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To determine the optimal length of treatment by observing the normalization of procalcitonin (PCT) and Endotoxin levels, compared with the length of treatment by standard of care.
To determine if procalcitonin and endotoxin levels (or lack of decrease) are associated with treatment failure, complication, survival, cost, length of stay, progression to severe sepsis, or superinfections.
19 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
March 27, 2009
March 2, 2011
The Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska, United States
† Study has passed its completion date and status has not been verified in more than two years.