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Procalcitonin as guide to therapy in endovascular infections: caveat emptor!

Martina Spaziante, Giancarlo Ceccarelli ORCID logo and Mario Venditti

  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.

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Received: 2018-06-22
Accepted: 2018-07-25
Published Online: 2018-08-29
Published in Print: 2019-03-26

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