Journal article

Point-of-care testing during medical emergency team activations: A pilot study

P Calzavaccaa, E Licari, A Tee, R Bellomo

Resuscitation | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2012

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prognostic value of point-of-care measurement of biomarkers related to dyspnea in patients receiving a medical emergency team (MET) review. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: University affiliated hospital. PATIENTS: Cohort of 95 patients receiving MET review over a six month period. METHODS: We used a commercial multi-biomarker panel for shortness-of-breath (SOB panel) (Biosite Triage Profiler, Biosite Incorporated®), 9975 Summers Ridge Road, San Diego, CA 92121, USA) including Brain natriuretic peptide (BNP), D-dimer, myoglobin (Myo), creatine kinase MB isoenzyme (CK-MB) and troponin I (Tn-I). We recorded information about demographics, MET review ..

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