TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Niewoehner, Dennis E.
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 comments on the identification of bacterial infections as commonly cause acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It was found out that inappropriate antibiotic use causes adverse drug events, and selects for resistant bacteria. The author noted that serum procalcitonin levels differentiate systemic bacterial infections from nonbacterial disorders.
ACCESSION #
25169093

 

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