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PCT

2. Abbreviation for patient care technician.

PCT

Abbreviation for:
palliative care team
papillary carcinoma of thyroid
Patient Care Technician
Pediatric Cardiology Today
percutaneous tracheostomy
perfusion CT
peripheral conduction time
photochemotherapy
poker chip tool
porphyria cutanea tarda
portacaval transposition
positron-computed tomography
postcoital test
preoperative chemotherapy
primary care team
primary care trust, see there  
procalcitonin
prothrombin consumption time
proximal convoluted tubule
pulmonary circulation time

PCT

Abbreviation for patient care technician.
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A further advantage of PCT over other sepsis biomarkers is its use to diagnose bacterial infection in neutropenic patients.
PCT slices at two different levels in the z-direction from the PCT model of the highlighted area in Figure 2 (from an offline x-ray system).The voiding at the main pad interface is seen for each component without being obscured by the other.
The mean serum PCT levels of the patients without and with candidemia were derived 2.69 [+ or -] 2.26 and 3.09 [+ or -] 0.92 unit, respectively, at admission with no significant difference ( P = 0.6).
-- Cut import tax on gold to 2-4 pct from 10 pct to prevent smuggling
PCT ve CRP degerleri icin elde edilen ROC egrileri altinda kalan alanlar arasindaki farkin (ort:0,191, %95 CI:0,081-0,300) anlamli oldugu saptandi (p<0,001).
In the present study, we found several AESD patients with significant increase of PCT in the second phase.
Although PCT concentrations have been shown to correlate well with sepsis severity, the important question is whether this biomarker can add value by improving the management of sepsis.
Correlation existed between PCT levels at T1 and duration of CPB ( P = 0.001, r = 0.278), but no significant correlation was found between PCT levels and time of aortic clamping ( P = 0.687) or DHCA time ( P = 0.692) [Table 3].{Table 3}
Conclusion: Levels of CRP in combination with PCT is a reliable index for determining the existence of bacterial infection, which is of great clinical guidance significance to the treatment and prognosis assessment of AECOPD patients.
A blood sample was collected at the time of diagnosis to measure baseline serum PCT, which was then stratified according to four predetermined tiers (tier I: <0.1; tier II: 0.1 to <0.25; tier III: 0.25 to <0.5; tier IV: [greater than or equal to] 0.5 [micro]g/L).
The research team carried out a systematic search in several databases for studies that assessed the diagnostic role of PCT for bacterial peritonitis, and pooled sensitivity, specificity and other measures of PCT accuracy, utilising bivariate random effects models.
PCT's history is tied directly to Robert Preti, Ph.D., the company's President and Chief Scientific Officer.