Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-011-1165-6
Title: Use of procalcitonin (pct) to guide discontinuation of antibiotic use in an unspecified sepsis is an antimicrobial stewardship program (asp)
Authors: Liew, Y.X.
Chlebicki, M.P.
Lee, W.
Hsu, L.Y. 
Kwa, A.L.
Issue Date: Jul-2011
Citation: Liew, Y.X., Chlebicki, M.P., Lee, W., Hsu, L.Y., Kwa, A.L. (2011-07). Use of procalcitonin (pct) to guide discontinuation of antibiotic use in an unspecified sepsis is an antimicrobial stewardship program (asp). European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases 30 (7) : 853-855. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-011-1165-6
Abstract: Clinicians have used procalcitonin (PCT) (biomarker to differentiate bacterial from non-bacterial sepsis) to guide use of antibiotics in patients. As the data for utility of PCT to discontinue antibiotics in an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) are lacking, we aim to describe the outcomes of patients in whom PCT was used to discontinue antibiotics under our ASP. An antimicrobial stewardship (AS) team intervened to discontinue antibiotics in patients with persistent fever or leucocytosis, source of sepsis unknown or negative bacteriological cultures, who had completed an adequate course of antibiotic therapy and had a PCT of
Source Title: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/126876
ISSN: 09349723
DOI: 10.1007/s10096-011-1165-6
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