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PCT

(Private Communications Technology) A protocol from Microsoft that provides secure transactions over the Web. See security protocol.
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The last chapter analyses procalcitonin downstream markets.
Huang SL, Lee HC, Yu CW, et al Value of procalcitonin in differentiating pulmonary tuberculosis from other pulmonary infections: A meta-analysis.
Diagnostic markers of infection: comparison of procalcitonin with C reactive protein and leukocyte count.
Procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) as severe systemic infection markers in febrile neutropenic adults.
Pro/con debate: is procalcitonin useful for guiding antibiotic decision making in critically ill patients?
For this study, patients with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) were randomized to receive therapy of standard duration (151 patients) or therapy whose duration was guided by procalcitonin (151 patients).
25-OH-Vitamin D and procalcitonin levels after correction of acute hyperglycemia.
Recently, procalcitonin has emerged as a suitable candidate for aiding in the ability to accurately diagnose sepsis.
Thermo Fisher) and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics announced the renewal of its long-term agreement for the use of Thermo Fisher's Procalcitonin (B-R-A-H-M-S PCT(TM)) technology, available as an automated immunoassay on the Siemens ADVIA Centaur XP and CP systems in all countries outside the US and China.
12] All laboratory results were correlated with the patients' clinical condition and with adjunct investigations such as radiology, white cell counts and quantified procalcitonin levels, which were obtained from the hospital's Medicom information system.
Procalcitonin, C-reactive protein (CRP) and neopterin are three of the markers most commonly used, with varying degrees of success, as diagnostic or prognostic indicators to monitor disease progression and to estimate the efficacy of therapeutic interventions in infectious diseases and noninfectious inflammatory conditions.
We decided to analyze an expanded panel including differential blood count (LH 750, Beckman Coulter), coagulation tests (BCS XP, Siemens), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (S2000, Sarstedt), sodium, potassium, chloride, phosphate, glucose, magnesium, aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT), alanine aminotransferase (ALAT), lipase, LDH, troponin T, IgG, free thyroxine (Modular-System, Roche), procalcitonin (Kryptor, Brahms), and blood gas analysis (ABL 700, Radiometer).