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ICU Management

Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Therapy in Severely Critically Ill Patients

2019 30 Aug

The controversy surrounding the efficacy of the blood infection biomarker, procalcitonin (PCT), for guidance in acute infections and sepsis treatment remains. PCT is a calcitonin precursor produced by epithelial cells when infected with bacteria and has been identified as a marker due to the protein levels’ variation upon infection initiation and cessation.... Read more

ICU Management

Study: SOFA Score Helps Predict ICU Mortality

2017 17 Jan

Among adults with suspected infection admitted to an ICU, an increase in Sequential [Sepsis-related] Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) score of 2 or more had greater prognostic accuracy for in-hospital mortality than the quick SOFA (qSOFA) score or the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) criteria. The findings, published in JAMA , suggest... Read more