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Procalcitonin and procalcitonin kinetics for diagnosis and prognosis of intravascular catheter-related bloodstream infections in selected critically ill patients: a prospective observational study

  • Vasiliki P Theodorou1Email author,
  • Vasilios E Papaioannou1,
  • Gregory A Tripsianis2,
  • Maria K Panopoulou3,
  • Elias K Christophoridis1,
  • Georgios A Kouliatsis1,
  • Theodora M Gioka4,
  • Efstratios S Maltezos5,
  • Sophia I Ktenidou-Kartali3 and
  • Ioannis A Pneumatikos1
BMC Infectious Diseases201212:247

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-247

Received: 28 June 2012

Accepted: 20 September 2012

Published: 8 October 2012

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Original Submission
28 Jun 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
10 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ludo Mahieu
20 Jul 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Leonard Mermel
6 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Pierre-Emmanuel Charles
16 Sep 2012 Author responded Author comments - Vasiliki Theodorou
Resubmission - Version 3
16 Sep 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
20 Sep 2012 Editorially accepted
8 Oct 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2334-12-247

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Department of Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
(2)
Department of Medical Statistics, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
(3)
Laboratory of Medical Microbiology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
(4)
Department of Biopathology, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis
(5)
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Alexandroupolis

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