Procalcitonin-guided algorithms of antibiotic therapy in the intensive care unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Calcitonin
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Protein Precursors
  • Sepsis

abstract

  • The implementation of a procalcitonin-based algorithm may reduce antibiotic exposure in critically ill, septic patients without compromising clinical outcomes, but further research is necessary before the wide adoption of this strategy.

publication date

  • January 2010

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3181f17bf9

PubMed ID

  • 20729729

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2229

end page

  • 41

volume

  • 38

number

  • 11