sepsis, any bacterial infection, critically ill patients, respiratory tract infections
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
J Hosp Med. 2013 Sep;8(9):530-40 Meta-Analysis
IN sepsis, any bacterial infection, critically ill patients, respiratory tract infections The Use of
procalcitonin, treating with antibiotics according to serum procalcitonin levels
As Diagnostic Tool
Is better Than
empirical treatment with antibiotics
To reduced antibiotic duration by 2 days without increasing morbidity or mortality