volume 127, issue 6, P350-354 2009
DOI: 10.1590/s1516-31802009000600006
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Abstract: ABSTRACTCONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: C-reactive protein (CRP) is commonly used as a marker for inflammatory states and for early identification of infection. This study aimed to investigate CRP as a marker for infection in patients with postoperative septic shock. DESIGN AND SETTING:Prospective, single-center study, developed in a surgical intensive care unit at Hospital das Clínicas, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo. METHODS:This study evaluated 54 patients in the postoperative period, of whom 29…

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