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C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide (NT-ProBNP) for Predicting the 1 Year Mortality Rate for a Dyspneic Patient in the ED

Specialty:

Pulmonology & Critical Care

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage

ICD-10:

R06.0

Description:

Rehman et al evaluated dyspneic patients in the Emergency Department using C-reactive protein (CRP) and pro-Brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP). They identified patients at risk for increased 1 year mortality. The authors are from Massachusetts General Hospital and Northwestern University.

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