Brain natriurectic peptide for prediction of mortality in patients with sepsis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Critical care, 2012, 16, R74.
Wang, F., et al.
Early identification of septic patients at high risk of dying remains a challenge. The prognostic role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) or N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) in septic patients remains controversial. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to investigate the value of elevated BNP or NT-proBNP in predicting mortality in septic patients.