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By Chad Cannon Icu pharmacist St. Vincent's Medical Center
Changyang Lin, Qiyuan Pang
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the method of procalcitonin (PCT)-guided treatment on antibiotics in acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD). METHODS: Database including PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trails were searched to find relevant trails. Randomized and quasi-randomized trials of PCT-guided treatment in adult patients with AECOPD were included. Effects on primary outcome (i.e., antibiotic prescriptions, mortality, and clinical success) were accessed in this meta-analysis...
June 22, 2016: Clinical Respiratory Journal
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