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When once is not enough – further evidence of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic stewardship

Harbarth, Stephan and Albrich, Werner C. and Müller, Beat. (2009) When once is not enough – further evidence of procalcitonin-guided antibiotic stewardship. Critical Care, 13. p. 165.

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Abstract

Every day, critical care physicians around the world face the same challenge of the optimal timing of antimicrobial administration: when to start and when to stop antibiotics. Duration of antibiotic therapy for sepsis is mostly based on expert opinion, but its reduction is arguably the most promising approach to decrease emergence and selection of antibiotic resistance. The study by Hochreiter and colleagues presents another piece of evidence suggesting that procalcitonin may indeed be a valuable diagnostic parameter to guide antibiotic treatment duration, despite the ongoing controversy about the diagnostic accuracy of pro-calcitonin.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine innere Medizin AG > Argovia Professur für Medizin (Müller)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Allgemeine innere Medizin AG > Argovia Professur für Medizin (Müller)
UniBasel Contributors:Müller, Beat
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:BioMed Central
ISSN:1364-8535
e-ISSN:1466-609X
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:24 May 2013 09:02

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