

Introduction: Presepsin levels are known to be increased in sepsis. The aim of this study was to evaluate the early diagnostic and prognostic value of Presepsin compared with procalcitonin (PCT), Mortality in Emergency Department Sepsis (MEDS) score and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II (APACHE II) score in septic patients in an emergency department (ED) and to investigate Presepsin as a new biomarker of sepsis.

Bo Liu, Yun-Xia Chen, Qin Yin, Yun-Zhou Zhao and Chun-Sheng Li

Liu et al. Critical Care 2013, 17:R244