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Predicting Survival in Septic Surgical Patients Using the Sepsis Score of Dionigi et al and Complement Factor B Levels

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Infectious Diseases

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Dionigi et al used their modification of Elebute and Stoner's Sepsis Score (see previous section) in combination with serum complement factor B levels to predict outcome in surgical patients with sepsis in the intensive care unit (ICU). This can help identify patients who may benefit from more aggressive therapy. The authors are from the University of Pavia in Italy.

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