Procalcitonin to guide duration of antibiotic therapy in intensive care patients: a randomized prospective controlled trial

@article{Hochreiter2009ProcalcitoninTG,
  title={Procalcitonin to guide duration of antibiotic therapy in intensive care patients: a randomized prospective controlled trial},
  author={Marcel Hochreiter and Thomas R. K{\"o}hler and A M Schweiger and Fritz S. Keck and Berthold Bein and Tilman von Spiegel and Stefan Schroeder},
  journal={Critical Care},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={R83 - R83}
}
IntroductionThe development of resistance by bacterial species is a compelling issue to reconsider indications and administration of antibiotic treatment. Adequate indications and duration of therapy are particularly important for the use of highly potent substances in the intensive care setting. Until recently, no laboratory marker has been available to differentiate bacterial infection from viral or non-infectious inflammatory reaction; however, over the past years, procalcitonin (PCT) is the… CONTINUE READING

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