Pro-calcitonin algorithms reduce antibiotics, but not mortality

In this large systematic review of 14 randomized clinical trials, the use of pro-calcitonin algorithms for guiding antibiotics in patients with upper respiratory infections or suspected sepsis (in primary care, the ED, or the ICU) reduced antibiotic use, and did not affect mortality (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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