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Research & Reviews  3,453 results

Use of Procalcitonin Assays to Predict Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Febrile Inf...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3210
JAMA Pediatrics; Milcent K, Faesch S et. al.

Nov 25th, 2015 - The procalcitonin (PCT) assay is an accurate screening test for identifying invasive bacterial infection (IBI); however, data on the PCT assay in very young infants are insufficient. To assess the diagnostic characteristics of the PCT assay for de...

Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of Procalcitonin in Patients Presenting to the Emerge...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.06.037
The American Journal of Medicine; Alba GA, Truong QA et. al.

Jul 14th, 2015 - Among patients in the emergency department, dyspnea is a common complaint and can pose a diagnostic challenge. Biomarkers are used increasingly to improve diagnostic accuracy and aid with prognostication in dyspneic patients. The purpose of this s...

Accuracy of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Adult Community-acquired Pneumonia: A Meta-...
https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.13889
Academic Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine References; Ebell MH, Bentivegna M et. al.

Feb 26th, 2020 - Biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin may help distinguish community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) from other causes of lower respiratory tract infection. We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify prospectiv...

Guideline-Based Clinical Assessment Versus Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Use in Pneum...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.02.025
Annals of Emergency Medicine; Montassier E, Javaudin F et. al.

Apr 15th, 2019 - Efforts to reduce unnecessary and unnecessarily long antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia have been attempted through use of procalcitonin and through guidelines based on serial clinical assessment. Our aim is to compare guideline...

Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With a Low Procalcitonin C...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy552
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Bremmer DN, Moffa MA et. al.

Jul 9th, 2018 - Patients admitted with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) often are prescribed antibiotics. Studies have shown that the use of procalcitonin (PCT) to guide the decision to initiate antibiotic therapy in AECOPD ha...

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Clinicaltrials.gov  3,593 results

Use of Procalcitonin Assays to Predict Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Febrile Inf...
https://doi.org/10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3210
JAMA Pediatrics; Milcent K, Faesch S et. al.

Nov 25th, 2015 - The procalcitonin (PCT) assay is an accurate screening test for identifying invasive bacterial infection (IBI); however, data on the PCT assay in very young infants are insufficient. To assess the diagnostic characteristics of the PCT assay for de...

Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of Procalcitonin in Patients Presenting to the Emerge...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.06.037
The American Journal of Medicine; Alba GA, Truong QA et. al.

Jul 14th, 2015 - Among patients in the emergency department, dyspnea is a common complaint and can pose a diagnostic challenge. Biomarkers are used increasingly to improve diagnostic accuracy and aid with prognostication in dyspneic patients. The purpose of this s...

Accuracy of Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Adult Community-acquired Pneumonia: A Meta-...
https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.13889
Academic Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine References; Ebell MH, Bentivegna M et. al.

Feb 26th, 2020 - Biomarkers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and procalcitonin may help distinguish community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) from other causes of lower respiratory tract infection. We performed a systematic review of the literature to identify prospectiv...

Guideline-Based Clinical Assessment Versus Procalcitonin-Guided Antibiotic Use in Pneum...
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.02.025
Annals of Emergency Medicine; Montassier E, Javaudin F et. al.

Apr 15th, 2019 - Efforts to reduce unnecessary and unnecessarily long antibiotic treatment for community-acquired pneumonia have been attempted through use of procalcitonin and through guidelines based on serial clinical assessment. Our aim is to compare guideline...

Acute Exacerbations of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease With a Low Procalcitonin C...
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciy552
Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America; Bremmer DN, Moffa MA et. al.

Jul 9th, 2018 - Patients admitted with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) often are prescribed antibiotics. Studies have shown that the use of procalcitonin (PCT) to guide the decision to initiate antibiotic therapy in AECOPD ha...

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News  177 results

Procalcitonin Takes Aim at Sepsis With Mixed Success
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/925839

Feb 26th, 2020 - The early diagnosis of sepsis is necessary to help patients and prevent the unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents. This serious condition, resulting from harmful micro-organisms in the blood or other tissues, and the body's response to their pre...

Does Procalcitonin Fulfill the 'Biomarker Promise' in the ICU?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/919985

Oct 24th, 2019 - At the hospital where I work, procalcitonin (PCT)-guided treatment has become the standard of care. The infectious disease service, in collaboration with our intensive care unit (ICU) director, just released new antibiotic prescribing guidelines t...

Disseminated Invasive Candidiasis in an Immunocompetent Host
https://www.mdedge.com/fedprac/article/207467/hospital-medicine/disseminated-invasive-candidiasis-immunocompetent-host/page/0/2?channel=285

Sep 3rd, 2019 - As previously discussed, blood cultures are often negative with invasive candidiasis, as the window of opportunity is short and may be missed. As shown in murine models, it is easy to miss a narrow window of candidemia, leading to false-negative b.

Community-Acquired Pneumonia: Evaluation and Diagnosis
https://www.mdedge.com/pulmonary-health-hub/article/208941/pulmonology/community-acquired-pneumonia-evaluation-and/page/0/3?channel=284

Sep 1st, 2019 - Biologic Markers Two biologic markers—procalcitonin and C-reactive protein (CRP)—can be used in conjunction with history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and imaging studies to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of CAP. 24 Procalcitonin.

Presepsin can rule out invasive bacterial infection in infants
https://www.mdedge.com/pediatrics/article/206598/infectious-diseases/presepsin-can-rule-out-invasive-bacterial-infection?channel=39313
Bruce Jancin

Aug 16th, 2019 - LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA – A point-of-care presepsin measurement in the emergency department displayed powerful accuracy for early rule-out of invasive bacterial infection in infants less than 3 months old presenting with fever without a source, based.

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