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Natriuretic peptide determinations in critical care medicine: part of routine clinical practice or research test only?

Collinson, PO (2009) Natriuretic peptide determinations in critical care medicine: part of routine clinical practice or research test only? CRITICAL CARE, 13 (105). ISSN 1466-609X https://doi.org/10.1186/cc7133
SGUL Authors: Collinson, Paul

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Abstract

Measurement of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide has been shown a good rule-out test for cardiac dysfunction in patients in the intensive care unit. The peptide measurement should not be used as a replacement for other forms of monitoring, and performs best as a diagnostic test when interpreted together with other clinical findings and investigations. At a cutoff value similar to that found in other clinical studies in acute decompensated heart failure, measurement of N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide offers an additional tool for diagnostic assessment of patients presenting to the intensive care physician.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: PubMed ID: 19183435 © 2009 BioMed Central Ltd. Made available with permission from the publisher.
Keywords: Animals, Critical Illness, Diagnostic Tests, Routine, Heart Diseases, Humans, Intensive Care Units, Natriuretic Peptide, Brain, Peptide Fragments, Reference Values, Science & Technology, Life Sciences & Biomedicine, Critical Care Medicine, General & Internal Medicine, HEART-FAILURE, ILL PATIENTS, WEDGE PRESSURE, NT-PROBNP, DIAGNOSIS, DYSPNEA
Journal or Publication Title: CRITICAL CARE
ISSN: 1466-609X
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12 January 2009Published
Web of Science ID: WOS:000264351600033
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URI: http://openaccess.sgul.ac.uk/id/eprint/1624
Publisher's version: https://doi.org/10.1186/cc7133

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