Effect of the Procalcitonin Assay on Antibiotic Use in Critically Ill Children.
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2018 May 15
<p>We retrospectively studied the effect of introducing procalcitonin into clinical practice on antibiotic use within a large academic pediatric intensive care unit. In the absence of a standardized algorithm, availability of the procalcitonin assay did not reduce the frequency of antibiotic initiations or the continuation of antibiotics for greater than 72 hours.</p>
J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc