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C-reactive protein as a marker of postoperative septic complications.

Authors
  • Witczak, Andrzej1
  • Jurałowicz, Piotr
  • Modzelewski, Bogdan
  • Gawlik, Małgorzata
  • 1 Department of Gastroenterologic, Oncologic and General Surgery, N. Barlicki University Teaching Hospital.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Polski przeglad chirurgiczny
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2012
Volume
84
Issue
2
Pages
93–98
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/v10035-012-0015-2
PMID: 22487742
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Serial measurements of C-reactive protein are useful in the first week after surgery, as they can be prognostic of postoperative septic complications. Such complications can be anticipated if CRP on postoperative day 5 is higher than 1/2 of the maximum CRP concentration on day 2 or day 3, or CRP > 150 mg/L as of postoperative day 3. Unfortunately, the severity of the disease cannot be projected based on C-reactive protein level.

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