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Revista Medica Herediana

versión impresa ISSN 1018-130Xversión On-line ISSN 1729-214X


VELEZ, Jorge Luis. The mean platelet volume is a predictor of mortality in septic patients?: Review of the literature. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.2, pp.116-120. ISSN 1018-130X.

Sepsis is one of the most common causes of hospital admission to intensive care units and has a high impact on morbidity and mortality. In spite of the technological advances that have allowed to improve the support of organic failures, it has not been possible to diminish of important form its complications. Therefore, it is important to have tools that are predictive of severity in this pathology, the biomarkers (procalcitin, proadrenomodulin, interleukin 6) have become good indicators of prognosis and evolution, however their availability either by cost or existence of reagents in the different laboratories is not constant; this is why we seek with this review to determine if determine if the use of mean platelet volume, a biomarker reported in the common hemogram and has been used with relative success in cardiovascular, metabolic and inflammatory / infectious pathology, as an indicator of prognosis of severity and mortality.

Palabras clave : Platelets; sepsis; biomarkers; mortality.

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