Meta‐analysis of the predictive value of C‐reactive protein for infectious complications in abdominal surgery. BJS 2015; 102: 590-598.
Published: 16th March 2015
Authors: M. Adamina, T. Steffen, I. Tarantino, U. Beutner, B. M. Schmied, R. Warschkow et al.
The aim of this analysis was to assess the predictive value of C‐reactive protein (
A meta‐analysis of seven cohort studies from a single institution was performed. Laparoscopic gastric bypass and colectomies, as well as open resections of cancer of the colon, rectum, pancreas, stomach and oesophagus, were included. The predictive value of
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The negative predictive value of serum
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