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Presse Med. 2014 Jan;43(1):74-80. doi: 10.1016/j.lpm.2012.04.032. Epub 2013 Dec 11.

[Biomarkers in emergency medicine and critical care patients: advances and pitfalls for news tools].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Centre hospitalier Princesse-Grace, département de médecine d'urgence, 98012 Principauté de Monaco, Monaco. Electronic address: yann-erick.claessens@chpg.mc.
  • 2Centre hospitalier Princesse-Grace, département de médecine d'urgence, 98012 Principauté de Monaco, Monaco.
  • 3AP-HP, hôpital Tenon, service de médecine d'urgence, 75020 Paris, France.
  • 4AP-HP, hôpital Cochin - Hôtel Dieu, service de biochimie, 75679 Paris cedex 14, France.

Abstract

The use of biomarkers has changed approach of diagnosis and treatment procedures in emergency medicine, especially in the field of cardiovascular disorders. Effectiveness of new strategies that integrate biomarkers has precluded development and research in novel tools that may improve safety and efficiency at bedside. This mini-review presents current knowledge on utility of biomarkers in emergency medicine, including data that should be taken into account to avoid misleading utilization.

Copyright © 2013. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

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