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Eleni Rebelos, Alessandro Cipriano, Alessio Maffei, Gaetano Diricatti, Massimo Santini
INTRODUCTION: In the Medline database there are approximately 60 cases reporting toxic pulmonary edema, a life-threatening event, induced after consumption of hydrochlorothiazide, one of the most common antihypertensive drugs. Moreover, increased procalcitonin concentrations have been reported after cardiogenic pulmonary edema. We report the rare case of a hydrochlorothiazide-induced pulmonary edema, which was followed by a marked increase of the procalcitonin concentrations. CLINICAL CASE: A middle-aged woman was admitted to the Emergency Department for severe dyspnea and chills...
April 2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
M Pundiche, V Sârbu, O D Unc, C Grasa, A Martinescu, V Bădărău, I Durbală, E Sapte, R Pasăre, L Voineagu, I Iordache, A Vâncă, A Adam
BACKGROUND: Based on the need for rigorous monitoring of antibiotic and a proper assessment of patients with sepsis, procalcitonina as biological marker appears to have significant value, being proposed for both detection and for evaluation of bacterial infection and antibiotic management. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective study on a group of 73 patients admitted in Surgical Clinic II you SCJU Constanta between 2010-2011, which is included in the study criteria ACCP/SCCM Consensus Conference in 1992...
January 2012: Chirurgia
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