Point-of-care procalcitonin test to reduce antibiotic exposure in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD

@inproceedings{Corti2016PointofcarePT,
  title={Point-of-care procalcitonin test to reduce antibiotic exposure in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD},
  author={Caspar Corti and Markus Fally and Andreas Fabricius-Bjerre and Katrine Brandt Mortensen and Birgitte Jensen and Helle Frost Andreassen and Celeste Porsbjerg and Jenny Dahl Knudsen and Jens U Jensen},
  booktitle={International journal of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND This study was conducted to investigate whether point-of-care (POC) procalcitonin (PCT) measurement can reduce redundant antibiotic treatment in patients hospitalized with acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD). METHODS One-hundred and twenty adult patients admitted with AECOPD were enrolled in this open-label randomized trial. Patients were… CONTINUE READING