Antibiotic treatment of exacerbations of COPD: a randomized, controlled trial comparing procalcitonin-guidance with standard therapy.

@article{Stolz2007AntibioticTO,
  title={Antibiotic treatment of exacerbations of COPD: a randomized, controlled trial comparing procalcitonin-guidance with standard therapy.},
  author={Daiana Stolz and Mirjam Christ-Crain and Roland B Bingisser and J{\"o}rg Daniel Leuppi and David Miedinger and Christian M{\"u}ller and Peter R. Huber and Beat Mueller and Michael Tamm},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 1},
  pages={9-19}
}
BACKGROUND Therapy with antibiotics influences recovery only in selected cases of COPD exacerbations. We evaluated the efficacy and safety of procalcitonin guidance compared to standard therapy with antibiotic prescriptions in patients experiencing exacerbations of COPD. METHODS A total of 208 consecutive patients requiring hospitalization for COPD exacerbation were randomized at the index exacerbation to procalcitonin-guided or standard antibiotic therapy. Patients receiving procalcitonin… CONTINUE READING
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