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Procalcitonin does not curb antibiotic use for lower respiratory tract infection

2018 29 May

In the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT), the use of a procalcitonin-guided antibiotic prescription guideline did not result in less exposure to antibiotics than did usual care among patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected lower respiratory tract infection.  Overuse of antibiotics is common in infections... Read more