Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves for the entire patient cohort (a) and for patients with septic shock (b). Areas under the curve (AUCs) were determined for acute-phase proteins, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and severity scores. APACHE II, Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II; CRP, C-reactive protein; IL, interleukin; PCT, procalcitonin; PSP, pancreatic stone protein; SAPS, Simplified Acute Physiology Score; SOFA, Sequential Organ Failure Assessment.
Que et al. Critical Care 2012 16:R114 doi:10.1186/cc11406