TITLE

Procalcitonin level-guided treatment reduced antibiotic use in exacerbations of COPD

AUTHOR(S)
Stolz, D.; Christ-Crain, M.; Bingisser, R.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2007, Vol. 146 Issue 3, p57
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines the antibiotic treatment of exabercations of obstructive pulmonary disease. At the index exabercation, procalcitonin guidance reduced antibiotic use more than did standard therapy and allowed sustained reduction in antibiotic exposure at up to six months. The secondary outcomes included improvement in symptoms, need for intensive care unit stay, length of hospital stay, mortality, exacerbation rate, and lung function.
ACCESSION #
25169092

 

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