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Université de Neuchâtel

Diagnostic value of lipopolysaccharide-binding protein and procalcitonin for sepsis diagnosis in forensic pathology

Augsburger, Marc ; Iglesias, Katia ; Bardy, Daniel ; Mangin, Patrice ; Palmiere, Cristian

In: International Journal of Legal Medicine, 2013, vol. 127, no. 2, p. 427-435

The aims of this study were twofold. The first was to investigate the diagnostic performance of two biochemical markers, procalcitonin (PCT) and lipopolysaccharide-binding protein (LBP), considering each individually and then combined, for the postmortem diagnosis of sepsis. We also tested the usefulness of pericardial fluid for postmortem LBP determination. Two study groups were formed, a...