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ICU Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 30 Nov

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Procalcitonin Testing Associated with Lower Costs, Length of Stay

2016 05 Sep

Procalcitonin (PCT) is increasingly used in health services to diagnose and manage sepsis, and is authorised for use for this purpose in the United States. A recently published study found that patients who had 1-2 PCT evaluations on their first day of admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) had a significantly lower hospital and ICU length of stay,... Read more

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Is PCT Testing Effective in Guiding Antibiotic Therapy?

2015 12 Dec

The use of procalcitonin (PCT) testing to guide antibiotic treatment may reduce antibiotic use in patients with sepsis or suspected sepsis in the ICU and patients with possible bacterial infections in emergency departments (EDs), according to a systematic review published in Health Technology Assessment.PCT is produced in your body and increases when... Read more


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